Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Dashle-itis for Murtha

I read here Novak today about Murtha and Dashlie-itis.
Rep. John Murtha (D.-Pa.) appears to be suffering "Daschle-itis," a figurative disease which makes entrenched incumbents become national celebrities and, in the process, risk alienating the voters that put them in office.

Since seizing his party's anti-war mantle, Murtha has become a great draw for Democratic fundraisers, helping his party boost its prospects for a congressional takeover. Naturally, this helps his party-leadership bid as well.

But at the same time, his outspokenness made him a huge target for the Internet right. His district went for John Kerry with only 51% in 2004. What originally seemed like a long-shot bid by Diana Irey (R.) to unseat Murtha has taken on new credibility as she raises money from the Internet and as Murtha makes more and more outrageous statements.

I think we got a chance to Dump Murtha. Irey is green, but she's got energy and Supports the War. She's got it right. (and not senile like Murtha!)

Saturday, June 24, 2006

More info on the Identity theft

28,000 Navy personal Data were listed on a website.
Personal data on approximately 28,000 Sailors and family members was discovered on a civilian Web site in late June, and the Chief of Naval Personnel is working to identify those individuals affected, to notify them individually.

The Chief of Naval Personnel was notified June 22 that an open Web site contained five spreadsheet files with personal information including the name, birth date and social security number on several Navy members and dependents.

Individuals affected by this will be contacted soon by the Navy to ensure they have information on how to guard against identity theft. In addition, information on how to watch for suspicious activity on personal accounts is posted on the Navy Personnel Command (NPC) Web site,

Great! NavyHusband has to go fill out a form to obtain our Credit reports (I used to work for Experian!) Experian or TransUnion or Equifax. Any one will do.

Here's the Navy article here.

Friday, June 23, 2006

Let's put the NYT and LAT up for Treason!

The financial transactons that were recorded by SWIFT were mostly ones in Foreign countries. Again, like the NSA program most American's will not be effected. If you don't have anything to hide why worry. It's the illegal transactons that worries the left of "Civil Liberties" being violated. President Bush said right after 9/11 we were going to go after the "Money" the terrorists were transfering. Stop them in their tracks. Damm right.
Data(here) from the Brussels-based banking consortium, formally known as the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication, has allowed officials from the C.I.A., the Federal Bureau of Investigation and other agencies to examine "tens of thousands" of financial transactions, Mr. Levey said.

While many of those transactions have occurred entirely on foreign soil, officials have also been keenly interested in international transfers of money by individuals, businesses, charities and other groups under suspicion inside the United States, officials said. A small fraction of Swift's records involve transactions entirely within this country, but Treasury officials said they were uncertain whether any had been examined.

I hope the DOJ gets tuff and prosicutes. Loose lips sink ships. Treason it is!

Retirement is near!

NavyHusband (In the NAVY for 24 years with 6 of them Active duty) has been officially transfered from his unit to VTU. He'll be retired from the NAVY in the Fall. It's also his 42 birthday! I joked with him this morning about joining the Army reserves (they upped the recruiting age to 42). He told me, "If they do send me to Iraq, I want it to be NAVY not ARMY!" Well said. Now the honey do projects put off now can commence, first there's the bathroom needing painting and new floor tiles, the kitchen needs cabinets refinishing......(Oh, and don't forget the garage needs cleaning too!)

Thursday, June 22, 2006

Feinstien, please say "Troop Withdrawal"

I have the same thoughts on this. If a senator voted for the War then why don't they want a VICTORY in that War? From Real Clear Politics here.
I want to be clear on this. Once a senator votes for a war resolution, the senator has not renounced his or her duty to criticize bad policies, nor does the senator forfeit the right to change his or her mind.

The senator, however, does have a responsibility to fight for victory -- so that the troops who die abroad do not die in vain, or endure more fire because Washington pandered to voters' anxiety. They are risking their lives, and Feinstein doesn't even have the honesty to use the term troop withdrawal.

We are winning this war. Let the troops do the job you voted for. Win the war, Victory is at hand.

