Lawmakers Describe 'Being Slimed in the Green Zone'
The sheets of paper seemed to be everywhere the lawmakers went in the Green Zone, distributed to Iraqi officials, U.S. officials and uniformed military of no particular rank. So when Rep. James P. Moran Jr. (D-Va.) asked a soldier last
weekend just what he was holding, the congressman was taken aback to find
In the soldier's hand was a thumbnail biography, distributed before
each of the congressmen's meetings in Baghdad, which let meeting participants such as that soldier know where each of the lawmakers stands on the war. "Moran on Iraq policy," read one section, going on to cite some
the congressman's most incendiary statements, such as, "This has been the worst
foreign policy fiasco in American history."
The bio of Rep. Ellen O. Tauscher (D-Calif.) -- "TAU (rhymes
with 'now')-sher," the bio helpfully relates -- was no less pointed, even if she
once supported the war and has taken heat from liberal Bay Area constituents who remain wary of her position. "Our forces are caught in the middle of an escalating sectarian conflict in Iraq, with no end in sight," the bio quotes.
"This is beyond parsing. This is being slimed in the Green Zone,"
Tauscher said of her bio.
In their own words, they are slimed by their own words. Isn't that special.
Good Lord, I'm thinking that libs are beginning to hate the Internet. That's DARPA's Internet not alGore's. Their words, their videos and their cheap political pandering can all be seen, heard and read by our troops half a world away and that ticks them off. Good.
They're ticked off that the troops are ticked off about being used as pawns as they are betrayed by those that think they're being slimed by being quoted.
Moran is one of the most arrogant bullies in Congress. He loves to use cruel sarcasm against helpless witnesses in committee hearings to belittle them.
I would have loved to seen Moran's face. Hell, I would've paid to see his face.
I hope our troops do this more. I think we should help our troops to get the word out.
Via Don Surber.