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December 16, 2003
By: Kevin Drum

TREASON....Over at NRO, Jay Nordlinger is unhappy with Wes Clark:

When the story of [Halliburton] overcharging for gas arose, Wesley Clark said the following: that the president is "more concerned about the success of Halliburton than having a success strategy in Iraq."

Now, I'm not nave about politics I know that rhetoric is excessive in campaigns. But even so, shouldn't something like this Clark statement be disqualifying? I mean, how is it possible to take seriously a man who says that Bush is "more concerned about the success of Halliburton than having a success strategy in Iraq"? That amounts to a charge of treason.

Indeed. And here is President Bush on September 23, 2002, speaking about the Democratic controlled Senate:

The Senate is more interested in special interests in Washington and not interested in the security of the American people.

Has NRO lost all sense of irony? Or does their institutional memory not extend more than a few months?

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