Wednesday, January 19, 2005

Sen. Boxer Screws Up, Again

Thanks to Patterico for this insightful analysis of Senator Boxer's errors when questioning National Security Advisor and Secretary of State Designate Condoleeza Rice.

Like many, I listened yesterday to Hugh Hewitt's excerpts of Sen. Barbara Boxer's grandstanding at the expense of Dr. Condoleezza Rice. It didn't sound right to me when Boxer said:

Well, you should read what we voted on when we voted to support the war, which I did not, but most of my colleagues did. It was WMD, period. That was the reason and the causation for that, you know, particular vote.
Somebody did read what they voted on, and it turns out that it wasn't "WMD, period." Here is the text of the resolution; you can read it yourself. There are at least 7 separate justifications for the war set forth in the resolution.

Here's the really funny part. Sen. Boxer actually had the nerve to say to Dr. Rice:

I personally believe -- this is my personal view -- that your loyalty to the mission you were given, to sell this war, overwhelmed your respect for the truth. And I don't say it lightly, and I'm going to go into the documents that show your statements and the facts at the time.
Ironic, huh?

My message to Sen. Boxer is this:

I personally believe -- this is my personal view -- that your loyalty to the mission you were given by your staff, to embarrass Condoleezza Rice, overwhelmed your respect for the truth. Which, let's face it, didn't really exist to begin with.

And I don't say it lightly.



The Junior Senator from California needs to give it a rest.


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