We Must Stay The Course! - Lieberman
A Democratic Senator not grandstanding against the war, and not asking the immediate return of all troops from Iraq?
To quote Lieberman: "Here is an ironic finding I brought back from Iraq. While U.S. public opinion polls show serious declines in support for the war and increasing pessimism about how it will end, polls conducted by Iraqis for Iraqi universities show increasing optimism. Two-thirds say they are better off than they were under Saddam, and a resounding 82% are confident their lives in Iraq will be better a year from now than they are today. What a colossal mistake it would be for America's bipartisan political leadership to choose this moment in history to lose its will and, in the famous phrase, to seize defeat from the jaws of the coming victory.
The leaders of America's military and diplomatic forces in Iraq, Gen. George Casey and Ambassador Zal Khalilzad, have a clear and compelling vision of our mission there. It is to create the environment in which Iraqi democracy, security and prosperity can take hold and the Iraqis themselves can defend their political progress against those 10,000 terrorists who would take it from them."
Man this is good stuff which will NEVER see the light of day in the MSM! Despite the fact it is a U.S.Senator speaking on return from Iraq.....
This is a MUST READ!!!
The taste of this is fantastic, and his use of the "snatching defeat from the jaws of victory"
should become the GOP line for the 2006 elections!
UPDATE: No MSM has yet picked up on this.....they are not sure the Lieberman statements are "newsworthy".....however, a congressman who finds he has broken the law is TOP news, as are several other items, including the current somebody-killed-somebody-in-Iraq stories!My gosh, ever wonder why?
"X" is Free Speech! - CNN Operator
Drudge has a report this morning quoting a CNN PR Vice President on the firing of a CNN Operator who told a cller the infamous "X" across Dick Cheney's face was just free speech!
Check the developing story on The Drudge Report
Since it has a quote ostensibly from a CNN spokesperson, I have to feel it right. This should end the "just a mechanic problem" BS!
Border Problem, I Don't See No Stinkin Problem!
Mexico Invades USA!
Sound incredible to you? Well in some form, it has happened....one week ago. Mexicans, either citizens in fake uniforms, or actual Mexican Troops crossed into the USA and dragged away behind a bulldozer a truck load of marijuana the US Border Patrol had chased and begun to unload after it became stuck in river sand.
Captain Ed at Captain's Quarters has the story here!
Wonder why the US Main Stream Media don't find this a story? Wonder what the media would do if a US patrol had crossed into Mexico and taken a truck filled with drugs from them? Bet that would have been major news headlines.
How sad that following 9/11 we find ourselves still with an open border along which we have almost no control. Our Border Patrol is ill-equipt for such duty, and cannot possibly contain the massive influx. President Bush seems inclined to try to keep it that way!
There is one light of hope in the face of Bush's apparent total break here with popular opinion. HR 4313 has been filed and will soon be public. It moves much more toward enforcement, and quite obviously flies in the face of former Bush legislation which, under the guise of border control, actually gave amnesty to all who crossed the birder.
Michelle Malkin's The Immigration Blog
has a story written by Juan Mann which sheds light on the new bill we should all support.
Read the story here.
It is time folks to reach out and touch someone.....the Bush Administration for instance, and let them know WE, the people of the USA are ready for control and a halt to the outrageous events along the border. Time to shut this flowing terrorist, drug river down!
Do as I SAY, Not as I Do!
One of the leaders of Islamic Jihad, after selling many young on their trip to the eternal sand nap (thanks Neal), has in fact wimped out and surrendered when surrounded rather than practice his own message.....
Capt. Ed at Captain's Quarters
has the story.
How very telling indeed!
Zarqawi a "bit" Short on Leaders/Bombers!
Yes, we are impacting the terrorists....
Check this report
and you will sense that the MSM parody of "reporting"....and it is a PARODY....Gives us the wrong picture.
Now, how do we pass the correct information along to the citizens of the USA?
Blogs??? Most certainly....but...There is the problem of how to fend off the MSM. How they are "believed" by the public is obviously in the minority....However, the problem remains that for many USA folk the MSM is the ONLY source. Thus, even while being disbelieved, they remain a source.
Gotta solve this disparity and get the message to MANY MORE folk!
Iraqi Disagreement With Rep. Murtha
"I agree with Mr. Murtha that some people in Iraq would benefit from an immediate withdrawal but that would be al-Qaeda and there are also countries in the region that would benefit from that too but these would be Syria and Iran!"
