Friday, July 21, 2006

Straight from the DNC talking points

Imprisoned former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein joined the insurgents in siding with Congressional Democrats by calling for America to withdraw from Iraq.

I suppose he wants us to let him go, too.


Tom said...

What is it you think is being accomplished in Iraq?

BAGHDAD, July 24 (Reuters) - Iraq's morgues are overflowing and 100 civilians a day are killed in communal violence, but official statistics tell only part of the story of a slide into civil war -- for the rest, just listen to ordinary Iraqis.

President George W. Bush will hear the Iraqi prime minister, Nuri al-Maliki, in Washington on Tuesday tell him of plans for stemming bloodshed in Baghdad and repeat assurances he gave on Monday that Iraq is not at war with itself.

But talk to people at random in the capital and a picture quickly emerges of a city where virtually everyone has a friend, relative or neighbour who has fallen victim to the sectarian shootings and death threats that Washington accepts are now an even bigger threat than the 3-year-old Sunni insurgency.

Every one of 20 people who spoke to Reuters around their workplace in central Baghdad, from a variety of sects and ethnic groups, had a horror story of conflict touching their lives.

Eight had lost family or close friends to gunmen, four had suffered from kidnaps in their immediate circle, four knew people well who had received death threats. Four knew people well who had died in bombings. Some had themselves been threatened.

Oh.. and those DNC talking points? Well, that's interesting, but of course total B.S.

Stop lying already.. it really doesn't become you.

Hey.. I have an idea. How about we post a nice list of people who support withdrawing troops, shall we? Lets include a bunch of military men, as well as "conservatives".

Andrew Bacevich, author of The New American Militarism:
William F. Buckley, founder and editor-at-large of National Review:
Howard Coble, U.S. Representative (R-NC):
Anthony Cordesman, CSIS Arleigh A. Burke Chair in Strategy:
John Deutch, former CIA Director:
Francis Fukuyama, author of The End of History and the Last Man and prominent conservative scholar:
Lt. General Robert Gard, Jr (Ret.) and Brig. General John Johns (Ret.), former president of the National Defense University and former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense:
Chuck Hagel, Senator (R-NE):
Gen. Joseph P. Hoar, U.S. Marines Corps (Retired):
Walter Jones, Congressman (R-NC):
Melvin Laird, former Nixon Secretary of Defense:
Anthony Lake, former National Security Advisor:
Major General Douglas Lute, Director of Operations at U.S. Central Command:
Edward Luttwak, former NSC, DOD and State Department consultant. CSIS Senior Fellow:
Frank E. Maestrone, former U.S. Ambassador to Kuwait:
Lt. General William Odom (Ret.), former director of the National Security Agency:
Michael O’Hanlon and James Steinberg, Brookings Institite scholar and former Deputy National Security Advisor:
William R. Polk, responsible for Middle East policy at State Department, 1961-1965. Former Professor, University of Chicago:
Christopher Preble, Director of Foreign Policy Studies, CATO Institute:

Who.. that's a whose who list of DNC liberals, isn't it?

Tom said...

How about a bit more from that Liberal DNC talking pointer.. Bill Buckley..

"I think Mr. Bush faces a singular problem best defined, I think, as the absence of effective conservative ideology — with the result that he ended up being very extravagant in domestic spending, extremely tolerant of excesses by Congress. And in respect of foreign policy, incapable of bringing together such forces as apparently were necessary to conclude the Iraq challenge ... There will be no legacy for Mr. Bush. I don't believe his successor would re-enunciate the words he used in his second inaugural address because they were too ambitious. So therefore I think his legacy is indecipherable."

But.. you drank the kool-aid, and there's nothing anyone - not even the most conservative thinkers in the history of man - could say that would change your point of view, or worship of George Bush.

Thank god McCain didn't win.. having a not-quite-so-psychotic conservative in the white house would have been far more damaging in the long run.