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Foreign Policy 'Expert' Streisand Rails at Bush and Rice

By James L. Hirsen, J.D., Ph.D.
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Barbra Streisand is taking her Bush-bashing to a new level. On her Web site, she jumps on the most trumped-up charge yet, the so-called "uranium-gate." And she slams Condoleezza Rice just for good measure.

The singing diva of the left is desperately seeking to authenticate some of her previous absurdity with an activity that leftists like to engage in whenever our nation is threatened: attacking those who strive to protect us.

Babs' hyperbole follows the crank mantras contained in Hollywood's Bush-hater manual. She writes, "Now we have the publicized revelations that the Bush administration exaggerated evidence of Iraq's weapons of mass destruction and falsely implied that there were strong connections between al Qaeda and Iraq."

Guess the U.N must have exaggerated all those pesky resolutions, too.

Streisand also claims Bush implied "strong connections" between Saddam's regime and Osama bin Laden's mob. If anything, the Bush administration underemphasized the nexus between Iraq and al-Qaeda, such as the terrorist training camp south of Baghdad where, according to the accounts of at least two Iraqi defectors quoted in the New York Times, terrorists from around the world rehearsed airline hijackings aboard a parked Boeing 707, a scenario that bore an eerie resemblance to the occurrences of 9/11.

Streisand claims that "what nobody seems to be mentioning right now is that we knew that Bush's 16-word statement in the State of the Union address was false before the war even started ... but Bush was allowed to get away with it as the momentum towards war grew."

Apparently she hasn't been told a very significant fact about Bush's State of the Union speech ­ that those 16 words were true. Babs should have listened to British Prime Minister Tony Blair, who has repeatedly said as much.

But, hey, if the Dems want to define themselves using the Yentl approach, let them go right ahead. They'll end up sealing their fate as a minority party.

After lamenting that the U.S. has "destroyed Iraq," Babs takes shots at her perceived competitor in foreign policy, National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice. Streisand writes, "She has changed her story about the forged uranium documents so many times it ought to be a joke."

The use of the term "joke" is quite appropriate ­ this from a person who previously wrote that Saddam was the leader of "Iran."

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