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The Weblog at The View from the Core - Sunday, December 14, 2003
"They Aren't Really Americans"
Democrats in Self-Destruct Mode XLI
.... I don't want to question anyone's patriotism, but let's just say that there are people who want us to lose. Lose the war in Iraq. Lose the war against terrorism.
They aren't really Americans. They prefer to think of themselves as some sort of "citizens of the world." They demand that we kowtow to the French and Germans, subordinating our national interest to those who had the most to gain from Saddam's continued dictatorship.
The left in this country is so very sick. They won't be the majority party in this country until they start to have some pride in their nation and the confidence that the military can be used for good.
It will be a long time coming.
And lookee here:
268785, Why there isn't joy about this
While I am happy that this man will now pay for his crimes against humanity, this is a huge political victory for George W Bush. It was bound to happen sooner or later and frankly I'm glad it happened now. There is no excuse now not to simply pull the troops from Iraq (this wont happen, the main goal of this all along has been to establish a permanent military presence in the Middle East in a friendly country that isn't Israel. The Big failure was not realizgin just how hated the US is in these parts. I firmly believe that for teh US to survive as a democracy and for the COnsitution to survive, Bush MUST be driven from power along with his neo-conservatives cronies. The Republican party must go back to its roots as a bastion of conservatism instead of as a vehicle for Empire and fascism which is where Bush is currently pushing it. So ANYTHING that helps Bush is a bad thing.
And this (ellipses in original):
268798, OK, good news.
Now.... what about all the lost jobs here in the US, What about the shady, "sexed-up" intelligence used to GET us into this war in the first place, What about Halliburton's role in both the destruction and rebuilding of Iraq, What about the goddamned WMD's, What about The cutting of veteran's benefits, What about the Patriot Act, What about the stepped-up destruction of the environment during this administration, What about the lack of a living wage, What about the lack of health coverage for millions of Americans, What about the tens of millions of us who are forced to work two full time jobs just to make rent, What about the tax cuts for the rich when the rest of us are struggling, What about the lack of political balance in the major media outlets, What about Diebold and BBV, WHat about Bechtel, What about James Baker, What about the tens of thousands of civilians killed over there to get ONE guy, What about the 300+ US soldiers killed in Iraq and Afghanistan, What about the stalled investigation into the reasons behind the 9/11 attacks, What about the Valerie Plame scandal, What about the culture of hatred and intolerance that is building and spreading across America, What about Halliburton overcharging the government, What about bringing the troops home and making sure they're safe, What about the mainstream media being owned and operated by Bush cronies and contributors, What about all the soldiers over in the desert still being attacked, What about those 16 words (remember them?), What about teachers in this country getting paid about as much as short order cooks, What about Prescott Bush's Nazi connections, What about Afghanistan, What about the fact that rich white kids don't have to die for their country but dark-skinned kids and poor whites DO, What about the Saudis and their ties to the Bushes, What about Michael Powell (the son of Colin POwell) being the head of the FCC and using that power to stifle any hint of dissent, What about the increasing hegemony of madia outlets serving up only one political perspective, What about Cheney's secret energy meetings, What about those damned WMD's again, What about Bush asking the Iraqi resistance to "Bring it on" to his troops, What about the rich getting richer and never sharing, What about the stalled economy, What about the reasons why it took this goddamned long to find this assh*le, and what about Osama?Is this really a time for rejoicing?
How about that? Michael Powell is stifling "any hint of dissent". Ha. HA. HA!
269026, Rejoice for the Iraqis?
Why? Because we set them up to be ruled by someone for 40+ years and then destroy the country to be set up to be ruled by someone else of our choosing for the next 40?I want you to tell each and every Iraqi mother whose child has been killed by US bombs and bullets in the last year that she should be happy! Hell, mail 'em a flag and a medal, eh?Their lives will not change. Their oil is going to be stolen. When they have nothing left that we want, we'll go. Not before. Yes, they should yuk it up!And so should we. Bankrupting a nation for the exclusive few at the top is after all, the intention of the founders of the country.
268820, All smiles, but
Those Repub assclowns wills use these pictures over and over. I bet his show trial will start about a week before the election next year. We will be beat up as unpatriotic when those jerks are trying to destroy the country. Don't the people realize Bush is Hitler?
269108, Give him time most Americans liked Hitler
Until it was too late. In fact our Hitlers grandpa helped put Hitler in power and only stopped helping him after he was ordered to do so in 1943.Please dont pretend to understand History if you can't see the similarities between our current government and evil regimes from history. There are too many. No two situations are exactly the same yes but, Bush is the closest to Hitler we have ever seen here and that is too close.
God help me, I've read enough.
Re: Saddam Capture
Perhaps the shortest e-mail message The Blog from the Core has ever received:
Christmas came early this year!
San Juan de la Cruz II
Priest and Doctor of the Church
Today, though impeded this year by the Third Sunday of Advent, is the feastday of St. John of the Cross, friar, reformer, theologian and poet.
Of Hunger for the Coming
Living in lively hope
See also San Juan de la Cruz.
P.S. And see also Lex Communis.
Dean and Friends at NYT Have Really Bad Timing
Democrats in Self-Destruct Mode XL
Tomorrow, Howard Dean is going to give the first "major" "foreign" "policy" speech of his campaign. His supporters will be giddy afterwards. (If you peruse some of the comments from his supporters, at message boards, you might notice that Dean is a magnet for conspiracy nuts and brainless kooks.) I'm not sure anybody else will care at all.
In today's NYT, Dr. Dean faults the administration on the particulars of the "removal" of Saddam Hussein:
.... His planned speech on Monday is the product of many hands, including former Vice President Al Gore, whose consultations on the text were a prelude to his recent endorsement of the Dean candidacy. (Dr. Dean will not say which parts Mr. Gore edited.)
He also plans to announce on Monday that a host of advisers — including W. Anthony Lake, former President Bill Clinton's first national security adviser; Adm. Stansfield Turner, the former director of the Central Intelligence Agency; and Adm. Charles Larson, the former commander of all forces in the Pacific — have signed on to the campaign. Like several of the other Democratic candidates, he also consults Samuel R. Berger, who succeeded Mr. Lake as national security adviser.
The speech is filled with critiques of how Mr. Bush squandered good will toward the United States, and assessments like this one: "The removal of Saddam Hussein was accomplished in the wrong way, at the wrong time, with inadequate planning, insufficient help and at unbelievable cost." ....
He said he was not surprised by the administration's moves to cut France, Germany, Russia and other nations out of American contracts for rebuilding Iraq, and then to ask the same countries to forgive Iraq's multibillion-dollar debts. "Tin ear is the characteristic of the president's foreign policy," he said....
Dean thinks Bush has a "tin ear" because Dean is listening to the Democratic elites and their comrades in Europe; Bush, on the other hand, is listening to Americans. Too bad for Dean, I suppose, that the Russians, French, and Germans don't get to vote in next year's presidential election.
Three by Rossetti II
Poems by Christina Georgina Rossetti.
Three sang of love together: one with lips
Promises Like Pie-Crust
Promise me no promises,
Sleeping at Last
Sleeping at last, the trouble & tumult over,
The Norton Anthology of English Literature: The Major Authors (sixth edition), ed. M.H. Abrams, et al., pp. 2106f, 2122f, 2124f.
"Terrorist Behind September 11 Strike Was Trained By Saddam"?
[Follow-up: "Dubious Link Between Atta and Saddam"?]
We Got Him!
Saddam Hussein has been captured!
Kudos to our guys on the ground who have accomplished this!
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