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It’s All Politics, But Don’t Question Their Patriotism (gag)

Jules Crittenden: [1]

I’ve been ignoring the big talk about Pentagon intel [2] before this because, to put in bluntly, it doesn’t mean anything nor does it change anything.  Then or now.  It is simply a stick, and not a very impressive one, for people who want to beat the administration and try to make it look like they are doing something useful. Take Carl Levin … please:

… while the actions of the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy “were not illegal or unauthorized,” they “did not provide the most accurate analysis of intelligence to senior decision makers” at a time when the White House was moving toward war with Iraq.

“I can’t think of a more devastating commentary,” said Armed Services Committee Chairman Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich.

Well, I can. I’m looking at one attack after another in the 1990s, and nothing in reaction but a few missiles lobbed.

And then the key line, here:

Levin’s doing the best he can with the commentary he has to work with.  It needs to be devastating, so he’ll think it’s as devastating as he possibly can.

In short, what Levin and for that matter the remainder of the democrats are doing, is nothing more than political wishful thinking , along with the dosage of witch hunting thrown in.

Here’s more from Levin. He’s on a tear:

He cited Gimble’s findings that Feith’s office was, despite doubts expressed by the intelligence community, pushing conclusions that Sept. 11 hijacker Mohammed Atta had met an Iraqi intelligence officer in Prague five months before the attack, and that there were “multiple areas of cooperation” between Iraq and al-Qaida, including shared pursuit of weapons of mass destruction.

“That was the argument that was used to make the sale to the American people about the need to go to war,” Levin said in an interview Thursday. He said the Pentagon’s work, “which was wrong, which was distorted, which was inappropriate … is something which is highly disturbing.”

Actually, that was an argument, one of many.  For Levin to suggest otherwise is wrong … distorted … inappropriate …. in fact, it’s highly disturbing.

But, highly predictable.  And you know this stuff is being massaged for maximum political impact when you see the Democrat party house organ, otherwise known as the Washington Post, playing this kind of nonsense [3] with the story. [4]

So whatever happened to Democrats being honest?  Oh, that’s right, they never were.  Never mind.