Eric Egland has a few words for William Delahunt, who professed his happiness that al-Qaeda had an opportunity to see Cheney aide David Addington on television in a tense exchange during a Congressional hearing. The former major, who served in Iraq and Afghanistan fighting the terrorists that Delahunt cheered, doesn’t appreciate the attitude coming from an elected official — and thinks that the least Delahunt can offer is a public apology from the floor of Congress:
I’d say that Delahunt deserves censure from his colleagues regardless of whether he apologizes from the House or not. What would have occurred had a Congressman professed joy over exposing an American official to the Nazis in World War II, or to the Viet Cong in the Vietnam War? Delahunt seems to have confused his opponents with his enemies, which we might expect from the fringes of the blogosphere but not from the people elected to represent us in Washington, DC.
Eric is also pretty sure that no action will get taken at all without a lot of calls coming into Capitol Hill. Call 202-224-3121 and ask to speak to your Congressman’s office today and let them know how you feel about this.