Friday, January 12, 2007

Senator Ensign's Obsession With Tear Gas

It seems as though a number of Republicans have already begun to devote a majority of their time to ensuring that liberals can be blamed for the disaster in Iraq.

Fro example, twice in the past few days Sen. Ensign of Nevada has made it clear that he believes U.S. troops are fighting with one hand behind their back because their are not permitted to use tear gas. It's entirely clear how its use would greatly benefit our situation in Iraq, but this morning Ensign revisited the topic with General Pace. In Ensign's opinion, use of tear gas is "common sense," stated that "lawyers" in the State Department, were refusing to give their permission for the use of tear gas.

The undercurrent was unmistakable. The implication was that liberal pin-striped State Dept. lawyers were handicapping our brave soldiers, in violation of all common sense, because they were more concerned about international law than the lives of our brave men and women in uniform.

Of course, the last time I checked, George W. Bush still ran the State Department, and has never seemed concerned with the law, much less international law, but I'm sure we'll hear more about this in the future.

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