No, these are not the words of a GOP Legislator, nor of the President....But those of Mohammed at Iraq The Model
, a blog by two Iraqi citizens whose view is surely more spot-on than Mr. Murtha's limited vision from Washington. Read it all.
How is it this man who has lived through and with bombings, shooting, and the vileness of a war in his own country, manages to have such a positive attitude about the direction of things? Perhaps it has to do with his love for Democracy, something Rep. Murtha seems to have hidden away so he can strike for political purposes.
For a true picture of Iraq, read this fine blog daily! I do...
& Yet Some Spine Exists...
The House of Representatives was turned into a boiling tempest last night! Following the many Demo voices, led by Rep. Murtha, calling for withdrawl from Iraq, a motion was actually made to do just that!
It failed by a vote of 403 to 3 (6 brave Dems refused to indicate their position).
In a comedy of unveiling the Dems for what they are the GOP forced them to take sides, except for the 6, and the cowards dove for cover faster than one could believe.
Capt. Ed has it minute-by-minute as the procedural dance came down and you should read it all and understand the two-faced minority party
If the Dems don't have a truly sheepish grin on their faces today, then they are completely without shame.
I love it.....Now if we could just overturn the Senate's GOP fiasco vote earlier in the week. That, it is becoming apparent, is not going to occur. Much more likely is a scenario in which the matter quietly falls thru the cracks in House-Senate conference.
"Malaise?"....Yep, in the GOP Controlled(?) Congress!
"The Blind Leading the Blind!"
Senator Frist and his party colleagues haves allowed/joined with the largest bed-wetting ever in a GOP-controlled Senate. The House fares not much better!
The message has been lost. The directive of a majority electorate to concentrate upon a few basic issues to insure a GOP success has been abysmally
Hugh Hewitt has the twelve word directive given by this majority of voters in 2000, 2002 and again in 2004:Win the war.Confirm the judges.Cut the taxes.Control the spending.
Up to this week the GOP had cut taxes, but now waffles on continuation of those economy-boosting measures.
They had absolutely failed to control spending to the tune of far exceeding former Democratic legislatures in allocating massive amounts of money in all directions.
Judges languish for months, years without a push by a majority which could, at any time, impose their voter-dictated will on the Senate.
However, up until this week the solid support for GWB on the war had been unshakable. Now in one short period of two days, conveniently while the President is afield doing the business of diplomacy necessary for his position, this wobbly GOP Senate has accomplished a destruction of the first item listed above by Hugh. The devestation is complete!
Senator Frist is still going about proclaiming how he and his GOP buddies managed to halt the Demo charge to cut short the war. All his statements fly in the face of statements reflecting what people actually feel across the many faces of the world body....
The Democrats proclaim this a major victory as the GOP "sees the light"; the Iraqi public has to wonder what we are going to do; The rest of the world, most notably the terrorists and their organizations, see this as a beginning to a repeat of the Vietnam bailout; and, here at home the word not heard for years since Jimma Carter uttered it, "Malaise" resurfaces loudly!
The tendency for the base of the GOP, at this point, will be to withdraw support, crawl away and leave the elected party folk to twist in the wind.
That would be the death knell for the party and its conservative base into the foreseable future.
NOW is the time for each and every one of the true GOP to follow folk like Hugh Hewitt, and barrage our Senators with our venom over their misdeeds. Let them know they are WRONG!
Read the entire story at Hewitt's blog....here...
Then get good and mad and contact a Senator, as well as the boneheaded Frist!
Wearin O'The RED!!!!!
A new idea floating about the email systems.....I find it GREAT and ask you to pass it on!..........RED FRIDAYSRED FRIDAYS ----- Very soon, you will see a great many people wearing Red every Friday. The reason? Americans who support our troops used to be called the "silent majority". We are no longer silent, and are voicing our love for God, country and home in record breaking numbers. We are not organized, boisterous or over-bearing. We get no liberal media coverage on TV, to reflect our message or our opinions.
Many Americans, like you, me and all our friends, simply want to recognize that the vast majority of America supports our troops. Our idea of showing solidarity and support for our troops with dignity and respect starts this Friday -and continues each and every Friday until the troops all come home, sending a deafening message that.. Every red-blooded American who supports our men and women afar, will wear something red.
