Wacko theories about W are stealing the show

… and the closer it gets to election time, the wackier they’re going to get. The Washington Times breaks it down for us:

Conspiracy theories continued to sprout among Democrats yesterday in the wake of the capture of Saddam Hussein. Some Democrats expressed alarm that the party was drifting out of the “mainstream.”

Madeleine Albright, the secretary of state in the Clinton administration, in a conversation with Morton Kondracke, executive editor of Roll Call and a Fox News Channel political analyst, suggested that Osama bin Laden has been captured by U.S. forces and will soon be produced to the public. “Do you suppose,” she asked, “that the Bush administration has Osama bin Laden hidden away somewhere and will bring him out before the election?”

Mrs. Albright said last night she was kidding. “She was not smiling when she said this,” Mr. Kondracke said. The disclosure of Mrs. Albright’s remark followed by a day the charge by Rep. Jim McDermott of Washington that the Bush administration could have captured Saddam “long ago if they wanted,” but held off until Mr. Bush could use it as a boost in his approval ratings.

“There’s too much by happenstance for it to be just a coincidental thing,” he said.

Earlier, Howard Dean, the former governor of Vermont, the presumed leader of the Democratic presidential candidates, spoke of “a theory,” which he later said he didn’t believe, that President Bush had prior knowledge of the September 11 attacks and did not take steps to prevent them. *snip*

Other Democrats have questioned the Bush administration’s motives in going to war in Iraq. Sen. Edward M. Kennedy of Massachusetts said in September that the war was “made up in Texas.” The Bush administration “announced it in January to the Republican leadership that the war was going to take place and was going to be good politically,” Mr. Kennedy said. “The whole thing was a fraud.”

Rep. Robert T. Matsui, California Democrat and member of the House Armed Services Committee, said the war was waged “to an extent to take attention from the economy.” *snip*

Wonder if these people who made these statements believe in black helicopters, too?