Wednesday, January 31, 2007
Things that I am tired of in this war:
I am tired of Democrats saying they are patriotic and then insulting my
commander in chief and the way he goes about his job.
I am tired of Democrats who tell me they support me, the soldier on the
ground, and then tell me the best plan to win this war is with a “phased
redeployment” (liberal-speak for retreat) out of the combat zone to someplace
I am tired of the Democrats whining for months on T.V., in the New York
Times, and in the House and Senate that we need more troops to win the war in
Iraq, and then when my Commander in Chief plans to do just that, they say that
is the wrong plan, it won’t work, and we need a “new direction.”
I am tired of every Battalion Sergeant Major and Command Sergeant Major I
see over here being more concerned about whether or not I am wearing my uniform
in the “spot on,” most garrison-like manner; instead of asking me whether or not
I am getting the equipment I need to win the fight, the support I need from my
chain of command, or if the chow tastes good.
I am tired of junior and senior officers continually doubting the technical
expertise of junior enlisted soldiers who are trained far better to do the jobs
they are trained for than these officers believe.
I am tired of senior officers and commanders who fight this war with more
of an eye on the media than on the enemy, who desperately needs killing.
I am tired of the decisions of Sergeants and Privates made in the heat of
battle being scrutinized by lawyers who were not there and will never really
know the state of mind of the young soldiers who were there and what is asked of
them in order to survive.
I am tired of CNN claiming that they are showing “news,” with videotape
sent to them by terrorists, of my comrades being shot at by snipers, but
refusing to show what happens when we build a school, pave a road, hand out food
and water to children, or open a water treatment plant.I am tired of following
the enemy with drones that have cameras, and then dropping bombs that sometimes kill civilians; because we could do a better job of killing the right people by sending a man with a high powered rifle instead
I am tired of Democrats who tell me they support me, the soldier on the
ground, and then tell me the best plan to win this war is with a “phased
redeployment” (liberal-speak for retreat) out of the combat zone to someplace
Go read the rest.
The effrontery of their lies is mind boggling.
In 2004, he told NBC's Tim Russert some things
he believes "very deeply." "Number one, we cannot fail," Mr. Kerry said. "I've
said that many times. And if it requires more troops in order to create the
stability that eliminates the chaos, that can provide the groundwork for other
countries, that's what we have to do."
"We don't have enough troops in
Iraq," Sen. John Kerry, Massachusetts Democrat, said in 2005.
In June 2005, he said, "There's not enough
force on the ground now to mount a real counterinsurgency." "They're going to
need a surge of forces," he said in another interview.
By last week, Mr. Biden had reversed his war strategy. "The president and
others who support the surge have it exactly backwards," he told reporters.
"If it is for a surge -- that is, two or three
months and it's part of a program to get us out of there as indicated by this
time next year -- then sure I'll go along with it," said the Nevada Democrat who
voted for the war in 2002. "If the commanders on the ground said this was just
for a short period of time, we'll go along with that."
After Mr. Bush laid out his plan to increase troops, the Democratic leader
flatly rejected it. "The surge is a bad idea," Mr. Reid said on CNN's "Late
A veteran of the Vietnam War, he
also warned his colleagues that an Iraq war would be a long, tough slog. "This
is just the beginning," he said. "The risks should not be understated, miscast
or misunderstood. Ours is a path of both peril and opportunity with many detours
and no shortcuts."
And Mr. Hagel warned them against sowing seeds of division with hot
"America -- including the Congress -- and the world, must speak with one
voice about Iraqi disarmament, as it must continue to do so in the war on
terrorism," he said. "Because the stakes are so high, America must be careful
with her rhetoric and mindful of how others perceive her intentions."
Mr. Hagel co-authored the resolution with Mr. Biden rebuking Mr. Bush and
his "escalation" plan.
Tuesday, January 30, 2007
Monday, January 29, 2007
January 28, 2007:
Top 10 Myths of the Iraq War.
In no particular order. There are more, but ten is a manageable
1-No Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD). Several hundred chemical
weapons were found, and Saddam had all his WMD scientists and technicians ready.
Just end the sanctions and add money, and the weapons would be back in
production within a year. At the time of the invasion, all intelligence
agencies, world-wide, believed Saddam still had a functioning WMD program.
Saddam had shut them down because of the cost, but created the illusion that the
program was still operating in order to fool the Iranians. The Iranians wanted
revenge on Saddam because of the Iraq invasion of Iran in 1980, and the eight
year war that followed.
2-The 2003 Invasion was Illegal. Only according to some in the UN. By
that standard, the invasion of Kosovo and bombing of Serbia in 1999 was also
illegal. Saddam was already at war with the U.S. and Britain, because Iraq had
not carried out the terms of the 1991 ceasefire, and was trying to shoot down
coalition aircraft patrolling the no-fly zone.
3-Sanctions were working. The sanctions worked for Saddam, not for
Iraq. Saddam used the sanctions as an excuse to punish the Shia majority for
their 1991 uprising, and help prevent a new one. The "Oil For Food" program was
corrupted with the help of bribed UN officials, and mass media outlets that
believed Iraqi propaganda. Saddam was waiting out the sanctions, and bribing
France, Russia and China, with promises of oil contracts and debt repayments, to
convince the UN to lift the sanctions.
4-Overthrowing Saddam Only Helped Iran. Of course, and this was
supposed to make Iran more approachable and open to negotiations. With the Iraqi
"threat" gone, it was believed that Iran might lose its radical ways and behave.
