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SEN. GRAHAM: “It is. Oh, it — all those things are intended to help my ability to recall what the environment was in which something occurred and that helps me remember the details.”
All this guy needs is a missing quart of strawberries to investigate and a couple of steel marbles to roll around in his hand.
Exhibit 2: Lil’ Dick Gephardt. “George Bush has left us less safe and less secure than we were four years ago.” Four years ago would be July 1999, about eight months after Slick Willie tickled Afghanistan with a few Tomahawks and more than two years before 9-11. I think Gephardt’s beliefs must be founded in “fear and aggression” like the Berserkely guys talked about. But that’s just wrong, not totally nuts. This is. “When I’m president, we’ll do executive orders to overcome any wrong thing the Supreme Court does tomorrow or any other day.” For your consideration: the Missouri version of Napoleon Bonaparte.
The rest of the Dems aren’t any saner. I once thought Ol’ Joe Lieberman was, but I was wrong. Lieberman’s grovel to the NAACP included the suggestion that Kweisi Mfume — the lefty radical now heading the NAACP — belongs on the Supreme Court. “We didn’t realize at the time, Al Gore and I, that we not only needed Kweisi Mfume fighting for justice here in Florida counting votes, we need him on the Supreme Court, where the votes really counted.” NewsMax reported, “In quotes picked up by The New Republic, Lieberman then went so far as to hint that if he wins the White House, he’d tap Mfume for the high court, predicting, ‘Maybe that’ll happen some day.’” Now that’s nuts.
There’s nothing in the Berkeley study about delusions, but maybe that’s because Vichy John Kerry is a raving lib, not a conservative. In 1997, Kerry was all blood-and-thunder about Saddam: “[Saddam] cannot be permitted to go unobserved and unimpeded toward his horrific objective of amassing a stockpile of weapons of mass destruction.” No more inspections were needed, and the intelligence was good enough to go to war on right then. “In my judgment, the Security Council should authorize a strong U.N. military response that will materially damage, if not totally destroy, as much as possible of the suspected infrastructure for developing and manufacturing weapons of mass destruction…” He didn’t want to wait for the U.N., either: “While we should always seek to take significant international actions on a multilateral rather than a unilateral basis whenever that is possible, in the final analysis … we must have the courage to do what we believe is right and wise.” Back then he must have been deluded.
Relief from the delusion came only with entry into the presidential race. Having voted for the war resolution, Kerry is devoutly anti-war. As the Boston Globe reported on June 19, “Democratic presidential candidate John F. Kerry said yesterday that President Bush broke his promise to build an international coalition against Iraq’s Saddam Hussein and then waged a war based on questionable intelligence…’He misled every one of us,’ Kerry said. ‘That’s one reason why I’m running to be president of the United States.’” Which was the delusional and which was the real Kerry? Not that it matters.
No one will ever convince me that Dennis Kucinich should be loose on the streets. For Sharpton, Carol Moseley Braun and John Edwards, we’ll have to wait for years of analysis before we can even attempt a diagnosis. Howard Dean — who isn’t sure if Iraq is better off without Saddam — is just too easy. Right now, I think I’ll pour a wee dram of whiskey and head for the couch.
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