Friday, November 11

Well, it's about goshdarn time.

Heh. Dubya comes out swinging in his speech today from Pennsylvania (full text here)- slapping the Democrats for re-writing history and conveniently forgetting the facts when it doesn't suit them. Or making up new ones when it does. It's about time.
"While it is perfectly legitimate to criticize my decision or the conduct of the war, it is deeply irresponsible to rewrite the history of how that war began. Some Democrats and anti-war critics are now claiming we manipulated the intelligence and misled the American people about why we went to war. These critics are fully aware that a bipartisan Senate investigation found no evidence of political pressure to change the intelligence community's judgments related to Iraq's weapons programs. They also know that intelligence agencies from around the world agreed with our assessment of Saddam Hussein.

They know the United Nations passed more than a dozen resolutions citing his development and possession of weapons of mass destruction. Many of these critics supported my opponent during the last election, who explained his position to support the resolution in the Congress this way: 'When I vote to give the President of the United States the authority to use force, if necessary, to disarm Saddam Hussein, it is because I believe that a deadly arsenal of weapons of mass destruction in his hands is a threat, and a grave threat, to our security.' That's why more than 100 Democrats in the House and the Senate, who had access to the same intelligence voted to support removing Saddam Hussein from power.

"The stakes in the global War on Terror are too high, and the national interest is too important, for politicians to throw out false charges. These baseless attacks send the wrong signal to our troops and to an enemy that is questioning America's will. As our troops fight a ruthless enemy determined to destroy our way of life, they deserve to know that their elected leaders who send them to war continue to stand behind them. Our troops deserve to know that this support will remain firm when the going gets tough. And our troops deserve to know that whatever our differences in Washington, our will is strong, our Nation is united, and we will settle for nothing less than victory."

Michelle Malkin has a good roundup - it's definitely worth reading the speech in its entirety. It'll make you grin. I wish I had actually seen the speech, because you just KNOW he had his "I'm teaching ya'll something important here so ya'll better sit up and pay attention" face on.

And you also know the screeching and caterwauling will be entertaining this weekend. I'm going to be sure to watch the news so I can see them sputter and try to justify themselves. (It's actually starting already. When is Ted "The Swimmer" going to shut up? Ever?)

Have a great weekend!

links to this post