Saturday, September 25, 2004
I asked where Walter Cronkite was during all the Rathergate stuff - well, he finally made a statement. He says it was embarrassing!
Great op-ed in the Post about Kerry morphing into Teddy - Kerry's Answer Cut and Run, it is hard to understand how this would help anyone in the world, but that is the position he looks to be taking - this week!
I just hope people can understand that a war takes time to win and there will be victories and defeats in battle, but the war must be won! Jason says that the President has got to make sure people understand that Iraq is part of the war on terror - and that they have to figure out how to get them to understand we are just at the beginning of this war!
We will not tire, we will not falter, and we will not fail. George W. Bush 9/20/2001But will we have the WILL to WIN - not if John Kerry and the Democratic Lie-N-Hype losers have their way!
Wizbang has a great analysis of how this election may revolve around 9/11. Includes the endorsement of President Bush by probably the most resolute pacifist of the last 40 years, Mark O. Hatfield: For me, choice for president is clear: Bush.
While I have not been so bold as to predict it, for a few years now, I've felt this election would not even be close. As the saying goes, "9/11 changed everything."
The buzz is out - problems with Google ads and Paypal- seems they have decided to police their sites! Better them then the Government! Had my own problems there as you may have noticed.
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Friday, September 24, 2004
In a speech today at Temple University (He could have chosen anywhere - but he chose Temple). After reciting the litany of grievances against the President (standard Kerry fare) John Kerry, in our opinion, stepped in a major pile of dog sh.., er, poop. with one statement that he made.
He claimed that: "The war on terror is as monumental a struggle as the Cold War." This could be even a bigger mistake than his constantly referencing Vietnam. Why? Because unlike Vietnam, his actions and statements during the Cold War are preserved for all to see. In Vietnam he could at least use the "fog of war" excuse to explain his questionable recollection of details.
We agree with him that this war is every bit as monumental as the Cold War, but anyone who knows how John Kerry tried to "fight" the Cold War should be very afraid of his Presidency and how he will go about how he will fight the war on terror (of which Iraq is a major part). Let's take a walk down memory lane shall we?
Check out the list - and there are more to come!
During earlier times people were referred to as Patriots or Passifists. The Democratic Party of today is neither - they are traitors actively undermining the nation's security.
Instapundit has this great rundown on the Kerry Camp's latest attempts to undermine the US and our allies.
Remember Kerry's sister was Down Under last week saying that because Australia supported the US they were terrorist targets! The pattern of undermining and inserting himself into foreign relations has been clear since he met with the enemy during the Vietnam war!
FROM THE I-THOUGHT-KERRY-WAS-A-DIPLOMAT DEPARTMENT: Charles Krauthammer joins the list of those wondering why Kerry is dissing our allies:
The terrorists' objective is to intimidate all countries allied with America. Make them bleed and tell them this is the price they pay for being a U.S. ally. The implication is obvious: Abandon America and buy your safety.
That is what the terrorists are saying. Why is the Kerry campaign saying the same thing?
UPDATE: It just gets worse:
Democrats moved quickly to fuel skepticism, denouncing Allawi's message in unusually pointed terms.
While Kerry was relatively restrained in disputing Allawi's upbeat portrayal, some of his aides suggested that the Iraqi leader was simply doing the bidding of the Bush administration, which helped arrange his appointment in June.
"The last thing you want to be seen as is a puppet of the United States, and you can almost see the hand underneath the shirt today moving the lips," said Joe Lockhart, a senior Kerry adviser.
This is behavior that is absolutely unacceptable coming from a Presidential campaign in wartime, and it's not an isolated incident but part of a pattern of such behavior. Joe Lockhart should apologize for these remarks, and Kerry should fire him. Otherwise you're going to hear a lot of people questioning Kerry's patriotism. And they'll be right to.
ANOTHER UPDATE: Greg Djerejian calls Lockhart's comment "disgraceful," and observes:
Remember, Kerry may need to work with this so-called "puppet" in the future. Regardless, this is astonishingly irresponsible campaign rhetoric from a key member of the challenger's campaign team. To malign the serving PM of Iraq as appearing a "puppet" plays right into the handbook of insurgents operating in Iraq. I'm truly shocked Kerry would ostensibly authorize such an inflammatory statement (ie., not in the Casablanca 'shocked, shocked' kinda way).
I think that statements like this are more evidence that the Kerry campaign -- or at least the Clinton folks running it -- expects to lose. Hence, they don't have to worry about who they'll be working with, but they want to fire up the anti-Bush base. That doesn't make it any less disgraceful to be going around uttering comments that might as well be designed to undermine America's alliances, of course. This sort of stuff is appalling.
MORE: Roger Simon thinks there's no strategy here, just the desperate flailing of a drowning campaign:
I think it's more a product of "Hail Mary" desperation than a conscious desire to bring out the base. The isolationist anti-war left, noisy as they are, do not constitute a large enough minority to be useful in that regard. Bad strategy all around. It might even be a turnoff, because it leaves us with these Profiles in Courage to compare:
1. Awad Allawi - a man who was once left for dead (1978) in his Surrey home after having been bludgeoned with an ax by one of Saddam's henchman who thought he had killed him. Allawi then spent a year in a hospital. He is still said to walk with a limp and is now the object of, one would imagine, daily assassination attempts.
2. John Kerry - a man who left the Vietnam War after 4 1/2 months after having been "seriously wounded" - a description that now even his biographer finds dubious.
Indeed. Whatever it is, it's disgraceful, and I suspect that the Democratic Party will pay a stiff price for it in November. If Kerry keeps this up, you'll see Democratic candidates -- and not just Tom Daschle -- scampering to distance themselves from Kerry and embrace Bush.
Any lawyers out there want to look into actual treason charges against this man and his party!
It is a proposal that would best come from one of those moderate Muslims, but since they seem to have lost their voices (along with Senator Kerry today) I will have to do it for them here it is:
I propose a "billion or more march against terrorism!" I propose this march take place on every street of every country in every nation of the world - same time in every time zone (say 6pm) on a date to be announced in the near future. The march is as simple as marching up to your neighbor and telling them you are against terrorism and the brutal terrorist attacks against civilians. You might want to add that you'll do whatever you can to protect your neighbor from danger by simply being on the lookout and you hope they would do the same.
