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A GI's thoughts on the left's refusal to end a war...
As the left tries to salvage some shred of dignity from the train wreck of their "anti-war" rhetoric and pre-war predictions of disaster they turn increasingly to the WMD issue as one that leaves them some tiny morsel of credibility. Having gained no ground in the "It's all about the most expensive oil in the world!" argument they turn to the lack of discovery thus far and cry "See? See? We weren't wrong about everything!" Well, yes you were, so no, you don't even get this morsel, okay?
Really guys, it's way past time for you to sit down with that fresh hot cup of shut the #%&@ up. That the increase in whining about this issue comes on the heels of this, this, and this, to me just seems totally stunning. Who but the desperately brain-dead would continue to insist that it matters?
That the same spineless whiners would stoop to twisting the words of Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz on the issue to suit their agenda only adds to my sense of wonder. "I wonder how stupid these people think we are?" I asked the Mrs. mere moments ago...
Here's a great analogy everyone should read. (Thanks lgf for link.) And also consider this: Iraq could have begun manufacturing WMD whenever they wanted. There is every reason to believe they would, and that they would use them on us, most likely via terrorist type activity. Have we eliminated the threat of that? No. Have we reduced it? Yes. A lot of people know we mean business, and that we are good at the "mean business."
Recall when Reagan replaced the ineffective Carter in '81 - Iran immediately released the hostages. Some would claim this was an attempt to embarrass Carter. Others (the Ayatollah included) knew the truth; a new sheriff was in town.
But we are not a war-like people (sorry, "blame America first" crowd, it's true) and expecting that the Muslim world would leave us in peace just as we would them we didn't press that advantage. Lebanon was our first slip; not finishing the Gulf War in '91 was another, albeit a mistake vastly overwhelmed by the reality of our stunning victory. However, eight years of Clintonian running from danger resulted in complete loss of any respect or deterrent ability we had gained.
So once again there's a new Sheriff in town. And we appear to be ready to attempt to turn the tide that has seemed so inevitable over the past couple of decades. Even the most intensely hate-blinded adherents to the religion of peace must now come to grips with the fact that their actions have ended forever our "who cares?" attitude to their lives. They have gained our full attention. We are now quite obviously a force to be reckoned with in the Middle East, a role forced upon us and a mantle worn uneasily. Those who would use the term "Crusade" would be wrong. That we appear "Romanesque" in our approach to this is the more correct analogy. That this may cause some discomfort for people on both sides of the aisle in this country is certain, and healthy, and another sign of our fundamental goodness. We will not be there forever; we will not establish an empire. George Bush is not Caesar. The American people are not the Germans of 1937.
The same groups who attempted so viciously to prevent this war of Iraqi liberation are now (disappointingly but not surprisingly) trying desperately to foil the plans for a peaceful and prosperous post-war Iraq. They are without honor. Their declarations of disaster are without merit. Their spew remains poisonous and their motives unchanged; discredit Bush and get some otherwise hopeless cretin elected President in 04. Their current mantra invariably includes the initials "WMD."
This article by Mark Steyn makes the perfect final word on the subject. Unfortunately, I've no doubt the left will not "move on."
(Kathy Kinsley at On The Third Hand pointed to the Steyn article and inspired me to this result. Kathy, of course, has lots of other thought provoking entries for your enjoyment today (and always).)
Spot on.Posted by Kathy K at June 1, 2003 04:31 PM
Hey, if 20% of Americans think finding WMD is important then that's the biggest percentage that the Democrats currently have on any issue. Can you blame them for exploiting it?Posted by The thinker at June 1, 2003 10:50 PM
"As Byrd tries desperately to calculate the cost in lost pork of liberating the world's only known Children's Prison, I can't help but think that truly, never have so many given so much for so few to be so petty."
That was written by you, Greyhawk, on another post. Just thought it needed added here.
A GI's thoughts on the right's refusal to stop lying...
I know it's a sad thing to find out one's president is a big fat liar. I was disappointed when I learned of Clinton's fabrications. So, I do understand why you don't want to admit that Bush is a big fat liar who led America into war under false pretenses. However, it's time to get over it. He's dangerous and immoral and deserves to be turned out at the next election. America deserves a president who's not a big fat liar.Posted by EdG at August 5, 2003 03:40 PM
Thanks for expressing your interest in our national defense.
Please note that
1) Posting contrarian comments on two month old discussions of whether or not an issue is obsolete but won't be treated as such by the opposition is somewhat self defeating. Let me simplify: I said I thought this was a dead horse issue but that people like you would continue to beat it. You came along two months later and proved my point.
2) Your main point (repeated three times) is that Bush is a big fat liar. I've seen the man in person and he is neither big nor fat, this is verifiable and casts significant doubt on the verity of your third adjective.
3) Claiming to be a GI when you are not is contemptible. GI's are out making history while you sit and whine about it. A freedom you have because of our defense thereof. I even permit your whining on my own webpage. Enjoy.
And please consider cutting down on the caffeine, Ed.Posted by Greyhawk at August 6, 2003 04:27 AM Hide Comments | Show/Add Comments in Popup Window(5) | (Note: You must refresh main page to view newly posted comments here)