Yes, and they’re going to get Osama for Christmas
: Dakroland in the comments can’t believe that he hasn’t seen much linking and lightening about this:
The Washington congressman who criticized President Bush while visiting Baghdad last year has questioned the timing of the capture of deposed Iraqi President Saddam Hussein.
Rep. Jim McDermott (search), 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.” …
“It’s funny,” McDermott added, “when they’re having all this trouble, suddenly they have to roll out something.” …
Last year, Vance and other Republicans labeled McDermott “Baghdad Jim” for comments he made during a trip to Baghdad that President Bush “would mislead the American people” but that Saddam could be trusted.
On Monday, Democrats joined the criticism of McDermott.
You’re right. You got us. It’s a vast worldwide conspiracy (well, except for the French, Germans, and Russians). We all agreed to hide Saddam in a hole until he smelled really bad and looked worse and until we needed him.
But be warned: Next, we’re going to bring out some WMDs from the closet.