Notes on the Atrocities
Like a 100-watt radio station, broadcasting to the dozens...

Thursday, March 04, 2004  

"I promise you this, if George Bush loses the election, Osama bin Laden wins the election, it's that simple. It will be interpreted that way by enemies of the United States around the world."

"What do you think Hitler would have thought if Roosevelt would've lost the election in 1944? He would have thought American resolve was [weakening]."

"What would the confederacy have thought if Lincoln would have lost the election of 186[4]?"
--Rep. Tom Cole, R-Oklahoma, Yukon Review, 3/3/04

Rep. Cole, who felt the outrage at his comments was based on a misunderstanding, clarified:

"The Yukon Review mischaracterized my remarks in the opening lead of their story published yesterday. However, they did accurately quote parts of my speech during the Canadian County Republican Convention held last Saturday.

"I do believe that if President Bush is not re-elected, the United States' enemies around the world will take comfort and strength in the fact that such a strong war time leader would be out of office."

I don't know that there's anything I can add.

posted by Jeff | 3:25 PM |
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