A mish-mash of thoughts and ramblings about things I want to discuss.
Yes, yes we get it: we're either with Bush or we're against America and freedom and sugar and spice."Of course the people don't want war. But after all, it's the leaders of the country who determine the policy, and it's always a simple matter to drag the people along whether it's a democracy, a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism, and exposing the country to greater danger." -- Herman Goering at the Nuremberg trials"Ron Suskind, quoting an unnamed aide to George W. Bush:The aide said that guys like me were 'in what we call the reality-based community,' which he defined as people who 'believe that solutions emerge from your judicious study of discernible reality.' ... 'That's not the way the world really works anymore,' he continued. 'We're an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality. And while you're studying that reality—judiciously, as you will—we'll act again, creating other new realities, which you can study too, and that's how things will sort out. We're history's actors . . . and you, all of you, will be left to just study what we do.'" "What an impressive crowd: the haves, and the have-mores. Some people call you the elite, I call you my base. [ha ha ha - everyone laughs]" GW Bush"The United States has for decades sought to play a more permanent role in Gulf regional security. While the unresolved conflict with Iraq provides the immediate justification, the need for a substantial American force presence in the Gulf transcends the issue of the regime of Saddam Hussein." - PNAC"We know where they are. They're in the area around Tikrit and Baghdad and east, west, south and north somewhat." Rumsfeld"the process of transformation, even if it brings revolutionary change, is likely to be a long one, absent some catastrophic and catalyzing event – like a new Pearl Harbor." - PNAC"And at 2:40 p.m. [9/11/01], the notes quote Rumsfeld as saying he wanted 'best info fast. Judge whether good enough hit S.H.' – meaning Saddam Hussein – 'at same time. Not only UBL. Go massive,' the notes quote him as saying. 'Sweep it all up. Things related and not.'"
John Kerry: "...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."John Murtha: the Army is "broken, worn out" and "living hand to mouth."Dick Durbin has compared the troops to the Nazis, the Soviet gulag operators, and the Pol Pot killing squads.The Old Media and dems (redundant, I know) have a full-scale blackout on the good news in Iraq. They downplay the elections while over-reporting the car bombs. They ignore the number of schools built while trumpeting every US combat death. They dismiss the millions of Iraqis who now have freedom while they focus on the handful of Baathists who liked it better under Sadaam.The truth is that you can take a Bin Laden tape and it sounds just like Reid, Pelosi, Durbin, Kennedy, et. al.Watching and listening to the Dems always reminds me of one of Jim Quinn's sayings: "The Liberals whine while the adults do the work."
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