There are close to 300 million people in the US and there is absolutely no reason every American would not want to participate (of course illness or disability may prevent actual participation the desire to do so should still be there.) As a matter of fact there is no reason every one of the 6 billion or so people worldwide wouldn't participate! See, I am sick of the "peace" marches attacking the US for trying to make the world a better place, I am sick of the deafening silence from the Muslim world as innocent people are slaughtered, and I am sick of those who make excuses and lies to support terrorism!
No excuses no standing back and rationalizing that the terrorists had the right to attack school children or if there weren't occupations there wouldn't be any beheading - these red herrings don't pertain - either you oppose terrorism or you don't! I don't want to hear about how you can't define terrorism - you can define it and it is evil!
Lets get people to take a stand! Lets see who takes to the streets for something meaningful!
If there is any interest let me know - lets show the MSM and the terrorists of the world what the new media can really do! Doesn't matter if your left or right as long as you aren't a terrorist apologist!
Until I hear back from you - - The Trek:
Speaking of the Muslim reactions Muslim Reaction Over Killings Lacking! BTW, you can thank Kerry and the Lie-N-Hyper's for reactions like this:
"Who told them to come here and sell our fortunes?"Again explain to me what kind of fortunes did you have? Oh, you weren't headed for the Mass Graves yet - your fortunes must have been part of the billions scammed from the Oil For Food fraud organized by UN-Poo!
What is the real Muslim goal - check out this on the Muslim American Society - are they really moderate when this is what they proclaim:
Part of the
Oh, and on Mr. Kerry and his more SENSITIVE war - how about calling our newest and strongest friend in the middle east a liar! That is what Senator Kerry did yesterday following Prime Minister Iyad Allawi's speech before a joint session of Congress! PolliPundit has a great analysis of the speech and Kerry's reaction that ends like this:
I believe that George W. Bush will be remembered for many things, but the powerful symbolism in the House Chamber and at the White House shall not soon be forgotten the heir to the legacy of Lincoln, Wilson, Roosevelt, and Reagan was discussing the future triumph of democracy and freedom in the world, a sad farce was taking place in Columbus, Ohio. The most pathetic disgrace to be nominated for any national political office since the days of Richard M. Johnson, namely Senator John F. Kerry of Massachusetts, responded to Prime Minister Allawis speech. The content of it is pretty much what you would expect from a man who supported the victory of the Vietcong, the Communists in South America, and opposed defending the people of Kuwait from invasion. He said Allawi was lying, and inferred that President Bush let Bin Laden escape. He demands that the President call for an international conference. Senator, you have faith in the international community. However, I have great faith that the Iraqi people will rise up on their own under a heroic leader and win this war against terror and oppression. And I have an even greater faith that my fellow countrymen and countrywomen will spurn your brand of defeatism on November 2, 2004 and leave it in the dustbin of history with Marxism and Facism, and ultimately, terrorism.By the way, this man risked his life for his people and his nation at a time when it would have been easy to do remain silent as many Muslims have done - he chose to work towards freedom and 19 Democrats decided it wasn't even worth their time to attend - because having to sit and endure his thank you would have been against everything they believe!
Instapundit thinks Mr. Kerry's gave us A Small Reaction to a Big Speech - I think it was absolutely disgraceful!
You know, the more I look at the new, Dean-channeling Kerry, the more I think that he doesn't expect to win. He's given up trying to convince swing voters that he's serious on the war. I think this is about firing up the base to protect down-ticket candidates as much as possible.
Want to know all the dirty nasty plans of the Bush administration? Check out Slings & Arrows list - oh, and he lets the secret out about the moon invasion!
While your checking out the left's wacky theories check out BlameBush for a very insightful look into the mind of the far left - the Lie-N-Hypers, those with Moore's Disease! This guy nails it!
CBS - Rathergate update - Drudge is reporting:
CONTROVERSIAL TEXAS RANCHER SAYS LOCKHART WANTED DOCUMENTS // The source of a disputed CBSNEWS report claimed Thursday that Kerry adviser Joe Lockhart tried to "convince me as to why I should give them the documents." Texas Army National Guard Lt. Col. Bill Burkett tells the FORT WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM that he has suffered four seizures since being identified as CBS' source and dogged by the mediaThese ties to the Kerry Campaign may end up coming back to bite them in the ass - the key is that no one was surprised to hear that the Swifites received money from Republicans ---- DUHHHHH - but to hear that the there was a tie between the actual campaign, CBS, and the memos................
I have warned about the difficulties the EU has in attempting to build a United States of Europe, well according to a Drudge Flash:
THE EUROPEAN Union could be destroyed by divisions over plans for a new constitution, the world's most influential business journal declared today.Ever wonder why the citizens of a state would want to reduce their power and influence on the policymakers of the nation? Me too, but that is what Colorado's amendment 36 would do - Little Red Blog discusses this indepth. Makes no sense to me!
In a warning to Europe's leaders, The Economist said it was 'probable' the EU would split into rival camps if one or more countries votes against the constitution........... It argues the European Union have been gravely damaged by three core problems - economically it is falling far behind the U.S. and Asia, politically it is deeply divided on issues like Iraq, the new EU constitution and the euro and its legitimacy has been shattered by a crippling 'lack of popular understanding and enthusiasm'.
Russia proposes a terror suspect blacklist (Command Post)- sounds good, too bad it will probably end up as another way to bash the US. At least it will if administered the way the rest of the UN is! Thanks for the help Kofi, bet he stays home during the march against terrorism!
Outstanding call by Ralph Peters of the NY Post on Senator Kerry's continued betrayal of America - DEAD SOLDIERS:
IMAGINE if, in the presidential election of 1944, the candidate opposing FDR had insisted that we were losing the Second World War and that, if elected, he would begin to withdraw American troops from Europe and the Pacific.Obviously he didn't get the memo I sent - John Kerry and the Democratic Party are anti-America! But they don't think they are anti-American because their idea of America is their utopian dream of what they want to remake America to be! In other words - they are in favor of what they want America to be - but they are definitely against everything America is currently.
We would have called it treason. And we would have been right.
In WWII, broadcasts from Tokyo Rose in Japan and from Axis Sally in Germany warned our troops that their lives were being squandered in vain, that they were dying for big business and "the Jew" Roosevelt.
Today, we have a presidential candidate, the conscienceless Sen. John Kerry, doing the work of the enemy propagandists of yesteryear.
Is there nothing Kerry won't say to win the election? Is there no position he won't change? Doesn't he care anything for the sacrifices of our troops in Iraq?
And if he does care about our soldiers and Marines, why is he broadcasting remarks that insist against all hard evidence that the terrorists are winning?
