On the heels of the love letter to Hillary comes this New York Times piece in which they have to acknowledge that the Attorney General was truthful in his testimony way back when. Oh, they do it very slyly of course…putting one sentence in here and there…and they ignore it through the rest of the article but it should bring a smile to your face either way.
You remember the testimony, the one in which there was a visit to Ashcroft’s hospital room. There was a dispute over a surveillance program and once word got out in the MSM the Democrats went banana’s. When the AG said that the late night visit was NOT about the NSA wiretap program Sen Specter (D) uttered these words:
"Do you expect us to believe that?"
"He just doesn’t tell the truth," said Feinstein, accusing Gonzales of "obfuscation, prevarication and untruths."
"I believe it’s perjury," said Feingold. "Not just misleading — perjury."
"These are not just ‘misleading,’" said Schumer, referring to the seeming contradictions. "These are ‘deceiving.’ These are ‘lying.’"
A 2004 dispute over the National Security Agency’s secret surveillance program that led top Justice Department officials to threaten resignation involved computer searches through massive electronic databases, according to current and former officials briefed on the program.
It is not known precisely why searching the databases, or data mining, raised such a furious legal debate. But such databases contain records of the phone calls and e-mail messages of millions of Americans, and their examination by the government would raise privacy issues.
Still not acknowledging that Gonzales has been vindicated they include this one sentence…ONE whole sentence:
If the dispute chiefly involved data mining, rather than eavesdropping, Mr. Gonzales’ defenders may maintain that his narrowly crafted answers, while legalistic, were technically correct.
Of course the idiots…..cough, Democrats…couldn’t eat crow. No way they could admit they were wrong so instead they insist that the wiretap program and the data mining program are one and the same. You heard me right. Now they want to lump the whole shabang together:
The senators’ comments, along with those of other members of Congress briefed on the program, suggested that they considered the eavesdropping and data mining so closely tied that they were part of a single program.
Do these people realize how foolish they look?
The Attorney General stated plainly that the late night visit to the hospital DID NOT involve the program that was confirmed by President Bush. The program which captured international communications where one party was associated with a terrorist group. This is exactly what the Times reported today.
He told the truth.
And he deserves an apology.
Of course he won’t get one, especially from the MSM. Just as they have done with Rove, they are indicting and convicting Gonzales in the media. The truth? Pffff…who needs the truth, it’s the impression they can the give to the most people that counts.