Iran got worse as a supporter of terrorism and developer of WMD. Irans clerical
dictatorship did not want a democracy next door. The ancient struggle between
the Iranians and Arabs was brought to the surface, and the UN became more active
in dealing with problems caused by pro-terrorist government of Iran. As a result
of this, the Iranian police state has faced more internal dissent. From inside
Iran, Iraq does not look like an Iranian victory.
5-The Invasion Was a Failure. Saddam's police state was overthrown and
a democracy established, which was the objective of the operation. Peace did not
ensue because Saddam's supporters, the Sunni Arab minority, were not willing to
deal with majority rule, and war crimes trials. A terror campaign followed. Few
expected the Sunni Arabs to be so stupid. There's a lesson to be learned
6-The Invasion Helped Al Qaeda. Compared to what? Al Qaeda was a
growing movement before 2003, and before 2001. But after the Iraq invasion, and
especially the Sunni Arab terrorism, al Qaeda fell in popularity throughout the
Moslem world. Arab countries cracked down on al Qaeda operations more than ever
before. Without the Iraq invasion, al Qaeda would still have safe havens all
over the Arab world.
7-Iraq Is In A State of Civil War. Then so was Britain when the IRA was
active, and so is Spain today because ETA is still active. Both IRA and ETA are
terrorist organizations based on ethnic identity. India also has tribal
separatist rebels who are quite active. That's not considered a civil war. This
is all about partisans playing with labels for political ends, not accurately
describing a terror campaign.
8-Iraqis Were Better Off Under Saddam. Most Iraqis disagree. Check
election results and opinion polls. Reporters tend to ask Iraqi Sunni Arabs this
question, but they were the only ones who benefited from Saddams rule.
9-The Iraq War Caused Islamic Terrorism to Increase in Europe. The
Moslem unrest in Europe was there before 2001, and 2003. Interviews of Islamic
radicals in Europe reveals that the hatred is not motivated by Iraq, but by
daily encounters with hostile natives. Blaming Islamic terrorism on Iraq is
another attempt to avoid dealing with a homegrown problem.
10- The War in Iraq is Lost. By what measure? Saddam and his Baath
party are out of power. There is a democratically elected government. Part of
the Sunni Arab minority continues to support terror attacks, in an attempt to
restore the Sunni Arab dictatorship. In response, extremist Shia Arabs formed
vigilante death squads to expel all Sunni Arabs. Given the history of democracy
in the Middle East, Iraq is working through its problems. Otherwise, one is to
believe that the Arabs are incapable of democracy and only a tyrant like Saddam
can make Iraqi "work." If democracy were easy, the Arab states would all have
it. There are problems, and solutions have to be found and implemented. That
takes time, but Americans have, since the 18th century, grown weary of wars
after three years. If the war goes on longer, the politicians have to scramble
to survive the bad press and opinion polls. Opposition politicians take
advantage of the situation, but this has nothing to do with Iraq, and everything
to do with local politics in the United States.
If Iraq is lost, it is being lost here in America and is being lost by Liberals and the media, but I repeat myself.
Sunday, January 28, 2007
They say that we must have an open debate about Iraq and the Middle East. Thus, all of their statements are just part of the debate.
They are liars.
They know they are liars.
Kerry, Pelosi, Schumer, Murtha, Hagel, et al are, in my opinion, guilty of subverting not just our troops, but our mission in Iraq and the global War on Terror.
This is not "politics as usual" nor is it patriotic. My argument is not political. It is my belief that these people, at the very least, put their own careers ahead of the safety of our country. If they are so stupid that they do not understand what they are doing, then they should be removed from office. That they cherry pick their Iraq "experts" and that they don't even make the effort to speak to a wide range of military leaders serving in Iraq must be planned, thus their statements of wanting an open debate is disingenuous.
The enemy's headlines speaks volumes. The man who would be President and our current Speaker of the House are either ignorant, stupid or treasonous.
Oh, has our media covered this?
Saturday, January 27, 2007
"When we walk away from global warming, Kyoto, when we are irresponsibly slow in moving toward AIDS in Africa, when we don't advance and live up to our own rhetoric and standards, we set a terrible message of duplicity and hypocrisy. So we have a crisis of confidence in the Middle East — in the world, really. I've
never seen our country as isolated, as much as a sort of international pariah
for a number of reasons as it is today."
kOs kiDDie KingOneEye writes:
Lookout! Incoming! It has already started. This morning Fox News' Brain
Wilson (recently promoted to VP and Washington bureau chief) asked
Democratic "strategist", Bob Beckel, if John Kerry should be calling the U.
S. an international pariah (Beckel bought the premise). The headline on Foxnews.com is: "Kerry Blasts Foreign Policy, Says U.S. Has Become 'International Pariah.'"
Never mind the fact that that is neither what Kerry said, nor the
obvious intent of his comments. And forget that both surveys of international
leaders and populations affirm the accuracy of Kerry's statement. Fox (the
only cable news channel that does not bring you the usual left wing bias), will find this just too juicy a morsel to exploit and too easy to misrepresent. So be prepared for the Fox-led onslaught condemning these unpatriotic remarks that embolden the terrorists.
Not what he said?
Not what he intended?
This is a fake quote, but an accurate statement? (KingOneEye is Dan Rather?)
Another joke? (Not Kerry. What Kerry said.)
FOX is misrepresenting?
Where is my nuance and rhetoric translator?
