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Monday, November 10, 2003

Blind partisanship

Charleston (WV) Gazette backing Rockefeller on "the Memo"
I take special interest in what happens in WV, the state where I was born and raised; on my father's side, the family goes back over two hundred years in Kanawha County.

In an editorial which focuses on White House "stonewalling" the Senate Intelligence Committee's probe into the Iraq war, the Charleston Gazette blindly backs WV's own Jay Rockefeller, the ranking Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, saying,
Someone found a memo written by Rockefeller aides, discussing a strategy for “revealing the misleading, if not flagrantly dishonest, methods and motives of senior administration officials who made the case for unilateral pre-emptive war.” The memo urged an outside, independent investigation.

Chairman [of the Senate Intelligence Committee], [Pat] Roberts said the memo “exposes politics in its most raw form.” The Fox TV network and The New York Post — ultraconservative outlets of billionaire Rupert Murdoch — blasted Rockefeller furiously. However, to us, the memo seems a rather accurate comment about the deceptions that led America into the needless and hurtful war.
The Democrats' memo can be read in full at Townhall.com.