So Ted Kennedy calls out George W. Bush’s abuse of the 9/11 disaster to justify his oil war in Iraq in blunt terms and what does Tom Delay do to defend his President? He simply restates what Ted Kennedy said in his own words: “‘. . .insulted the president’s patriotism, accused the Republican Party of treason . . .”
It must really suck to have to defend the leader of your party when he’s so clearly on the wrong side of this issue.
Kennedy accuses Bush of ‘marketing’ war for GOP gain: “We are reaping the poison fruit of our misguided and arrogant foreign policy,’ Kennedy, D-Mass., said in a speech at the Center for American Progress, a liberal policy organization in Washington. ‘The administration capitalized on the fear created by 9/11 and put a spin on the intelligence and a spin on the truth to justify a war that could well become one of the worst blunders in more than two centuries of American foreign policy.’
Kennedy’s remarks were more pointed and partisan than in the past, and they come as presidential and congressional elections approach.
The speech drew an immediate and harsh reply from Rep. Tom DeLay of Texas, the House Republican leader. ‘His hateful attack against the commander-in-chief would be disgusting if it were not so sad,’ DeLay said, adding that Kennedy ‘insulted the president’s patriotism, accused the Republican Party of treason and resurrected the weak and indecisive foreign policy of Jimmy Carter and Michael Dukakis.'”