Ah, "screw'um. Kerry is now an official nobody.
"The police didn't just take people with deportation orders, they took anybody
... guys who were just hanging out in the street and even from a Jack in the Box
restaurant ... and now people are afraid to go out," he added.
People who break the law are supposed to fear the consequences. Even those dining or "just hanging out" at Jack in the Box.
Friday, January 26, 2007
The Senate has unanimously confirmed General Petraeus to take command
of U.S. forces in Iraq to implement the new mission in Baghdad with the help of
additional forces. Rather than back a non-binding resolution of
disaproval, why didn't the gutsy Senators, like Chuck Hagel, who are riding the
surf of public opinion opposed to the troop surge and taking on a president with
approval ratings at the freezing level vote aginst General Petraeus'
confirmation? Their convictions hold that he has endorsed a wholly
unjustified escalation and will be leading troops on a futile
mission. They want a role in the conduct of the war and with the need
to win Senate confirmation of Gen. Petraeus the Constitution has given them
one, but they have taken a pass. Because Gen. Petraeus is an
experienced, credentialed, credible advocate of the new strategy, Senators
have no interest in tangling with him. When you're playing at being a
military strategist you sure don't want to go up against the real thing, so
better to have an unpopular commander-in-chief be the face of the new mission
rather than the veteran general who will be in command.
But there was Mr. Kerry, liberated by the death of a dream and for once
quite human as he tried to tell it the way he actually saw it. Took the mock
right out of me. Good for him, and for Mr. Hagel. I wonder if we are seeing
the start of a new seriousness.
Et tu Bruta?
You're a pro and I am not, but what hogwash.
Bukka Raya I, reportedly advised by Rich Ard Cheney, was blamed for the rise of the numbers of Islamic fighters for his, and his brother's, illogical belief in defending their people. Another adviser, Jon Kena DE Cari III, blamed Cheney for the defeat stating that they could have all lived in death together citing his own ambitions as proof.
Ken Blackwell's latest column on Townhall.com:
On Keeping Perspective and Beginning Again
By Ken Blackwell
Tuesday, January 23, 2007
Although Los Angeles Dodgers’ center fielder Willie Davis was widely
considered the fastest man in baseball throughout the 1960s and 70s, he is
perhaps more often remembered for a remark he made following game two of the
1966 World Series against the Baltimore Orioles. In the fifth inning Davis
committed three errors on two consecutive plays. L.A. lost the game 8 to 4 and
was swept in the series. When asked about his less than stellar performance,
Davis dryly remarked, “It ain’t my life, and it ain’t my wife, so why worry?”
Even more important than his amazing speed, Davis had extraordinary perspective.
More than once since the release of the November 7, 2006 general election
results, I’ve given some thought to Mr. Davis’ quip. I have been elected to city
council and Mayor of my hometown of Cincinnati. I was three times elected to
statewide office, first as State Treasurer, then twice as Secretary of State.
Voters from my political party decisively choose me to be their standard bearer
in the race for Ohio Governor. When the votes were counted in the general
election, however, this time I and other uncompromising conservatives did not
come out on top. But beyond personal disappointment there is perspective (a la
Willie Davis). And beyond such perspective there is an ironic, yet undeniable
sense of accomplishment for many of us.
I have spent thousands of hours over the past several years traveling on
Ohio’s highways, city streets, and country roads, to virtually every
municipality and township in the state. I have talked with literally millions of
Ohio citizens about the sanctity of human life and the sacredness of marriage.
We discussed second amendment issues, the importance of demanding fiscal
restraint on our state and local budgets, tax relief, and viable plans to revive
Ohio’s economy that would offer our children opportunity to live, work and raise
their own families.
For all the effort over many years, I along with others of like mind, were
able to help shape the discussion at Ohio’s statehouse, courthouses, and city
and township halls. These efforts resulted in some remarkable victories – like
Ohio’s Constitutional Marriage Protection Amendment, the establishment of a
statutory state government spending cap, the reduction of the sales tax rate and
the defeat of expanded state-sponsored gambling. We raised more than $12 million
from non-traditional sources and identified more than 1.4 million individuals
who pledged themselves to be civic-minded forces for change.
While the results of the 2006 election represent a temporary set back to me
and other conservatives who labored to advance our cause like U.S. Senator Rick
Santorum, if we become too focused on the vote tally alone we risk missing out
on the fruits of the struggle. In fact, we did good work for causes that were
worth our time and efforts. And as a consequence, not only did we leave our
respective communities better than we found them, but we are personally improved
and better prepared for the next battle.
I think about the considerable personal and political setbacks endured by
Abraham Lincoln before he ascended to the presidency. The death of a child,
unsuccessful business endeavors and several election losses shaped his
perspective but did not dampen his resolve.
Lincoln understood that life is about struggle – wins and losses. He
refused to be defined by defeat because he was driven by hope and a belief that
we can improve the human condition.
I like what Elie Wiesel wrote: “When He created man, God gave him a
secret—and that secret was not how to begin, but how to begin again. It is not
given to man to begin; that privilege is God’s alone. But it is given to man to
begin again—and he does so every time he chooses to defy death and side with the
Our conservative causes are just as true and worth fighting for as they
were on November 6 (the day before the election). So, we must keep perspective,
and continue. We must encourage others to also remain engaged in the struggle –
to be a force for living change. In more than thirty years of pubic service one
thing I have learned is that the only way a cause is truly lost is if the army
is scattered and resolved to defeat.
