As Arte Johnson would say….. “Verrrrry interesting.”Â (h/t – Instapundit)
Rep. Paul Kanjorski (D-Pa.) is seen in a video that has surfaced on the Web saying that Democrats â€œsort of stretched the factsâ€ in the 2006 elections about their ability to end the Iraq war.
In a video posted to YouTube on Thursday, Kanjorski reflects on the Democrats’ approach to the war in 2006 and said they pushed the rhetoric â€œas far as we can to the end of the fleet â€” didn’t say it, but we implied it â€” that if we won the congressional elections, we could stop the war.”
“Now, anybody who’s a good student of government would know it wasn’t true,” he said. â€œBut you know, the temptation to want to win back the Congress â€” we sort of stretched the facts.â€
The video was dated Aug. 28, 2007, by the person who posted it. The remarks are not placed in a larger context.
Republicans reacted Friday by calling for Kanjorski to apologize.
“For Paul Kanjorski to admit that Democrats campaigned in ’06 on a fraudulent agenda to end the war not only exposes his own calculated efforts to fool the voters of his district, but it also raises the question of whether this was a coordinated effort by the Democratic Party as a whole,” said a spokesman for the National Republican Congressional Committee, Ken Spain.
â€œPaul Kanjorski should be ashamed of himself for using our troops in harm’s way as political pawns for his own partisan agenda.â€
Now come on, really.Â Â Is anyone REALLY surprised that the Democrats would use the lives of our soldiers as a bargaining chip with the American public in order to gain political power?Â Some would call that orchestrated effort…. well, treason.
As Amy & Seth would say….. REALLY, Congressman Kanjorski, REALLY?Â (I’m full of NBC allusions today…..)