]Where the hell were the Republicans? Keith Ellison (who took his oath on the Koran) and vile Conyers were interrogating these fine men like they were Bin Laden.
If you do one thing today, Censure Congressman William Delahunt! Now.
Redstate has the whole thing here:
Damn us all and our party if we let this go
Congressman Delahunt can be reached at 202-225-3111 and by fax at 202-225-5658
By The Directors
It is no secret that public discourse in this country has become very shrill. Blogs on the left regularly feature vulgar diatribes against the right. Some on the right do the same. Keith Olbermann tells the President to "shut the hell up" on his television program. The New York Times publicly reveals the name of a CIA agent who did the dirty work of interrogating captured Al Qaeda operatives. The left says, "So, the right did it to Valerie Plame," treating as morally equivalent the disclosure of the spy no longer spying and the disclosure of one of the men Al Qaeda would love to behead.
Dismissive of the fact that it was Armitage all along.
While Congress has also descended into a more shrill style, until yesterday it had not crossed one line of civility that never should be crossed on either side.
David Addington is the Vice President's Chief of Staff. Yesterday, he testified before Congress.
During the course of the hearing, Congressman and Obama Superdelegate William Delahunt (MA-10) asked Mr. Addington about water boarding. Mr. Addington responded that he would not go into details because Al Qaeda is probably watching.
Congressman Delahunt's response was, "I'm glad they finally have a chance to see you."
Mr. Delahunt now denies he meant what he said. But what he clearly said was "I'm glad they finally have a chance to see you." Al Qaeda now knows the face of one of the men who relentlessly pursues its henchmen and deals with their interrogations. Mr. Addington volunteered for public service, not a death sentence with Congressional encouragement. Mr. Delahunt is both a vile liar and a cowardly lion willing to roar down at Mr. Addington while encouraging terrorists to do his dirty work in a war he has been ineffective at stopping.
The left, while attacking Charlie Black for stating the obvious -- that a terrorist incident helps the GOP politically because they are seen as more competent in the national security arena -- is defending this degradation of congressional discourse and vile swipe at Mr. Addington.
This discourse — a member of Congress glad Al Qaeda has a face it can pursue — is beneath the dignity of the Congress and beneath the dignity of civil discourse in this country.
If you do not call your Congressman today and demand the House of Representatives, at the very *least*, censure Congressman Delahunt, well damn us all. We have no right to carry on our fight.
The number is 202-224-3121 and Congressman Delahunt's email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
And some intrepid reporter should ask Mr. Obama what he thinks of this. After all, Mr. Delahunt was one of Mr. Obama's early supporters and is now an Obama superdelegate. Of course, you can ask Barack Obama yourself at (866) 675-2008.
UPDATE: From RightMarch.com:
THIS IS OUTRAGEOUS! We need to DEMAND that the U.S. House CENSURE this Congressman for inciting Al Qaeda to murder, NOW!
Thanks to Rep. Delahunt's despicable comments on broadcast television, David Addington and his family will probably need protection from now until the War on Terror is over!
Patriotic Americans MUST demand ACTION from Congress on this outrage -- and we've got just the way to do it!
TAKE ACTION: Rep. Delahunt is now trying to "backpedal" on what he said, denying that he didn't mean what his statement plainly inferred. He's even trying to say that he said "I" and not "they" in his statement – when all we have to do is go to YouTube to watch EXACTLY what he said!
Delahunt, at the very LEAST, must be censored by Congress for his remarks. To make sure this happens, we've set up our website so that you can send "Blast Faxes" to EVERY SINGLE U.S. Representative AT ONCE, urging that they CENSURE Delahunt for his outrageous comments TODAY!
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