If you didn't catch the video at the end of Special Report on Fox you have to watch it or if you want to see it again here it is! It is great!
Thursday, September 23, 2004
I have seen the new Bush and Kerry ads - The Bush ad is clever, showing Kerry flip flopping using the famous images of him being a "man of the people" and wind surfing. It is catchy but I do have to admit the Kerry ad which is just text over an American flag is very effective and may be the most effective counter attack and advertisement of the campaign. It says everything is a mess yet the President runs childish ads.
The one item Kerry didn't figure into his ad is the new ad by the Swifties showing that Kerry met with our enemy during the Vietnam war. The key, he betrayed us once, how can you trust him.
It will be interesting to see how this one plays out, but with the effective Kerry counter ad if I were the Bush campaign I would consider a new ad based on the 11 or 12 minute Kerry on Iraq ad. This would effectively counter his counter attack ad.
BTW, Chris Matthews asked Joe Biden last night when we would be allowed to "vote on this damn war!" Well Chris, unfortunately not only didn't we get to vote but neither did the 3000 people who died in the first battle of this war - and if you can't see that they you aren't fit to be doing the local weather at the North Pole (Cold again today - sunrise about March, sunset October)
UPDATE- having slept on it I think I may have over reacted - Kerry's ad has that term Juvenile in it, calling the President Juvenile is never a good idea. I am torn on this round of ads, but overall advantage goes to Bush.
Today's Trek is advertisement free:
Speaking of ads and Vietnam - which I never though we would be discussing to this extent in my lifetime there is this great analysis of Rathergate and CBS effects upon Vietnam from the wonderful Ann Coulter.
Which got me thinking - was it really CBS trying to relive it's glory days? The goal since Watergate has been to bring down a President - any President (Bonus points if it is a Republican!)
Wonder what story CBS had to bump in order to rush Rathergate to air? Amazingly it was another over reported story about forged documents and a group that was biased to the point they were susceptible to believing them! Yep, the rehashed Niger Uranium Documents! (thanks PoliPundit)
Many Kerry supporters made hay earlier this year claiming the President was losing support in his party - well the reason Bush was weak in many minds was the fact that we weren't tough enough on terrorists! That support is firmly behind the President as Kerry would roll over for the Euro wennies! Emmett Tyrrell has a great analysis on what has worked for Russia and the US in the past - something we should seriously consider! Examples like these:
In Lebanon in the 1980s, two KGB officers were snatched by Islamic terrorists. The response from Moscow was immediate. Four of the terrorists' colleagues or like-minded scoundrels were snatched by the KGB, who deposited their corpses in public after surgeries were committed on their persons, which we shall not elaborate on in a family newspaper. Suffice to say that the surgeries were abhorrent even to the mind of an Islamic terrorist. The KGB then let it be known that every time a Russian was murdered, he would be accompanied to the hereafter by two terrorists, possibly more, all surgically modified. The Islamic terror ended.
Even Americans have dealt brutally with Islamic terror, and to good effect. In 1911 in the Philippines, our Gen. John J. Pershing arrested several of the most brutal Islamic terrorists of the day. They were found guilty of capital crimes and shot, but not before the bullets used by the firing squad were dipped in pig fat, thus denying them according to the rule of Islam a soft landing in Heaven. Pershing, however, did allow one of the terrorists to escape so that he might report his chums' fate to their superiors. Islamic terrorism ended.
If we weren't being bombarded by the Anti-American, anti-success drone from TTMK (The Talented Mr. Kerry) we might have the public strength of will to actually fight WW IV to win! I'm not saying overuse these methods, but our enemy must know we are serious and with the drone of the Left our enemies only feel emboldened. With a Bush victory we can send a message to both the evil DU'ers and the terrorists!
HELP, THE WORLD IS ENDING -- not really but that is the essence of the Kerry Campaign! Tuesday the Emails about the draft, Yesterday Kerry himself not only says Bush will reinstate the draft - something denied repeatedly by Rumsfield - the only one's considering such a proposal are a few wacko Democratic Congressmen (not a single Republican BTW) but Kerry also warned that Bush will starve your Grandparents!! Yep, he is going to cut their Social Security by a whopping 45% Problem is the author of the study they cited has this to say according to NRO's Corner
Goolsbee tells me he's surprised the campaign is citing him to predict a 45 percent cut for 45 million people. "That's weird," he says. "I don't know how they got that." His paper, he says, didn't deal with benefit levels.
Makes you wonder why the news from troops in Iraq are much rosier (Hugh Hewitt has another great letter!) then the news the MSM is feeding us - they are on the same page as Kerry and they will stop at nothing in an attempt to win back some power!
I keep hearing from the left that Iraq has become a magnet for terrorists - As I have said before, thank goodness that strategy is working! Better to have Iraq as a strong magnet since our malls, cities, and streets had such a powerful attraction to terrorists!
The Kerry Doctrine is a must read - because this man could be the next President, assuming our nation decides it is better to capitulate!
Hurricane Jean was headed north and away from us - now she may have changed her mind - should have been named hurricane John (Kerry that is!)
Is Islam actually a cult*? Is this why we can't get moderate Muslims to denounce terrorism? Why aren't we hearing their voices every day? If they are out there the MSM might be downplaying them, if so let me know! I am determined to find them, but it seems The Islamization of Europe is advancing with alarming rapidity.
* 1)A religion or religious sect generally considered to be extremist or false, with its followers often living in an unconventional manner under the guidance of an authoritarian, charismatic leader.
Wait, here is a Muslim response to terror - SUPPORTING IT! The Islamic Human Rights Commission sanctions Islamic terror as a rational response to "Islamophobia".
Yesterday we noted that more then 25% of DC Teachers used private schools, well it gets worse (Danegerus):
If Public Schools Aren't Good
Enough For The Teacher's Kids... >
Attacks on the Public schools and 'Home schooling' is about money... that's it... that's all...39% of the teachers in Chicago send their kids to private school? 41% in Cincinnati? 44% in Philly? Come on, what does that tell you about the quality of education that the students are getting in these schools when the teachers who work there would rather pay big bucks to a private school than have their kids get a free public education? -- RightWingNews.comBecause the teacher's unions have politicized the issue... and it hits minorities, mired in low quality inner city schools the hardest.
'Keepin the Black man down' courtesy of your (D)emocratic party.
