Monday, July 23, 2007

Sen. Bond's Failing Memory

In a letter to the New York Times, Missouri's Senator Kit Bond writes:

While I agree that we had the wrong plan [in Iraq] for three years, we now have the right one, and the right man to lead it.
In response, Glenn Greenwald writes:
That being the case, one would expect that Kit Bond spent the last three years protesting our war strategy, lamenting our lack of progress, and demanding that we change course.
As we used to say in Indiana, that'd be a "No, Bob." Bond spent the last three years claiming the U.S. was winning in Iraq.

But this isn't the first time Bond's memory has been faulty. On September 18, 2006, Bond stated that there have been no terrorist attacks since September 11th on American soil. He, like many others, seem to forget the 2001 anthrax attacks which began a week after Septemper 11th, and which remain unsolved. Letters containing anthrax spores were mailed to several news media offices and two U.S. Senators, killing five people and infecting 17 others. Of course, spores in an envelope are easier to forget than planes flying into buildings.