Friday, July 01, 2005

al-Qaeda and Iraq

Among the multitude of 'whereases' in Senate Joint Resolution 46 of October 2002, was this:
Whereas members of al Qaida, an organization bearing responsibility for attacks on the United States, its citizens, and interests, including the attacks that occurred on September 11, 2001, are known to be in Iraq;
The sponsors of this resolution were Joe Lieberman (D-CT), with 16 cosponsors, among them John McCain and John "Silky Pony" Edwards of North Carolina. They purported to know that al-Qaeda was there more than 3 years ago.

Why all the pissiness now regarding the events of September 11, 2001, al-Qaeda and Iraq being all part of a world-wide war?

For the record, here were the people who voted against the bill in the Senate:
Akaka (D-HI), Bingaman (D-NM), Boxer (D-CA), Byrd (D-WV), Chafee (R(?)-RI), Conrad (D-ND), Corzine (D-NJ), Dayton (D-MN), Durbin (D-IL), Feingold (D-WI), Graham (D-FL), Inouye (D-HI), Jeffords (I-VT), Kennedy (D-MA), Leahy (D-VT), Levin (D-MI), Mikulski (D-MD), Murray (D-WA), Reed (D-RI), Sarbanes (D-MD), Stabenow (D-MI), Wellstone (D-MN), Wyden (D-OR).
(source: the Daily Kos Encylcopedia, entry on the Iraq War Resolution)
A pretty Left-leaning group. But you know? I don't see Harry Reid's (D-NV) in there.

That's because he voted for it. (No one abstained in the 77-23 Senate vote.) Will the Minority Leader claim that he didn't really believe the part about al-Qaeda in Iraq and therefore had his fingers crossed behind his back? That he didn't read the resolution carefully?

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