April 21, 2004

PRESUMABLY HE'S NOT PRO BRUTE?:

Administration Takes Friendly Fire at Hearing: Wolfowitz tells a Senate panel about Hussein's atrocities, but offers little about what might happen after the June 30 transfer of sovereignty. (Mary Curtius And Janet Hook, April 21, 2004, LA Times)

[D]eputy Defense Secretary Paul D. Wolfowitz, appearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee, used the friendly forum to focus on the atrocities committed by Saddam Hussein before the U.S. invasion, not on the challenges ahead or at hand.

He offered only sparse details on the question of what sort of government the administration thought would emerge in Iraq, or what relationship the U.S. military would have with the Iraqi government after the transition.
"I cannot sit here today and predict the exact form of the permanent government," Wolfowitz said, "but even an imperfect Iraqi democracy will be an improvement light years beyond what that country has endured for the past 35 years." [...]

Wolfowitz's testimony drew a sharp response from Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.), one of the administration's harshest critics on Iraq. "Your presentation is somewhat disingenuous," Kennedy snapped at Wolfowitz. "Everyone knows Saddam Hussein was a brute, was despicable," Kennedy said, adding, "there wasn't a word in this presentation about weapons of mass destruction."


Geez, even Senatror Kennedy has figured out the war had nothing to do with WMD.

Posted by Orrin Judd at April 21, 2004 12:15 PM
Comments

In other news, Ted Kennedy announces that choice by stealth was an integral part of No Child Left Behind. :)

Posted by: kevin whited at April 21, 2004 12:29 PM

I don't know if I'd characterize Kennedy's attacks as "friendly fire".

Posted by: AWWW at April 21, 2004 2:04 PM

Teddy K. : "Mr. Wolfowitz, I accuse you of stealing my bottle of Scotch. You promised to bring me the Whiskey of Mass Delirium, but they serve me water instead. I have no use for water, because it reminds me of the Republican complot at Chappaquidick. I want my Whiskey of Mass Delirium now !"

Posted by: Peter at April 21, 2004 2:42 PM

Why does anybody care what that drunken senile fool says?

Posted by: Robert Schwartz at April 21, 2004 4:24 PM

Mr. Schwartz;

Clearly the voters in Massachussetts don't.

Posted by: Annoying Old Guy at April 21, 2004 7:47 PM

Massachussetts is the place that disproved the old saw that the only things that could disrupt a politicians career were being found with a dead girl or a live boy.

Posted by: Robert Schwartz at April 22, 2004 12:38 AM
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