Bring ‘Em Home!

Today, the day after Memorial Day, I’ve become extremely disheartened. The War in Iraq is obviously a disaster; I’ve said so on many occasions. The problem, however, does not lie with the individual soldier or the military. The problem lies with George W. Bush and his refusal to do what is necessary in terms of stabilizing Iraq.

I’ve supported this war effort from before day one and I’ll continue to wish for the well-being of the troops on the ground and I ask only that they kill as many terrorists, insurgents and fanatics as possible. But the tipping point for my war support came during the President’s last State of the Union address. The address in which he tried to pass off a 20,000 man troop surge as the savior of Operation Iraqi Freedom. I said then:

Mr. Bush, don’t you dare piss on my leg and tell me it’s raining because this ain’t a fuckin’ game! We are losing this battle... You don’t go half-assed into a war and then stick your face in the sand in the hopes of everything just working itself out. Rumsfeld should have been fired a year ago (when I was the only Republican calling for it) and the entire hearts and minds strategy should have been abandoned with a re-enforcement of hundreds of thousands of more troops... Just as it was last year, the only way to reach the goals of a stable democratic country in Iraq is by sending an overwhelming amount of U.S. forces to completely shut down that country.... Either that, or we just leave... because there’s no in-between!

Obviously, President Bush has no intention of using extreme overwhelming force. So, support for the war is a relatively moot point. But that’s not to say this effort is a failure. -not even close. The US military toppled one of the worst dictatorships in history, they gave the average Iraqi an actual chance at freedom, Governments have been formed, terrorists have been killed by the thousands, Kurdistan is basically free and independent, Saddam Hussein is dead, his sons are dead, thousands of Iraqis have fought and are currently fighting for a free country, and we exposed a corrupt anti-American, pro-dictator United Nations.

***Now I’m not talking about just sweeping all of the troops out (although, I might be okay with that). I’m talking about falling back to our numerous bases, regrouping, and completely shutting down the borders of Iraq with one-hundred thousand troops. Then we establish a separate country of Kurdistan (granting them full sovereignty) and create a huge base of counter-terrorist operations there. And then with the remaining hundred thousand troops we secure Iraq’s major oil fields and allocate the oil to the government ourselves. No more roaming the streets. No more chasing terrorists. Just regulating the oil and securing the border from enemy-fighter penetration.

Of course, what we should do and what this president will do is not going to be the same. Which begs the question: what is going to happen? I've laid out my plan...

How the Left Shows Their Appreciation

When all else fails and they’re forced out of their mother’s basement, the deranged leftist has nothing better to do than desecrate the graves of dead veterans. -How "Progressive".

ORCAS ISLAND, Wash. (AP) - Vandals burned dozens of small American flags that decorated veterans' graves for Memorial Day and replaced many of them with hand-drawn swastikas, authorities said Monday.

Forty-six flag standards were found empty and another 33 flags were in charred tatters Sunday in the cemetery, authorities said. Swastikas drawn on paper appeared where 14 of the flags had been.

Members of the American Legion on this island off Washington's northwest coast replaced the burned flags with new ones Sunday afternoon.

The vandals struck again on Memorial Day after a guard left at dawn, the San Juan County sheriff's office said. This time, the vandals left 33 of the hand-drawn swastikas.

"This is not an act of free speech. This is a crime," Sheriff Bill Cumming said in a statement released Monday afternoon.

Will Terrorist-Loving Liberals Condemn This?

We all know that left-wing internet folk have a tendency to use isolated cases of abuse (such as Abu Ghraib and Gitmo) to attack the entire military, George Bush and the United States. Yet, we never see liberals direct their outrage at the countless atrocities committed by Al Qaeda and the other insurgents in Iraq. Which leads one to believe that A) liberals don’t care about human suffering unless it can be used to undermine their own country or B) liberals are unaware of such atrocities being committed by terrorist and insurgent organizations.

So, let us see if a major left-wing website or any individual can bring themselves to condemn their poor victimized terrorists for any of these recent actions or discoveries. I'll be on the lookout:

Breitbart.Com) The US military said on Thursday that a body found floating in the Euphrates was one of three American soldiers snatched by Al-Qaeda, as a bomb attack killed 20 mourners at a funeral in western Iraq.

