December 16, 2003
Shhhh. Listen closely. Hear that?
No, that's not a cuckoo clock you hear. But you're close! It's Saddam's closet American ally, Democrat Rep. Jim McDermott!
You may remember McDermott. He's the ethically-impaired Washington congressman who, in September of 2002, went to Iraq to help Saddam stay in power.
Judging from this AP report, Jimbo's still doing what he can to thwart American's liberation of Iraq:
Rep. Jim McDermott, D-Wash., told a Seattle radio station Monday the U.S. military could have found Saddam "a long time ago if they wanted." Asked if he thought the weekend capture was timed to help Bush, McDermott chuckled and said: "Yeah. Oh, yeah."
The Democratic congressman went on to say, "There's too much by happenstance for it to be just a coincidental thing."
When interviewer Dave Ross asked again if he meant to imply the Bush administration timed the capture for political reasons, McDermott said: "I don't know that it was definitely planned on this weekend, but I know they've been in contact with people all along who knew basically where he was. It was just a matter of time till they'd find him.
This was too much even for a fellow Democrat congressman:
"With all due respect to my colleague, that is a fantasy," Rep. Norm Dicks, D-Wash., said of McDermott's comments. "That just is not right. ... It's one thing to criticize this administration for having done this war. I mean, that's a fair question. But to criticize them on the capture of Saddam, when it's such a big thing to our troops, is just ridiculous."
Besides being a traitor, McDermott is well known as Grade A prime loon. He's also a psychiatrist.
Physician, heal thyself.
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