Tuesday, August 21, 2007
John Lilyea of This Ain't Hell discusses the war and Irani duplicity as well as Irani torture and execution of prisoners. That one of the young punks that stormed our Tehran embassy and captured and held American citizens for 444 day is now the President of Iran is irony enough.
The bitter irony is that Senators and Representatives in the US Congress are aiding and abetting this now middle aged punk in undermining our effort every step of our march. Ahmadinijahd
Carl Levin is the newest replacement in the Democrat's game of blaming the U.S. for every ill in the world and doing so in the most public venue possible. This time every one's favorite Uncle Carl just returned from Iraq and wearing his most senatorial smugness declared:
Senator Calls for Maliki's Ouster
Declaring the government of Iraq “non-functional,” the influential
chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee said yesterday that Iraq’s
parliament should oust Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki and his cabinet if they
are unable to forge a political compromise with rival factions in a matter of
“I hope the parliament will vote the Maliki government out of
office and will have the wisdom to replace it with a less sectarian and more
unifying prime minister and government,” Sen. Carl M. Levin (D-Mich.) said after
a three-day trip to Iraq and Jordan.
Why would a Senator say this publicly knowing it would hurt our effort in Iraq? This man is fully aware that of the damage talk like this does and in my mind any glib retort he may offer would be a lie.
The easy answer is that Levin wants to hurt President Bush or just plain BDS and tactically using this talk for regaining power for the Democrat Party. The less easier answer is that Levin wants to hurt our effort in Iraq. Is the real answer either of these or is the answer something much worse? Is Levin a traitor?
Levin is just one of the talking heads in Congress along with Reid, Schumer, Pelosi and others. When one hears others such as a Kucinich and Paul jabber, it is easy to dismiss their talk because they are little and a little off, but not Levin, et al. They are intelligent people who are fully aware of what they are doing.
So why? They know they are empowering our enemy which results in more American deaths in Iraq and Afghanistan. They have also known that America is moving in a positive direction in Iraq, but have doggedly stated the opposite and when even the press admits some success, then Levin et al pivot and say it's really about Maliki, or the inability of Iraqi's to accept self rule or some such nonsense.
What is it that a Levin wants? I truly believe he knows we are succeeding in Iraq, just as he knows that he is assisting the enemy. Yet he knowingly continues on with words and tactics that harm not just our troops, but our country as well.
I really can't believe that this is just a cheap and horrific method to defeat Republicans and regain political power for the Democrats. That is too tawdry a goal made even more tawdry by using dead American troops as stepping stones to that victory.
It is easier to believe their hatred of George W. Bush has clouded their sense of reasoning, but still, are they so blinded that they knowingly embolden those that have pledged to kill us just to assuage that hate? I truly hope to God it is not, but even that amount of hate wouldn't make them turn on America. Would it?
When the Jane Fonda's of the world aided and abetted the enemy during Vietnam they did aid the greater effort of communism, but MAD and Vietnam's small military stature didn't allow for them to bring the fight here to our shores. Terrorists have and can still bring the fight here to America and Levin knows it. The fight is different today. Our enemy doesn't wear uniforms on the battlefield nor do they use tactics of truth and debate in negotiations, but as radical Muslims they have a uniform belief that America needs to be destroyed and that they can accomplish this goal because America is soft, has no faith nor faith in herself.
Levin et al prove them right everyday.
The Media Mob
The Big Media are a mob. That should be Politics 101. They are a tiny,
unchecked power elite, locked into life-long careers in the remnant of a
crumbling monopoly over America's national conversation. Like other
unaccountable elites, they are monumentally fickle, self-indulgent, snobbish,
vain, vulgar, entitled, incestuous, arrogant, ignorant, unprincipled,
hysterical, and demagogic. They sound like a unified chorus for the same reasons
that street mobs run as a group -- because by and large, they don't dare to
stand alone. Media snobs are always looking over their shoulders to see if they
are still singing from the same hymnal as The New York Times. The US media
have been one-sidedly Leftist, while piously proclaiming their devotion to
impartiality. Thus, they are also institutionally mendacious. Telling the truth
is hardly their job. They're just not qualified.
My father started his professional career not as a doctor, but as a reporter. As a reporter he wrote an obituary for a couple he loved almost as much as he loved his mother. The couple had been his rock as he grew up in a family ravaged by alcoholism and the depression. They were murdered.
They were murdered by the Irish mob because they were Italian and they wouldn't sell booze in their little place. They had stood up to the mafia which was made up of Sicilians, not the mythical Italians mafia of film and earned the respect of good people. Unfortunately mobs are made up of bad people who convince themselves of their own honor.
He wrote and rewrote the obituary right up to the print deadline. My father was small in stature, tenacious and burned with a sense of what was right and what was wrong. He also knew the police were in on the cut. He named the names of the groups and trigger men in the obituary.
He never could tell me what happened in the next 24 hours. His grief was too deep and anguish filled his heart. Friends got him out of Akron as the Irish mob looked for him to avenge their "honor"and the police searched for him to "protect" him. The other mob looked for the trigger men and those that ordered the hit to avenge the deaths of "Italians" by Micks who had trespassed onto turf that was "protected".
Sometimes mobs have carried pitchforks, sometimes guns and sometimes they are armed with words. The noose that ties them together is that somebody gets hurt by false senses of honor, delusions of what is right, and lies. They lie to support what they believe to be right out of their twisted sense of honor.
There are still two mobs and today they are working together to lie for their "truth" for the "honor" of America. Yes, people are getting hurt.
Poor excuse one:
"The legislation dramatically expands federal spending far beyond what is
necessary to reauthorize S-CHIP responsibly."
Poor excuse two: The proposed expansion "essentially extends a welfare benefit to middle class households."
Poor excuse three: The proposed expansion "would cause millions of individuals to drop their private insurance in order to be involved with a government insurance plan."
Poor excuse four: "It transforms the program into an effectively unlimited entitlement program."