Rep. Paul Kanjorski (D-PA) explains the Dem strategy for duping their supporters into thinking their reps. in Congress are going to end the Iraq war:
Aaron Blake at The Hill has the transcript:
Rep. Paul Kanjorski (D-Pa.) is seen in a video that has surfaced on the Web saying that Democrats “sort of stretched the facts” in the 2006 elections about their ability to end the Iraq war.
In a video , posted to YouTube on Thursday, Kanjorski reflects on the Democrats’ approach to the war in 2006 and said they pushed the rhetoric “as far as we can to the end of the fleet — didn’t say it, but we implied it — that if we won the congressional elections, we could stop the war.
“Now, anybody who’s a good student of government would know it wasn’t true” he said. “But you know, the temptation to want to win back the Congress — we sort of stretched the facts.”
The video was dated Aug. 28, 2007, by the person who posted it. The remarks are not placed in a larger context.
Just words? Just speeches? Sure sounds like it.
Here was Kanjorski’s explanation:
In a statement, Kanjorski said he was simply sharing “the frustration of my constituents that the war in Iraq continued.”
“I expressed my belief that some Democrats in 2006 overestimated the ability of a single house of Congress to end the war, particularly in the face of an intransigent President and Senate Republicans who are committed to continuing the war” Kanjorski said.
Yeah, because we Republicans just looove war, especially Republicans who have served in the military who also happen to be running for president. Heck, just last week, fake war hero Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) said that the worldview coming from longtime military men like McCain could be “dangerous” if he were to be elected to serve as CIC.
In reality, the people who are really “dangerous” to this country are people like Rep. Paul Kanjorski … Tom Harkin.