As citizens united in conservative principles, we are called to unite and
to be a force for change. We are not defeated. Indeed, there is still work to
Ken Blackwell is the former Secretary of State of Ohio.
Thursday, January 25, 2007
By my count, the wusses:
and right on cue, the crying man;
I know, these things are BS, but go have some fun, you intellectual, you.
Wednesday, January 24, 2007
Liesure suit man was further quoted:
"Sparking discord among Muslims, especially between the Shiites and Sunnis, is a
plot hatched by the Zionists and the US for dominating regional nations and
looting their resources."
It's those pesky Joo cowboys again.
“So now, as the U.S. and its allies work to economically isolate Iran, as a
second aircraft carrier heads to the Persian Gulf, as coalition forces arrest
Iranian officials suspected of stirring violence in Iraq, what is Russia’s
response? Last week, Russian defense minister Sergei Ivanov confirmed that
Moscow had sold air defense missiles to Iran. Yes, that’s right. Russia is
selling weapons to Iran. It’s selling weapons to a state that is a leading
sponsor of terrorism, whose president has vowed to wipe Israel off the map. It
is selling these weapons even though the UN has been warning and cajoling and
threatening Iran to stop its nuclear program for years. How did Ivanov justify
the sale? Simple. It was all part of a contract signed in December 2005.
Translation: Business is business, and to hell with the rest of the world. The
Russians insisted that the sale doesn’t violate any international agreements.
And that the missiles are short-range and purely defensive. But let’s see. What
might Iran be defending? Its illegal uranium-enrichment sites? Other nuclear
facilities where it is likely to be developing the expertise to build a bomb?
And whose forces would be the likely targets of those missiles? The Russians,
like the Chinese, issue reassuring pronouncements about opposing Iran’s nuclear
march. The Chinese recently called on the Iranians to give a ‘serious response’
to the UN resolution. Yes, harumph, harumph. Serious!... Iran poses a grave
nuclear threat. Russia seems intent on giving it cover.” —Chicago Tribune
Tuesday, January 23, 2007
Also, I reverently hope that someone supplies Speaker Pelosi with dental floss. Throughout most of the speech it appeared she was desperately trying to use her tongue to clear a bit of calamari from her teeth. I hope her well with this, because it was ugly and needs to be rectified. for her.
The democrats seemed relaxed. They sat on their ass even when the President spoke of freeing nations and lowering the pain of those people. It is so good they are comfortable.
To enhance freedom we must spread freedom.
Unfortunately, we have to listen to an absolutely posionous little Jimmy Webb reply to the President's State of the Union address.
Webb is a moron. an absolute moron. moron in terms of being so egotistical that he actually believes he isn't a moron.
Others will write pablum that the President wasn't up to it tonight. I will disagree. I think it was one of his finest speeches.
Webb is on.
Iraq: proper conclusion? What is it?.
and speaks of America's past heroes as if they would agree with him.
Now Webb is saying if President Bush doesn't agree with him, Webb will "Show him the way" out of office?
Webb, you're now a maitre 'd? I worked in many a restaurant. I think you're a busboy at best.
Monday, January 22, 2007
I believe some of the darkest days, politically speaking, occur during wars. Groups and politicians undermined Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis simultaneously. There were fifth columnists during World War II and Korea. I believe many politicians should have been punished severely during Vietnam as they snatched defeat from the jaws of victory condemning millions of Asians to murder and death.
Most of these occurrences happened on one side of the aisle. I am deeply ashamed that this is now occurring in my side of the aisle and by (little c) conservative (little r) republicans. I wrote about this here. It is getting worse.
This is just the beginning of the War on Terror. Instead of pandering to the press, worrying about their miserable re-election or worse yet, not understanding the gravity of the situation, these miserable little hacks should instead be speaking to the seriousness of the threat to our country, the United States of America and, to freedom itself. They should be supporting the goals of our troops in the field, not just drooling pablum about supporting the troops. Leave that worthless crap to the poster party for drool across the aisle.
Time to grow up kids. Islamofascists mean to kill us and you're helping them. You bring up Vietnam, sit cow-eyed as you listen to every fool that has an axe to grind, including retired generals and Congressmen, and you look for every convenient exit as you proclaim your deep concern so seriously. You all disgust me to my very core.
I say throw them out of office. Not just for being against freedom, but for being imbeciles. Yes, I will apologize to imbeciles for the slight at a later date.
For this party, with the “good flatware”, the host better have a plan to stuff their fat sated asses in their own cars, turn the ignition on and tuck them into their own beds.
The frequent guests, invited for their normally intelligent conversation and wit, have decided to impress the new comers by joining in with comments questioning the kitchen staff planning and whether this whole soiree was planned correctly.
Personally, I would tell the bastards off and leave them to stare at empty plates and a defeated evening. Me, I would round up those who remember what such evenings are all about and set out to make it a success.
Alas, it isn’t my soiree, so I just sit and watch the bounders and cads destroy what is good. Maybe I’ll go help in the kitchen. They seem more to my liking. Toiling in the heat and noise, they are skillfully completing their tasks without comment concerning their opinionated de jour “betters” in the front hall.
Maybe I will really ruin this fine soiree and be remembered as the one that tossed a turd in the punchbowl because I reminded them that they could stop their smug bitching, start remembering the purpose of the evening and even lend a hand toward its success.
I hate Saturday night catfights and Monday morning whiners. Everybody is a critic. Even those who can only burn toast.
