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Standing By His Man

Reported by Judy - December 21, 2004

Oliver North stood by his man today (Dec. 21), backing Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld during an apperance on Fox and Friends.

North claimed that Rumsfeld is getting a "bad rap" for sending troops into battle without the proper equipment and for failure to show proper compassion to the troops. North, convicted felonious liar who got off on a technicality, said Rumsfeld goes to "visit wounded troops in hospitals all the time", using language that sounded suspiciously like what George Bush did in his news conference, as reported in The New York Times.

North also said he is "astounded when I hear all those Democrats criticizing Rumsfeld" about the lack of armour on vehicles built during the 1990s. All those Democrats? I thought criticism of Rumsfeld was coming from McCain and Hagel. Is North dyslexic -- can't tell an "R" from a "D"? Or haven't Republicans gotten the message that when they're in charge of every single branch of government, they are RESPONSIBLE for what that government does -- not the people who were in charge ten years ago?

One last item -- North says the last time he was in Iraq he predicted that violence against the U.S. occupation would increase right before the Jan. 30 elections and decline once people see that democracy is coming. Also, the Iraqi people are grateful for our troops there.

Let's see. The insurgency was supposed to end as soon as we caught Saddam Hussein, as soon as we handed over "sovereignty last June," as soon as the U.S. election was over. What's the excuse after January 30?

In what capacity was North being interviewed on Fox and Friends? He was promoting his book, promoting his own show on Fox, and serving as a military expert. Nice when journalists are their own "experts," isn't it?

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