March 16, 2004

Don't Need No Stinkin' Rules

When I heard this speech, I wondered about the seeming double standard that Kerry was indulging in. John Weidner did more than wonder, he wrote a very good post on the subject. So go read it. Like, now already.

Posted by Ithildin at March 16, 2004 5:28 PM | PROCURE FINE OLD WORLD ABSINTHE

Heh. Stuff like this is why I personally believe all politicians are liars. I mean, Kerry is busy fibbing about having foreign political backers (which is pretty tacky) and Bush fibbed about WMDs in Iraq (which is also pretty tacky). Clinton fibbed about having an affair - under oath, no less. Bush Sr. (if I remember rightly) fibbed about the Iran/Contra shindig. There has always been a pair of double standards between the political groups (Reps harsh on Dems for stuff they themselves do and vice versa). Lamers! ARGH!

And then folks wonder why my age group is so cynical and disinclined to get into politics. :)

Posted by: Ealasaid at March 17, 2004 8:53 AM

The President didn't "fib" about WMD. All the intelligence we had, that other countries had, that the UN had, said he had them. Clinton thought he had them, Gore thought he had them, even Kerry thought he did, till he changed his mind several times over.

If 9/11 proved anything, it was that we can't just wait around for the bad guys. We need to take the fight to them. And we still don't know for sure what Saddam had. Look at Libya. They're turning over stuff that the UN had no idea they had. We don't know what Saddam moved to Syria, we don't know what he buried in the desert. If Saddam had nothing to hide, he would have welcomed inspectors with open arms so he could have sanctions lifted and carry on with even more money pouring into his coffers so he could buy even more plastic shredders to drop his victims into.

Soryy, but this is a hot button issue for me.

Posted by: Ith at March 17, 2004 9:19 AM