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Wednesday, May 12, 2004

More Democrat Lies

So the Donks are screaming that they should have known about the prisoner abuse scandal when it first broke, right? They're demanding Rumsfeld's head on a platter. They're frothing at the mouth and acting like the petulant children that they are. All par for the course.

Except for this.

Democrats howling for the resignation of Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld for not informing them of reports of prisoner abuse in Baghdad are ignoring the fact that concerned parents of an accused soldier informed 16 members of Congress - top Democrats such as Senators Hillary Clinton, Edward Kennedy and John D. Rockefeller - and the governor of Virginia of the burgeoing scandal as far back as February 26th of this year.

Gee, who woulda thunk it? Democrats having access to information, turning it away, and then throwing temper tantrums when they don't have it?

Lawson, the uncle of one of the accused soldiers, Staff Sgt. Ivan L. Frederick, gave the names of the members of Congress and Virginia's governor as well as the text of the explosive letters in a series of faxes.

Here are the names, all Democrats except for Rep. Roscoe Bartlett, Sgt. Frederick's congressman:

Senators Jack Reed, Mark Dayton, Robert Byrd, Bill Nelson, Evan Bayh, Mark Pryor, Edward Kennedy, Benjamin Nelson, Hillary Clinton, Joseph Lieberman, Daniel Akaka, Paul Sarbanes, John D. Rockefeller, Governor Mark Warner and Rep. Roscoe Bartlett.

Senator Byrd's office would not even accept the letter e-mailed to him on the grounds it was too long.

Bartlett said he was looking into the matter.

Sarbanes said he had written the the "appropriate officials."

Rockefeller begged off on the grounds that he was barred by privacy rules.

Senator Joe Lieberman is the only one of these members of Congress who has defended Donald Rumsfeld and the world's mission in Iraq.

Bring back tarring and feathering, I say. Found at RNS.

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