House Speaker-elect Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) told reporters on Wednesday that she feels it is "sad" that President Bush continues to blame Iraqi insurgent violence on al Qaeda.
"My thoughts on the president's representations are well-known," Pelosi said. "The 9/11 Commission dismissed that notion a long time ago and I feel sad that the president is resorting to it again."
During a joint press conference with the president of Estonia, Bush was asked by a reporter if he worried that calling the situation in Iraq "a civil war would make it difficult to argue that we're fighting the central front of the war on terror there."
Bush responded that "there's all kinds of speculation about what may be or not happening."
"There's a lot of sectarian violence taking place, fomented, in my opinion, because of these attacks by al Qaeda, causing people to seek reprisal," Bush said. "And we will work with the Maliki government to defeat these elements."
Pelosi's statement also followed a press briefing in Baghdad earlier today, where a US military spokesman was unable to state clearly what role al Qaeda plays in Iraq violence.
Displaying a series of slides and charts, the spokesman for the multinational forces in Iraq claimed that "since October of 2004, we have now killed or captured over 7,000 al Qaeda in Iraq terrorists."
According to Major General William Caldwell, because Iraq still has a "government moving forward" with "institutions in place," and because al Qaeda in Iraq seeks "anarchy" instead of power, the current situation should not be considered a "civil war."
"We don't see an organization out there that's looking to assume the control of this country, but rather just to create anarchy, to create death, to create destruction, and that's in fact what we're combatting right now," Caldwell said.
A reporter argued that "all of those things that you've just outlined as measures of success, functioning institutions, all of those things still fit within every academic and every strategic think tank's definition of civil war anyway," but Caldwell resisted multiple entreaties to define what he considered a "civil war."
"Well, what I would tell you, Michael -- again, I can only back to -- if in fact all the governmental functions are still functioning, and we don't see an organization out there that's trying to overthrow and assume control of the government, we don't see two viable entities out there like that, what we see is a(n) entity out there that's been duly elected, representative of the people, that's got plenty of challenges in trying to work through all their difficulties but moving forward nonetheless, and we see another entity that wants to do nothing but create division amongst the people, to create anarchy, to create casualties, to separate them," Caldwell said.
A journalist asked the spokesman, "You keep saying al Qaeda in Iraq. What proportion of the Sunni resistance do you think al Qaeda in Iraq is responsible for? It's a handy tag, but in reality is it 10 percent, 50 percent of what we would loosely call Sunni resistance or insurgency?"
Caldwell didn't have an answer to the question. "We also, you know, look at that also very closely, try to identify exactly what percentage it is," he said. "What we do know is that al Qaeda in Iraq are the most well-funded, produce the most sensational attacks than any element out there. So that's where we put our predominant effort against."
Thursday, November 30, 2006
Wednesday, November 29, 2006
AQ in Iraq's statement about the Pope in Turkey. Video from Fox here.
Al Qaeda in Iraq on Wednesday denounced Pope Benedict XVI's visit to Turkey, calling it part of a "crusader campaign" against Islam. The Vatican said the comments showed the need to fight "violence in the name of God."
The trip is Benedict's first visit to an Islamic country as pontiff, seeking dialogue with Muslims who were angered over a speech he made in September in which he cited a medieval text that linked Islam and violence.
Al Qaeda in Iraq, the most feared Islamic militant group in Iraq, issued its statement on an Islamic militant Web site it often uses to post messages.
"The Pope's visit, in fact, is to consolidate the crusader campaign against the lands of Islam after the failure of the crusader leaders (in Iraq and Afghanistan) ... and an attempt to extinguish the burning ember of Islam inside our Turkish brothers," it said.
It pointed to the pope's "bald-faced attack on Islam in September." The pope's speech at the time prompted outrage across much of the Islamic world, after he quoted a medieval document that called the Prophet Muhammad violent.
The al Qaeda in Iraq statement did not include any direct threat to the pope, saying only that the group is "confident in the defeat of Rome in all parts of the Islamic world."
The Vatican said Wednesday that the al Qaeda in Iraq denunciation shows the need for faiths to fight "violence in the name of God."
"This type of message shows once again the urgency and importance of a common commitment of all forces against violence," Vatican spokesman Rev. Federico Lombardi said. "It also shows the need of various faiths to say 'no' to violence in the name of God."
The authenticity of the al Qaeda statement could not be confirmed. It was signed by the "Islamic state in Iraq," the so-called Islamic government that the group declared earlier this year and that now issues all its messages.