Remember this every day:
This man (Kerry) is anti-American and so is his party! Here is the key - they don't think they are anti-American because their idea of America is their utopian dream - not the reality of where America is (and the American people are)! In other words - they are in favor of what they want America to be - but they are definitely against everything America is currently. That is how they can justify betraying America for the "Greater Good"!
Wednesday, September 22, 2004
This man (Kerry) is anti-American and so is his party! Here is the key - they don't think they are anti-American because their idea of America is their utopian dream - not the reality of where America is (and the American people are)! In other words - they are in favor of what they want America to be - but they are definitely against everything America is currently.Enough said, now take The Trek:
PrestoPundit has this great insight into the MSM and the most extensive blogroll I have seen - maybe I can get my name on that list:
LESS THAN HALF of all Americans view the NY Times as a reliable source of information. Only 1 out of 5 Americans view the Times as a source of unbiased journalism. Earth to Arthur Sulzberger Jr. -- you ARE the problem.
Ace of Spades notes that even the ultra liberal Slate realizes that the disappearing middle class the NYT's laments aren't disappearing. They are getting promoted to the middle class.
One more from Crush Kerry - seems the NYT considers the murderer who beheaded hostages in Iraq, believed to be Zarqawi, a "Jordinian Militant" and "masked insurgent". BTW, this is what that "insurgent" said right before he sawed off the man's head:
"Now, you have people who love death just like you love life. Killing for the sake of God is their best wish, getting to your soldiers and allies are their happiest moments, and cutting the heads of the criminal infidels is implementing the orders of our lord."'
A must read on the media. Seems Reuters got pissed because one of the papers that uses their stories decided to be honest! Yep, they called terrorists what they were! The Volokh Conspiracy.
How does Rathergate affect the debates? Wienerlog has a GREAT analysis (HT - PoliPundit) Not to be a spoiler, but this is how it ends:
And Kerry is left standing out on the limb that CBS has now sawed off.
No one is seriously discussing reinstating the draft - but that won't stop the left from using that fear to get out the vote! This Email and the investigation is on Betsy's Page.
What the e-mail doesn't mention is that the bill in the e-mail HR 163 was introduced by prominent Democrats like Charlie Rangel, Jim McDermott, John Conyers, and John Lewis. There aren't any Republicans involved in the bill. They are introducing the bill to make people think just what the e-mail is trying to make them think. They are also using the bill to drum up opposition to the war. They are in the minority. The bill will never, ever pass. It's just a publicity gimmick and now they're using the bill to go anti-Bush.Remember those evil toys - one showed the twin towers being hit by a plane, another showed Bin Laden between the towers (aparantely shaking them) well now there is this:
Did you know that More than 25% of public school teachers in D.C., Baltimore send their children to private schools according to Drudge.
Why haven't I heard more (outrage) about the international tax proposal?
Think John Kerry wouldn't be bad for small business - BTW, small business are the key to our economy. Think again says TAS. Small business will suffer the most, which isn't surprising. Kerry has never cared for the little guy.
Have you checked the World's US election lately? Kerry 43% Nader 40% Bush 4.76% at least that is what the world would have for us! Thank God they can't vote here!
Nothing To Do With the Truth - John Kerry continues to insist that Saddam Hussein had "nothing to do with al Qaeda." And he continues to be wrong.
Nice to know Kerry hasn't lost it - He can still get the loons to hate our bravest!
A soldier back from the war in Iraq said he was beaten at an area concert because Iraqi Freedom was printed on his T-shirt.
I sense a shift to wholesale desperation mode in the Democratic party.
Perhaps the best barometer of how the new attack version of candidate Kerry is coming off to average Americans is best shown by paraphrasing a question from a 4th grader calling in to the Sean Hannity show:
"Why is Senator Kerry saying all these mean things about President Bush instead of saying nice things about himself?"Why indeed...
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Tuesday, September 21, 2004
I believe I have reached an answer to that question and I voiced that understanding earlier today when I made this assertion:
This man is anti-American and so is his party! Here is the key - they don't think they are anti-American because their idea of America is their utopian dream - not the reality of where America is (and the American people are)! In other words - they are in favor of what they want America to be - but they are definitely against everything America is currently. This is where they have been since the 60's!
This is how they can, with a straight face, demand apologies from anyone who would dare to question their patriotism. It is also why this is such a sensitive issue for them - see deep down they understand that this is really an un-American position.
Because of their hatred for the REAL America they would trust a murdering dictator over a Republican President. They would turn over control of our economy, our security, and our health to an international body that has a history of support for dictators and genocide but rabid hatred for democracies like Israel and America.
They are willing to sacrifice soldiers, civilians, national reputation, and national security in order to bring America down a peg or two because this is the only way they think they can accomplish their return to power. They believe that with that power they can remake the world in their Utopian image.
There is no way the Democrats of 1943 would have accepted the making of Lie-N-Hype 9/11 much less allow it to be used to demoralize our troops in Germany! Yet the Democrats of today not only accept this, they have become infected by it.
There is no question that the constant attacks on all things American by so called leaders in America emboldens our enemies worldwide! Had those with full blown Moore's disease, including Kerry, spent the past year building up America we would be in a far better place internationally and at home. Instead they chose the path of destruction.
Where on earth does this come from, this demand for utopia? This failure to accept the reality of where we are today?
I think it can be traced to this a dramatic perversion of this quote from the closest thing to a God the left has:
There are those who look at things the way they are, and ask why... I dream of things that never were, and ask why not?Now, just as Islam has been perverted by terrorists (who demand the destruction of civilization and the murdering of innocents as a means of accomplishing their conversion of the world) I believe this statement by RFK was also twisted from it's original meaning. A meaning that hearkened back to his brother John F. Kennedy where he admonished us:
Robert F. Kennedy
And so, my fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.Instead of hunkering down and changing the world for the better the left has decided that there is nothing worth salvaging and that we must abandon all that is good about America and start from scratch. With America in a subservient position their goals will have been accomplished. These goals, according to the Lie-N-Hype'ers, are noble and patriotic!
John F. Kennedy
While trying to improve upon the depth of my original statement throughout the day in this posting I have come to the conclusion that I had said it best all along and no improvement was necessary:
This man is anti-American and so is his party! Here is the key - they don't think they are anti-American because their idea of America is their utopian dream - not the reality of where America is (and the American people are)! In other words - they are in favor of what they want America to be - but they are definitely against everything America is currently. This is where they have been since the 60's!
