January 18, 2005

Rice politely tells Senate Dems to shove it

Secretary of State-designee Condoleezza Rice, testifying in today's confirmation hearings before a Senate subcommittee, got testy with several Democrats who seemed intent on attacking her character.

California Democrat Sen. Barbara Boxer argued that the Bush administration had shifted its justification for the war because it had failed to find stocks of biological and chemical weapons it had asserted were there.

"You sent them in there because of weapons of mass destruction. Later the mission changed when there were none," Boxer told Rice. "Let's not rewrite history, it's too soon to do that."

"It wasn't just weapons of mass destruction," Rice told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, saying former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein supported terrorism, attacked Kuwait and Israel and needed to be removed given the new U.S. threat perception after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on New York and Washington.

"We can have this discussion in any way that you would like, but I really hope that you will refrain from impugning my integrity," Rice told Boxer. "I really hope that you will not imply that I take the truth lightly."

Boxer wasn't the only moonbat to go after Rice during today's testimony, as Delaware Democrat Joe Biden and former presidential candidate John Kerry (Moonbat-MA) took their shots.
"We must use American diplomacy to help create a balance of power in the world that favors freedom," Rice told the committee. "And the time for diplomacy is now."

Biden shot back: "Despite our great military might we are in my view more alone in the world than we've been in any time in recent memory. The time for diplomacy, in my view, is long overdue."

"We went in to rescue Iraq from Saddam Hussein, now I think we have to rescue our policy from ourselves," added Sen. John Kerry, the Massachusetts Democrat who failed to unseat Bush. "I don't take any joy in this but it's ... the reality we've got to deal with. We've got kids dying over there."

It sounds like Ketchup Boy is still sore over losing the election, and wants to take it out on whomever he can. Mind you, he's still spouting his untruths about disenfranchised voters in Ohio and playing the martyred sore loser.

Though Rice's confirmation is all but assured, Senate Democrats have tossed veiled threats at the Republican leadership regarding White House nominees over the past few weeks, most notably over the possibility of the nomination of conservative Supreme Court jurist Clarence Thomas to the Chief Justice position on the retirement of ailing current Chief Justice William Rehnquist.

Provided the GOP leadership on the Hill gets some backbone about themselves, this won't be the headache that it currently looks to be shaping up as.

Posted by mhking at January 18, 2005 03:55 PM

Ultimately, the Senate has to get rid of the arcane, unconstitutional, undemocratic filibuster.

Only in the US Senate can a determined minority thwart the will of the majority, not as a shield in protection of the minority's rights, but rather as a sword. It's wrong; it should go.

Posted by: Tony Iovino at January 19, 2005 09:17 AM

We usually have a better system than the Mexican Revolution times; however, just IMAGINE a brick wall, a firing squad and Demon after Demon receiving the justice they want sane and decent people in Iraq, Iran, Darfur and North Korea to receive.

Makes you think of Boxer, Murray, Biden, Fatty Teddy and other Michael Morons doesn't it?

Posted by: leaddog2 at January 19, 2005 12:14 PM

I heard more than I could take. Boxer was mean and vicious, Biden was condescending, and Kerry smiled while being rude. They lost the presidential election plus House and Senate. She(Dr. Rice) acted unset and sometimes looked it, while being attacked by Biden, Kerry, and Boxer. Boxer said she lied without using the word! Robert Byrd talked for 14 hours forty years ago to stop civil rights legislation and lost, according to a computer search! Every person put forth will be attacked including judges and other cabinet members. A vacant Supreme Court space will probably come up this year even though I hope recovery by the Chief Justice. Thomas was derided by Reed. A male conservative is bad, but a black female conservative is worst.
James M. Barber

Posted by: James M. Barber at January 22, 2005 07:55 PM
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