They sound so. liberal.
Sunday, January 21, 2007
Here is a partial list of blemishes from the first Clinton stay in the White House:
* Number close to the Clinton machine who have been convicted of or
pleaded guilty to crimes: 44
* Number of convictions during his administration: 33
* Number of indictments/misdemeanor charges: 61
* Number of imprisonments: 14
* Number of presidential impeachments: 1
* Number of independent counsel investigations: 7
* Number of congressional witnesses pleading the 5th Amendment: 72
* Number of witnesses fleeing the country to avoid testifying: 17
* Number of foreign witnesses who have declined interviews by investigative bodies: 19
The Clinton machine now holds the record for the administration with:
* The most number of convictions and guilty pleas
* The most number of cabinet members to come under criminal investigation
* The most number of witnesses to flee the country or refuse to testify
* The most number of key witnesses to die suddenly
* The greatest amount of illegal campaign contributions
* The greatest amount of illegal campaign contributions from abroad.
Saturday, January 20, 2007
Currently there is a diary near the top of the recent diary list that attacks
Hillary Clinton for a supposed bigoted comment. The sources the diarist cites
are not credible, to say the least, and are more correctly described as right
I will not link to this diary as 1) I expect it to be deleted
by diarist soon, and 2) I will not spread such filth any further.
But this does raise an opportunity to discuss the First Rule of the Primary Wars. It is expected that there will be diaries criticial of any and all candidates during
this time. No one can complain about that. Indeed, your candidate will not be
our nominee unless he or she can survive our scruntiny. But, when writing such
diaries critical of a candidate, you may not now or ever use source material
that emanates from the right wing or Republicans to support your criticisms or
If your source is NewsMax, delete the diary.
If your source is Insight, delete the diary.
If your source is Drudge, delete the diary.
If your source is Free Republic, consider suicide.
Daily Kos will not be used as a Right Wing echo chamber, for they already have enough echo chambers of their own.
h/t Mr. Johnson
AP ROME — Iraq's prime minister said security forces would have betterOnly problem.
control over their country if the United States had equipped them with more —
and better — weapons, speaking during an interview in which he was deeply
critical of Washington, an Italian daily reported Thursday. Reporter Corriere della Sera
It isn't true.
Gateway Pundit is all over this and I got this information from his incredible website:
What we have known for years, actually since I was a child (back when dirt was young), is now being documented. The press may not have just an agenda, it has the lies to back that agenda up.
But, NOT ONE of the international articles included this from his press
conference (translated from Maliki's website):
"We feel and know the great help the United States and
President Bush gave us (IRAQ). They rescued Iraq from oppression and
dictatorship and helped set up the current democratic government in Iraq, even
though it still needs to mature fully, and the freedom Iraqis enjoy. None of
this would have happened without the effort (of the USA) and hard work...""Our
success is Presidents Bush's success and America's success and failure will
affect both of us."
Here's where we get to the truth on what was really said at the press conference...Iraqi American Haider Ajina wrote in an email on what Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki really said in his press conference:
Greetings Jim,I looked at al-Maliki's personal web page and read the official spokesperson comments. Maliki's comments were taken completely out of context and even reported inaccurately. The news first was reported by an Italian paper totally inaccurately. I will get more details and get back to you.
It is interesting that the media missed Maliki's announcement of the arrest of over 400 Mahdi army people, in spite of the strong support he has from Muktada. Maliki is doing this to show that he will punish all who do not obey the law.
By the way, Muktada's party said they will come back to the Parliament. They left, if you remember, when Maliki went to Jordan to talk with President Bush, now they are back with their tails between their legs....
Later, Haider Ajina writes back with more:
I have read the interview Maliki gave to a number of Western papers. They have taken his comments completely out of context.
Maliki even accused the LA Times person of asking devilish or tricky misleading questions.
The LA Times person was trying to put words in Maliki's mouth and Maliki rebutted him.
Maliki said in his interview that Iraqis have their freedom because of the sacrifices and help of the USA and President Bush and Iraq is grateful. This they did not report.
This is Maliki's personal web page, it is not in English. The link take you directly to the interview of the 17th...
http://www.iraqi-pm.org/mukabalat.htmIt is very maddening how the papers twist what he said and even make up stuff.
Why not join the crusade to find their "holy grail" from which their
(Gateway Pundit story)
As the anti-freedom worker bees move forward to undermine the people of Iraq and stab our troops in the back, I find it informative to learn how "intellectuals" were brought back in line starting as far back as 2004.
But since Professor Cole still needs help with his memory, let me add this quote to the litany (April 1, 2003):
I hold on to the belief that the Baath regime in Iraq has been virtuallyYou've got the mise-en-scene? The much-titled expert reassures anxious parents of service personnel that their sons and daughters are risking their lives in a "noble enterprise." Now read this passage, which Cole wrote over a year later (April 23, 2004):
genocidal (no one talks about the fate of the Marsh Arabs) and that having
it removed cannot in the end be a bad thing. That's what I tell anxious
parents of our troops over there; it is a noble enterprise to remove the
Baath, even if so many other justifications for the war are crumbling.
I would not have been willing to risk my own life to dislodge Saddam HusseinOnly in retrospect did a war to depose Saddam look to him like
from power. And, I would certainly not have been willing to see my son risk
his. So apparently the "noble enterprise" wasn't that noble, at least in
retrospect. For it's only in retrospect that Cole came to see the "noble
enterprise" as a "terrible idea."
a "bad idea," since at the time he thought it "cannot in the end be a bad
thing." When war began, he thought it would be "worth the sacrifices." Only in
retrospect did he decide it wasn't even worth the risks.