UPDATE Wizbang- Al Jazeera is reporting that another American, Jack Hensley, has been beheaded. Murdered by Islamic Terrorists - again I am waiting to hear the outrage from those "moderate" muslims! Where are you? For God's sake where are you - you can stop this - you and if you don't we will! (They Must March Against, not For)
Remember when I warned that as France and Europe languished they would become a danger to themselves and others - well here comes Jacque Chirac insisting that we are selfish!
Bortz Listen to this gem:
"The price of selfishness is rebellion. We should ensure that the world's unprecedented wealth becomes a vehicle for the integration, rather than exclusion, of the most underprivileged." In other words, we should ensure that wealth is confiscated from people who earned it (The United States) and given to countries that did not earn it. Where have we heard this before? Oh yeah ... the Democratic party platform...never mind.From Jane at Armies (this is great):
With their plans for worldwide hand outs, leftist socialist countries like France want to impose a global tax to redistribute the wealth of the world more evenly. And guess who gets to decide that? That's right...the United Nations. If they had their way, before long you would be paying into the United Nations, to help those less fortunate around the world. Only then could poverty be "eradicated."
So with all of that Chirac stormed out of town and won't be here for President Bush's speech to the U.N. today. Good riddance.
Now, I agree in helping others, but why is it that hand outs are Europes only answer - what about holding governments accountable? Why can't we find out where Saddam's billions went or Arafat's billions? What about those poor people? Sure, poor more money in without any accountability!
Chirac: “The price of selfishness is rebellion,” he warned. “We should ensure that the world’s unprecedented wealth becomes a vehicle for the integration, rather than exclusion, of the most underprivileged.
U.S. Agriculture Secretary Ann Venemen: “A global tax is inherently undemocratic,” she said.
The document adopted after Monday’s meetings, but not signed by the Americans did not make specific anti-proverty proposals but said the time had come “to give further attention to innovative mechanisms of financing â€” public of private, compulsory and voluntary, of univeral or limited membership” to raise funds to fight poverty:FOXNews
Advice to France: try working a forty hour week and taking less than six weeks vacation.
Update: Bad Hair Blog: Jacques Chirac, arguably one of the most corrupt politicians of all time, yesterday gave a speech at the UN (that paragon of transparency) proposing to harness globalisation with a new “ethic for globalization". The new ethic takes the form of a proposed $50 billion global tax on financial transactions, greenhouse gas emissions, arms sales, airline tickets and credit card purchases. (Read the rest.)
(Note to Fausta: New Jersey, a bluest of the blue states, in a tie. McGreevy effect? naw. Really good employment figures? probably not. Seeing our neighbors vaporized and 736 funerals? I think so.)
And regarding accountability Instapundit has this:
By The Way, did you hear about this one, also from Instapundit:
Twelve French soldiers on peacekeeping duties in Ivory Coast have been arrested in connection with a bank theft there last week.
The troops had been assigned to protect a branch of the Central Bank of West African States (BCEAO) and were charged with stealing $120,000 (100,000 euros).
French military spokesman Colonel Henry Aussavy said the accused soldiers were being sent home to face French justice.
More than 4,000 French troops are serving alongside UN peacekeepers.
Here are two GREAT updates on Kerry's morphing back to his true form - the antiwar protestor - but he sure looks lots like Teddy Kennedy. Kerry's Views on Iraq, Vietnam 'Virtually Identical,' Critic Charges and Bill Kristol For Kerry, It's Always Vietnam They are both great. (told you so!)
ANOTHER SUCCESS FOR DIPLOMACY?
Syria's ambassador to Washington said yesterday his country's forces in Lebanon will begin a major redeployment toward their own border this morning.
The diplomat also said Syrian and U.S. troops will partake in joint security operations along the Syrian-Iraqi border, although State Department officials contradicted that claim.
"This is official," said Imad Mustapha, Syria's ambassador to Washington, speaking by telephone from the Syrian capital. "Tuesday morning there will be a major redeployment of Syrian forces in Lebanon toward the border." . . .
A senior State Department official disputed the ambassador's statement last night.
"We are looking for Syria to take certain action to protect the border. That action has not been taken yet. We'll be working to improve Syria's performance," the official said. "At this point, that does not include joint actions with American troops."
Hmm. Stay tuned.
This man is anti-American and so is his party! Here is the key - they don't think they are anti-American because their idea of America is their utopian dream - not the reality of where America is! In other words - they are in favor of what they want America to be - but they are definately against everything America is currently. This is where they have been since the 60's!
Missed the UN today, but I will update here after I do.
Which brings me to Kofi - dear Kofi - He declares the war in Iraq illegal! Whooptie doooooo. But beside the fact that we don't give a spit for your Kofi, feeling - I realize that Mr. Annan, just like Mr. Kerry have cost lives in Iraq. This man has stood by and watched some of the most horrendous genocide known to man in the last 60 years decided he had to proclaim that it is noble to fight us and kill innocent civilians!
Don't think so? Just as Mr. Kerry gave the North Vietnam exactly what they needed to defeat America (ask Jane Fonda why she apologized - if she didn't finally figure out what a f - up she was) The left today is giving the terrorists what they need just so they can push their multilateral ONLY philsophy. Kofi is on this left - a man who wouldn't accept US security for his Iraqi mission, then when the attack we warned against happens he pulls out never to return. Had security been accepted imagine the situation we could have been in now.
When he declares the US as the illegal occupiers some of those on the fence decide it is okay to attack and join the terrorists. To Mr. Annan and his group this is just a few pawns lost in a great game of winning the defeat of the US - not total defeat, just enough that we won't mess with his and Mr. Kerry's UN Dreams! But what is a few pawns when millions have been slaughtered on your watch! The sad thing is that they believe this is noble, the left's ends justify the means argument - the same one that allowed Dan screw the pooch.
Iraq is decried by the left as a complete mess - given the battering the administration has taken from the left for the past year I wouldn't be surprised! Problem is those who are there aren't nearly as certain that this is a mess! But as the screeching increases as Kerry's numbers drop, just as they did 35 years ago Kerry and Kofi can defeat us again!
Again, if you read nothing else read this letter from a Marine in Baghdad!
Frontpagemag has this great explaination of what Kofi really did with his, "I am the law," incorrect declaration.
Another hostage in Iraq was beheaded by the very terrorists we are trying to stop! Armies of Liberation has a link - I won't link directly because I feel you need TWO warnings about the graphic content! The Terrorists want women prisoners released from Iraqi prisons but the only women being held are Dr. Germ and The Chemical woman - hmmmm, wonder why they want them back!
