Saturday, October 11, 2003

September 11 -- 1649

Ryle Dwyer says that maybe Americans should be forgiven for remembering September 11 seeing as the Irish still haven't forgotten what Cromwell did 350 years ago.

He also cites, erroneously, President Bush's State of the Union speech on the Uranium from Africa claim. The word "Niger" was never mentioned by the President. Here's the exact quote:
The British government has learned that Saddam Hussein recently sought significant quantities of uranium from Africa.
I know this fact is very inconvenient for the anti-Bush and anti-Blair folks out there, but last time I checked Niger was a large country, but a pretty small piece of "Africa". Here, see for yourself.

Poor Ryle Dwyer, he also confuses an election, which Arnold Schwarzenegger won easily against a long list of other candidates, with a referendum, which the recall essentially was, and which Davis lost by a substantial margin. Dwyer even rounds the results incorrectly to boost his argument. He says Schwarzenegger got 48%, when he actually got 48.7%. The votes against the recall (or votes for Davis) were actually 44.7, not 46%.

Not a good day for Mr. Dwyer fact wise, but why worry about that, right?