Not that this comes as a surprise or anything. Last May when the Dems got tired of waiting for this month (September) for an assessment from Gen. David H. Petraeus, the General that they unanimously approved with the plan that they also unanimously approved, they were already talking about discrediting his report, already believing that the General would say whatever Bush wants him to say. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) exemplifies this point along with disparaging our troops and producing juicy propaganda for alQaeda.
SCHUMER: The inability of American soldiers to protect these tribes from Al-Qaeda said to these tribes, “We have to fight Al-Qaeda ourselves.” It wasn’t that the surge brought peace here. It was that the warlords took peace here, created a temporary peace here.
True to form, Democrat leaders are all over this report, before they even see it. Another excellent example of how these Democrats produce recruiting propaganda for the enemy. And another excellent example of Democrats putting all their efforts towards the election instead of fighting the war. Putting politics ahead of everything, that is and has been their one and only priority.
Washington Times link
May 16, 2007 link
Rush Limbaugh link
The National Security Letters portion of the Patriot Act came under attack today by U.S. District Judge Victor Marrero, who ruled the practice unconstitutional.
U.S. District Judge Victor Marrero in New York ruled that the landmark anti-terrorism law violates the First Amendment and the Constitution’s separation of powers provisions because it effectively prohibits recipients of the FBI letters (NSLs) from revealing their existence and does not provide adequate judicial oversight of the process.
Just goes to show you who the ACLU is fighting. They are fighting the wrong enemy. It isn’t Bush, as articulated by the ACLU’s executive director. . .
The lawsuit was filed by the American Civil Liberties Union on behalf of a plaintiff identified only as John Doe, an Internet service provider prohibited under the law from publicly revealing the receipt of an NSL.
Anthony D. Romero, the ACLU’s executive director, said the ruling “is yet another setback in the Bush administration’s strategy in the war on terror and demonstrates the far-reaching efforts of this administration to use powers that are clearly unconstitutional.”
Can’t wait to hear the presidential wannabes comment on this one.
related:Free, But Not Free To Kill, Patriot Act, Washington Post link
Tonight’s Republican debate in New Hampshire had one grand loser. That would be Ron Paul, but not because he believes in governing the country being guided by the Constitution. That is called being ‘conservative’ nowadays. Imagine that! It is because he is in denial, utter denial, regarding Iran.
He actually said, and he wasn’t using hyperbole, that in his opinion Iran probably has more reason and right to be in Iraq than the United States. Because they are neighbors. Boy that’s warm and fuzzy. He rejected a question about Iran being involved in Iraq by supplying weapons, training, and money to the insurgents and killing our soldiers in Iraq. And by insurgents I mean the alQaeda types that are fighting the U.S. and Iraqi armies. Ron Paul’s response was ‘no they aren’t.’ Meaning that Iran is not doing all of the above. ‘It’s not been proven’ he said. Not been proven? Is he the republican party’s Rosie O’Donnell?