Terrence Wall’s press release yesterday irritated me, sermonizing that the attempted Christmas Eve bombing “should serve as [a] reminder to Sen. Feingold.” In a WisPolitics interview (mp3) Wall seems to state that he doesn’t have all the facts on Afghanistan and should reserve judgment. Yet a little preaching to cash in on a near tragedy is fine.
Q: But do you think that there should be an increase in troop levels in Afghanistan?
Wall: You know, you and I can’t make that decision here because we don’t have, we don’t have access to the secret intelligence. Russ Feingold is a member of the Intelligence Committee, he does have access to all of that information he has the ability to articulate a plan, yet you and I, Joe Public, we can’t do that, we don’t really know. And the bottom line is you and I really don’t know what’s going on over there. We read in the paper, and you know a lot of it, some of it’s wrong, some of it’s right but we, you know, we watch the news, right? But we don’t know, we’re not on the ground, we’re not boots on the ground. I, you know, I can tell you this I mean that Afghanistan is very tribal, it’s got mountainous regions which makes fighting over there very difficult, you know there’s the question of if you pull out, and I raise this as a question, you know, if you pull out, does the Taliban or the al-Qaeda take over the government of Afghanistan? And do they then destabilize Pakistan? If they get hold of the government of Pakistan they also own and control a nuclear arsenal. And if we withdraw from Pa-Afghanistan, the question in my mind is what’s the alternative strategy to preventing al-Qaeda from getting a hold of those nukes? I would like to know from Russ Feingold, as a voter, I want to know from him what is his alternative strategy?
But Wall knows that Feingold’s defense of American’s civil liberties enables terrorists to attack. Yeah right.
In other news, state Sen. Glenn Grothman is so riled up about Madison’s plowing failure in the wake of this months blizzard, he wants the state to usurp snow removal policy.
Typical conservative hypocrisy, limited government until something offends ones sensibilities. Grothman gives us this gem however;
This is what happens when you have a city with politicians whose base is people who walk to their job at the co-op. They become incapable of handling their responsibilities to the state as a whole.”
A knock on the hippie population of Madison. Hilarious.