I received a letter today from Senator Larry E. Craig's office. It appears to have been signed "Larry" by some kind of machine. In any case I found his statements absolutely incredible. He begins by saying, "Many have claimed that President Bush lied to the American people regarding the war in Iraq; I respectfully disagree. The President made a solid decision based on the intelligence that was available"...and blah, blah, blah.
This leads me to believe that (1) Senator Craig inhabits some solar system so far away from ours that he simply doesn't know what goes on here, or (2) he is so uninformed, misinformed, and/or imbecilic that he actually believes this, or (3) he knows perfectly well that Bush lied but, being a good and loyal Republican he is willing to aid and abet war crimes to serve party purposes (like clinging to power) no matter what.
He then goes on: "I stand firmly behind the President's decision to remove Sadam Hussein from power. Although we have not yet discovered weapons of mass destruction, I have no doubt that Saddam had chemical and biological weapons and was aggressively pursuing a nuclear weapons program. Iraq is a large country"...and blah, blah, blah.
Can you believe this? Craig still believes that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction even though it has been proven conclusively that he did not. The search for such weapons has been formally discontinued. They have admitted he did not have them. What in the world more does Craig need?
The entire world knows that Bush lied. There is now even physical evidence that he lied. How on earth can a presumably serious U.S. Senator claim that Bush did not lie, that he did have weapons that we all know he didn't have? Party loyalty is one thing, but absolute idiocy is another. There is no doubt whatsoever in my mind that if George Bush was caught having sex on the White House steps with a goat, Craig and Crapo would defend him somehow. These two Senators from Idaho are hopeless. We would be better off with a pair of robots. This letter from Craig is so outrageously stupid and wrong-headed, so incredibly ignorant, so far from any semblance of truth that he ought to be impeached, just as Bush/Cheney should be impeached (and tried for war crimes as well).
As far as I know I have never agreed with Senator Craig on anything. But until now it never occurred to me that he might just be an absolute imbecile.
Now the Republicans are going to tell us that because Karl Rove said "Wilson's wife" instead of Valerie Plame he is not guilty of outing her. And Scott McClellan is going to stonewall until the end of time, hoping as always that the American public has such a short attention span this will just disappear along with all of their other scandals. We should all do everything in our power to make sure this doesn't happen. Furthermore, they are hoping that the question of how Karl Rove came to know this will be forgotten. Rove was a purely political appointment, not a government official, not somehow priviledged to know about such things. So how did he know? Who told him? Why? There is far more to this than meets the eye.