Lieutenant Colonel Josslyn Aberle from US command in Baghdad said the body found on Wednesday had been identified as the remains of Private Joseph Anzack, and that the hunt for his missing comrades would continue unabated.

Our detainees get three squares a day, state-of-the-art housing, Korans, and exercise time. Al Qaeda’s detainees get their heads chopped off, shot, killed, and for a good laugh, thrown in the fuckin’ river! (I’ll pause a moment and let any liberal who might be reading this, reflect upon that...)

...Okay, back to the point:

MAY 24--In a recent raid on an al-Qaeda safe house in Iraq, U.S. military officials recovered an assortment of crude drawings depicting torture methods like "blowtorch to the skin" and "eye removal." Along with the images, which you'll find on the following pages, soldiers seized various torture implements, like meat cleavers, whips, and wire cutters.

Along with the torture manual, the US military rescued several torture victims from this safe house. -
Photos and manual can be viewed at the Smoking Gun-

Now I can see how being forced to listen to the Red Hot Chili Peppers is equivalent to having your eye ripped out and being thrown in the Euphrates. Well, at least in the liberal-world. --But I have faith. We will see a complete coming-around from the internet nutroots today; they’ll finally join America and stop sympathizing with murderous thugs. And they can always express their outrage for America’s enemies here @ Opinionnation Times.

Edwards: Move Past 'War on Terror'

You see, we are reminded why we don’t vote for Democrats.

(Breitbart.Com) Democrat John Edwards Wednesday repudiated the notion that there is a "global war on terror," calling it an ideological doctrine advanced by the Bush Administration that has strained American military resources and emboldened terrorists.

In a defense policy speech he planned to deliver at the Council on Foreign Relations, Edwards called the war on terror a "bumper sticker" slogan Bush had used to justify everything from abuses at the Abu Ghraib prison to the invasion of Iraq.

Not even 24 hours after pointing out what the Democrats needed to do to win the White House they prove, once again, how fundamentally ridiculous their existence truly is. I've never heard President Bush “justify the abuses at Abu Ghraib” by using the phrase “war on terror”. What is this guy talking about?

**In a world where there is no war on terror, Bush executed 9/11, and was singlehandedly responsible for spawning super-hurricanes to obliterate the black population of New Orleans... Vote for Democrats.

In the real world... well, vote for rational thought.

Bush Bashing May Not Win the White House

Democratic strategists are warning their party not to be overconfident during the 2008 presidential campaign; understanding that the situation in Iraq will likely be winding down next year and that the Democratic Party is notoriously irresponsible when it comes to national security.

Bush Bashing vs. Competency (by John Cochran ABC News). Excerpt:

Peter Hart (Democratic pollster) also found that voters are concerned about competency, especially when it comes to national security.

At the Towson meeting (focus group comprised of varying political backgrounds) he heard widespread enthusiasm for former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani because of his leadership after the Sept. 11 attacks.

Hart said those voters "did not hold it against Giuliani because he is in President Bush's party."

This is a signal, said Hart, that the Democratic nominee next year needs to instill confidence in his or her ability to deal with domestic terrorism. And this could be a challenge for Democrats, he said, if there is a serious incident of terrorism before the November 2008 election.

Norm Ornstein of the American Enterprise Institute added that Democrats "have historically had a lot of baggage when it comes to national security…voters have usually had more confidence in Republicans."

For now Democrats have the luxury of knowing that bashing Bush will likely help their cause. [However], A Republican political consultant said that although there will still be voter anger next year about Iraq, the war itself may be winding down at that point. "Our candidate may then be able to change the national conversation to other issues such as tax cuts and domestic security."

If you consider the premise of this article to be true (which it’s not) then yeah, it’s very good advice for the Democratic Party to tamper down their tendency to blame Bush for everything under the sun. But Bush bashing has never helped the Democratic Party. This tactic hasn’t helped anyone except those who hate us oversees and most of our enemies. If anything, blaming the president all the time has likely hurt their party.

What the Democrats need to do (or they will find themselves without power again) is stop attacking the president, stop calling for immediate withdrawal, distance themselves from fringe internet elements, and begin to seriously think about drawing up plans that can actually be considered responsible. As of now, the Democratic presidential candidates can’t even answer simple questions like, what will you do when Iran is on the doorstep of nuclear weapons and what do you think about Iran killing US troops in Iraq?

