Quote of the day

A true outrage:

“I’m glad they finally have a chance to see you.”

That was Rep. William Delahunt (D-MA-10), also an Obama superdelegate, responding to the VP’s Chief of Staff David Addington’s comment during a House Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties hearing yesterday that he wouldn’t go into details about waterboarding because AQ “may watch C-SPAN.”

RedState is rightly outraged:

Mr. Delahunt now denies he meant what he said. But what he clearly said was “I’m glad they finally have a chance to see you.” Al Qaeda now knows the face of one of the men who relentlessly pursues its henchmen and deals with their interrogations. Mr. Addington volunteered for public service, not a death sentence with Congressional encouragement. Mr. Delahunt is both a vile liar and a cowardly lion willing to roar down at Mr. Addington while encouraging terrorists to do his dirty work in a war he has been ineffective at stopping.

The left, while attacking Charlie Black for stating the obvious — that a terrorist incident helps the GOP politically because they are seen as more competent in the national security arena — is defending this degradation of congressional discourse and vile swipe at Mr. Addington.

This discourse β€” a member of Congress glad Al Qaeda has a face it can pursue β€” is beneath the dignity of the Congress and beneath the dignity of civil discourse in this country.

If you do not call your Congressman today and demand the House of Representatives, at the very *least*, censure Congressman Delahunt, well damn us all. We have no right to carry on our fight.

The number is 202-224-3121 and Congressman Delahunt’s email address is william.delahunt@mail.house.gov.

And some intrepid reporter should ask Mr. Obama what he thinks of this. After all, Mr. Delahunt was one of Mr. Obama’s early supporters and is now an Obama superdelegate. Of course, you can ask Barack Obama yourself at (866) 675-2008.

James Joyner has an excellent recap of what took place yesterday between Addington and the House Subcommittee. John Hinderaker at Power Line has a write-up on the farcical “hearing” as well. Make sure to read them both.

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