And low and behold, Nancy Pelosi says that there is no AQ in Iraq? Huh? Excuse me but wasn't the Z Man (who was killed in June by Allied forces HOOYA!) an AQ leader? OK America you voted this B*tch into office! At least I can listen to Rush and Sean make fun of the woman for the next two years (hopefully for only two years!)
I tried to link up to the article yesterday (11-28) but CNN has either deleted the link or moved the story. Funny business. Here is the HOTAir link to the story here.
House Speaker-elect Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) told reporters on Wednesday that she feels it is “sad” that President Bush continues to blame Iraqi insurgent violence on al Qaeda.
“My thoughts on the president’s representations are well-known,” Pelosi said. “The 9/11 Commission dismissed that notion a long time ago and I feel sad that the president is resorting to it again.”
Tuesday, November 28, 2006
Wednesday, November 22, 2006
He was going to pardon the National Thanksgiving Turkey anyway, but President Bush figured he really owed the bird this time. His dog had just scared the stuffing out of it.
Mr. Bush spared the turkey during a Rose Garden ceremony on Wednesday.
"I am granting a full presidential pardon so they can live out their lives as safe as can be," the president declared.
By virtue of a vote on the White House Web site, the turkeys were named "Flyer" and "Fryer," reports CBS News White House correspondent Mark Knoller.
Fryer was Flyer's understudy and nowhere to be seen during the ceremony.
Thanks to all those who are away from their family serving this wonderful country. The free world owes you thanks on this thanksgiving. We couldn't live our lives here at home without you. God Bless America and Our Troops! Thanks be to God.
The Anchoress has a picture of President Bush's famous visit to the troops a few thanksgivings ago here.
Give thanks to the Lord for he is good. His love endures forever. Psalm 107:1
"This son is not going to back away," Bush said, his voice quivering. "He's not going to change his view because some poll says this or some poll says that, or some heartfelt comments from the lady who feels deeply in her heart about something. You can't be president of the United States and conduct yourself if you're going to cut and run. This is going to work out in Iraq. I understand the anxiety. It's not easy."(HT to Drudgereport).
Bush also told the audience its derisive hoots were mild compared to the reaction he got in Germany in the 1980s, after persuading the country to deploy U.S. nuclear missiles.
He told the audience — including dozens of women in black robes and head scarves — he was extremely proud of his sons,
President George W. Bush and Florida Gov.
He said the happiest day of his life was election day in 1998 when George and Jeb were elected to the governorships of Texas and Florida, but he also described the pain he feels when his sons are attacked.
"I can't begin to tell you the pride I feel in my two sons," Bush said. "When your son's under attack, it hurts. You're determined to be at his side and help him any way you possibly can."
Pierre Gemayel, Lebanon’s Industry Minister and son of a former President, was shot dead yesterday in his car in a Beirut suburb. It was the first assassination of a leading anti-Syrian figure in almost a year.
The murder of the 34-year-old minister is certain to increase political tensions in Lebanon, where the militant Shia Hezbollah party is leading a drive to overturn the Western-backed Government.
Here is a list of assassinations in Lebanon:
February 2005 Rafik Hariri, former Prime Minister, truck filled with explosives
June 2005 Samir Kassir, a journalist, car bomb
June 2005 George Hawi, anti-Syria politician, car bomb
December 2005 Gebran Tueni, anti-Syria journalist and MP, car bomb
November 2006 Pierre Gemayel, Industry Minister, shot in car
From Counterterrorism Blog here:
Hence, as we witnessed today in Beirut, the "Terror arm" of the Syro-Iranian camp moved forward to strike the Government instead.
1) Killing three ministers would paralyze the functioning of the cabinet per internal regulations. The assassination of Pierre Gemayel is a step in the campaign to "empty the cabinet" of its members.
2) This assassination aims at intimidating civil society from mobilizing against the pro-Syrian campaign.
In response, the international community should act swiftly in defense of Lebanon's population under the UN Chapter 7, by voting a new resolution to reinforce the UNIFIL in Lebanon and endow it with a deterrence and security mandate to protect civil society from violence as was the case in East Timor and Kosovo.
The Cedars Revolution real and strategic response to the Terror War waged against Lebanon's civil society should be to press for the removal of Emile Lahoud from the Presidency and disband his security operatives.
Tuesday, November 21, 2006
The Orange Coast College student government voted Monday to put the Pledge of Allegiance back on its biweekly agendas, but added that the board of trustees could alter the practice after hearing feedback from students.
