Friday, August 24, 2007

Democrats Surrender

Democrats running for President are too afraid to appear on Fox.

And they think such cowardice makes them worthy of being President?

If they are afraid of being on the most popular cable channel, they are too wimpy to be President.

Democrats have surrendered to the left-wing 'I hate America Crowd'.

Cut and Run from a debate with questions of real substance.


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Thursday, August 23, 2007

Battle of Civilization vs Chaos

Joseph Rosenberger writes on today's American Thinker:

The
current political squabbles in America between the liberal, socialist
left and the moral capitalist conservative right are merely a skirmish
line on the edge of two colliding civilizations. The combatants are not
the free market, individual centric conservatives and libertarians vs.
the Nanny State, socialist plantation liberal straw bosses. Not at all!

The
Elephant in the room is Islamofascism - and President Bush and his
brilliant General Petraeus, at the head of the greatest Army of our
lifetime, are decisively engaged. What is at stake dwarfs the '08
elections topics of single payer medical care, unfunded social
security, or our billions of dollars held by China and Saudi Arabia,
for economic blackmail.

Life as we know it -- the profound
blessings of the Age of Enlightenment and the spectacular technological
progress in the arts and sciences that resulted -- is, absent a
courageous defense, doomed to be devoured in the maws of a barbarian
Islamofacism if President Bush's war leadership fails. Militant Islam
means to convert, enslave, or exterminate the infidel non-Muslim world,
depending on the degree of resistance encountered. The Koran demands
it, and militant Islamists are implementing it wherever they have the
critical mass to enforce it. Secular pluralism and a democratically
established Rule of Law will not survive, absent protectors that
exercise lethal force to defend it. This should be the litmus test of
who should be our next president, and no other.






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Democrats want to lose in Iraq

Democrats are fearful of any good news from Iraq.
Democrats have invested in the US being defeated in Iraq.




"Rep. James Clyburn (D-S.C.), House majority whip, recently
said it would be "a real big problem for us" - Democrats - if Petraeus
reports substantial progress.

Rep. Nancy Boyda (D-Kan.) recently
found reports of progress unendurable. She left a hearing of the Armed
Services Committee because retired Gen. Jack Keane was saying things
Boyda thinks might "further divide this country," such as that Iraq's
"schools are open. The markets are teeming with people."

Boyda
explained: "There is only so much you can take until we in fact had to
leave the room for a while . . . after so much frustration of having to
listen to what we listened to."





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Media History



"What we still don't understand is why you Americans stopped
the bombing of Hanoi. You had us on the ropes. If you had pressed us a
little harder, just for another day or two, we were ready to surrender!
It was the same at the battles of TET. You defeated us! We knew it, and
we thought you knew it. But we were elated to notice your media were
definitely helping us. They were causing more disruption in America
than we could in the battlefields. We were ready to surrender. You had
won!" - General Giap, North Vietnam (memoirs)



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Wednesday, August 22, 2007

President Bush's speech to VFW

The tragedy of Vietnam is too large to be contained in one speech. So
I'm going to limit myself to one argument that has particular
significance today. Then as now, people argued the real problem was
America's presence and that if we would just withdraw, the killing
would end.

The argument that America's presence in Indochina was dangerous
had a long pedigree. In 1955, long before the United States had entered
the war, Graham Greene wrote a novel called, "The Quiet American." It
was set in Saigon, and the main character was a young government agent
named Alden Pyle. He was a symbol of American purpose and patriotism --
and dangerous naivete. Another character describes Alden this way: "I
never knew a man who had better motives for all the trouble he caused."



After America entered the Vietnam War, the Graham Greene argument
gathered some steam. As a matter of fact, many argued that if we pulled
out there would be no consequences for the Vietnamese people.



In 1972, one antiwar senator put it this way: "What earthly
difference does it make to nomadic tribes or uneducated subsistence
farmers in Vietnam or Cambodia or Laos, whether they have a military
dictator, a royal prince or a socialist commissar in some distant
capital that they've never seen and may never heard of?" A columnist
for The New York Times wrote in a similar vein in 1975, just as
Cambodia and Vietnam were falling to the communists: "It's difficult to
imagine," he said, "how their lives could be anything but better with
the Americans gone." A headline on that story, date Phnom Penh, summed
up the argument: "Indochina without Americans: For Most a Better Life."



