Now this is an agile mind, to link the incident back to Bush's amazingly patronizing "training wheels" comment made last week to the Iraqis.
How long before Kerry gets a demand for an apology? The Republican outrage words of the week appear to be "reprehensible" and "grotesque" (see the response to Pelosi). Frankly I was glad to see these, having gotten tired of the same old same olds: evil, unpatriotic, hateful, disgusting, offensive, un-American. Any others they could use to hyperbolically characterize their enemies? How about repugnant, destructive, traitorous--oh wait, we've already had that one, haven't we? We'll here's a new one bound to show its tail by November: Satanic.
By the way, here's choice little DeLay quote from 4 months ago...
WASHINGTON, Jan. 14 /U.S. Newswire/ -- House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-Texas) today responded to U.S. Sen. Edward Kennedy's speech about the war on terror.When did senior congressmen begin hearing about Abu Ghraib???
"Ted Kennedy has explained to the American people why the Howard Dean Democrats cannot be trusted to protect the national security of the United States," DeLay said.
"His hateful attack against the commander-in-chief would be disgusting if it were not so sad. In his speech, Ted Kennedy insulted the president's patriotism, accused the Republican Party of treason, and resurrected the weak and indecisive foreign policy of Jimmy Carter and Michael Dukakis.
"Kennedy said there was 'no compelling reason for war.' There are 25 million Iraqis no longer threatened by torture chambers who might disagree," DeLay said.