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Tuesday, November 01, 2005

What Now?! History Repeats Itself

The Democrats have called for closed door session of the Senate following the Libby indictment. If I understood the news stories right, and assuming the MSM has the facts straight (never a safe assumption), they want to investigate whether the administration "lied us into" the War in Iraq.

Democrats Force Closed Meeting on Iraq
Nov 01 3:28 PM US/Eastern
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Associated Press Writer


Democrats forced the Republican-controlled Senate into an unusual closed session Tuesday, questioning intelligence that led to the Iraq war and deriding a lack of congressional inquiry.

"I demand on behalf of the America people that we understand why these investigations aren't being conducted," Democratic leader Harry Reid said.

Taken by surprise, Republicans derided the move as a political stunt.

"The United States Senate has been hijacked by the Democratic leadership," said Majority Leader Bill Frist. "They have no convictions, they have no principles, they have no ideas," the Republican leader said.

Reid demanded the Senate go into closed session. The public was ordered out of the chamber, the lights were dimmed, and the doors were closed. No vote is required in such circumstances.

Reid's move shone a spotlight on the continuing controversy over intelligence that President Bush cited in the run-up to the war in Iraq. Despite prewar claims, no weapons of mass destruction have been found in Iraq, and some Democrats have accused the administration of manipulating the information that was in their possession.

Question: What do the Democrats of 2005 have in common with the Democrats of 1864?


Todays Democrats, like those who opposed that evil tyrant Lincoln, are doing everything they can to undermine the sitting president, who, incidentally, was elected by the people.

Have they no shame? Or are they so deluded they have come to believe their own crap? This latest move borders on sedition.

I need to stop and cool off.

***UPDATE - St Wendeler***
No Worries, John... Ankle Biting Pundits provide this nice consolation:
Look at the bright side folks - so long as Reid is doing this, the Senate isn't spending our money. He's also making himself and his party look like petulant whiners and horse's a$$es (as if they needed help). And keep this in mind. If the Dems in the Gang of 14 do try to filibuster, do you think this is going to help them win over anyone to vote against the Constitutional Option.

So chill out, grab a brew ("Don't Cost Nothin'") and enjoy the spectacle of a grown man and a national party becoming [unhinged]
Sorry, had to put in a link to the new book out by Malkin...

And PoliPundit says this is a great opportunity to ask some tough questions:
Frist should go before the cameras and say:

“America DOES need answers…
- WHY did Sandy Berger steal top secret documents during the 9/11 hearings??
- WHY did Joe Wilson LIE in his Op/Ed…and what did he REALLY find out?
- WHY was Joe Wilson chosen in the first place?
- WHY did Clinton close down Able-Danger…and what did they learn?”

Clearly they're afraid that the Libby indictment doesn't have legs and this is the only way they can knock Alito off of the front page and get the Plame B.S. back on the front burner.
*** END UPDATE - St Wendeler ***

Further update from our pals at NRO:

RE: WHY REID DID IT [Kathryn Jean Lopez]
Or it might have been Animal House that inspired him:
Otter: No, I think we have to go all out. I think that this situation absolutely requires a really futile and stupid gesture be done on somebody's part.

Bluto: We're just the guys to do it.

Your Co-Conspirator,
ARC: MontereyJohn