At an intense two-and-a-half-hour meeting in the faculty lounge, the student trustees listened to — and often expressed — passionate opinions both for and against making the pledge an official item. In the end, by a 3-2 vote, the board opted to reinstate the pledge as an "opportunity" for any attendees who wish to recite it and promised to hold a forum or take an opinion poll in the near future to determine students' feelings on the matter.
'Christmas Fantasia' has tunes for all tastes
"In my view, this is a fair compromise," said student body president Lynne Riddle, who suggested the compromise that the trustees accepted but is not a voting member of the board. "I feel strongly still that the board made no mistake. However, we have heard additional voices from students and the community."
The decision, made before a packed audience that included students, teachers and administrators, came at the end of a heated discussion that lasted a full two hours longer than its allotted time on the agenda. Before the board finally ruled, every trustee had made at least one motion, with the first losing 4-0 and the other three dying before going to a vote.
Brent Bettes, the chair of the meeting who cast the tie-breaking vote, said he approved the decision because it provided the possibility "that the students could decide for themselves."
Throughout the meeting, some board members vented their frustration at the media attention devoted to the pledge controversy. Trustee Jason Ball, in particular, stressed that his board had not "banned" the salute, as some news reports had claimed. Also, he said, the trustees' decision had been based only partially on an objection to the words "under God," and more on the relevance of the pledge to other business at the meetings.
Nonetheless, the Monday meeting involved more than its share of fireworks, as the speakers touched on the sacrifices of American soldiers for the flag, the national reputation of OCC and even whether European settlers committed genocide on the Native Americans.
So we are at a crossroads of all places in Iraq. The war there has metamorphosized from a successful effort to remove a mass-murdering dictator into the frontlines of the entire struggle between Islamic radicalism and Western liberality. If we withdraw before the elected government stabilizes, the consequences won't just be the loss of the perceptions of power, but perhaps the loss of real power. What follows won't be the impression that we are weak, but the fact that we are--as we convince ourselves we cannot win against such horrific enemies, and so should never again try.
HT from Blogs for Bush.
I keep saying that on 9/11 I knew we were at War. The enemy attacked us. We must keep up the fight until they (the terrorists) give up. What ever political view one has either Democrat or Republican, we all live in America. We go to work everyday, our kids go to school, we go to church (or free to not go to church) free to do what we want in our lives. We all live in the same republic and the constitution protects our liberty and freedom to choose. We must not give up. I keep the image of people jumping out of the World Trade Center in my mind. I can't give up the fight. Too many people died that day that were just going to work and doing what they choose to do.
Monday, November 20, 2006
German authorities probing foiled plot to smuggle bomb onto passenger airplane in Frankfurt. German paper reports security sources believe target was plane of Israeli airline
Suspects' nationality undisclosed
"The suspects were temporarily taken into custody and informed of the suspicions against them before they were released on Saturday, with the exception of one wanted in connection with another crime," the office said.
The men are suspected of being members of a terrorist organization, the office said. It did not explain why the suspects, who remain under investigation, had been released.
"I can't comment on the particularities about the decision to release them," said a spokesman for the interior ministry. Germany's BND foreign intelligence agency also declined comment.
The prosecutor's office said it had searched nine apartments on Friday in the western German states of Rhineland-Palatinate and Hesse to gather evidence.
It gave no details about the nationality of the suspects.
Police uncovered a failed plot by two young Lebanese men to detonate suitcase bombs on trains in western Germany in July.
I too question why the authorities won't name the nationality of the ring leaders of the terrorist group. If they are Islamic please report it. They want us to be fearfull. We need to fight and
Rep. Charlie Rangels draft is wrong and the American people don't want a draft. Isn't it funny, the people didn't want it during Vietam (MSM and the left). I wonder why?
Wednesday, November 15, 2006
Bush administration officials have branded the network's airing of messages from Osama bin Laden as an incitement to terrorism and criticized its often graphic coverage of bloodshed in Iraq.
Al-Jazeera says the messages and images are newsworthy. It has promoted its broadcasts to U.S. officials as the ideal venue to address the Muslim world.
Still, the station is burdened with a reputation among Americans as anti-U.S. - an image Al-Jazeera insists is unfair. Its staffers argue that while the station has an Arab viewpoint, its coverage is balanced.
