Dodd in Iowa
The Des Moines Register covered Sen. Christopher Dodd's (D-CN) visit to
Sen. Christopher Dodd of Connecticut said Sunday that he hasn’t decided
whether he will run for president in 2008, but that if he does, the issue of
public education will be a chief focus.
Dodd, a Democrat, capped off a weekend trip to Iowa with a roundtable
discussion on early childhood learning with two key Des Moines educators and
Des Moines school board member Connie Boesen. He had spent the previous two
days campaigning for Democratic leaders, including U.S. Rep. Leonard
"I’m looking at the ’08 race with others, and there will be no formal
decision until the first of next year," Dodd said. "Education is so
critical, and you can’t minimize other issues, like (national) security,
which is number one, but education is the most consistent issue that affects
Rockefeller: World safer with Sadam
Sen. John Rockefeller (D-WV) offered the unbelievable view that the world
would be better off if Saddam Hussein were still in power in Iraq. According
Rockefeller went a step further. He says the world would be better off
today if the United States had never invaded Iraq — even if it means Saddam
Hussein would still be running Iraq.
He said he sees that as a better scenario, and a safer scenario, "because
it is called the 'war on terror.'"
Does Rockefeller stands by his view, even if it means that Saddam Hussein
could still be in power if the United States didn't invade?
"Yes. [Saddam] wasn't going to attack us. He would've been isolated
there," Rockefeller said. "He would have been in control of that country but
we wouldn't have depleted our resources preventing us from prosecuting a war
on terror which is what this is all about."
It seems that Rockefeller has no concerns that Saddam continued to have the
scientific knowledge of how to create weapons of mass-destruction including:
chemical, biological and nuclear weapons. It seems that he is unconcerned
about the fact that the isolation that he talks about allowed billions of
dollars to flow into Saddam’s control under the corrupt "Food for Peace"
program. It seems that he has no concerns that the French and Russians, who
are helping Iran achieve a nuclear bomb, were pressing for the sanctions to
end so that Saddam could have full access to $60 and $70 a barrel oil to
pursue his state sponsorship of terrorism.
What is even worse is that Rockefeller has no concern for the individual
Iraqis who were massacred by chemical and biological weapons. It seems
Rockefeller has no concern for the individuals who were killed by inserting
them feet first into shredders.
It seems that Rockefeller should not be on the U.S. Senate Intelligence
ABC’s edited "documentary"
Associated Press covered the issue of how ABC edited the 9-11
documentary into a dramatization.
ABC made several editing changes to the first part of its miniseries "The
Path to 9/11" following furious protests by Clinton administration officials
that it fabricated scenes about their actions prior to the terrorist
But the network resisted calls to cancel the $40 million miniseries, airing
commercial-free over two nights. Part two is scheduled for Monday, with an
interruption for President Bush's address to the nation.
Several scenes were cut or changed from the movie that aired Sunday and
finished 20 minutes shy of its three-hour time slot. ABC has called it a
dramatization, not a documentary.
Cheney strong on Meet the Press
Vice President Dick Cheney spent an hour on
NBC’s "Meet the Press with Tim Russert and held strong to the position
that the world could not let madman Saddam Hussein (with billions of dollars
in terrorist-sponsoring oil revenue) stand as the head of Iraq:
Asked by "Meet the Press" host Tim Russert whether the United States would
have gone ahead with the invasion anyway if the CIA had reported that Saddam
did not, in fact, have such weapons, Cheney said yes.
"He’d done it before," Cheney said. "He had produced chemical weapons before
and used them. He had produced biological weapons. He had a robust nuclear
program in ’91."
The U.S. invasion "was the right thing to do, and if we had to do it again,
we would do exactly the same thing," he said.
Huckabee in Iowa
Huckabee (R-AR) spent the weekend in Iowa making his 9th visit to Iowa. He
made several stops for state Republican candidates including the hometown of
Iowa Presidential Watch -- Webster City. Huckabee participates in a 9-11
service in Ankeny today.