Wednesday, March 17, 2004

Toasting Rumsfeld

Coupla days ago I lamented not seeing this live on TV, but did what I was praying for. They turned Don Rumsfeld's little skit this past Sunday into an ad. Here's the segment from Face the Nation where Rumsfeld says it's "folklore" that the administration ever claimed Iraq was an imminent threat.

Tom Friedman then proceeds to read Rumsfeld two quotes in which Rummy himself describes Iraq as an immediate threat. Rumsfeld is reduced to directionless stammering.

Again, here's one of Rumsfeld's clangers:
No terror state poses a great or more immediate threat to the security of our people and the stability of the world than the regime of Saddam Hussein.
The way Friedman laid those two quotes out in a row kicks ass. Hope we see more of that between now and November: Calm, but pointed challenges to this administration's bullshit.

The Dems need to run this ad and run it into the ground.

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