Murtha's cut in run in 1993

From here Real Clear Politics:
Mr. Murtha's howlers about Okinawa obscured a more revealing comment he made earlier on CNN. He cited President Clinton's abrupt withdrawal from Somalia after 19 Rangers were killed there in 1993 as an example of the policy the U.S. should follow in Iraq.

Osama bin Laden gave the "change in direction" in Somalia Mr. Murtha applauds as the chief reason why he thought al Qaida could strike the United States with impunity.

"After a few blows... (the U.S.) rushed out of Somalia in shame and disgrace, dragging the bodies of its soldiers," Mr. bin Laden told ABC's John Miller in a 1998 interview.

Because he is a retired Marine Reserve colonel who served in Vietnam, Rep. Murtha is regarded as one of the Democrats' leading strategic thinkers. This, sadly, may be the case.

Mr. Murtha sounds less like a Marine colonel these days, and more like a male Cindy Sheehan. Has he become senile? Or was he always this stupid?

In either case, voters in his district should take a close look at Diane Irey, the Republican who hopes to put an end to the embarrassment to Pennsylvania Jack Murtha has become.

Check out Diana Irey here.

Saturday, June 17, 2006

Dump Murtha

Support the Troops, Stop Murtha!

I think us bloggers should storm Murtha out of office. Even though I live in the Left Coast (in a red county) I want to see this guy thrown out of office in PA. Here is his republican opponent Diana Irey's web site.

(HT Hugh Hewitt) Froggy over at BlackFive on Murtha Jumps the shark. Interesting, he was pushing the withdrawal of the Marines in Somailia in 1993. Mr. Cut N' Run himself.

Here's the Vets for Irey's site, they really want to Dump Murtha. Maybe they will be the Swifties of 2006. I hope we can make it so!

Update: Here's Blackfive's post on Murtha and the blog storm.

Thursday, June 15, 2006

I think this is the turning point in the Iraq war

I think this is the turning point in the war in Iraq. The killing of Zarqawi brought a "treasure trove" of intell. HT to Drudge on JPOST translation of one document found here. Interesting, they are suffering and we are winning (Hear this Dems!) Also they want US to be engaged in a War with IRAN:

While the coalition was continuing to suffer human losses, "time is now beginning to be of service to the American forces and harmful to the resistance," the document said.

The document said the insurgency was being hurt by, among other things, the U.S. military's program to train Iraqi security forces, by massive arrests and seizures of weapons, by tightening the militants' financial outlets, and by creating divisions within its ranks.

"Generally speaking and despite the gloomy present situation, we find that the best solution in order to get out of this crisis is to involve the U.S. forces in waging a war against another country or any hostile groups," the document said, as quoted by al-Maliki's office.

According to the summary, insurgents were being weakened by operations against them and by their failure to attract recruits. To give new impetus to the insurgency, they would have to change tactics, it added.

Matt over at Blogs for Bush has the same view:
I have to say, I believe we are starting to see what could be a major turning on the home front over the Iraq War. The death of Zarqawi, followed by President Bush's surprise visit to Baghdad, gives Congressional Republicans as good a precursor to the forthcoming floor debate on Iraq and the War on Terror in the House.

Do you thing the Dems will change their "Cut and Run" policy now? This proves we are doing the right thing by going where the terrorists are and knocking them down with 500 LBS Bombs! I'm still doing my "Snoopy Dance" that Z-MAN is gone! WO HO!

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Happy Flag Day

Happy 231 Birthday ARMY!

I'd like to say Happy Birthday to the US ARMY! The GWOT couldn't happen with out you.
You guys & gals rock!
Links here:
One Marine's View
Black Five
Sons of the Republic
The Blorg

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

The ride to Baghdad

White House Press Secretary Tony Snow, left, and White House Counselor Dan Barlett, ride in a military helicopter wearing helmets and flak jackets for a trip from Baghdad International Airport to U.S. Embassy in the Greenzone. (From Fox News)

Looks like Barlett doesn't feel so good. At least they got the flack jacketts and helmets on!

Original Sin?

