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Hannity Harps On Democrats As Terrorist-Enablers, Ignores GOP Posting Nuclear-Building Primer On The Internet

Reported by Ellen - November 4, 2006 -

Sean Hannity has been ranting for weeks about how next week's election is about national security and holding up the specter that the United States will be more vulnerable to attacks if Democrats take control of Congress. Last night (11/3/06), he, Rudy Giuliani and Rick Santorum, none of whom served in the military, took swipes at combat veteran John Kerry, while complaining that only Republicans know how to keep the country safe. But with all that concern for national security, nobody thought it worth discussing the just-released information that Republican leaders in the Congress posted a guide to building a nuclear bomb on the internet over the objections of national intelligence director John Negroponte.

“We need someone who understands what’s at stake (during a time of war),” the non-serving Giuliani said on Hannity & Colmes about the non-serving Santorum.

After prompting from Hannity, Santorum said “I don’t think there’s any question about it,” that the United States would be weaker if his opponent, Bob Casey won. “These are folks who don’t understand the nature of the threat. They don’t understand how serious it is.” Santorum continued by calling Democrats appeasers and then added, “The enemy is very clear about what they want to do and we have to have leaders who understand it, who understand the nature of this threat and are willing to stand up and confront it before it becomes so tough that it will be too costly.” Later, Santorum complained to Colmes that "(Democrats) want to play politics with the threat."

But with all that preening about "understanding what's at stake," nobody even mentioned the alarming news, reported in yesterday’s New York Times, that the US government, under pressure by Congressional Republicans, and over the objections of national intelligence director John Negroponte, posted what was described by experts as a basic guide to building an atom bomb. The documents were seized in Iraq after the 2003 invasion and were posted last March in a politically-motivated effort to disprove US intelligence agency’s claims that Saddam Hussein did not have a nuclear program.

Also not discussed was the fact that on Monday, a group of military publications — the Army Times, Air Force Times, Navy Times, and Marine Corps Times — will call on Donald Rumsfeld to resign.

There was also no discussion about the much bigger scandal involving evangelical leader Ted Haggard’s meth purchase and “massage” from a gay escort. Haggard was not just an ordinary Christian conservative. He had ties to the Bush Administration. As FOXNews.com reports, "(Haggard) has participated in conservative Christian leaders' conference calls with White House staffers and lobbied members of Congress last year on U.S. Supreme Court appointees after Sandra Day O'Connor announced her retirement."

Apparently, this scandal was deemed not worth discussing despite the fact that Hannity & Colmes spent four days milking John Kerry's faux pas. Another example of "fair and balanced!"