Sunday, November 06, 2005

I'm not saying I was wrong, but...

Although I do believe, as I said earlier, that Democrats who claimed they were duped into supporting the Iraq war by cooked-up intelligence are being disingenious, I also think that there should some accounting for the administration that built a phony case for war. Thus, perhaps Harry Reid's "cheap stunt", as I termed it, will bring results, or so says this article in the Manchester Union Leader:

Sen. Joe Biden said Democrats received commitments from Senate leaders yesterday that the Senate Intelligence Committee will be able to examine intelligence matters involving the decision to attack Iraq.

The Delaware Democrat said the promises were made during the unexpected closed-door session that Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid forced on the Senate yesterday.

Biden also offers a wake-up call to Democrats about why they keep losing important elections:

He told the heavily Democratic crowd that Democrats have become elitist. He noted that some Democrats have questioned why he wears an American flag on his lapel.

“We’ve become disconnected from where we grew up,” Biden said. “The Republicans, because of our distance, they have convinced a lot of people we ain’t one of them.”

I'm actually sick and tired of seeing those lapel flags. Of course, I also resent having to stand to sing the national anthem during sporting events, and I think that schools shouldn't lead children in the daily recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance. But none of those are battles worth fighting.

Unfortunately, Biden panders to the New Hampshire crowd in saying that it should keep its first-in-the-nation primary:

He said he would not automatically support sandwiching caucuses between the Iowa caucus and New Hampshire primary.

Yes, Iowa and New Hampshire, the states that gave us the John Kerry candidancy. Thanks guys.

By the way, I wonder if Biden is writing his own speeches these days?


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