Democrats with balls…and one who just licks them
Somebody handed out some huevos this morning:
Sen. Edward M. Kennedy and other Democrats assailed President Bushâ€™s decision to go to war with Iraq Tuesday and declared they would oppose Condoleezza Riceâ€™s nomination as secretary of state as a principal architect of a failed policy.
Kennedy, of Massachusetts, keyed the Democratic attack with charges that Rice, as Bushâ€™s national security adviser, provided Congress with â€œfalse reasonsâ€ for going to war. Had she not, he said in a speech, â€œit might have changed the course of history.â€
Sen. Mark Dayton, D-Minn., following up, accused the Bush administration of lying and said he was voting against Riceâ€™s confirmation as a way of trying to stop mistruths.
And Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., charged she concealed the Central Intelligence Agencyâ€™s skepticism that Iraq was trying to obtain uranium for a nuclear weapons program from Africa.
Rice claimed there was a â€œconsensusâ€ within the administration on on Iraqâ€™s activity when the Department of Energy and the State Department had reservations. â€œShe exaggerated and distorted the facts,â€ Levin said.
But, and there is always a but:
Sen. Joseph Lieberman, D-Conn., spoke in Riceâ€™s favor.
Looks like someone is going to get a good scratching under the chin from the President. Good boy! Gooooooood boy! Now, fetch!…