So the Committee on the Present Danger has reconstituted itself as an organization "dedicated to winning the war on terrorism." Its members include Midge Decter and Norman Podhoretz, of course. But here's some fresh blood: Good old Joe Lieberman, the guy we almost put a heartbeat away from the presidency, is the co-chair.
Now, it's none of my beeswax if Lieberman wants to throw in his lot with neocons. But shouldn't he -- shouldn't everyone -- draw the line at joining any organization that counts Laurie Mylroie and James Woolsey among its members?
If you read this blog regularly, you know about Mylroie the lunatic; if not, this Washington Monthly article will get you up to speed. Saddam Hussein's fingerprints are on every terrorist attack against American interests since the '93 World Trade Centyer bombing, according to Mylroie -- including, quite possibly, the Oklahoma City bombing.
And Woolsey is right there with her. He shares her beliefs; he praises her books and wrote a foreword for one. And he praises the reporter who thinks OKC was a Middle Eastern bombing:
"When the full stories of these two incidents (1993 WTC Center bombing and 1995 Oklahoma City bombing) are finally told, those who permitted the investigations to stop short will owe big explanations to these two brave women (Middle East expert Laurie Mylroie and journalist Jayna Davis). And the nation will owe them a debt of gratitude."
Former CIA Director James Woolsey
"The Iraq Connection"
Wall Street Journal
September 5, 2002
It's possible you'll hear Jayna Davis's name again in the near future, by the way -- she's pushing a theory, so far being given credence only on the wacko right, that Sandy Berger might have been trying to remove documents that proved an al-Qaeda link to the OKC bombing. (Which I guess would mean an Iraqi link to OKC, according to Mylroie, because she seems to believe that all al-Qaeda terror trails lead back to Saddam.)
Nice company you're keeping, Holy Joe.