The world would learn just how costly these misimpressions would be.
In Cambodia, the Khmer Rouge began a murderous rule in which hundreds
of thousands of Cambodians died by starvation and torture and
execution. In Vietnam, former allies of the United States and
government workers and intellectuals and businessmen were sent off to
prison camps, where tens of thousands perished. Hundreds of thousands
more fled the country on rickety boats, many of them going to their
graves in the South China Sea.



Three decades later, there is a legitimate debate about how we got
into the Vietnam War and how we left. There's no debate in my mind that
the veterans from Vietnam deserve the high praise of the United States
of America. (Applause.) Whatever your position is on that debate, one
unmistakable legacy of Vietnam is that the price of America's
withdrawal was paid by millions of innocent citizens whose agonies
would add to our vocabulary new terms like "boat people," "re-education
camps," and "killing fields."



There was another price to our withdrawal from Vietnam, and we can
hear it in the words of the enemy we face in today's struggle -- those
who came to our soil and killed thousands of citizens on September the
11th, 2001. In an interview with a Pakistani newspaper after the 9/11
attacks, Osama bin Laden declared that "the American people had risen
against their government's war in Vietnam. And they must do the same
today."



His number two man, Zawahiri, has also invoked Vietnam. In a letter
to al Qaeda's chief of operations in Iraq, Zawahiri pointed to "the
aftermath of the collapse of the American power in Vietnam and how they
ran and left their agents."



Zawahiri later returned to this theme, declaring that the Americans
"know better than others that there is no hope in victory. The Vietnam
specter is closing every outlet." Here at home, some can argue our
withdrawal from Vietnam carried no price to American credibility -- but
the terrorists see it differently.



We must remember the words of the enemy. We must listen to what they
say. Bin Laden has declared that "the war [in Iraq] is for you or us to
win. If we win it, it means your disgrace and defeat forever." Iraq is
one of several fronts in the war on terror -- but it's the central
front -- it's the central front for the enemy that attacked us and
wants to attack us again. And it's the central front for the United
States and to withdraw without getting the job done would be
devastating. (Applause.)



If we were to abandon the Iraqi people, the terrorists would be
emboldened, and use their victory to gain new recruits. As we saw on
September the 11th, a terrorist safe haven on the other side of the
world can bring death and destruction to the streets of our own cities.
Unlike in Vietnam, if we withdraw before the job is done, this enemy
will follow us home. And that is why, for the security of the United
States of America, we must defeat them overseas so we do not face them
in the United States of America. (Applause.)

Geo. W Bush, Aug 22, 2007



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Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Hillary vs John

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - New military tactics in Iraq are working but the
best way to honor U.S. soldiers is "by beginning to bring them home,"
Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton told war veterans Monday.

Clinton,
seeking the Democratic nomination for president, praised the work that
soldiers have done in Iraq but described the government there as "on
vacation," leaving American troops in the middle of a sectarian war.

Later
the Veterans of Foreign Wars were told by Sen. John McCain, who is
seeking the GOP nomination, that withdrawing from Iraq would be a
historic mistake — far worse than previous U.S. missteps in the country.

McCain
said he understands that Americans are "sick and tired" of the war,
which he said hasn't gone well. Still, he said Gen. David Petraeus and
other military leaders deserve patience.

Petraeus, the
U.S. commander who will report to Congress on progress in Iraq next
month, told the group that in some areas, partnerships between
coalition forces and Iraqi soldiers are "quite robust." He also said
that Iraqi losses have been three times those suffered by the U.S.-led
coalition.

Clinton and McCain spoke to hundreds of members of
the VFW, which is holding its annual convention in Kansas City. On
Tuesday, Democratic candidate Barack Obama and former GOP Sen. Fred
Thompson are to speak. President Bush arrives Wednesday.

Let's see, who speaks like a commander in chief and diplomat.
Clinton: Troops are doing well, let's bring them home.
Clinton: Iraqi government is on vacation
Nope, she doesn't sound like a leader

McCain:
that withdrawing from Iraq would be a
historic mistake..
McCain: Far worse than the mistakes already made.
Better, but lacks force.






