Wednesday, February 16, 2005
Another dumb California Dem: Fox News reported that California Democrat Lorretta Sanchez lost a game of "gotcha" with Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld today in a hearing. At issue: the number of Iraqi forces that have been trained.
Sanchez: The numbers that you (Rumsfeld) banty [sic] around about how many troops we really have out there who are around out there that are Iraqi police, et cetera, et cetera.
Rumsfeld: You say we banty around numbers. They aren't my numbers. I don't invent them. They come from Gen. Petraeus. There's not bantying at all.
Sanchez: I have Petraeus' numbers, they're different than your numbers, by the way.
Rumsfeld: Well, what's the date? They're not different if the date is the same. The date on my paper here is February 14. What's yours?
Sanchez: December 20th.
Rumsfeld: Not surprising there's a difference.