In case you missed - BECAUSE IT WAS THE 6TH STORY - CBS admitted they couldn't verify the authenticity of their famed documents! Dan said he was sorry to the public - not sorry to the President or the family of Killian mind you. But he did drop the fake but reflect the truth theory for now! What were these last 2 weeks? Why did they have the 86 year old secretary on last week? CBS has lots to answer for - and that "sorry" wasn't nearly enough!
Drudge is reporting that in the White House "top Bush advisers are recommending a CBS reporter be removed as moderator of a planned presidential debate. Who can trust these CBS people to play it straight [during the debate]? I suspect they will be out for revenge."
Besides Kerry aid Max Cleland it seems another Kerry Aid spoke to the Retired Guard member who passed the documents to CBS! The DNC had an ad campaign ready for the day after the story ran on CBS - no, there wasn't any coordination and the campaign had NOTHING to do with the forging of stories! Yea right!
Drudge lists the same story like this: CBS COORDINATED BUSH BASH WITH KERRY CAMPAIGN; Aide Talked to Retired Guard Officer...
Claims he is, "a patsy," and he just passed doc's from a Lucy Ramirez to media.
CBS to investigate connections between Producer Mapes and Kerry Campaign - Burkett claimed he would only release documents if he was put in contact with someone from the Kerry Campaign! (Scarborough Country - on air) Confirmed here at Kerry Spot.
Okay, new Queen Bore (Ter.....Mrs. Kerry) says if you don't support her your a scumbag! Nice, but very reflective of the Democratic mind! Take a walk through the wild world of the DU and you will see that scumbag is mild to the point of being endearing - kinda like that lady professor said cunt was a good word!
Bush lifts Libya sanctions! Lets see, we aren't any safer now then before 9/11 - isn't that what Kerry said yesterday? What about Libya giving up their WMD and terrorism ties!
KERRY UP JUST 5 IN NEW YORK - TIED IN MARYLAND - Bush Ahead in Wisconsin, Iowa, Oregon, New Mexico - Implosion 101 - losing Liberal Central, New York - will California be next?
Al Qaida seen planning for 'spectacular' attack; Intelligence agencies think danger is high to Inauguration Day
Did you hear about this one? Costa Rica deports two men feared to have links to terrorist groups They were trying to get to Canada- documents forged - very cool - tried to bribe guards..........(HT-A of L)
Citizen arrest gives a rundown of blogs from Tailwind to Rathergate - good read and very telling of how not so subtle means are used to try to influence public opinion! This started during Vietnam and continues today! See this posting on Vietnam lies - Kerry a dupe for the enemy, every enemy!
And just because I love this post: Strong Hooker Gifts!
UPDATE 3:20A: Just in time for today's post comes this from the Washington Post about dear Kofi:
U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan will tell the 191-member U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday that the rule of law in the post-Sept. 11 world has been eroded both by the United States and by other nations as they battle terrorism, and by Islamic extremists and their horrific acts of violence, according to senior U.N. officials.
Later he says why can't we all just follow the basic rules of human conduct! BECAUSE THEY ARE TERRORISTS who would just as soon cut off your head as look at you!
Then you get this great deal:
Participants in the event adopted a declaration vowing "to act against hunger and poverty."
The declaration, signed by more than 100 countries, endorsed Brazil's call for a tax on international financial transactions and on heavy weapons sales, to raise billions of dollars for the poor. It also endorsed a British proposal to borrow money from international markets to increase international funding for the developing world.
OH GREAT - at least they found a replacement for their Oil For Food SCAM! Can't wait to see how they manage to pervert this one to take our money and blame us for it! (Of course we will be one of the greatest taxed under these proposals!)
Monday, September 20, 2004
Really, I can't make this stuff up! The Kerry base was built on the most Shifty (yes, shifty) sand - the Lie-N-Hype 9/11 King himself - Patient ZERO of Moore's Disease! Now it is crumbling because what they have really gotten isn't a Pontiac (I have a Pontiac) but an Edsel!
Oh, and Moore made it sound like his Pontiac only lasted one good year and he wasn't happy with it after that! He pretends he is from Flint (his email address is even mmflint@......) but doesn't like the cars made there?
Implosion 101 Archives
When your back then you can discuss here and amongst the Lie-N-Hypers! This guy is there now - not 6 months ago when a National Intelligence Estimate was written!
Keep in mind that Kerry is praying (yes I mean praying) to his base - hoping the actually come out to vote in November. That is a sign of disintegration!
powergenitalia.com (no, it isn't a Levitra store, I worked with her!)
whorepresents.com (no, you can't get something for the misses)
expertsexchange.com (no, they won't make a man out of you)
They are all - or were - web addresses someone chose for their company.
What were they thinking?
Well powergen italia is an Italian company that deals with batteries, who represents is an agent referral source and experts exchange is a programming reference site.
I liked the website addresses better - see the Urban Legends Reference for the story! (Hat Tip Kerry Corner)
IS JOHN KERRY RIGHT? Did most Vietnam vets commit atrocities against civilians on a near daily basis as John Kerry insisted in his testimony before the U.S. Senate? Quotable:
In America in Vietnam, Lewy noted the establishment of a veritable war-crimes industry, supported by the USSR, as early as 1965. As Ion Mihai Pacepa, a former Romanian intelligence chief, has recounted, the Soviets set up permanent international organizations including the International War Crimes Tribunal and the Stockholm Conference on Vietnam "to aid or to conduct operations to help Americans dodge the draft or defect, to demoralize its army with anti-American propaganda, to conduct protests, demonstrations, and boycotts, and to sanction anyone connected with the war." Pacepa claims to have been responsible for fabricating stories about U.S. atrocities in Vietnam and "flacking" them to Western news organizations. Lewy writes that "the Communists made skillful use of their worldwide propaganda apparatus . . . and they found many Western intellectuals only too willing to accept every conceivable allegation of [American] wrongdoing at face value."Read also this.
The VVAW, a small, radical group that never exceeded a membership of 7,000 (including John Kerry) from a pool of nearly three million Vietnam (and nine million Vietnam-era) veterans, essentially "Americanized" Soviet propaganda. When he testified before the Senate in 1971, Kerry was merely repeating charges that had been making the rounds since 1965.
The key is that John Kerry learned nothing from his anti-American days! You can see it in his speech at NYU today! This is the key to winning this election and defeating the Ghosts of Vietnam!