At least for now, most Americans will have no chance to see Al-Jazeera to judge for themselves. Al-Jazeera's list of U.S. carriers included none of the major U.S. cable TV providers: Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Cox Communications, Charter Communications or Cablevision. Neither of the two major satellite TV providers in the U.S. - Dish Network and DirecTV - are carrying the network.
Some U.S. cable carriers are adopting a "show-me" policy, waiting to see what sort of reaction the station generates before agreeing to carry it, said Michael Holtzman, a spokesman for the network.
Al-Jazeera English will be available to American customers of GlobeCast, the subsidiary of a French company that offers satellite TV service.
A funny story that Bill Beniett told this morning in America about A food fight at Williams Collge and a certian Freshman who turned him in to the dean named Dave Marash. Here is an article on why he joined the Al-Jazeera (propaganda machine).
Tuesday, November 14, 2006
Orange Coast College's student vice president said Monday that she will order the Pledge of Allegiance to be recited at all upcoming meetings, following a decision by the student government representatives last week to remove the pledge from their agendas.
During public comment at Monday's board meeting, Sage Michael, a friend of student Vice President Christine Zoldos, asked all interested patrons to join him in saluting the flag. Roughly two thirds of the crowd stood and recited the pledge, while the remainder sat in silence.
Zoldos, who cannot attend Monday meetings because of a scheduling conflict, said she had sent Michael on her behalf and would enlist a friend to lead the pledge for her on Mondays in the future. The board meets twice a week, on Monday and Wednesday afternoons.
"I look at the pledge as a unifying symbol," Zoldos said. "You're not pledging allegiance to the government or God; you're pledging allegiance to the republic that was created by the constitution. We live in a world of divisional multiculturalism, and we're all united by the flag."
And so said our founding fathters and the republic that supports liberty and justice for all! I'll have to send her an e-mail.
Michelle Malkin does a "third" here.
Atlas Shrugs has her comments here on Bolton.
Go here to give Democrat Senators a call.
Monday, November 13, 2006
Interestingly, the message asks (American) politicians if they will implement their electoral promises to withdraw from Iraq. al Muhajir praises the choices by the voters of the enemy to "defeat Bush." More interestingly, he uses and American vocabulary by calling the War "stupid." Usually Jihadists calls it evil or infidel and rarely qualify it in secular "electoral" terms. But the most striking words used by a Jihadi commander is "lame duck." When I heard him uttering the words al-batta al arjaa' I realized he was off the classical Jihadi speech. The introduction of such words will certainly affect our reading of the speech (we will expand later on this particular point)
Reminds me of 2000 a bit. Lynn ran a great race and I remember her dilligence as our Assemblywoman.
From OCBlog today:
Over at the OC Democratic Party blog, Executive Director Mike Levin still contends Lou Correa has a very good chance of overcoming Lynn Daucher's vote advantage -- although his tone is less certain than it has been. Correa's and the Democrats' hopes of victory are based on the presumption there is a large enough pool of uncounted ballots cast in Lou Correa's favor.
The firmness to which that hope is tethered to reality is difficult to guess, but I think Mitchell's point is well taken that as the number of uncounted ballots dwindles, the rate at which Correa must capture them steepens.
Again, lets hope the numbers are in tonight and we don't have any problems with "recounts" from Lou's side.
Monday, 11/13 5 PM
UPdate: Lynn's lead has narrowed to 361! Yikes!
Tuesday, 11/14 5PM
Yikes again! the Daucher lead is now 302!
HT to The Colossos
Can you name this Carrier here? (HT to LGF)
And to further the insult from Iran this just in from Drudge Chinese Submarine stalks the Kitty here.
A Chinese submarine stalked a U.S. aircraft carrier battle group in the Pacific last month and surfaced within firing range of its torpedoes and missiles before being detected, The Washington Times has learned.
The surprise encounter highlights China's continuing efforts to prepare for a future conflict with the U.S., despite Pentagon efforts to try to boost relations with Beijing's communist-ruled military.
The submarine encounter with the USS Kitty Hawk and its accompanying warships also is an embarrassment to the commander of U.S. forces in the Pacific, Adm. William J. Fallon, who is engaged in an ambitious military exchange program with China aimed at improving relations between the two nations' militaries.
Go Navy! We are the best no matter what the Dems think about "redeployment". No matter what the MSM says about our Military! We are the Best and America's only hope to win in the War on Terror.
Update from Michelle Malkin's post of 11/13/2006 here.
