"I consider your acceptance of Luskin's word with a "no show letter", an MRE in the Food For Thought Department"* rimone:
"The Carpetbagger totally has the last word (on Blinky's speech in autria): ‘Suppose I should give the president credit for consistency. He uses the exact same baseless, straw-men demagoguery against his critics in Europe as he does against his critics in the U.S. If you disagree with Bush, you don’t understand 9/11 and you want to condemn people to tyranny. Where have I heard that before?one thing that didnt get much play - but i saw it on lehrer - when the reporter was asking the question, Blinky literally shrugged at the point where the guy was quoting PEW.
‘As for Bush’s standing in Europe, I had foolishly assumed that he couldn’t get any less popular. The president, once again, is able to go well beyond my expectations.’"
* wow. rumsfeld also weighed in on the hoekstra/santorum nonsense:
"Asked about the potential danger to U.S. troops, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said: "They are weapons of mass destruction. They are harmful to human beings. And they have been found.""and to answer simon's question:
"Intelligence officials said the munitions were found in ones, twos and maybe slightly larger collections over the past couple of years."
* john gibson @ FoxNews:
"We (Fox) also didn't fire a reporter because her colleagues couldn't stand what she was writing after we promised to stand by her while she sat in jail resisting a subpoena.that.is.hysterical. read it again. savour.
That would be Judith Miller, whose offense was to accept the possibility — as all the world did except The New York Times — that Saddam did have WMD. They fried her at The Times for that. By the way, the latest news proves she was right and Raines and the rest of The Times Bush haters were wrong."
"Some politicians are outspoken allies in Mr. Gaubatz's cause. He is just one of a vocal and disparate collection of Americans, mostly on the political right, whose search for Saddam Hussein's unconventional weapons continues.uh-oh. If dewey is saying that there are WMD in sudan... (many think he was involved in the niger forgeries)
Also among the weapons hunters is Duane R. Clarridge, a long-retired officer of the Central Intelligence Agency who said he thought that the weapons had been moved to Sudan by ship.
"And we think we know which ship," Mr. Clarridge said in a recent interview."
* wow. Spitzer endorsed NYBri:
"Brian went from blog reader to commenter to Daily Kos diarist to founder of ePluribus Media to endorsed candidate for the State Senate of New York in 18 months. Pretty good blueprint for crashing the gate."