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February 23, 2006

Hatch: I didn't Say What I Said

Orrin Hatch realized his brain is fried and tries to cover it up:

WASHINGTON - Sen. Orrin Hatch backpedaled Tuesday from a recent claim he made asserting that deposed Iraqi President Saddam Hussein was supporting al-Qaida, and that "Nobody with brains" would deny the connection.

[snip]

On Tuesday, Hatch said he may have misspoken at the event, and he was speaking of conditions in post-Hussein Iraq and the terrorist network led by Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. "Saddam clearly had a long history of supporting terrorists, but I was not talking about any formal link between Saddam and al-Qaida before the war," Hatch said in a statement. "Instead, I pointed out that the current insurgency in Iraq includes al-Qaida, under the leadership of al-Zarqawi, along with former elements of Saddam's regime."
Considering that his original statement contradicts the findings of the 9-11 Commission and the Senate Intelligence Committee on which he sits, the excuse that he "misspoke" is pretty hard to swallow, especially in the context of his full remarks.

So he distorts facts and distorts the very distortion of facts he committed. There is simply no hope of getting straight talk out of these people.

posted at 5:04 PM by Wonky Muse

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