Tell me if any of these talking points sound familiar.
BAGHDAD, Iraq, July 20 — Defense lawyers for Saddam Hussein released a letter on Thursday that he recently wrote in prison that attempts to persuade the American people to demand a troop pullout because President Bush misled them into the Iraq war.
The 5,000-word letter is a rambling treatise outlining what Mr. Hussein asserts are the false reasons that the Bush administration used to justify the war in Iraq, from weapons of mass destruction to Iraqi links with Al Qaeda. Mr. Hussein blames Iran and pro-Israel interests for helping lead the Americans into war. He invokes the specter of Vietnam and the spirit of Mao Zedong, saying the Chinese revolutionary is “laughing in his grave because his prediction has been fulfilled and America is a paper tiger.” …
“People of America, the misfortunes that have afflicted you and afflicted our Arab nation and within it our heroic people — including the breakdown of America’s standing and reputation — were only caused by the reckless behavior of your government and by pressure from Zionism,” Mr. Hussein wrote, according to a translation of the letter sent by e-mail to reporters.
“The massacres and blood that now flows in the streets and countryside of Iraq in torrents — the responsibility for that falls on America before all others,” he added.
The release of the letter came on the 14th day of a hunger strike by Mr. Hussein and three of his co-defendants.
I can’t tell if this was written but Howard Dean, John Kerry, Hillary Clinton, Ted Kennedy, Saddam Hussein or Cindy Sheehan.
Why is it Democrats always agree with murderous dictators?
Think about it… If Saddam Hussein were released from the prison where he is being held for charges of genocide and war crimes, he’d be a plug and play replacement for basically any of the Democratic leadership today. He could run for office.
They could even print up button for this fall’s elections, “I agree with Saddam. Vote Democrat 2006”