My husband was a bubblehead from 82-88 and he concurs that The Navy probably knew when the diesel left the Chinese port and was tracking it all the time. Their technology is at least a few generations behind ours. From another bubble head at Michelle's:
The reasoning is simple: you don't want the enemy to know your vulnerabilities OR your capabilities. The only way to know whether this diesel sub was being tracked or not is to wait until we are at war with China. Even then you might never know since the poor, noisy thing would probably be at the bottom of the sea before it ever got within a dozen miles of a US aircraft carrier group.
If you're a betting person, put chips on the fact the Chinese sub's whereabouts were known the second it left Chinese ports. The fact it was able to surface within visual distance of a USS aircraft carrier is due to the simple fact that we are not at war with China -- yet. I pity the Chinese sub's crew if they try that during wartime.
Well put. Don't mess with the US NAVY. You'll find yourself at the bottom of the SEA!
Saturday, November 11, 2006
The move was lead by three recently elected student trustees, who ran for office wearing revolutionary-style berets and said they do not believe in publicly swearing an oath to the American flag and government at their school. One student trustee voted against the measure, which does not apply to other student groups or campus meetings.
The ban follows a 2002 ruling by a federal appeals court in San Francisco that said forcing school children to recite the pledge was unconstitutional because of the phrase "under God." The U.S. Supreme Court struck down the ruling on procedural grounds but left the door open for another challenge.
"That ('under God') part is sort of offensive to me," student trustee Jason Bell, who proposed the ban, told Reuters. "I am an atheist and a socialist, and if you know your history, you know that 'under God' was inserted during the McCarthy era and was directly designed to destroy my ideology."
Well I'm captialistic and a christian and I'm offended that a federally funded college is doing this! We should write to the President of the College Bob Dees email@example.com and to the Community Coast College District Spokesperson Martha Parham at MParham@mail.cccd.edu.
A MARINE IN IRAQ RESPONDS TO SEN. KERRY
This was written by my husband, Aaron, who is currently deployed to Iraq, in defense of a recent comment made by Senator John Kerry. Pass it along, it might inspire someone else to speak up! ~ Michelle}
Yesterday John Kerry said, "You know education, if you make the most of it, you study hard, you do your homework, and you make an effort to be smart, you can do well, and if you don't, you get stuck in Iraq...
So I wrote him a letter:
I am a Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps. I am currently on my second tour in Iraq, a tour in which I volunteered for. I speak Arabic and Spanish and I plan to tackle Persian Farsi soon. I have a Bachelors and an Associates Degree and between deployments I am pursuing an M.B.A. In college I was a member of several academic honor societies, including the Golden Key Honor Society. I am not unique among the enlisted troops. Many of my enlisted colleagues include lawyers, teachers, mechanics, engineers, musicians and artists just to name a few. You say that your comments were directed towards the President and not us. If we were stupid Senator Kerry, we might have believed you.
I am not a victim of President Bush. I proudly serve him because he is my Commander in Chief. If it was you who was President, I would serve you just as faithfully. I serve America Senator Kerry, and I am also providing a service to the good people of Iraq. I have not terrorized them in the middle of the night, raped them or murdered them as you have accused me of before. I am doing my part to help them rebuild. My role is a simple one, but important. You see Senator Kerry, like it or not, we came here and removed a tyrant (who terrorized Iraqis in the middle of the night, and raped them and murdered them). And we have a responsibility to see to it that another one doesn't take his place. The people of Iraq are recovering from an abusive relationship with a terrible government and its going to take some time to help them recover from that. We can't treat this conflict like a microwave dinner and throw a temper tantrum because we feel like its taking too long.
Senator Kerry, you don't have to agree with this war. You don't have to say nice things about those of us who choose to make sacrifices for the rights of every American rather than sit back and simply feel entitled to it. But please Senator Kerry, if you're going to call me a stupid murdering rapist, stick by what you say. Don't tell me that I misunderstood or that you would never insult a veteran because you are one too. Having been there and done that does not give you a free pass to insult me.
My suggestion for you, Senator Kerry, is to remember that your speeches are recorded, and broadcast to us simpletons over here. You may want to write down what you want to say before you say it, maybe have somebody look at it before you say it and tell you what others might hear. Remember that we can't read your mind, if there are any misinterpretations in what you say, it's because you didn't communicate clearly.
Good luck to you Senator Kerry, if nothing else it's always entertaining to watch you try and climb out of the holes that you constantly dig for yourself.
Somebody who is watching his daughter grow up in photographs so that you can have the right to say whatever you want about him.
Friday, November 10, 2006
Happy Vets day and Happy Birthday to the Marines!
