Friday, June 24, 2005

Kennedy vs. Rumsfeld

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Excel web sharing - spreadsheet collaboration over the Internet made easy with BadBlueThere's just something fundamentally disturbing about this transcript of SecDef Rumsfeld's appearance before the Senate. It's not just the corrosive tongue-lashing from Senator Kennedy. And it's not the 55-gallon drum of vitriol or the pandemic talking points (soon to appear in an Al-Jazeera  op-ed piece). It also appears to me as a blatant hip-check of Durbin stage left. Radioblogger sums up the transcript in concise fashion:

What is truly amazing about Kennedy's rant is what the alternative, [Kennedy]-controlled universe would be today.

Saddam Hussein would still be in power, he would still be bribing his way out of the U.S. sanctions, and he would be continuing to reconstitute his WMD program, with the full intent on being a regional, if not global, threat. He would still be writing checks to families of Palestinian suicide bombers in Israel. His sons would still be literally raping and pillaging the landscape. Graves would still be filled, people would still be persecuted. Libya would not have turned over weapons information, and Syria would still run Lebanon. But I guess to Ted Kennedy, the world would be a much better place.

RadioBlogger: Kennedy vs. Rumsfeld

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