Two Senators in One

by Kathryn Jean Lopez

Here was Sen. Patty Murray in 2004: ”He’s been out in these countries for decades, building schools, building roads, building infrastructure, building day-care facilities, building health-care facilities, and the people are extremely grateful. He’s made their lives better. We have not done that.” 

Yes, she was talking about the late Osama bin Laden. 

This Sunday she said: “The superb work of our military and intelligence communities have led to the death of the mastermind of the worst attack in our nation’s history. It is indeed a great moment. I applaud our troops, intelligence operatives, and the administration for never wavering in this important goal in the broader war on terrorism.”

That latter statement should have come with an apology. 

UPDATE: Here is a defense of the earlier statement.