And, more importantly, we've stopped a mass murderer in Saddam Hussein. Nobody denies that he was supporting al-Qaida. Well, I shouldn't say nobody. Nobody with brains.
Well, today we get Orrin's bullshit "response".
On Tuesday, Hatch said he may have misspoken at the event, and he was speaking of conditions in post-Hussein Iraq and the terrorist network led by Abu Musab al-Zarqawi.
"Saddam clearly had a long history of supporting terrorists, but I was not talking about any formal link between Saddam and al-Qaida before the war," Hatch said in a statement. "Instead, I pointed out that the current insurgency in Iraq includes al-Qaida, under the leadership of al-Zarqawi, along with former elements of Saddam's regime."
I searched the tags and recent diaries and didn't see this diaried yet, so please, join me on the flip . . .
So, Orrin, when you said, "we've stopped a mass murderer in Saddam Hussein. Nobody denies that he was supporting al-Qaida," what you really meant was, "we've stopped a mass murderer in Saddam Hussein. This allowed al-Qaida to gain a strong foothold in post-Hussien Iraq which proves that Saddam supported al-Qaida." Riiiiiiighteeeooooo!
Maybe you should try again, asshat!
To Pete Ashdown, please jump all over this utter nonsense spewing forth from Senator Hatch. Orrin has no credible response for his original comment. This is a perfect opportunity to expose your opponent as the dissembling panderer to the fear-mongering neo-con right that he is.
Just for fun (yeah right), here are two more vomit inducing Hatch quotes from the original article:
This president is doing everything in his power to help us and everything he can to protect us," said Hatch, who will seek to win his sixth term in the Senate later this year. "I have to tell you, this president has guts and he deserves your support." (emphasis mine). . . wait for it, ah yes, there it is, just a little spewage for you all to clean up before the next one . . .
"(the Democrats are) moaning and groaning in Congress because (Bush) didn't abide by what's called the FISA Act, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. That act is very important, but it was enacted in 1978 and it is not applicable to today's world," Hatch said. "The president is using every methodology that we know ... to try to track down those al-Qaida people or people affiliated with al-Qaida."Give me a fucking break! Oh yes, the ancient times of 1978. One question Orrin, is the fucking Constitution still applicable to today's world?