Alpine Summit

Sunday, November 13, 2005

FINALLY!

Finally, Bush is starting to act like the leader I expected him to be. For years now, Bush has remained silent as Democrats levelled baseless accusation upon baseless accusation against him. Yesterday he accused the Democrats of exactly what they're guilty of: historical revisionism. Today he has again stuck it to the Democrats through Ted Kennedy and his record.

"It is regrettable that Senator Kennedy has chosen Veteran's Day to continue leveling baseless and false attacks that send the wrong signal to our troops and our enemy during a time of war."

"It is also regrettable that Senator Kennedy has found more time to say negative things about President Bush then he ever did about Saddam Hussein."

"If America were to follow Senator Kennedy's foreign policy, Saddam Hussein would not only still be in power, he would be oppressing and occupying Kuwait."

- Scott McClellan, White House Press Secretary

I wonder how much more humbled the Democrats would be if he had done this two years ago. I guess they probably wouldn't be since they take such a frothing-at-the-mouth stance on things to admit they were wrong would be extremely embarassing. Along with the McClellan quote, there is also a list of Ted Kennedy's voting record.

Sen. Kennedy Said Saddam Hussein Was Developing WMDs: "We have known for many years that Saddam Hussein is seeking and developing weapons of mass destruction." (Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-MA), Remarks At The Johns Hopkins School Of Advanced International Studies, Washington, D.C., 9/27/02)

Sen. Kennedy: "Saddam Hussein Is A Dangerous Figure. He's Got Dangerous Weapons." (CBS' "Face The Nation," 10/6/02)

Sen. Kennedy Now Says The President Manipulated Facts About Iraq's WMDs: "'Instead of providing open and honest answers about how we will achieve success in Iraq and allow our troops to begin to come home,' Kennedy said, 'the president reverted to the same manipulation of facts to justify a war we never should have fought.'" (Deb Riechmann, "Bush Forcefully Attacks Critics Of The War In Iraq," Associated Press, 11/11/05)

Sen. Kennedy Opposed Removing Saddam Hussein From Kuwait. (S.J.Res.2, CQ Vote #2: Adopted 52-47: R 42-2; D 10-45, 1/12/91, Kennedy Voted Nay)

Sen. Kennedy Opposed Removing Saddam Hussein From Power. (H. J. Res. 114, CQ Vote #237: Passed 77-23: R 48- 1; D 29-21; I 0-1, 10/11/02, Kennedy Voted Nay)


Finally, finally, FINALLY! If Bush keeps this up, by the time he leaves office, the Democrats won't have much to criticize. Bush came to office on a platform of "setting a new tone" in Washington. Most conservatives, myself included, figured this would not work because the Democrats define their platform as being "not republican" rather than having any kind of substantive position based on the real situation. It's good to see Bush has apparently seen the light on this--albeit rather late in the game. I PRAY he keeps this up, though.

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