Last week, amid increasing questions about the authenticity of documents used in support of a 60 MINUTES WEDNESDAY story about President Bush's time in the Texas Air National Guard, CBS News vowed to re-examine the documents in question—and their source—vigorously. And we promised that we would let the American public know what this examination turned up, whatever the outcome.
Now, after extensive additional interviews, I no longer have the confidence in these documents that would allow us to continue vouching for them journalistically. I find we have been misled on the key question of how our source for the documents came into possession of these papers. That, combined with some of the questions that have been raised in public and in the press, leads me to a point where—if I knew then what I know now—I would not have gone ahead with the story as it was aired, and I certainly would not have used the documents in question.
But we did use the documents. We made a mistake in judgment, and for that I am sorry. It was an error that was made, however, in good faith and in the spirit of trying to carry on a CBS News tradition of investigative reporting without fear or favoritism.
Please know that nothing is more important to us than people's trust in our ability and our commitment to report fairly and truthfully.
WHAT DID DAN KNOW WHEN DID HE KNOW IT AND WHERE DID THEY COME FROM!
UPDATE: PoliPundit makes this great post!
Off with his head! Dan Rather willfully slandered our president, using cheap forgeries, 50 days before an election, in a time of war. When confronted with the overwhelming evidence about the forgeries, Rather stonewalled, called his critics “partisan political operatives,” and attempted yet more slander against the president. This man doesn’t deserve to cover a city council meetingUPDATE: There are now reports that Burkett is verified as the source of these documents. If that is the case then there is absolutely ZERO excuses for them running with a story based on fake documents! OR are they just trying to stear away from the Kerry Campaign? Was that the purpose to the whole 3 week delay in admitting the documents were fakes?
The constant attacks on America's President does not help our troops, does not help our allies, and does not help the Democratic party.
He sounds like he did in 1971 when he lied to us about Vietnam. The sad thing is that the far left and sees nothing wrong with this. I believe the American people will see this for what it is - Kerry deciding that his only chance to win is to return to his core beliefs! He couldn't fool the American people into accepting him as a centrist, he couldn't sell the Vietnam lies, now he is showing his true self! As scary as it is it is a breath of fresh air - and I believe it will be his biggest flop to date.
What goes unanswered is what damage his droning on will do to America in the long run. I believe he thought our place in the world was were we were following his testimony in Vietnam - knocked down a few pegs and more apt to act multilaterally! Never more to become a force for good - that is left for the UN!
Remember this comes right after he sent his sister to attack our ally Australia on their own soil. They just don't get it folks.
The left's short sighted obsession with persuing Osama as if we were in a man hunt demonstrates that they just don't get it when it comes to war against an idealogy - because they don't have deeply held beliefs about right and wrong they cannot ever claim to have a superior one! They will wring their hands about terrorism and forget that terrorists cannot succeed without the support of rogue nations!
If he can sell this to America our failure to defeat Kerry will be a failure to defeat terrorism worldwide and will be a failure to put the ghosts of the Vietnam lies to rest for once and for all!
UPDATE - as if to make my point a FReeper made this post:
I'm watching John Kerry now on Fox News Live as he tells us that George Bush has failed to heed his advice and so, the War in Iraq has gone terribly wrong.
While Trashing the President, John Kerry's Tie is worth a thousand words.
Most ties sold in America are "Bar Dexter" which means the stipes run right to left. John Kerry is wearing an orange tie with stripes that run left to right. That particular type of tie is termed "Bar Sinister". Bar Sinister ties are sold in France.Is there a message in this?
There isn't a bone in Kerry's body that believes America is the best hope for all that is good in this world! He is a man of the world and that is where he would take us - back to the UN that over 65% believe does us no good in the war on terror!
UPDATE: Jane thought there would be something NEW! Kerry Flip Flop Update
UPDATE: Go read Slings & Arrows for a breakdown of the problems with TTMK's (The Talented Mr. Kerry) plan - point by point!
UPDATE: Newsmax has this Sen.
John Kerry set some kind of record today in a speech to his fellow leftists at New York University. The Republican National Committee counted 14 flip-flops on Iraq.
So, Tom, “for some reason” Bush hasn’t been able to form a coaltion as large as the one his father put together in 1991? Gee, could that reason be because the leading elected officials of the Democrat party in America have spent the past 18 months calling the President a liar who misled the country into an unnecessary war? Couldn’t that be making it just a little bit difficult to convince other countries to join the United States in the effort in Iraq? Didn’t the question I just asked even cross the mind of MTP host, Tim Russert?
The big, old, mainstream media (whatever name you choose to call them) is dying and the fact that no mainstream journalist is asking Democrats on a daily basis why their vicious attacks on the President are not at least partly to blame for the fact that there are no countries standing in line to help us in Iraq, is just one more reason.
Of course the Media Contradictions may be the answer! Personally I believe that deep down the media feels it's own actions could be seen as anti-American - somewhere along the line they decided that being pro-American might "taint" their coverage of the news! You know, that high minded nuanced position! Problem is they have become anti-American. The MSM is no better then the UN. That is why Fox is kicking their butt! Fox makes no bones about being pro-American in their coverage and they admit it is their one bias!
Wow - CBS Admits it may have been dupted! Hahaha, Dan said he wanted to break the story - of course he is almost THREE WEEKS late! He did an interview over the weekend with Bill Burkett - I wonder if he will tell Dan which Kerry team member he gave the doc's to. Rumor is it was Max Cleland.
The Post has a great rundown of what Kofi Annan MUST Do if he really believes the US led coatlition was acting illeagally in enforcing the UN Security Council's resolutions in Iraq. He MUST bring the evidence before the Security Council - but he won't! He would rather attempt to influence our elections and bring us back to the great surrender days before 9/11. That is the key you know, the rest of the world would rather go back to 9/10, wouldn't we all! Only problem is the terrorists won't let us - oh sure, they will back off so they can get a nuke or two, but they will be back!
BTW, the Oil For Food scam needs to break and give Kofi his real legacy! When 54% of Americans say the UN doesn't reflect it's values there is a problem with the basic structure of the organization.
Along those same lines here is a wonderful indepth description of what the resolutions meant and why they had to be enforced - using the resolutions themselves!
OH GREAT - Foreign election observers arrive in U.S.
Zell Miller has written a letter to Georgia Dems - Based on their reaction following his convention speech he will only get more hatred from them! After the 2002 midterm loss the Dems ran hard left hand up in the air screaming, "I'm Blocking everything you say, hmmmmm." They really believe they are mainstream!