George McGovern, the former senator and Democratic presidential candidate, said Thursday that he will meet with more than 60 members of Congress next week to recommend a strategy to remove U.S. troops from Iraq by June.
If Democrats don't take steps to end the war in Iraq soon, they won't be in power very long, McGovern told reporters before a speech at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
"I think the Democratic leadership is wise enough to know that if they're going to follow the message that election sent, they're going to have to take steps to bring the war to a conclusion," he said.
McGovern will present his recommendations before the Congressional Progressive Caucus, a 62-member group led by Reps. Lynn Woolsey and Barbara Lee.
"The best way to reduce this insurgency is to get the American forces out of there," McGovern said. "That's what's driving this insurgency."
McGovern told the audience Thursday that the Iraq and Vietnam wars were equally "foolish enterprises" and that the current threat of terrorism developed because _ not before _ the United States went into Iraq.
I'm sorry McGovern but the insurgency whould not end if we pulled out. The insurgents just would be killing other Iraqi's instead of our troops. Iraq is not a "foolish enterprise." Thanks for insulting the troops on this Veterans day with that comment Senator. We still thank you for your service WWII on this Veteran's day though.
Wednesday, November 08, 2006
I knew this was going to happen if the Democrats won! We'll miss you Donald. My husband was proud to serve under you. You are a great American and severed us well. Here are some Rummy styles.
Some of Rummy's poetry here:
As we know,
There are known knowns.
There are things we know we know.
We also know
There are known unknowns.
That is to say
We know there are some things
We do not know.
But there are also unknown unknowns,
The ones we don't know
We don't know.
Department of Defense news briefing
Feb. 12, 2002
Nancy will have a change of drapes but, we all wake up each day in the same republic. As a believer in God, we all live under the same commands. God Loves us all the same, no mater if we are a "donk" or a "trunk" or independent.
The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom do I fear? The LORD is my life's refuge; of whom am I afraid?
One thing I ask of the LORD; this I seek: To dwell in the LORD'S house all the days of my life, To gaze on the LORD'S beauty, to visit his temple.
But I believe I shall enjoy the LORD'S goodness in the land of the living.
Wait for the LORD, take courage; be stouthearted, wait for the LORD!
God bless the Troops. I wish the best for them and their families.
Tuesday, November 07, 2006
Monday, November 06, 2006
“To pull out, to withdraw from this war, is losing, there’s no question about it,” said Senator Elizabeth Dole of North Carolina, the chairwoman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee. “The Democrats appear to be content with losing.”
Mr. Emanuel, chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, turned sharply toward Mrs. Dole, his face lined with outrage.
“You should take that back, Senator,” he said. But Mrs. Dole kept speaking over him, creating a minute of partisan cacophony on the television set.
“I will not sit idly by with an accusation that Democrats are content with losing,” Mr. Emanuel said.
Sunday, November 05, 2006
Kerry Very Very Smart. Let the Republicans win!
We here and many other grateful Americans know better than that, and my hat is off and heart always heavy for those lost who fight for us and others freedoms.
But, for those who still read and watch only MSM news reports they might and most likely think otherwise. By their slanted reporting one might think that all of those American families who have sons or daughters that paid the ultimate price for us over there hate George Bush, The United States and the Military not neccesarily in that order, like John Kerry and Cindy Sheehanand many other radical rabblerousers in this country do.
To help put an end to this misconception, A highly secretive trip made by some Gold-Star families from California to Iraq and back last week provides us with a much needed alternative and more realistic viewpoint from there that many will never see or hear until they swear off the alphabet news networks for their news of the day. Or until they read more great stories like the one below.
The Sacramento Union has the full story here:
“Shouldn’t the American people be told about the good things happening in Iraq? Isn’t it legitimate news for example to be told of the success enjoyed by the people of northern Iraq who have established democratic institutions in communities that are almost entirely free of violence?” Morgan asked.
The group includes seven Gold Star Family members including Joseph Williams (his son Marine Lance Cpl. Michael J. Williams died in combat near Nasiriyah, Iraq), John Holley (his son Army Spc. Matthew J. Holley died in combat operations in Taji, Iraq), Mike Anderson (his son Marine Corps Cpl Michael D. Anderson, Jr. was killed by small arms fire while protecting his fellow Marines from enemy action in the Anbar Province of Iraq), Todd & Debra Bastian (Debra’s son, Air Force Capt. Derek Argel, died in the crash of an Iraqi air force aircraft during a training mission in the eastern Iraqi province of Diyala), and Jan & Joseph Johnson (their son Army Spc. Justin W. Johnson was killed when his patrol vehicle hit an IED - improvised explosive device - in Sadr City, Iraq).
