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Friday, April 16, 2004


DO YOU REMEMBER 

Words of wisdom about weapons of mass destruction from our good friend, Bill Clinton


The members of the Leftorium love to bash President Bush about "misleading" the American people concerning weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. Howard Dean appeared on CNN's "American Morning" today and accused the Bush Administration of lying to Americans about one of the pretexts for going to war with Iraq, WMD. Dean said, "the vice president said that they were in Iraq accumulating nuclear weapons, that that was not true. The secretary of defense said he knew just where the weapons of mass destruction were; that was not true."

However, this is what Bill Clinton had to say during his State of the Union Address in 1998

I ask Congress to join me in pursuing an ambitious agenda to reduce the serious threat of weapons of mass destruction. This year, four decades after it was first proposed by President Eisenhower, a Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban is within reach. By ending nuclear testing, we can help to prevent the development of new and more dangerous weapons, and make it more difficult for non-nuclear states to build them.

I am pleased to announce that four former chairmen of the Joint Chiefs of Staff-Generals John Shalikashvili, Colin Powell and David Jones, and Admiral William Crowe-have endorsed this treaty, and I ask the Senate to approve it this year.

Together we must also confront the new hazards of chemical and biological weapons, and the outlaw states, terrorists and organized criminals seeking to acquire them.

Saddam Hussein has spent the better part of this decade, and much of his nation's wealth, not on providing for the Iraqi people, but on developing nuclear, chemical and biological weapons and the missiles to deliver them.

The United Nations weapons inspectors have done a truly remarkable job, finding and destroying more of Iraq's arsenal than was destroyed during the entire gulf war. Now, Saddam Hussein wants to stop them from completing their mission.

I know I speak for everyone in this chamber, Republicans and Democrats, when I say to Saddam Hussein, "You cannot defy the will of the world," and when I say to him, "You have used weapons of mass destruction before; we are determined to deny you the capacity to use them again."


No wonder Dean and the Clintons don't like each other. I couldn't have said it better myself. Thanks, Bill Clinton!

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O TERRY, WHERE ART THOU? 

Terry McAuliffe's own racial troubles indicates possibility of larger problem in the DNC


Do as I say. . . Dems must figure out how to confront their racist past and present

DNC delegate calls for McAuliffe's withdrawal over 'colored' remark

Is there more than meets to eye when it comes to Terry McAuliffe's silence regarding Christopher Dodd's racist comments about Robert Byrd's career? Apparently so. It seems that Mr. McAuliffe has exhibited, and had to apologize for, his own racist words. According to CNN, McAuliffe referred to blacks as "colored people" at a 2001 DNC meeting. Alvin Holmes, a DNC delegate from Alabama, even urged McAuliffe to withdraw his candidacy for the DNC's top post.

Holmes told CNN that when McAuliffe addressed the Congressional Black Caucus Friday afternoon, he told members that if he said colored people before, he apologizes, and explained that he meant to say people of color.

Holmes said some members of the caucus shouted "No you didn't!" at the Democratic fundraiser.


Clearly, the Democratic Party must do something to address its racist past and problems of the present. Hillary Clinton had to apologize for joking that Mahatma Gandhi used to run a gas station in St. Louis. Bill Clinton has even referred to the Democratic party as the "Party of Jefferson" despite the fact that Jefferson was a slave owner. The modern day racist policies of the Democratic party include denying vouchers to minority children and forcing them to attend segregated public schools while elite white Democratic officials are able to have a choice and send their children to private schools.

In light of Terry McAuliffe's and Christopher Dodd's apologies over their racist remarks, white Democratic politicians should make sure they attend racial sensitivity sessions. Since there is a noted KKK member in their ranks, Robert Byrd, the Democrats should have a dialogue within their party about race.

(. . .don't hold your breath)

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