Anyway, Nifong’s trial, where he is being charged with numerous ethics violations stemming from his criminal (pun intended) handling of the Duke lacrosse rape case, began today. A female Nifong supporter had to be removed from the courtroom:
Victoria Peterson, who says she is a political activist in Durham, has loudly supported Nifong over the past year, having publicly said the district attorney has been treated unfairly because he tried to help a black woman.
According to sources in the courtroom, Maryellen Finnerty, the mother of Collin Finnerty, one of three men indicted and charged in the Duke lacrosse case, felt threatened when Peterson started speaking loudly.
“Victoria Peterson”? C’mon now, Congresswoman Maxine Waters. We know that was reallyyou …
KC Johnson, BTW, is liveblogging the trial. Just keep scrolling. John in Carolina watched some of it on CourtTV and wrote about it here.
Did you know that Al Gore was an Iraq war “warmonger” back in 1992? I didn’t either, until I saw the following clip, which is of the Goracle taking the former Bush administration to task over their supposed ignoring of …
… Saddam’s ties to terror.
Bryan at Hot Air sets the stage for Gore’s comments:
The thesis of the Gore speech: Reagan-Bush had looked the other way and let Saddam Hussein become a terroristic menace and a WMD developer. They had ignored Saddam’s many operational ties to terrorists over the years so they could maintain relations with him and offset the threat from the mullahs in Iran. Reagan-Bush and then Bush 41 on his own had shown weakness in the face of the threat from Saddam’s Iraq, a weakness that was not offset even by the 1991 Gulf War victory. Gore’s speech was intended to make an issue of Republican weakness in the face of terrorism, and in the face of Saddam’s hard and verified connections to terrorism in particular.
Wait no longer – here’s video of the speech:
Now, this wouldn’t by chance be Gore engaging in shameless political opportunism back then over the Iraq war under the command former President Bush, just as he has been over the last several years, albeit flip-flopping to the other side, against current President Bush, would it?