October 29, 2003

Dave "Killer" Carlson, Uh ..., I Mean ..., Trent "Killer" Lott

Trent Lott continues to demonstrate that he is one of the best fundraisers for the DNC:

Lott suggested moving more troops from the relatively stable south closer to the region around Tikrit, where attacks on U.S. forces have been common. He said there was a need for more trained military police, adding that his comments were not a criticism.

“Honestly, it’s a little tougher than I thought it was going to be,” Lott said. In a sign of frustration, he offered an unorthodox military solution: “If we have to, we just mow the whole place down, see what happens. You’re dealing with insane suicide bombers who are killing our people, and we need to be very aggressive in taking them out.”

Aggresive? Sure. Heck, I've argued before for changes in the rules of engagement that will protect our troops. But "mow the place down?" Jeez, I wonder if Senator Lott is wearing a T-shirt with "Kill 'em all, let God sort 'em out" under his expensive, custom tailored shirt and suit. Given Senator Lott's past proclivities, I'm surprised he didn't just go ahead and quote Stonewall Jackson when he was asked how to put a stop to all the destruction and vandalism cause by the Yankees, "Kill 'em. Kill 'em all."

Thinking back on Senator Lott's time in the leadership of the Senate, I wonder when he picked up this killer instinct that was so lacking then.

Posted by Charles Austin at October 29, 2003 09:35 PM