While those pursuing the Democratic Presidential nomination have sought the anti-war vote, criticized Bush for duplicity on WMD, criticized Bush for alienating the French, the U.N. and followers of Che Guevera, and received a flood of free publicity from the mainstream national media, there does seem to be at least one in the Democratic Party who disagrees.
None other than Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle disagrees. The Rapid City Journal reports that Daschle thinks the war is going well and that he is not concerned that we havent found WMD yet. "Sen. Tom Daschle, D-S.D., on Thursday praised the Bush administrations war and nation-building work in Iraq and said he has no serious concerns about the lack of weapons of mass destruction. Daschle told state chamber of commerce representatives meeting in the South Dakota capital that he is satisfied with the way things are going in Iraq. I give the effort overall real credit, Daschle said. It is a good thing Saddam Hussein is no longer in power. It is a good thing we are democratizing the country. He said he is not upset about the debate over pre-war intelligence on weapons of mass destruction, an issue that has dogged President Bush as Democratic presidential contenders have slogged through the primary season."
Heres the full report from the Rapid City Journal .
I supposed I dont have to add that Daschle is up for re-election this year. He faces a tough battle against former U.S. Representative John Thune.
If a man is wise one year in six, does that make him wise? Thanks to PowerLineBlog.