In an attempt to show an about-face on the Iraq war to Code Pink the other day, Sen. Hillary Clinton said this “[w]e should not go to war unless we have allies.” In my world, just an enemy is required before going to war.
Taking the first opportunity to show distrust and disdain of the military, democrats top-off their first 100 hours by kicking off the their second Vietnam campaign. That is to say, the democrat leaders today have turned the war on terror into a political battle with a penchant for sharing the Commander in Chief responsibilities.
Vietnam was lost hugely because of politicians running the war from Washington instead of generals running the war in theater. Today, right out of the box, democrats’ first position on the war was to ignore the advice of the general in charge, Lt. Gen. David H. Petraeus, and proceed with playing politics with our troops and the war with their ‘non-binding’ resolution.
According to the ‘democrat clock’, the ‘first 100 hours’ is not over yet. Here’s the addendum to the 100 hour blitz of democrat legislation. In the first 100 hours, Democrats rebuke the military.
Lt. Gen. David H. Petraeus, the President’s pick to implement the new Iraq strategy, was lauded by all the democrat leaders in the house and senate. Within a day or two of the big welcome and confidence expressed for Gen. Petraeus’ record and judgement, democrats in the house ignore his advice and have their Iraq plan ‘no confidence’ resolution anyway.
Asked by Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman (I-Conn.) whether those resolutions would give encouragement to the enemy by exposing divisions among the American people, he replied: “That’s correct.”
So when people like Hillary Clinton chastise Bush for not listening to his generals (their spin), Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden, John Murtha, Kucinich and the like are doing the same, to the real general, the one charged with the responsibility of prosecuting it, despite the fact that they know full well that the ‘unintended’ consequence of such a rebuff would give hope to the enemy. Giving hope to your enemy is not a way to win the war.
“Iran: Israel, US will soon die” Now there’s a headline you won’t see in your newspaper. I wonder how much help we will give Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad should we leave Iraq prematurely? I haven’t seen or heard anyone demanding that Mahmoud ‘negotiate’ with the US, have you? Mahmoud is on a mission and negotiations is but a sideshow to his mission.
Yaakov Lappin Published: 01.23.07, 22:24
Ahmadinejad: Be assured that the US and Israel will soon end lives
Israel and the United States will soon be destroyed, Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Tuesday during a meeting with Syria’s foreign minister, the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB) website said in a report.
“Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejadâ€¦ assured that the United States and the Zionist regime of Israel will soon come to the end of their lives,” the Iranian president was quoted as saying.
With the democrats proposing to have a resolution, ‘non-binding’ they’ll be sure to say, for the purpose of expressing their ‘no confidence’ on the President’s ‘surge’ plan, one wonders what the effect of such a vote would have on our troops, the war effort, and on our enemy if it were to occur? Simply, it would hurt the morale by showing non-support of and for the troops, and, it would offer hope to our enemy that they can prevail if democrats would have their way.
As a legislator, does it make any sense whatsoever to do something that would in one fell swoop, harm our troops and our war effort and help our enemy?
How about a resolution to win the war and defeat al-Qaeda and other terrorists around the world? Unity in fighting this war is more important to this country than whoever is in the White House. A concept which the current democrat leadership does not endorse.
Back to the point of not hearing anything from the MSM on the first 100 hours of the Democrat congress, here it is. Well, no it isn’t. AP calls it ‘Six for ’06’, which is the Democrats’ six-bill, 100-hour legislative agenda. Now there is an article, but none of the six legislative actions were listed. Here is what it is, and why it’s not being explained.
- Remove incentives from and increase taxes on the oil industry. Add dis-incentives (conservation fee) to oil production and exploration in the Gulf of Mexico.
- Raise the federal minimum wage.
- Implement some 9/11 commission recommendations.
- Expand embryonic stem cell research.
- Empower Medicare to ‘negotiate’ prices with the pharm industry.
- Lower interest rates on student loans.
Today, Democrats stood united to say that we have kept our promise to the American people, said Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-California.
She’s not referring to her promise of being partners, not partisans, with the minority. They were shut out of 100% of the 100 hours as far as input goes. There is this Democrat Clock that worked like this. . .
The Democrats’ clock, which counted only the time spent directly on the six bills, showed that 42 hours and 15 minutes had elapsed when the roll call ended on the last bill, energy legislation that would reimpose billions in fees, royalties and taxes on the oil industry.
What’s missing in the Democrats’ agenda?
I haven’t been writing much lately.Â Mainly because the Democrats still have nothing to say and I always knew whatÂ ‘cut and run’ was, and is.Â Looks as though we’re in for a 2 year cruise of treading water in the manner that Clinton did for eight years.
Haven’t heard anything in the media about ‘the first 100 hours’ of the new Democrat majority congress.Â 100 hours being long gone now, working 20 hrs/wk it would take them 5 weeks to get to their first 100 hours.Â So there’s still plenty of time.
What’s being ignored?
The obvious ones are winning the war-on-terror,Â economic policies like making the tax cut permanent, fixing Social Security, educational policies like allowing school choice via the school voucher program (No child left behind), real tort reform, earmark removal just to name a few.Â Â The party has nothing to say about the issues they just ran on.Â Oh thatâ€™s right, it was â€˜Bush sucks.â€™
“Peace activists” and Cindy (Chavez) Sheehan, go demonstrating at Club Gitmo.Â They want the detainees to be let go.Â Â SettingÂ terrorists freeÂ to continue to kill in their jihad is a peaceful thing?Â And that makes sense to who?Â Â Useful idiots, that’s who.
Isn’t it amazing how peace activists don’t criticize the terrorists for what they do?Â
I think they should go to Tehran or maybe Gaza, or Sadr City,Â along with their signs and t-shirts and tell those terrorists that they need to stop suicide bombers and quit tossing rockets into Israel.Â Also demand that they be tried in International Courts (whatever that is) forÂ crimes against humanity. Â And be sure to leave a last will and testament before you leave the United States.
Nice story of a WWII vet who lost his wallet while fighting in France.Â He got his wallet back, with its contents of memorabilia intact.
al_Qaida, repulsed from Mogadishu by the Somali government with significant military help from Ethiopia, is hit today by a C-130 gunship. No one has, so far, officially confirmed the report but it is very good to know that it happened.
The Left can now be expected to denounce the attack as a stunt to take some wind out of Nancy Pelosi’s sails, while continuing to deny we’re in a global war.