Everyone knows about Ted Kennedy’s despicable speech yesterday, in which he subverted the efforts of soldiers fighting for their lives (and ours) in Iraq by claiming that Iraq is President Bush’s Vietnam.
Everyone, that is, including Muqtada al-Sadr, the insane mullah who has instigated attacks on American soldiers and others by his militia. Today al-Sadr responded to Kennedy’s speech, releasing a statement which said in part:
I call upon the American people to stand beside their brethren, the Iraqi people, who are suffering an injustice by your rulers and the occupying army, to help them in the transfer of power to honest Iraqis. Otherwise, Iraq will be another Vietnam for America and the occupiers.
I’m sure Ted Kennedy will heed that call for solidarity–oops, sorry, he already has.
al-Sadr is wanted for the murder of another Iraqi cleric. Today John Kerry added his voice to the chorus of pro-mullah sentiment in the Democratic Party, saying that he thought it was a bad idea to arrest al-Sadr. Kerry first termed al-Sadr a “legitimate voice” of the Iraqi people, and then, realizing what a gaffe that was, caught himself and added:
Well, let me … change the term ‘legitimate.’ It belongs to a voice