From Alphabet City comes this - seems the Russians can get things done!
Kavaz Tsentr, official website of Chechen terrorists, has been shut down by the Lithuanian government.Maybe we can get Russia to take out al Jazerra and some of the islamic websites.
While your there get a load of this one ZARQAWI'S MAN IN CHECHNYA THREATENS US, RUSSIA
Oh, BTW, how is this for a more sensitive War - ON AMERICA AND HER ALLIES (from Captain's Quarters):
Thank you Mr. Kerry and family! BTW, she harped on about attacks in Bali and Jakarta - but just like here she couldn't point to any attacks at home! Take the war to the enemy - protect the homeland!
In a move that should shock both American and Australian voters, John Kerry's campaign has sent Kerry's sister Diana down under to tell Australians that their American alliance makes them less safe:John Kerry's campaign has warned Australians that the Howard Government's support for the US in Iraq has made them a bigger target for international terrorists
Mr. Howard's response is the slap in the face we all would like to give TTMK (The Talented Mr. Kerry!):
Compare Howard's comments, "We will not wait for a terrorist threat to eventuate before we take action." to TTMK's during the convention, "Let there be no mistake: I will never hesitate to use force when it is required. Any attack will be met with a swift and certain response."
Australian Prime Minister John Howard answered the Kerry campaign's meddling in their election by proclaiming a policy of pre-emption, promising overseas strikes on terrorist bases before threats turn into attacks on Australians at home or abroad:Prime Minister John Howard unveiled a plan for "flying squads" of police to stop terrorist attacks in the region, stressing he would not hesitate to order a pre-emptive strike overseas if needed to protect Australia.
With all the help the administration has been giving Halliburton you would think they would be doing gang busters wouldn't you? Roscoe's Blog has the truth on Halliburton and their ties to Cheney - seems there wasn't even a phone call between the two!
DANEgerous has How Europe became a 90-pound weakling
In Bosnia, where the French and Germans did collaborate in the sort of coalition Kerry favors, the United States had to deliver an embarrassing 85 percent of the missile strikes because of the primitive condition of the European air forces.
And Kerry thinks our doing 90% (his #'s) in Iraq was bad - Bosnia IS Europe!
Sunday, September 19, 2004
Very busy morning in the blogsphere and newslands so here's the mid day trek:
Big boobs - I mean news - Brittney Spears got married again! This time it is certain to last for 3 days or more! From Wizbang (picture too!)
Now for the real news - the NYT (no link, sorry, boycotting NYT and LAT) has a story that there is a MAJOR offensive being planned for the end of the year (November of December). This sounds great and with any luck we will not hold back! I have heard pundits discuss how announcing this is bad - but I have to wonder, if my theory is right - that Iraq is a vaccuum for Islamist Terrorists and in so being it helps keep them from being sucked over here............... Then announcing a new offensive might just put out a call for help to beat the infadel (us in case you didn't know) and might slow or stop plans to disrupt our elections! Particularly if the offensive is successful! The Command Post runs this down.
Wow - I realize that because of my disability that thoughts are flowing kinda like jello today - pardon any run ons or half thoughts - they are making sence to me, in my mind but maybe not on screen! Like forcing toothpaste back into the tube!
Anyway....Lie-N-Hype 9/11 update......Moore's disease has definately infected Mr. Kerry and here is the proof - a list of symptoms. John Kerry and the Minuteman - and this guy went through Moore's website - what a brave soul! Seems Kerry is showing all the major symptoms - AWOL mouth, Halliburton eyes, Saudi skin, goat breath, and lying eyes! Bookmark this blog, it is a good read!
Of course Kerry has had Moore's disease since the late 60's with the kicker being his traitorous activities as a member of VVAW! Check out this rundown of his anti-American activities including meetings with the enemy!
Kerry is not a hero. He betrayed his comrades-in-arms in time of war. He is a chronic liar and a fraud. This is not about politics; it's about truthfulness, reliability, loyalty, and trust - all absolute tenets of command. John Forbes Kerry is not fit to be Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the United States of America.
Poll rundowns are always best on Polipundit - and today there are state by state examples.
What to know what our friends are doing - well, as were working on pulling the kife out of our back read this on NATO. BTW, contrary to Kerry's claims France announced today that no matter who is President they will nto be providing troops for Iraq, kinda defeats Kerry's argument! (lost my link, sorry).
Read Yeowch! for an update on that girl and her sign that the compassionate democrats ripped up! Key is this:
A liberal just admitted that assaulting and screaming at three year old girls is acceptable behavior, if you're a Democrat. In fact, it should be expected.
Rathergate still plods on - wonder if they thought it would go away? Instapundit reports that:
More later, off to Sisters for dinner - Happy Birthday to her!
SUMNER REDSTONE DUMPING STOCK? My first thought is that this has nothing to do with RatherGate -- but of course, my first thought on RatherGate was that CBS's case couldn't possibly be as flimsy as it looked.
On the other hand, betting on Sumner Redstone being an idiot looks to be longer odds than the same bet regarding Dan Rather.
Light posting to start the day - I will update later but still not running on all cylinders! (5 of 8)
This could happen one day: Iran Mullah President Considered for UN Sec-Gen Post
As it is this is just an internal Iranian debate so far! Kofi Annan is a failed UN Secretary General and as there is zero support for the US and for that matter for the only democracy in the middle ease (Israel) then the hope for effective reform of the UN is not even a pipe dream! (Hat tip Roger Simon)
Chairman of Iran's House of Political Parties Hassan Ghafourifard said he would discuss the issue with Khatami soon, and that a special committee would be formed to follow up due proceedings. He said he had been informed that the next UN secretary general would be elected from Asia at the recent International Conference of Asian Political Parties (ICAPP) in Beijing.
Victor Davis Hanson has a great piece on Iraq, See ya Iraq, leaving now would be a disaster!
Islamic fascists are now fighting openly and losing battles, and are increasingly desperate as they realize the democratization process slowly grinds ahead leaving them and what they have to offer by the wayside. Iran, Syria, Lebanon, and others must send aid to the terrorists and stealthy warriors into Iraq, for the battle is not just for Baghdad but for their futures as well. The world's attention is turning to Syria's occupation of Lebanon and Iran's nukes, a new scrutiny predicated on American initiatives and persistence, and easily evaporated by a withdrawal from Iraq.DKK