"Intellectuals" like Juan Cole are not just self aggrandizing losers, they are liars. dangerous ones.
Friday, January 19, 2007
Brett Morgen and his nostalgic look at the Chicago Seven and the riots that tore the city apart
These are just two of the people trying desperately to tie Vietnam to Iraq and if they succeed with this they will then tie Cambodia (and Pol Pot) to Afghanistan. And on and on. It is all about giving a Gucci a chance to give their "peace" a chance. That means millions are going to die. again.
Mr. Redford, you want an apology to be made? Please do and while you're at it, also apologize to our troops, the people of Iraq, Afghanistan, Lebanon, Israel, Vietnam and Cambodia. You may not believe it, but the tortured dead will hear it and maybe then you will have finally truly given something back to mankind.
In the meantime, please shut up.
In politics and advertising, the term astroturfing describes formal public
relations (PR) campaigns which seek to create the impression of being a
spontaneous, grassroots behavior. Hence the reference to the "AstroTurf"
(artificial grass) is a metaphor to indicate "fake grassroots" support.
The goal of such campaign is to disguise the agenda of a political client as an
independent public reaction to some political entity —a politician, political
group, product, service, event. Astroturfers attempt to orchestrate the actions
of apparently diverse and geographically distributed individuals, by both overt
("outreach," "awareness," etc.) and covert (disinformation) means. Astroturfing
may be undertaken by anything from an individual pushing their own personal
agenda through to highly organised professional groups with financial backing
from large corporations.
Mailbu Evening News
At a time of shameless pandering to neo-con wannabes, the Bush
administration has sunk to new lows. In an effort to give false hope to the
average working person, oil prices have dropped to its lowest level in 20 months as local temperatures dramatically dropped.
“It’s suspicious to me,” stated Cindy Vacuine of Malibu, CA, “ I mean, I think they’ve tied gas glutting to their effort to screw with global warming warnings”, this in reference to snow falls throughout the normally placid area.
One celebrity’s eloquent rage was controlled. “We built this beautiful structure to resemble a Japanese tea house” said Christian Love, while sadly looking at his 5 car garage with the rice paper roof sagging sadly in the cold. “That manipulating bastard sits in Washington, just toying with us. We know the truth. Cold weather like this and he thinks cheap gas is going to decoy us?”
Personal investment counselor, Consuello Vincente Fox, IV said “I came up with the formula for cold sore makeup. I know how to disguise truth from the people! My Uncle may have fooled the President, but he can’t fool me.” Fox is in town to hold therapy sessions for people that have had to juggle heat bills and the tragic conflict in the Middle East. “How can we have lower costs for petroleum as soldiers ravage the
land above it and how can it be snowing as Mother Earth is suffering the aches,
pains and fevers of humans ravaging her beautiful face? Someone is lying and we
all know who.”
“This is not childless policy making without consequences.” stated Sen. Barbara Boxer. “Who is responsible and who is going to pay for lower gas prices and the lower cost of home heating fuel as this cold kills innocent Latino babies in our major California cities? The rich can go to their offices and schools to stay warm and avoid the horrors of snow, but we, the working people, must once again suffer the bad management of global warming by politicians in Washington that just want to keep their names in the news!” as her staff swept her off to for a flight to meet with President Bush to voice her concerns.
Tomorrow: 75 degrees and sunny.
Next, urban fashion and Canadian Health Care and you.
Thursday, January 18, 2007
"We have to consider the need for additional troops to be in Iraq, to take
out the militias and stabilize Iraq," the Texas Democrat said to the surprise of
many, "I would say 20,000 to 30,000."
Then came President Bush's expected announcement last week, virtually
matching Mr. Reyes' recommendation and argument word-for-word -- albeit the
president proposed only 21,500 troops.
Wouldn't you know, hours after Mr. Bush announced his proposal, Mr. Reyes told the El Paso Times that such a troop buildup was unthinkable.
"We don't have the capability to escalate even to this minimum level," he
From Wikipedia -
Congressional Progressive Caucus
According to their website, the CPC advocates universal health care, fair trade agreements, living wage laws, the right of all workers to organize into labor unions and engage in strike actions and collective bargaining, the abolition of significant portions of the USA PATRIOT Act, the legalization of gay marriage, strict campaign finance reform laws, a complete pullout from the war in Iraq, a crackdown on corporate crime and what they see as corporate welfare, an increase in income tax on the wealthy, tax cuts for the poor, and an increase in welfare spending by the
An array of national progressive organizations will work to support the efforts of the caucus, including the Institute for Policy Studies, The Nation Magazine, Moveon.org, National Priorities Project, Jobs with Justice Campaign, Peace Action, Americans
for Democratic Action, and Progressive Democrats of America. Also co-sponsoring the kickoff event were the NAACP, ACLU, Progressive Majority, League of United Latin American Citizens, Rainbow/Push Coalition, National Council of La Raza, Hip Hop Caucus, Human Rights Campaign, Association of Farmworker Opportunity Programs, and the National Hip Hop Political Convention. The CPC has long maintained cordial ties with the Democratic Socialists of America, which hosted its website during the 1990s.
So, Hagel and Snowe have joined with a group like this that is anti-American, pro-racist, Socialist and likes really bad music. I did some work in Nebraska earlier this year and had the opportunity to speak with a lot of political people who are stunned at the arrogance and stupidity that Hagel is experiencing.