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Monday, August 20, 2007

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Ooh Rah!



She called...
Lyrics posted at Bad Ass Marine

Blacks, Whites...wait
African Americans and Caucasians, Asians, excuse me.
Vietnamese, Filipinos, Koreans and Jamaicans or
Haitians, waitin' Hispanics y'all.

Please be patient
Mexican, Puerto Ricans, Venezuelan, Cuban, Dominican, Panamanian Democrats
I beg your pardon, you partied with the late, great Reagan?
Republican, Independent, Christian, Catholic,
Methodist, Baptist, 7th Day Adventist, 5 Percenters,
Hindu, Sunii Muslim, Brothers and Sisters who never seen the New York city
skyline when the twin towers still existed.
But still She called.

From the bowels of Ground Zero she sent this 911 distress signal.
Because She was in desperate need of a hero,
and didn't have time to decipher what to call 'em,
so she called 'em all Her children.
The children of the stars and bars who needed to know nothing more than the fact that she called.
The fact that someone attempted to harm us
this daughter who covered us all with her loving arms.
And now these arms are sprawled across New York City streets.
A smoke filled lung, a silt covered faced,
and a solitary tear poured out of her cheek.
Her singed garments carpets Pennsylvania Avenue and the Pentagon was under her feet.
As she began to talk, she began to cough up small particles of debris
and said, "I am America, and I'm calling on the land of the free."
So they answered.

All personal differences set to the side
because right now there was no time to decide which state building the Confederate flag should fly over,
and which trimester the embryo is considered alive,
or on our monetary units, and which God we should confide.
You see, someone attempted to choke the voice
of the one who gave us the right for choice,
and now she was callin.
And somebody had to answer.
Who was going to answer?

So they did.
Stern faces and chiseled chins.
Devoted women and disciplined men,
who rose from the ashes like a phoenix
and said "don't worry, we'll stand in your defense."
They tightened up their bootlaces
and said goodbye to loved ones, family and friends.
They tried to bombard them with the "hold on", "wait-a-minute's", and "what-if's".
And "Daddy, where you goin?".
And, "Mommy, why you leavin?".
And they merely kissed them on their foreheads and said "Don't worry, I have my reasons.
You see, to this country I pledged my allegiance
to defend it against all enemies foreign and domestic.
So as long as I'm breathin, I'll run though hell-fire,
meet the enemy on the front lines,
look him directly in his face,
stare directly in his eyes and scream,
"I AM AMERICA! WE WILL NOT BE TERRORIZED!
WE WILL NOT BE TERRORIZED!
I REFUSE TO BE AFRAID!
I'LL FIGHT YOU ANY COUNTRY, ANY CONTINENT, ANY TERRAIN.
I'LL FIGHT TO MY LAST BREATH!"

And if by chance death is my fate,
pin my medals upon my chest,
and throw Old Glory on my grave.
But, don't y'all cry for me.
You see, my Father's prepared a place.
I'll be a part of his Holy army standing a watch at the Pearly Gates.
Because freedom was never free.
POW's, and fallen soldiers
all paid the ultimate sacrifice
along side veterans who put themselves in harms way.
Risking their lives and limbs just to hold up democracy's weight,
but still standing on them broken appendages anytime the National Anthem was played.
You see, these were the brave warriors that gave me the right
to say that I'm Black. Or white.

Or

African American or Caucasian,
I'm Asian, excuse me.
I'm Vietnamese, Filipinos, Korean, or Jamaican.
I'm Haitian, Hispanic

Y'all, Please be patient.
I'm Mexican, Puerto Rican, Venezuelan, Cuban,
Dominican, Panamanian, Democrat
I beg your pardon, you see I partied with the late, great Reagan.
I'm Republican, Independent, Christian, Catholic,
Methodist, Baptist, 7th Day Adventist, 5 Percenters,
Hindu, Sunii Muslim,

Brothers and Sisters We're just Americans.
So with that I say
"Thank You" to the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marines,
for preserving my rights
to live and die for this life
and paying the ultimate price for me to be...FREE!