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It turns out that Saddam Hussein did have weapons of mass destruction when President Bush invaded Iraq. It’s just that they were old weapons the NYT reports. Whatever their age some of the weapons are now in the hands of ISIS and may have been used against the Kurds.
Professor Victor Davis Hanson points out that President Obama is now preemptively bombing ISIS. As usual he’s not asking Congress for approval. He’s relying on Bush’s 12 year old congressional authorization.
One reason there is no Ebola travel ban is that it would lessen CDC’s ability to track the disease. So says CDC director Dr. Thomas Frieden.
Now that we have a new Ebola czar a travel ban may soon follow.
Alison Lundergan Grimes, a perfectly good candidate for Mitch McConnell’s Kentucky Senate seat, won’t even admit she voted for the guy. Maybe she didn’t. She clings to her shotgun while insisting she’s no Barack Obama.
The Wall Street Journal goes on to list other Democrats who are shunning the pres. Mark Pryor has voted with Obama 93% of the time. Mark Begich rings in at 97%.
Kathleen Parker says the D next to Democrats’ names stands for Denial.
Democrats have learned the true source of the ebola virus – Republicans. Or more specifically sequestration, the scheme to hold federal spending in place. Sequestration was actually proposed by President Obama and later implemented by Congress as a way to climb down from the fiscal cliff.
The head of NIH says if not for sequestration we’d have an ebola vaccine by now. He didn’t say if it would cause autism.
IBD says CDC and NIH are doing just fine..
The CDC’s budget today is 25% bigger than it was in 2008 and 188% bigger than in 2000. The NIH budget has been flat for the past few years, but at a level that’s more than double what it was 14 years ago.
Plus, spending at both of these agencies has actually been higher than President Obama himself proposed (see chart). The 2014 NIH budget, in fact, is almost $1 billion bigger than Obama sought in his budget plan, released in early 2010.
AAAAAAAAAAiiiieeeee This just in: Ebola comes to Akron. I live in Akron! The victim traveled through Cleveland Hopkins airport this past weekend. I traveled through Cleveland Hopkins airport this past weekend! Damn Republicans.