23 June 2006

Can We Call Them Traitors NOW?

The New York Times broke this story today. And in their own words:

Viewed by the Bush administration as a vital tool, the program has played a hidden role in domestic and foreign terrorism investigations since 2001 and helped in the capture of the most wanted Qaeda figure in Southeast Asia, the officials said.

Now they were not alone in the treason game. The LA Times and even the newshole (thanks Ben Stein) of the Wall Street Journal, had versions of this story. It was of course picked up by my local fishwrap, and placed just under the story about the Missin' Linc siding with the Dems in yesterday's troop vote.

Here we have some of the most "important" (their words/ not mine) newspapers in the nations continuing the Learn about it - Tell the world about it game that wins them fans and Pulitzer's.

Who cares if there are real terrorists in this country and in other nations that we are stopping? Who cares if American lives will be saved?
Who care as long as the Bush administration looks bad, even when no innocent is hurt?
They only care about themselves and their own need to be ego stroked.

I'm bullshit about this, but I have found a way to smile and it is once again thanks to the Great Ott and his wonderful take on this. Best line:

"crucial to the success of the war on the war on terror"

LOL and true because that is what it is.

Again can we call them traitors NOW?????

22 June 2006

Why Is Linc Chafee A Republican, Part 793?

The U.S. Senate today, rejected two different Democrat Party resolutions regarding troop withdrawals from Iraq.

In an 86-13 vote, the Senate turned back a proposal from some Democrats to require the administration to withdraw all combat troops from Iraq by July 1, 2007, with redeployments beginning this year. No Republicans voted in favor of the plan.
Minutes later, the Senate rejected by 60-39 the proposal more popular with Democrats, a nonbinding resolution that to urge the administration to begin withdrawing troops, but with no timetable for the war's end.

The first resolution from the war hero John Kerry, with his (to the freedom loving people of Iraq) dropdead date of July 1st, 2007, received no support from the Democrat wing of the Republican Party. Resolution number two, well that was a different story.

The only Republican to vote with the MINORITY party?
You guessed it, the Missing Linc himself. That rumbling sound you hear in Arlington National Cemetery is his father, John L.H. Chafee who served in the Marines during World War II, spending his 20th birthday on Guadalcanal.

Again I ask why is the National Party supporting this clown?

Calling Out The Anti-War Cranks

Today the WSJ crushes one out of the park with this piece about the differences between the US military in Iraq and our enemies, both foreign and domestic.

That's a distinction worth pondering the next time you hear Iraq war critics carp at the U.S. refusal to apply Geneva Convention privileges to enemy combatants. The Convention extends those privileges to combatants who abide by the laws it sets for war, including the treatment of prisoners.
Combatants who fail to obey those laws--by not wearing distinctive military insignia or targeting civilians--are not entitled to its privileges. If they were, the very purpose of the Convention would be rendered a nonsense. And this is why the U.S. has refused Geneva privileges to the enemy combatants at Guantanamo, which we hope is an argument heeded by the Supreme Court as it decides the Hamdan case.

Well said and followed by this:

Meantime, the U.S. military continues to examine allegations that Marines killed 24 civilians in the town of Haditha last November. Pentagon investigators have also uncovered evidence of detainee abuse by U.S. Special Forces in early 2004--just as the Army was the first to disclose the prison abuses at Abu Ghraib.
For some, all this is just more evidence of inveterate U.S. barbarity or the criminal abuses made possible by Dick Cheney and Alberto Gonzales. In fact, it testifies to a U.S. military and executive branch willing to investigate, disclose and prosecute errant military behavior, whatever the military or political price. That's something Mr. Murtha and his fellow-travelers in Congress and the media might not recognize. But a majority of Iraqis do, which is why, in the battle against the killers of Privates Tucker and Menchaca, they line up to fight on our side.

Read it all and pass it on to everyone who supports the type of people who did what was done to Pvts. Thomas L. Tucker and Kristian Menchaca.

Chafee And The House Democranks

Yesterday's WSJ (subscription required) had an editorial about House Democrats and their great "pay-as-you-go" plan to "deal with" the ever decreasing federal deficit.

Now what does this have to do with the Missin' Linc? Well his radio and tv ads praise his support for paygo, and his web page even quotes from a WSJ newshole story by "conservative killjoy" Jackie Calmes, as though it was an editorial position with the following:

This week, as in the past, Sen. Chafee joined Democrats in unsuccessfully trying to get the White House and Republicans to reinstate Clinton-era pay-as-you-go rules requiring any new spending or tax cuts to be offset by other spending cuts or revenue increases. He also has voted against the Bush tax cuts, the Medicare drug benefit and the Iraq war. While conservative groups attack him, Mr. Chafee has won an Economic Patriot Award from the middle-of-the-road budget watchdog group, the Concord Coalition.

Well now the WSJ doesn't really feel that way about paygo and lays it out in a piece entitled "The 'Pay-As-You-Go' Ruse". My favorite part is:

The real game here is to make tax cutting all but impossible..Had paygo still been in force, the 2003 tax cuts that have done so much to spur growth and increase federal revenues would never have passed.

Makes me still think that Linc is running in the wrong party primary.

20 June 2006

A Great Speech From POTUS

The Prez spoke directly to the people of Iran today and scored some major points.

To help provide more opportunities for the people of Iran, we will look for new ways to increase contact between Americans and Iranians, especially in education and culture, sports and tourism. We'll provide more than $75 million this year to promote openness and freedom for the Iranian people. These funds will allow us to expand and improve radio and television broadcasts to the people of Iran. These funds will support Iranian human rights advocates and civil society organizations. And these funds will promote student and faculty exchanges, so we can build bridges of understanding between our people.
Americans believe the future of Iran will be decided by the people of Iran -- and we believe that future can be one of progress and prosperity and achievement. We look forward to the day when our nations are friends, and when the people of Iran enjoy the full fruits of liberty, and play a leading role to establish peace in our world.

Now let us hope that, as Winston over at The Spirit of Man says,

President Bush must keep on talking like this and help the legitimate Iranian opposition forces topple the Islamic regime of Iran before there's a mideastern North Korea.

Now I have an idea. Let's plug this speech into Babblefish, push the Korean button, and send it to the starving people of the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea, and see what happens.

What can it hurt. Democratic movements belong to all oppressed peoples, not just those with Q'rans strapped to their waists.

Hey, while we're at it let's do the Spanish plug-in and send it 90 miles south of Miami.

19 June 2006

I'm Back

My brain was just not into the political game for the last week, now I'm getting ready for more fun.

The left is flailing away, and this is a great moment in stupid legislative news;

Sen. Jarrett Barrios was so outraged his son Nathaniel, a third-grader, was given a peanut butter and Fluff sandwich at the King Open School in Cambridge, he said he plans to file legislation to outlaw the marshmallow spread in school lunch programs.

Wow, that'll fix the world's problems. BTW Fluff is made in Lynn Massachusetts.

Also this asshat's little game of chicken with the US military is blowed up by my hero Uncle Jimbo at Black Five.

Remember, as Ann Coulter implies in Godless, liberals are wrong about so much, why should we be surprised when they keep doing what they are so good at doing?