19 April 2006

More Great Stuff About Iran

Truth is on the march, and the folks at Iran Press News have a great piece on Iran and its need for nuclear energy.
Read it all but remember this ending.

No! We do not want nuclear energy
We want liberty, open borders, friendship and hope. If you want the truth, yellow cake does not suit us at all because it does not bring honor and pride to our Iran. That is all.
No! We do not want nuclear energy

Truth is a wonderful thing.

Mark Steyn Is VDH With An English Accent.

Damn, why can't most of the world get this truth that Mr. Steyn lays out in today's Opinion Journal link to City Journal (whole lot a journals goin' on)
stuff like:

If Belgium becomes a nuclear power, the Dutch have no reason to believe it would be a factor in, say, negotiations over a joint highway project. But Iran's nukes will be a factor in everything. If you think, for example, the European Union and others have been fairly craven over those Danish cartoons, imagine what they'd be like if a nuclear Tehran had demanded a formal apology, a suitable punishment for the newspaper, and blasphemy laws specifically outlawing representations of the Prophet. Iran with nukes will be a suicide bomber with a radioactive waist.
But wait there's more.
You know I trust you all know how to read and click links.
Read it for yourselves, there will be a quiz afterwards, and it may be really tough.

April Really Is The Cruelest Month.

Sad news over at Iraq The Model, Mohammad and Omar's doctor brother-in-law was murdered by terrorists.
Read the whole thing, but be sure to remember this:

The terrorists and criminals are targeting all elements of life and they target anyone who wants to do something good for this country...They think by assassinating one of us they could deter us from going forward but will never succeed, they can delay us for years but we will never go back and abandon our dream. We have vowed to follow the steps of our true martyrs and we will raise the new generation to continue the march, these children of today are the hope and the future.

What a difference between those who work to preserve life and those who work to end it... it's terrorism and crime and there are no other words to describe these acts. They will keep trying to steal life from us and we will keep fighting back and we will keep exposing them but not with bullets and swords, we never carried arms and we will never do because we are not afraid and because we are not weak unlike those cowards who know no language but that of treason.

April will always be there to remind us of the sacrifice and remind us of the dream we fight for. My God keep safe the Iraqis and their friends who stand with them in their noble cause, peace and prosperity may seem far away but we will get there and I hope our sacrifices be a bridge to a better world.

Prayers for all who have suffered so.

18 April 2006

I've Got A New Assignment For Jack Bauer

And this one won't take 24 hours, unless you count the flight time.

On the day that the CIA poison cigar finally kills Uncle Fidel, Jack need to grab a fight to Jose Marti Airport and wait for further instructions.
Upon arriving at said airport (avoid the '58 Chevy's running all around the tourist only entry gate) go down the street until you find that one 70 year old mole that the Mob/CIA left in Havana and ask him to point you in the general direction of a Cuban Army weapons storage facility.
Grab as many Soviet era rocket launchers (the Bruce Cockburn model is just fine) as you can carry and park yourself at the Eastern end of the main runway.
Wait until you see Venezuela One make it's final approach, and help Hugo Chavez make his final approach to the ground.
Now this would help in many ways. First it would keep the Asian oil interests that keep getting in your way out of our hair because Venezuelan oil is closer and with the Marxist pineapple face out of the way CITCO stations would actually be places Americans would enjoy stopping at.
Next it is in another city that is mostly Spanish and yet the sun might actually shine on your white boy face.
Third if Audrey isn't already dead or in prison, this will assure the rest of us that she will not be around this time.

Your country will thank you with another new identity and a chance to grab some more trailer tail down the road.

P.S. Stop asking Cloe for help with your PDA. You're a big boy, read the damn instructions.

The Memory Hole Is Officially Closed

In George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four there was a way to make the inconvenient facts of the past disappear, it was the memory hole. A tube that lead to the furnace in the basement of the Ministry of Truth.

Something tells me that retired General Anthony Zinni wishes that this fact had found it's way into the memory hole. He and his friends in the LSM can not be happy that Brent Hume said this today.
Former Clinton CENTCOM commander, Anthony Zinni - the most prominent of the retired generals attacking Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld - now says that, in the run-up to the war in Iraq, "What bothered me ... [was that] I was hearing a depiction of the intelligence that didn't fit what I knew. There was no solid proof, that I ever saw, that Saddam had WMD."
But in early 2000, Zinni told Congress "Iraq remains the most significant near-term threat to U.S. interests in the Arabian Gulf region," adding, "Iraq probably is continuing clandestine nuclear research, [and] retains stocks of chemical and biological munitions ... Even if Baghdad reversed its course and surrendered all WMD capabilities, it retains scientific, technical, and industrial infrastructure to replace agents and munitions within weeks or months."
So when Bill Clinton was in office and doing NOTHING, Saddam was unstoppable. But put a man who sees the evil in the world and calls it what it is, then Saddam was NEVER a threat to his neighbors or our friends.
Okay, I just wanted to make sure I understood it.
Also check out this in yesterday's WSJ.
The Generals War
What's behind the attacks against Rumsfeld.
The next to last paragraph has the best lines:
The anti-Rumsfeld generals have a right to their opinion. But there's a reason the Founders provided for civilian control of the military, and a danger in military men using their presumed authority to push elected Administrations around. As for Democrats and their media allies, we can only admire their sudden new deference to the senior U.S. officer corps, which follows their strange new respect for the "intelligence community" they also once despised. U.S. military recruiters might not be welcome on Ivy League campuses, but they're heroes when they trash the Bush Administration.