November 14, 2005

MORE PUSHBACK: The White House raps the Washington Post. I wonder if they’re going to start doing this sort of thing daily? It would be smart.

Maybe the press should learn to use Google. Instead of, you know, hoping that we don’t. . . .

UPDATE: Tom Maguire has been doing some research, too, and reproduces the speech that Senator Rockefeller doesn’t want you to hear. “How can he show his face?” Long political experience, and an unshakable faith in the press’s short memory, is my guess.

You know, the 2006 and 2008 campaign commercials are writing themselves. Expect lots of animated weathervanes. Hey, why wait?

ANOTHER UPDATE: The pushback continues:

WASHINGTON (CNN) — President Bush’s national security adviser defended the administration Sunday against accusations that it misled the nation about the need for war with Iraq as Democrats stepped up their attacks on the president’s candor.

Stephen Hadley told CNN’s “Late Edition with Wolf Blitzer” that those claims were “flat wrong.”

“We need to put this debate behind us,” he said. “It’s unfair to the country. It’s unfair to the men and women in uniform risking their lives to make this country safe.” . . .

Hadley said the intelligence Bush used for those arguments “was roughly the same intelligence that the Clinton administration saw.”

“They drew the conclusion that Saddam Hussein was a threat to peace, that he had weapons of mass destruction. They acted against him militarily in 1998,” Hadley said, referring to the administration of Bill Clinton, a Democrat.

No, really, why not start running those TV ads now?

And you could even use this video of Ted Kennedy.

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