Mark Steyn weighs in on the Abu Ghraib scandal, and points out that the Democrats were handed what could have been a fully-loaded armored cavalry of political weaponry, and they turned it into an air-gun:
As a political scandal, it's already over. Historians will disagree about the precise moment it turned into a damp squib. Perhaps it was when Democratic blowhard Joe Biden demanded of Don Rumsfeld: 'What did he know and when did he know it?' Or perhaps it was when the Democrats' leader in the Senate, Tom Daschle, launched into a long, whiney complaint about why he and his colleagues hadn't been kept informed by the Pentagon. 'Why were we not told in a classified briefing why this happened, and that it happened at all?' he huffed. 'That is inexcusable; it's an outrage.'As always with Steyn, you must Read The Whole Thing.
Got that? To Senator Daschle, the outrage isn't the Iraqi buttock mountain or the dog shots, but the fact that the Pentagon had had the appalling lese-majeste not to inform the Senate grandees about it before it turned up on TV.
Congratulations to the Senate Dems for making a very particular and graphic scandal sound like all the other dead horses they've been flogging for the last year.
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