The Johnson’s presence on the trip comes at a time when their family’s story is being told by a new book, American Mourning, which was co-authored by Move America Forward’s Melanie Morgan. Their son, Justin, was close friends with the son of anti-war activist, Cindy Sheehan, and they say that their trip to support U.S. troops in Iraq is a more constructive act than Sheehan’s anti-Bush protests outside the President’s ranch in Crawford, Texas.
"I want to be able to tell the“ troops that there are Americans who still believe we are doing the right thing by being here. We want them to know that there are people back here who are supporting and praying for them daily,” explained Joe Johnson.
I remember when Move America Forward started yahoo group site. The liberal vitriol was really bad. I stopped posting because of the attacks from liberal hacks. They then started a second group on yahoo with limited restricted members. It is sad when you support the troops, the war and get attacked from people who don't understand what we are up against. The treat is there and it’s not going away! Hello you liberal idiots, no matter what you think about our military their mission is clear. Victory is the only way to win the war. If we cut and run the bad guys will be coming to our shores.
Saturday, November 04, 2006
The terrorists told WorldNetDaily an electoral win for the Democrats would prove to them Americans are "tired."
They rejected statements from some prominent Democrats in the U.S. that a withdrawal from Iraq would end the insurgency, explaining an evacuation would prove resistance works and would compel jihadists to continue fighting until America is destroyed.
They said a withdrawal would also embolden their own terror groups to enhance "resistance" against Israel.
"Of course Americans should vote Democrat," Jihad Jaara, a senior member of the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades terror group and the infamous leader of the 2002 siege of Bethlehem's Church of the Nativity, told WND.
"This is why American Muslims will support the Democrats, because there is an atmosphere in America that encourages those who want to withdraw from Iraq. It is time that the American people support those who want to take them out of this Iraqi mud," said Jaara, speaking to WND from exile in Ireland, where he was sent as part of an internationally brokered deal that ended the church siege.
As the article states, Jaara was part of the siege on the Church of Nativity in 2002. He is in exile in Ireland and able to make statements to inflate the propaganda war. It’s a shame he isn't in G'tmo. When will the international community realize that appeasing these terrorists only helps them further their cause to inflict terror?
WND read Pelosi's remarks to the terror leaders, who unanimously rejected her contention an American withdrawal would end the insurgency.
Islamic Jihad's Saadi, laughing, stated, "There is no chance that the resistance will stop."
He said an American withdrawal from Iraq would "prove the resistance is the most important tool and that this tool works. The victory of the Iraqi revolution will mark an important step in the history of the region and in the attitude regarding the United States."
Jihad Jaara said an American withdrawal would "mark the beginning of the collapse of this tyrant empire (America)."
"Therefore, a victory in Iraq would be a greater defeat for America than in Vietnam."
Read the rest of the article here. If we withdraw from Iraq, it will be the end of the USA existence as a world leader. The jhidists can take over the oil reserves in Iraq and us it against the USA. It will show other terrorist groups we are weak and embolden them to fight even more. We can't let the Democrats win and allow "cut and run" from Iraq. All our men and women who are fighting this WAR (and to those who have sacrificed their life) depend on US to vote REPUBLICAN.
Friday, November 03, 2006
World Net Daily article on Kerry's comments here.
I hope this is our October surprise! I won't repeat what John Kerry said but President Bush said on Rush's show is a jewel:
Anybody who is in a position to serve this country ought to understand the consequences of words, and our troops deserve the full support of people in government. People here may not agree with my decision. I understand that. But what I don't understand is any diminution of their sacrifice. We've got incredible people in our military, and they deserve full praise and full support of this government. Secondly, what they deserve is a plan for victory, and we have a plan for victory. Our victory, as you know, is really to help the Iraqis win, to help the 12 million people, to help Iraq realize the dreams of 12 million people who voted. To help the political process and help the security process and help the economic process and we're doing just that. It's not easy work, because there's an enemy that still tries to derail the process. They're trying to foment sectarian violence, and on the other hand it's necessary work.