From Drudge:
DNC Chair Howard Dean on NBC's 'TODAY': 'If Karl Rove had been indicted it would have been for perjury. That does not excuse his real sin which is leaking the name of an intelligence operative during the time of war. He doesn't belong in the White House. If the President valued America more than he valued his connection to Karl Rove, then Karl Rove would have been fired a long time ago. So I think this is probably good news for the White House, but its not very good news for America'...

Excuse me, but Ms. Plame was not a "covert CIA" agent and she was "In" country. So how can she be an "operative?"

A good day for W!

Two things today make it a good day for me. One, Karl Rove will not be going to court! No Fitzmas! Two, President Bush is in Iraq today! Another special trip with out the MSM knowing about it! I bet they are fuming. Imagine' David Gregory going ballistic. Helen Thomas will blame it on W wanting to ride on Zarqawi’s coat tails. I have a great imagination! Will the unhinged left have a laugh? NOT!

Monday, June 12, 2006

I'm so happy that they are sad!

MSM treatment on Zarqawi's such a joke to me. He was a bad guy who deserved to die. It was not a police action that killed him. It was insider intel and a coup on A-Q. The military played an important role in killing him. The MSM is so pathetic and they hate the military. Why can't they say "Job well done?"

HT to RCP on Iraq The Model's post here. From a BBC forum on Arabs:
Zarqawi's death means nothing at all because it's the byproduct of the despotic policy that exists in his home country, Jordan.
There are thousands of Zarqawis in our nation who are getting persecuted and terrorized so they found their way to Iraq where they can vent, thanks to America who brought destruction to the region with the help of her agents (the rulers). And for your information, our information about Zarqawi is vague…is he a national hero, or a criminal terrorist? We don't know for sure but we see that our enemies are so happy that he's killed and that is what makes me feel sad for his death.
LOL! You go Troops! NAVYWife is Happy! You made my week go by fast. And I'm still doing the Snoopy dance! They got the Z-Man!

Sunday, June 11, 2006

Kudos to USAF! They got the Z-Man!

Great cartoon by Cox and Forkum. (HT by LGF)

Saturday, June 10, 2006

The beheader's last crimes...

I found this in Human Events about severed heads being found in Iraq linked to Mr. Z. His last heinous crimes before leaving this world. (here)
If you are looking for the legacy of Abu Musab al Zarqawi, do not look in the concrete rubble of so-called safe house in Baqubah that became his final resting place. Instead, look less than 10 miles to the west, on the side of the road in the desert town of Hadid, for a pile of cardboard banana boxes.

Inside those boxes were nine human heads.

Some of the heads still had their blindfolds on. Iraqi police are still attempting to identify the murdered men.

Days earlier, in Baquba, Iraqi police found another eight severed heads. One of those heads belonged to a prominent Sunni Muslim imam, who preached peace and tolerance.

For the past few weeks, U.S. military intelligence analysts had seen a spike in beheadings—a specialty of the Zarqawi network.

The MSM is filled with the moral issue of why we are celebrating a killing of a mass murdering A******. I heard a caller on HH yesterday said she was doing the "Snoopy Dance" when she heard that Z was killed! I was awake When I heard the news at 2:30 AM I could not go back to sleep. I got up and watched FOX News! They were doing the Snoopy Dance too!

We rejoice because such a horrific killer is gone due to our continuing efforts in the War on Terror. I think it’s a turning point in the war, even though some think it’s too soon to tell. I believe it is a Moral victory, Good vs. Evil. Good will prevail over Evil. We are persistent and patient. We will win it! It just takes time.

Thanks to the troops we got him! We will see victory on the GWOT. The Iraqi's are on the way to a democratic republic. More power to our armed forces in helping with the fight.

Friday, June 09, 2006

USS Cole Deployment

I wanted to write yesterday on the USS Cole but Blogger was upgrading to a better database. I hope the upgrade works! Blogger has been sluggy the past week.
(Hat Tip to Anchoress here). This is the second deployment since the 2000 bombing. It was fitting it happend on Z-Day! Rejoice! Victory is near! The US Troops are doing a great job! (Only the MSM doesn't see the Victory.)
I’ve always had a softspot for the USS COLE, probably simply because of how CIC Clinton said the words but did nothing when 17 of his sailors were killed and one of his naval vessels was attacked. Tammy Bruce notes she is asail again and she remembers the names of the fallen. The COLE heading back to the Middle East.

