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You “come together” first…

Posted by Brian on March 19, 2007

Here’s Tom Delay on Meet the Press (shouldn’t he be in jail now?) lecturing the left about the need to “come together” at times of war:

Well, I–it, it is my opinion that when you go to war, we ought to all come together. You can debate going to war, that’s a legitimate debate. But once you have our soldiers and our, our young people dying on the battlefield, we should come together…

Here’s Tom Delay back in the 90’s criticizing Clinton’s use of American troops during the Kosovo operation:

I cannot support a failed foreign policy. History teaches us that it is often easier to make war than peace. This administration is just learning that lesson right now. The President began this mission with very vague objectives and lots of unanswered questions. A month later, these questions are still unanswered. There are no clarified rules of engagement. There is no timetable. There is no legitimate definition of victory. There is no contingency plan for mission creep. There is no clear funding program. There is no agenda to bolster our overextended military. There is no explanation defining what vital national interests are at stake. There was no strategic plan for war when the President started this thing, and there still is no plan today.

This quote, and others like it, can be found here.

Delay is a flaming hypocrite and Russert should have had a “gotcha” quote ready and waiting.

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