From Michelle Malkin on Rep. Pete Hoekstra's statement here:
"These documents also raise several additional issues of interest. First, it is extraordinary that the New York Times now acknowledges that the captured documents demonstrate that '[Saddam] Hussein's scientists were on the verge of building an atom bomb, as little as a year away.' This only reinforces the value of these documents in understanding the threat posed by Saddam Hussein's regime. Only 1 percent of the estimated 120 million pages of captured documents have been reviewed, and we must continue working to promptly understand these materials. If there is concern about Saddam's nuclear program, there should be similar concern about potential connections between Saddam and al-Qaeda suggested in the documents.
"Second, my staff's preliminary review of the documents in question suggests that at least some of them may be internal IAEA documents. There is a serious question of why and how the Iraqis obtained these documents in the first place. We need to explore that carefully - I certainly hope there will be no evidence that the IAEA had been penetrated by Saddam's regime.
"Finally, it is disappointing but not surprising that the New York Times would continue to participate in such blatant and transparent political ploys, including what I believe are improper efforts by the IAEA to interfere with U.S. domestic affairs. The sad reality is that the New York Times has done far more damage to U.S. national security by the disclosure of vital, classified, intelligence programs than is likely to be caused by the inadvertent disclosure of decades-old information that had already been in the hands of Saddam's regime."
I'm glad to see someone is taking it out on the NYT and their treason.
Thursday, November 02, 2006
The GI bomb from the NY POST via Drudge:
November 2, 2006 -- WASHINGTON - A group of GIs showed they are smart enough to take on condescending Sen. John Kerry - by deploying a hilariously misspelled sign mocking the failed presidential candidate's comments about their education.
"Halp us Jon Carry - We R stuck hear n Irak," read the sign, which was apparently the brainchild of a group of service members from the Minnesota National Guard.
The picture was first revealed yesterday on the blog Web site of Milwaukee talk radio host Charlie Sykes, who said he got it from a listener who had a buddy in the unit.
The picture soon raced around the Internet, and it got much of the nation chuckling when it went up on Drudge Report later in the day.
Staff Sgt. Erik Holtan, a member of the Minnesota National Guard, says he saw the picture and recognized the insignia as that of his fellow Minnesota guardsmen - and he immediately put it up on his own blog site.
"It's awesome," he told The Post. "The troops over there have to be livid because of what [Kerry] said. I don't know why he would say that."
Holtan, who works at Guard headquarters, said he believes the troops behind the Kerry sign are in Iraq, since all the members of the unit in the shot - the 1/34 Brigade Troops Battalion - have been deployed.
He said he can see a unit insignia on one of the vehicles in the background and those vehicles have also gone to Iraq.
Fox News Channel quoted Army officials saying that the picture looked authentic and appeared to be taken in Iraq.
"We are always amazed at the creativity of our troops," one Army official told Fox.
Without citing sources, ABC News in Washington said the photograph was taken in Talil, several hundred miles south of Baghdad, where members of the unit are located.
By the end of the day, the shot was burning up the Internet - and was the most stinging rebuke to Kerry's knuckleheaded flub.
The Minnesota Guard and the Pentagon said they could not comment on the picture.
Meanwhile, Kerry surrendered yesterday to a barrage of criticism from Republicans and Democrats over his troop-trashing gaffe and apologized "to any service member, family member, or American who was offended.
Wednesday, November 01, 2006
"Democratic candidates around the country are dropping John Kerry as fast as they can. Right here in Pennsylvania, Bobby Casey Jr. has canceled a planned rally today with Senator Kerry. U.S. Rep. Harold Ford, a candidate for the U.S. Senate in Tennessee, has called on Sen. Kerry to apologize. And two Democratic candidates for the U.S. House - one in Minnesota, and one in Iowa - have also scrapped planned appearances with Senator Kerry.
"And still no word from Johnstown.
"What are you waiting for, Jack? Is it possible that you AGREE with John Kerry that only uneducated or lazy men and women end up in Iraq?
"Or are you worried that calling on Sen. Kerry to apologize would immediately lead to a request for a SECOND apology -- an apology from YOU, for slandering the Marines you declared had 'killed innocent civilians in cold blood' at Haditha, before the first Marine was charged, before the first court-martial was convened, before the first Marine was convicted?
"Jack, is THAT why you refuse to demand an apology from Sen. Kerry?"
HH has a quote that I want to repeat here.
Any vote for any Democrat is a vote against victory and a vote for vulnerability. It is also a vote against the military.
Vote on Tuesday, November 7th. Vote for the troops, Vote for our Children, Vote for our future. But please DON'T VOTE for a Democrat! No Plan, No Vision, No Future.