Jewish World Review Dec. 22, 2003 / 27 Kislev, 5764
Gutter politics at its worst
Why does it always seem that good news from Iraq drives some
capture of one of the
most bloody dictators
in history, leading
Democrats were busy
filling in the dark
America's silver lining
and floating crazy
Howard Dean said
was no big deal for America's safety. And he earlier floated the
theory that our president was warned about the 9/11 attacks, but
did nothing to save thousands of lives.
Now, this week, veteran Democratic Congressman Jim McDermott
said, the timing of Saddam's capture was "suspicious" and that
America may have been holding him all along.
Not to be outdone, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright
suggested that America's government may be holding Osama bin
Laden and would release him right before next year's elections. This
is more proof that the Democratic Party's visceral hatred of George
Bush is blinding them to the realities that most Americans clearly
see: Arresting Saddam Hussein was a good thing and that fighting
for a democratic, stable Iraq is worth the sacrifice.
I used to be embarrassed when right-wing Republicans would trot
out conspiracy theories about Bill and Hillary Clinton. But I wonder
what my reasonable Democratic friends are thinking today, as their
party leadership becomes obsessed with crackpot conspiracy
theories that only end up making the entire party look foolish and
irrelevant. It's gutter politics at its worst.
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