By word of mouth, press, TV -- let's make the United States on every Friday a sea of red much like a homecoming football game in the bleachers. If every one of us who loves this country will share this with acquaintances, co-workers, friends, and family. It will not be long before the USA is covered in RED and it will let our troops know the once "silent" majority is on their side more than ever, certainly more than the media lets on.
The first thing a soldier says when asked "What can we do to make things better for you?" is...We need your support and your prayers. Let's get the word out and lead with class and dignity, by example; and wear some thing red every Friday. Thanks!Duke
A Salute to Vets....& One In Particular!
I salute all our Veterans (yes it is/should be a capital letter).......
Capt. Ed at Captain's Quarters sez it very well....HERE!
To his lovely picture and sentiment I add only my own salute to my most revered soldier......2nd Lt. Paul Kenneth DeLand, Sr.
My father and soldier hero. 33rd Division, Served in Italy, S. France, and in the USA where he met my lovely Mother Harriet Faye Hage at Joe Wheeler Dam in Alabama while he was Sgt. in charge of protection for the TVA facility. They eloped, and some 11 months, 21 days later, I was born in Long Beach, CA while he was on shore patrol.....Paul Kenneth DeLand, II.
He was three times purple heart.....suffered battle fatigue (nervous breakdown) in S. France and had to be dragged into a foxhole by his men after he replaced three other Lts. and was promoted to 2nd Lt. in the battle field.....he and his group lost most of their men several times..
He never fully recovered, but also NEVER spoke of the hardships and the death....Only a few good times on R & R, etc.
A Salute, Lt. DeLand from a very proud son!
"Gutless Wonders" - GOP?
Hindrocket over at Power Line has the hardest hitting and, to me, most spot on description of the GOP's whimpering utilization of their mandate vote of 2004 I have seen to date and you should read it!
How well stated. I cannot understand the fact that even with thousands of conservative-base members constantly sending a barrage of blog items and emails to the GOP in Congress, they continue this weak-kneed reaction to everything.
Where is Bush? Speak out Mr. President!
This Scares Me!
I today had a 10-year-younger brother undergo the knife for a quad bypass procedure. He has previously had a mild heart attack.
My sister a year younger than am I has had both a bypass (single) and a carotid stent placement.
My sister three years younger died at age 47 of heart disease.
I have had none of these. I am approaching 63.....the others living are now 61, and 53.
This scares me.....not the fact of heart-related issues. They are rife in my family. But, instead the fact of my being the oldest again, and the fact of possible depletion of my siblings.
I am the oldest.....I should die 1st!
One sister beat me out of the title......now the other two scare me to death.
I cannot imagine being alive without ANY brother or sisters.....
This dates back to the death of my Mother....in 1993. She died, and I wept. Then it hit me about a week later....I was the eldest of the clan. The immediate clan, of course. I was the eldest and felt ill-prepared to know what the family was/is/should be. We are a close family, but did not anticipate the deaths of our parents....(do any of us????)
Scary stuff, but I have instituted a complete history of the family for all our kids...and have begun the restoration of the family bibles....(one each from Great Grandfather's family and Great Grandmother's family)....
Pass it on folks.....If you do not chronicle the family and let your kids know the past will be lost.
The Myth of "No WMDs" - Destroyed
Finally a concise, listed look at actual WMD findings in Iraq.....
The list no main stream media folk want you to see: Found: 1.77 metric tons of enriched uranium
• Found: 1,500 gallons of chemical weapons
• Found: Roadside bomb loaded with sarin gas
• Found: 1,000 radioactive materials--ideal for radioactive dirty bombs
• Found: 17 chemical warheads--some containing cyclosarin, a nerve agent five times more powerful than sarin
The list is part of a new book by Richard Miniter "DISinformation".
It is a must read, but not likely to draw any reviews by the aforementioned MSM. It is enough for me, however!
The Blossoming Events now a World-Wide Islamist Revolution?
Color me wrong....PLEASE!
France is no longer the epi-center of the revolution (and I use the term guardedly), now it is Australia
...give them the benefit of the doubt about inclusion in Euro-Islamists rioting/burning/etc.
Now France is literally under siege.....here
....These are not lightly-taken numbers, my friends....as the article sez.....300 cities!!!!!!
This is becoming surreal!
I am not alone re: France/Euro-Islamic War!
I posted in "France is Simmering!"
that I saw the events as much more than some burning, looting, etc.