May they all drive with Ted Kennedy or go camping with Barney Franks.
Other great posts concerning this
Wednesday, January 17, 2007
Thanks to Weapons of Mass Discussion
Yep, sure 'nough, it is Chucky Cheese with the equally Levin and Biden.
Hagel denied that the sponsors were defeatist, or were trying to assign
blame to Bush, or had political motives, even though he and Biden are expected
to run for president.
"No one wants to see this country humiliated, defeated, or in any way lose
its purpose," he said. "There is no moral high ground that one group of senators
has over the others."
This guy thinks he is Presidential material? Is he going to pick Dennis "the menace" Kucinich to be his Veep or appoint him as the 1st head of the U.S. Peace Department?
Two peas in a pod.
There have been public calls to the authors to retract the ad or apologize for
it, as well as calls for action against them and attacks on their character. We
reject all of these. We think the ad's authors were right to give voice to the
students quoted, whose suffering is real. We also acknowledge the pain that has
been generated by what we believe is a misperception that the authors of the ad
prejudged the rape case.
Bullshit! This group of faculty at Duke University did prejudge. The group of 88 prejudged Duke and all of America. They used the Duke Lacrosse Team as whipping boys to further their argument that racial and sexual discrimination proudly exist at Duke and throughout the United States. Their personal and professional standing is predicated on this thesis. Now, donning their superhero capes of indignation, they say they were misjudged.
They must be very stupid to think we are that ignorant.
Tuesday, January 16, 2007
Point is, Campos’ entire piece is nothing but a showy attack on war supporters
like Bill Kristol and Glenn Reynolds (and to even a lesser extent, unmentioned
nobodies like me), and a paean to himself for his own presumed sagacity.
Never mind that Iraq hasn’t been decided, that Michael Yon is
calling it winnable, that the US has not lost a single ground battle,
etc. Campos can’t wait for such things. He appears correct, to the
untrained eye, right now, and so, like an excitable puppy proud of defeating his
first slipper, he has laid his tattered argument at our feet—while
simultaneously pissing all over the rug.
Liberals hate an attempted debate with Jeff because he understands their game, rhetoric and intellectual dishonesty. He says it is because he used to be one of them.
Add him to your blogroll. He slices and dices.
"Parsons made 526 starts from 1964 until his 1988 retirement. He ended his
career with 283 top-10 finishes, led at least one lap in 192 races and finished
no lower than fifth in the points from 1972 to 1980."
Monday, January 15, 2007
They are leaving their team in the lurch.
Some will hope they do well and make a lot of money.
I believe in loyalty.
They do not.
How sad is that?
Gonzalez is the biggest disappointment. I thought he was 300 Spartan material. He appeared to be #1 material. He wasn't and is not.
They are all losers.
Maybe they hope to get an extra Hummer with their pay. May they get one, because that is all they have shown they are worth. Oh, and maybe an extra piece of bling.
I hate traitors.
I love Ohio. It is a good state.
Friday, January 12, 2007
Living on the hem of the hottest outfit in the free world, I have
access to so much more than "fly-over Joe". This is a privilege. This is a
curse. Participating in pro-American activities and giving the abundant Liberal
flotsam a healthy ration of first person comeuppance makes for an unusually
gratifying daily ritual. I take special pleasure in this because I know my
patriotic brethren across this country can't feel the electrifying hum of
Washington D.C., and it is easy to let the Lame Stream Media dictate fashionable
Sometimes I take for granted the thrill of walking into a Capitol Hill
hot spot with Hunky Husband resplendent in full Officer kit, getting the stink
eye from the Liberati there assembled, and brazenly holding their glare as if to
say, "If I weren't wearing such great Choos, you and I would step outside and I
could help you wear one too." But that satisfaction comes very
The next 9-11 will be catastrophic, most likely involve a bio-agent,
and Hunky Husband quite literally works three doors down from the most powerful
man largest bullseye ever conceived. What I wouldn't give to be on my forty
acres with my goats, far far away from the stench of government.
For those who feel on the fringes of influence, powerless to change
anything but the channel, know that nothing could be a bigger myth. You are here
participating in the great equalizer--the New Media. And all the sound bytes in
the world cannot compete with the viral truth at your fingertips. If we allow
one day in November to make us believe that we are helpless, the unholy alliance
between the Jihadiis and the American Left will surely tear us to shreds.
Read. Think. Preach. Blog. Vote. Pray. Dedicated Patriots can do
those things from anywhere.
So let's quit whining and start stitching this
nation back together. '08 is just over the horizon and time's a wasting.
Go. read. now.
Akaka (D-HI)Baucus (D-MT)Bayh (D-IN)Bennett (R-UT)Biden (D-DE)Bingaman (D-NM)Boxer (D-CA)Brown (D-OH)Bunning (R-KY)Byrd (D-WV)Cardin (D-MD)Carper (D-DE)Casey (D-PA)Clinton (D-NY)Conrad (D-ND)Dodd (D-CT)
Domenici (R-NM)Dorgan (D-ND)Durbin (D-IL)Feinstein (D-CA)Hatch (R-UT)Kennedy (D-MA)Klobuchar (D-MN)Kohl (D-WI)Lautenberg (D-NJ)Leahy (D-VT)Levin (D-MI)Lincoln (D-AR)Lott (R-MS)McCaskill (D-MO)Menendez (D-NJ)Mikulski (D-MD)
Murray (D-WA)Nelson (D-NE)Pryor (D-AR)Reed (D-RI)Reid (D-NV)Rockefeller (D-WV)Salazar (D-CO)Sanders (I-VT)Schumer (D-NY)Smith (R-OR)Stabenow (D-MI)Voinovich (R-OH)Whitehouse (D-RI)Wyden (D-OR)
Please note the seven republicans that voted with Byrd, Kennedy, Levin, Reid, Schumer and others. As a Republican I don't think there is enough soap to wash this much closeness off.
