Wednesday, August 30, 2006

When all else fails, imitate Joe McCarthy

No, not the old manager of the Yankees. The Senator from Wisconsin. It might be GOOD to imitate the OTHER Joe McCarthy. Rumsfeld prefers the commie-baiting Senator.

"Once again, we face similar challenges in efforts to confront the rising threat of a new type of fascism. But some seem not to have learned history's lessons. Can we truly afford to believe that, somehow or someway, vicious extremists could be appeased?"

Who are these people who believe that "vicious extremists could be appeased"? Rummy doesn't say. What a coincidence. He doesn't say because they don't exist.

Reid missed the boat on this one:

"Secretary Rumsfeld's reckless comments show why America is not as safe as it can or should be five years after 9/11. If there's one person who has failed to learn the lessons of history, it's Donald Rumsfeld." - Harry Reid

That's fine as far as it goes, but Reid should demand that Rummy NAME the people who believe that "vicious extremists could be appeased" and provide actual quotes where they say that they believe that.

And then flat call him a liar when he can't.

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