Mark Steyn, in The Chicago Sun Times expands in a much more clear way in his piece "Wake Up, Europe, You've a War on Your Hands!"
This MSM-suppressed/denied/ignored story is growing and growing and the beginning is all we have seen. Much more will follow, and Europe is NOT going to like it.
The MSM finds the story not to their liking as it breaks sharply from their own biased presentations that the Muslim problem is largely OUR creation. Not so, and it never was.
I hate what is happening as it was not necessary.....or, perhaps maybe it now IS necessary. The only move that may awaken the elitist/condescending French to stir themselves to action. If not, Islam has then arrived full force and in-charge in Europe. Expansion is only a natural progression.
A Cheerier View of Iraq?
Nice title to the piece by Ron Nessen in the WaPo blogger area.....
You'll NOT see this anywhere in the MSM, but it points out quite nicely the sharp definition of the advances in Iraq since the US of A liberated the country from the Sad-Man!
Read it right here
, and then re-think your view as the MSM posts it daily/nightly, etc.
France is Simmering!
I posted about "Paris is Simmering!" just a couple of days ago...here
However, the scene seems for me to be clearing vis-a-vis the actual scope of this new and desperate explosion within France of Muslim youth and young adults who are utilizing a French attitude of segregation and separation to advance an Islamist jihad mentality and to begin a stage of unrest/terrorism which I forsee as very very damaging for France (anyone else wanting to bet the spread to other countries will be quick...and in fact Denmark is already seeing a similar thing)...
Capt Ed at Captain's Quarters does a nice analysis of what is happening...here
however, I predict a much more defined scenario....one of the seed sowing of terrorism within EU countries....
The current car-burning, building destroying, rampaging young Muslims will soon be contained by whatever means by the French. In its place will come a much smaller group of dedicated terrorist (MSM will deem them by a much-less defined insurgents).
Then France/Denmark, where ever this spreads, will face the type of attacks we are seeing in Iraq. A Stretch? I think not....the only missing ingredient is the availability of explosives, etc. & we are already reading about missiles and explosives being brought into France.
Man, do I hope I am wrong!
Paris is Simmering!
This is stupendous.....
Check the read here of FOX
, and then look elsewhere....(I offer no more sites as I feel we must all search for the truth of the Paris entanglement).....
I, for one, feel that the problems in Paris are going to be repeated soon in many Euro communities....
I HOPE I am wrong, but I am sure I am not!
Quagmire.....The DEMs are Right!!! He He!
This is too funny....WAY too funny!
Just go and read it here!
My God, but I am still laughing......Thanks IMAO!
The "Nation of Peace" Syndrome!
My golly.....what a refreshing thing to consider......the "Religion of Peace".....
Somehow my view of Islam....NOT completely, but at least in the majority of the times I am exposed to their ideas/actions/beliefs....I find the idea of peace and Islam being associated to be completely abhorent!
Over at Samizdata Perry de Havilland offers what is austensibly a report on Prince Charlie's visit to the US of A to lecture us on this religion. However, beyond the surface facts, Perry gets to the point of Islam and its professed peace versus its performance in a way I have not seen so nicely exposed before!
Read it ALL right here.
Then go check your local version of "Peace" and see if it fits....ask any Imam!
"Fitzmas" Failed & Now They Ignore Facts - AGAIN!
Yes, the indictments flow.......er, THE
indictment flows.....er, the single charge of something entirely NOT
related to the original charge of the "Plame" groundsearch has been delivered....
The entire tempest in a tea pot is recorded, and filed and then dug up by an ever-vigilent DEM group of thieves (Senators) who want to dig down a find SOME REASON.....ANY REASON.... for the debacle that is the FITZ search of two years.
SO-o-o-o-o, Let us hold a "super-double-secret" hidden hearing into the Iraq war and it's origins. Odds Bodkins! It is amazing this could now transpire.....
The GOP is laughing; the Blogs are laughing; the public will soon be laughing as they realize the depravity of the DEMs and their search for SOME meaning for life without GOP!
I love it all, and I hope it continues, and given the DEMs current mind set it cannot help but continue!
How do you say DISTRACTION???
Let the games begin!
The DEMs, seeking to deflect time and analysis of the Alito nomination by Pres Bush, have come up with a "magical" time for the Senate to consider the Iraq war and what it began as.....
subterfuge, folks....all the way!