Saddam’s gonna hang

Catching up on the weekend’s news after a wonderful weekend in Knoxville (and no, I didn’t look up Glenn Reynolds[*1] ).  The weekend would have been complete with a Tennessee football win over LSU, but the food in the skybox was pretty darn good.

Anyway, it seems that everyone’s favorite former dictator has almost come to the end of his rope[*2] , literally.  Lovers of freedom and liberty throughout the world hailed the imminent final meting of justice to a murderous tyrant:

Former Democratic Sen. Max Cleland of Georgia said thedeath sentence would make no difference and predicted moreviolence.

OK, perhaps not.

NY Times: Bush DIDN’T lie about WMD

Well, that’s not exactly how the New York Times is trying to spin the story, but that’s pretty much what they’re saying.

See, the Times thinks that they’ve got Bush again.  Now they’re reporting that the International Atomic Energy Agency (the UN don’t-inspect-for-weapons agency) is concerned that the U.S. has put captured Iraqi documents on the web for, basically, anyone who can to translate from Arabic to English.

Guess what?

Some of those documents, according to the IAEA as reported by the N.Y. Times[*1] , reveal in detail how to go about building a nuclear weapon.

Weren’t we told again and again and again that Iraq had no weapons of mass destruction and Saddam was years from obtaining one?

If so, how can the captured Iraqi documents be that serious?


Makes you wonder who, exactly, has been lying to us all these years?

ACORN workers indicted

This story focused on ACORN’s shady voter registration tactics in St. Louis, but the first Federal indictments for vote fraud in this year’s election cycle come against ACORN workers in Kansas City[*1] :

The four indicted — Kwaim A. Stenson, Dale D. Franklin, Stephanie L.Davis and Brian Gardner — were employed by ACORN as registrationrecruiters. They were each charged with two counts.

Federal indictments allege the four turned in false voter registrationapplications. Prosecutors said the indictments are part of a nationalinvestigation.

ACORN says they turned the four in, and have fired them.  But how deep does the corruption go, really, and what are the links between ACORN and the Democratic Party?  Will these four Kansas City indictments be the last in Missouri this election cycle?  These indictments are part of a national investigaton. Where will the next rotten ACORN be found?

Hat tip:  Instapundit[*2] and Gateway Pundit[*3] .

Kerry undergoes emergency oral podectomy

Forced to cancel numerous campaign appearances, Kerry emerged from foot-in-mouth surgery late yesterday as outraged citizens extracted this statement[*1] from his tortured soul:

As a combat veteran, I want to make it clear to anyone in uniform andto their loved ones: my poorly stated joke at a rally was not about,and never intended to refer to any troop.

I sincerely regret that my words were misinterpreted towrongly imply anything negative about those in uniform, and Ipersonally apologize to any service member, family member, or Americanwho was offended.

It is clear the Republican Party would rather talk about anything buttheir failed security policy. I don’t want my verbal slip to be adiversion from the real issues. I will continue to fight for a changeof course to provide real security for our country, and a winningstrategy for our troops.

The operation was obviously not a total success. He would have done well to stop at the second paragraph, because the third is the verbal equivalent of crossing his fingers behind his back.

Kerry the Village Idiot

The blogswarm and firestorm over John Kerry’s “joke” continues.  I have little to add, except:

This was the candidate for President for one of the country’s major political parties.

Think about it, before you go to vote this year.

Think about a party that would nominate such a raging twit for President.  Then think about that person with the D beside their name that you’re about to vote for.

Vote Twit.  Vote Democrat.