ME too Anchoress! I'm glad CIC W got it right

Thursday, June 08, 2006

It's Z Day!

"Zarqawi's death is a blow to al-Qaeda; it is a victory in the war on terror."
Thats what George W. Bush said this morning. I say God Bless the troops, good job well done!
From WAPO here:
Speaking from the Rose Garden several hours later, President Bush praised the U.S.-led military coaltion for continuing to pursue Zarqawi through "years of near-misses and false leads."

"Through his every action, he sought to defeat America and our coalition partners and turn Iraq into a safe haven from which al-Qaeda could wage its war," Bush said. " . . . Now Zarqawi has met his end, and this violent man will never murder again."

The Prime Minister al-Maliki said in a press conference about Zarqawi's demise:
"Today Zarqawi was defeated," said Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, appearing at a midday news conference with U.S. Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad and Gen. George W. Casey, the top U.S. military commander in Iraq. "This is a message to all those who use violence killing and devastation to disrupt life in Iraq to rethink within themselves before it is too late," Maliki added.

Prime Minster Blair chimes in too:
British Prime Minister Tony Blair called Zarqawi's death "a strike against al-Qaeda in Iraq, and therefore a strike against al-Qaeda everywhere." He called Zarqawi the "most vicious prosecutor" of terrorism in Iraq.

I say AMEN! Now we have to finish the Hat Trick by getting Osama and his Egyptian Doctor.

Friday, June 02, 2006

Some good reads today..

I'm busy with Girl Scouts and AVON today. First read I found on Michelle Malkin's site about the Iraq syndrome here:
And there begins the Iraq Syndrome.

Some elements of the newly ascendant Democratic left may welcome it, but no serious person in American politics should.

The Vietnam Syndrome, a loss of confidence in the efficacy of American military engagement, was mainly a failure of U.S. elites. But it's different this time. This presidency has been steadfast in war. No matter. In a piece this week on the White House's efforts to rally the nation to the idea of defeating terrorism abroad to thwart another attack on the U.S., the AP's Nedra Pickler wrote: "But that hasn't kept the violence and unrest out of the headlines every day." This time the despondency looks to be penetrating the general population. And the issue isn't just body counts; it's more than that.

The missions in Iraq and Afghanistan grew from the moral outrage of September 11. U.S. troops, the best this country has yet produced, went overseas to defend us against repeating that day. Now it isn't just that the war on terror has proven hard; the men and women fighting for us, the magnificent 99%, are being soiled in a repetitive, public way that is unbearable.

The greatest danger at this moment is that the American public will decide it wants to pull back because it has concluded that when the U.S. goes in, it always gets hung out to dry...

Second is Hugh Hewitt's inverview on World magazine here.
WORLD: Novelist Walker Percy in The Second Coming writes that the modern Christian is "nominal, lukewarm, hypocritical, sinful, or, if fervent, generally offensive and fanatical. But he is not crazy." Could that be a description of the typical Republican as well—with the saving grace that he is not crazy, like many Democratic leaders?

HEWITT: Would that Democratic leaders were crazy! Politics would be easy. But they are not. They are very sharp. They settled on a policy of obstruction and obfuscation after the president's reelection and of bitter, dishonest attacks on the conduct of the war and the reasons for the invasion of Iraq. These tactics have wounded the country and continue to do so.

Percy Republicans, to borrow your phrase, need to add energy to the lethargic, contrition to the sinful, and prudence to the fanatics. Christians, whether of the political left or right, should keep in mind C.S. Lewis' admonition that we have never met an ordinary human being. Lewis explained that everyone is either an eternal glory or an everlasting horror, and in politics as in all of life, everyone is everyone's concern, even our opponents who are, after all, our fellow citizens—even if they are wrong, and sometimes dangerously so.

WORLD: So when Democrats say, elect us and we'll solve your problems . . .

HEWITT: No matter what the problem is—if it is a real problem—the answer can never be electing more Democrats.