Revisiting my post from Friday, June 18, where we saw John Kerry jumping on what he thinks is another opportunity to exploit an event for political gain, he stated:
“This administration took its eye off of al-Qaida, took its eye off of the real war on terror in Afghanistan and northwest Pakistan and transferred it for reasons of its own to Iraq, and the American people are paying billions of dollars now because of that decision. And most importantly, American families and American soldiers are paying the highest price of all… It is clear that the president owes the American people a fundamental explanation about why he rushed to war for a purpose that it now turns out is not supported by the facts, and that is the finding of this commission.” source
Not supported by the facts? Or not supported by the LIMITED facts released for all the world to see? Kerry, you really ought not try to capitalize on the fact that some evidence supporting the admiinistration’s actions is actually classified for the protection of national security. Because the moment you try to seize on this intellectually dishonest line of debate, you once again are proven to be the schmuck we all thought. Let me elaborate.
Here’s what came from UPI today:
WASHINGTON, June 20 (UPI) — The commission investigating the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks has received new information indicating that a senior officer in an elite unit of the security services of deposed Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein may have been a member of al-Qaida involved in the planning of the suicide hijackings, panel members said Sunday.
John F. Lehman, a Reagan-era GOP defense official told NBC’s “Meet the Press” that documents captured in Iraq “indicate that there is at least one officer of Saddam’s Fedayeen, a lieutenant colonel, who was a very prominent member of al Qaida.”
Now that there are “facts to support the purpose”, I wonder if John Kerry will offer the required apology to the American public, and more importantly, the families and American soldiers who are paying the highest price of all?