Daschle speaks from the heart:
“I’m saddened,” Daschle, D-South Dakota, said in a speech to the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees. “Saddened that this president failed so miserably at diplomacy that we’re now forced to war. Saddened that we have to give up one life because this president couldn’t create the kind of diplomatic effort that was so critical for our country. But we will work, and we will do all we can to get through this crisis like we’ve gotten through so many.”
Um let’s be clear: If we had a diplomatic triumph at the UN, if Bush succeeded completely, we would still be going to war! We just would have the French and other UN members fighting with us. Does Daschle think that the only definition of diplomatic success is Saddam willingly disarming?