I've already given Voinovich my displeasure. Have you shown yours?
What is truly worrisome is the lack of vision or scope that resides in our nation's Capitol. Yes, there was that insightful statement about the tube type things in the Internet, but technology does move fast these days. No, I am worried when allies of freedom in Congress do not get it, just as I worry that the opponents of freedom don't get it. Also, in Congress.
Regula sees the only alternative to Bush’s plan as “just to walk away.” And if the
United States did that, he said, “it would destabilize that whole part
of the world, not just Iraq. You’d have a hotbed of terrorists taking
over the whole environment.” (emp. mine)
"destabilize that whole part of the world"? Wrong. Destabilize the world.
Radical Islam is a virus without a state. Khomeini stated that Iran was nothing and it could die if it furthered the worldwide Caliphate. “It doesn’t matter what the people think. The people are ignorant sheep.” stated Ayatollah Mesbah Yazdi of his followers. Traditionally, political and societal viruses are contained by a host state. When that host state tries to export its virus another state can move to shove it back or kill it. Communism is a state hosted virus. Vietnam, as such, is an ignorant analogy to Iraq. Yes, Vietnam had foreign insurgents just as in Iraq, but those insurgents were from other communist countries, all with stated geopolitical goals. Islam is stateless. Radical Islam is not only stateless, it is anti state. There is no containment, only eradication.
A failure in Iraq will not destabilize a (whole) part of our world. It will destabilize the Arab world, Africa, Asia and Europe for sure, but it will also destabilize Russia, America and other areas with growing radical Islamic populations and with citizens without vision or scope of what this war is really about. This war is worldwide. Those are the stakes and proponents of worldwide freedom have to understand those stakes.
Opponents of freedom do not get it. They are too selfish to understand.
Thursday, January 11, 2007
As a young man he attended Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware Ohio and took the conservative political point in a very liberal atmosphere. He did it with intelligence and good humor and won many people to his side and garnered the grudging admiration of many others, including professors. In the poisoned environment of Vietnam, rapidly changing morals and anti-American attitudes he took many a jab, some incredibly unfair, and bounced back to continue his march. As a very young man I saw it first hand.
Now, though not elected yet, Mr. Batchelder will lead in the House. Those that choose to follow will help maintain the Republican majority for years to come and hopefully will also bring Ohio back from the brink.
One Iranian MP said it showed America's cruelty and meanness.
Oh, boo hoo.
In fact, they denounced President Bush.
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran and Syria on Thursday denounced President Bush's
new Iraq strategy that blames them for fueling violence in the war-torn country,
and they said the plan to send more U.S. troops would only increase bloodshed.
Bush's speech Wednesday night underlined his staunch rejection of
recommendations that Washington reach out to Syria and Iran in an attempt to
Instead, Bush set out plans to isolate the two countries, calling on
help from Arab allies and vowing to cut off Syrian and Iranian aid to militants
in Iraq. He announced the deployment of an additional aircraft carrier battle
group and Patriot air defense missiles to the region — seen as muscle-flexing
In Tehran, Foreign Ministry spokesman Mohammad Ali Hosseini said Bush's
plan to send 21,000 more troops to Iraq was a "continuation of occupation" that
will only "extend insecurity, danger and tension in the country. This will not
help to solve Iraq's problems."
Syrian Vice President Farouk al-Sharaa said
Wednesday prior to Bush's speech that the American troop surge was "not a
positive step" and would only "pour oil on the fire."
Oh, others have denounced President Bush's goal to win also. Their names are:
Wednesday, January 10, 2007
Maybe you've seen this before, but someone sent it and I just had to post
it... It reminded me of a true story from when my mom was in school. She had a
philosophy professor that wrote "God is Dead" -Nietzsche on the board and before
he got into class she wrote "Nietzsche is Dead" -God underneath. He was not
amused..."A United States Marine was attending some college courses between
assignments. He had completed missions in Iraq and Afghanistan. One of the
courses had a professor who was a vowed atheist and a member of the ACLU.
One day the professor shocked the class when he came in. He looked to the
ceiling and flatly stated, "God, if you are real, then I want you to knock me
off this platform. I'll give you exactly 15 minutes." The lecture room fell
silent. You could hear a pin drop. Ten minutes went by and the professor
proclaimed, "Here I am God. I'm still waiting." It got down to the last couple
of minutes when the Marine got out of his Chair, went up to the professor, and
cold-cocked him; knocking him off the platform. The professor was out
The Marine went back to his seat and sat there, silently. The other
students were shocked and stunned and sat there looking on in silence. The
professor eventually came to, noticeably shaken, looked at the Marine and asked,
"What the hell is the matter with you? Why did you do that?" The Marine calmly
replied, "God was too busy today protecting America 's soldiers who are
protecting your right to say stupid shit and act like an asshole. So, He sent
Oh, if only...
Ka-POW!! BTW, great blog Blonde!