SENATOR CALLS ON BUSH TO TAKE DOWN ATTACK AD
Sat Dec 10 2005 16:41:38 ET
Today, Senator Daniel Inouye, the Ranking Member of the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee and a recipient of the Medal of Honor for his service in World War II, released the following statement:
"As a Veteran of World War II, I know what it’s like to fight a war and put your life on the line every day. I also know what it takes to win a war, and I know that politics and an attack machine like the President’s plays no part in it.
"The Republican Party’s latest ad is a shameful and disgusting attempt to distract the American people from the problems in Iraq. It may improve the President’s political fortunes, but the American people and our troops will pay the price. I hope that President Bush realizes how shameful it is to play politics when what we really need is leadership, and that he will direct his Party to take down this ad immediately."
The only things that are shameful and disgusting about the video are the remarks that were made by Dean, Pelosi and Kerry.
UPDATE - The Washington Times:
There appears to be an even larger body of Democrats who understand that, whatever their true feelings about President Bush and pulling the plug on the Iraqi people, politicians who associate themselves with the Pelosi-Dean position may be courting political disaster. Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chairman Rep. Rahm Emanuel has said privately that Mrs. Pelosi's stance could backfire on the Democrats. The Washington Post on Wednesday quoted a Democratic strategist as stating that the party's antiwar stance is jeopardizing the party's efforts to regain control of the house. "Plenty of Democrats are cringing" at Mrs. Pelosi's high-profile advocacy of a withdrawal because she is backing a position that most Americans do not support, the paper reported.
In the coming weeks, the administration needs to remind people of the political chasm that separates the Nancy Pelosi/Howard Dean wing of the party from the Joe Lieberman/Steny Hoyer Democrats.
Emphasis mine. Obviously, the Times editorial writer didn't realize that Sen. Inouye considered reminding the public what the Democratic leaders were saying to be shameful and disgusting.
Thanks for the link!