On Meet the Press, which aired at 10:45 am on Sunday, December 21, Majority Asshole Tom DeLay said the following:
MR. RUSSERT: General Wesley Clark [said that] the focus should have been on Osama bin Laden…
REP. DeLAY: Well, Tim, I got to tell you, sometimes–you know, it’s harder to find Osama bin Laden than it is to find–or it’s easier to find Osama bin Laden than it is to find Wesley Clark’s foreign policy… What we have gotten is we’ve destroyed [UBL’s] network. The president took the war to them in Afghanistan. We’ve upset the al-Qaida networks to the point that they can’t do anything right now. And we’re still after Osama bin Laden, at the same time we went into Iraq and did a magnificent job in Iraq, at the same time we’re dealing with terrorists in the Philippines and terrorists around the world, and at the same time we’re protecting the American people here at home. Pretty good accomplishment.
Fortunately, just hours later, Secretary Ridge provided ample evidence that you are a lying shitbag:
"Today, the United States Government raised the national threat level from an Elevated to High risk of terrorist attack – or as more commonly known, from a Yellow Code to an Orange Code… The U.S. intelligence community has received a substantial increase in the volume of threat-related intelligence reports. These credible sources suggest the possibility of attacks against the homeland around the holiday season and beyond. The strategic indicators, including al-Qaida’s continued desire to carry out attacks against our homeland, are perhaps greater now than at any point since September 11th, 2001. Recent reporting reiterates and this is a constant stream of reporting, that al-Qaida continues to consider using aircraft as a weapon. **And they are constantly evaluating procedures both in the United States and elsewhere to find gaps in our security posture that could be exploited. Our actions, our considerable actions, are directed against their efforts. **
Mr. DeLay, the American people – including the lady who ran out of my office building (in Our Nation’s Capital, BTW) this morning when a routine fire alarm went off – await the full retraction of your remarks concerning the demise of al Qaeda.
More than that, it would be only fair to resign after it being so clearly exposed that you are a lying sack of shit that puts political advantage over telling the American people the truth about their security from crazed, armed terrorists who could very well be, at this moment, working to kill thousands of us.
If our country is ever to make progress in stopping these evildoers, we had first better rid ourselves of the dead weight in our government who don’t take terrorism seriously. Tom DeLay, you dishonest partisan horsecock, you clearly find Democrats more of a threat to your well-being than Al Qaeda. You, Mr. Fuckface DeLay, ought to be the first of the dead weight to be kicked out on your ear, because you clearly have no sense of the state of our national security. Fuck you.