“I am absolutely stunned that Republicans leaders have the gall to criticize Senate Minority Leader Daschle for commenting on President Bush’s handling of our diplomatic efforts and our policy toward
Four years ago, House Majority Leader Tom DeLay labeled our successful air campaign to kick Slobodan Milosevic out of Kosovo ‘
Tom Daschle, on the other hand, simply stated what millions of Americans, even many who support using force to disarm Hussein, think: That this Administration’s diplomatic efforts have been ham-handed.
When it comes to criticism, this Administration and Congressional Republicans repeatedly have demonstrated that their skin is incredibly thin, and that anyone who has the audacity to challenge them will be attacked.
Tom Daschle deserves better. He served this nation in the Air Force, as well as the U.S. House and Senate, and his patriotism is beyond question. As far as I’m concerned, those who have attacked his patriotism owe him an apology. This is not a time for embarrassing displays of partisanship. It’s a time for somber reflection on what lies ahead for our nation and our brave armed forces, who are risking their lives for freedom and liberty.”