June 24, 2006 04:58 PM
via David Edwards:
Senator Feingold was at his best this morning in an interview with Tim Russert on NBC Meet the Press.
On the Iraq war:
"The worst thing we could possible do is what Vice President Cheney and President Bush did which was take us into an unnecessary war -- that had nothing to do with 9/11 -- on false pretenses. They have done the worst thing that has ever been done in this regard. " (continue to see the video)
"We spent $2 million on Somalia in the last year while we're spending $2 billion a week on Iraq. This is insanity."
On a Bush Censure for Wiretapping:
"I'm very afraid that we are just going to have a blank page in terms of the history of this country and when the President assert and outrageous grab of executive power we did nothing.
"The extreme claim that, under Article Two of the Constitution, the President can make up whatever laws he wants is what of the greatest threats to our system of government... when the founders wrote the words 'High Crimes and Misdemeanors' they weren't particularly interested in break-ins at the Watergate Plaza or presidential personal misconduct. What they wanted was a different system of government than they had under King George III and that's what this is all about. The President is asserting claims that have, frankly, I don't think have ever been made in the history of this country.
On the Lieberman vs. Lamont
"I have a lot of admiration for Joe. He's a fine guy. He helped me a great deal on Campaign Finance Reform. I think Ned Lamont's position on the issues is much closer to mine on critical issues. I think this is something that's going to be decided by the people of Connecticut. I'm not going up there. But I'll tell you this Tim, I'm going to support the Democratic nominee who ever that is."