Then again, if they did all of those things and answered those types of questions, they wouldn’t be Democrats

See, I Told You to Stop Lying

It’s not that I’m for the pain and suffering of political opponents (I’m not a Liberal) but the irony of this situation is a little too much to pass up.

Her husband’s administration ignored the levee situation in New Orleans and her very own Hillarycare was a miserable failure. So what better time to get caught with a coughing spell then during a commencement address in which she discussed both New Orleans and healthcare? -Via Drudge:

Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton struggles through a commencement address.

The senator from New York was plagued with dry throat, wheezing and a coughing fit as she wrapped up her speech on health care and rebuilding New Orleans.

Lying with every breath is bad for your health... eventually, it will, catch up to you.

The Bullshit of the Millennia

Okay, I’m extremely upset. I avoided posting on the NBA Playoffs because last year I felt that I jinxed the Suns when I expressed my support on my other blog and they ended up losing the series. But now that they have been sent home for the remainder of the post season, there is no reason for me to keep straying away.

The Phoenix Suns were the best team in decades and this year was their year. However, the pansy rules of the National Basketball Association ruined my near decade-long support and enthusiasm I felt for the unprecedented Suns as well as the best point guard performance ever recorded. - From cheapshot Horray to “Knee to the Groin” Bowen, the Spurs were the luckiest playoff team in several years, to come away with a game-6 victory.

The Suns lost two key games because of outdated and ridiculous rules when Steve Nash was forced out of game one because a bloody cut on the bridge of his nose and both Amare Stoudemire and Boris Diaw were suspended for reacting to the one of the cheapest fouls in NBA history. Two games that the Suns should have won but were basically forfeited by the actions of the league along with the dirty play of the former champions.

Tonight I took off from work to watch what I hoped was the second-to-last game of the series. I didn’t want to miss a second of what I call the “greatest show on court” because I honestly felt (because of the rampant unfairness dished out to the Suns) that this was going to be historic. Unfortunately, Tony Parker and Tim Duncan were too much for the exhausted Sun team.

What I’m trying to get at is: The Suns are the NBA. Steve Nash is the NBA. They deserved to be in the finals but were gypped by some bogus bullshit. The Suns, as I said, are the greatest show on court but were ruined by technicalities and timid rule-following. I feel bad for professional sports. -Game 1 and 5 were not lost by the Suns, nor won by the Spurs. But were given away at the expense of the basketball fan.

As far as I’m concerned, Steve Nash is the MVP and the Phoenix Suns are the true champions. Greatness cannot be ignored and I wouldn’t be surprised if most people agree with me. Damn It! They should’ve won!

Spiderman 3 Sucked!

That’s all I have to say about that...

Why Kill Each Other When You Can Kill the Jews?

The always entertaining, left-wing AmericaBlog seems to be upset that reality always proves fanatical Arabs to be irrational killers. But they’re sympathetic... really! -Palestinians Again Hurt Their Own Cause-

(by co-author, A.J. in DC) I'm sympathetic to the Palestinian cause, I truly am. Which is why it's so disappointing when they prove their critics right. If it weren't so sad and destructive, it would be comical: the highly-touted, Egyptian-sponsored cease-fire between Hamas and Fatah collapsed literally the same night that it began. The agreement began at 1 a.m. on Monday and didn't even last until morning.

He’s sympathetic to the “Palestinian cause”. It’s always nice to know the destruction of Israel and the annihilation of all the Jews is #1 in the leftist heart. Hey, but he does find it disappointing and who can argue with that, huh? Palestinians not putting their internal differences aside to focus on the killing of innocent people is, somewhat “disappointing”.

But why stop there? Why not blame Israel?

I'm definitely not in the "Arabs can't self-govern" camp, nor the "Muslims can't handle democracy" crew. I think Palestinians should have their own state, and I think Israel's position on the territories is tremendously problematic in many ways. I also know that there would be much more international support for Palestinians if they stopped shooting each other all the time.

Wow, this guy is a genius. He thinks there would be more international support for Palestinians if they would just stop killing each other. Again, why kill each other when you could be focusing on just killing Jews. I mean, what about the “cause”.

And what’s a good terrorist-sympathizer piece without the, It’s all America’s fault paragraph?

I understand there are internal pressures and conflicts, and I even understand that U.S. support for the corrupt Arafat/Fatah governments have helped created the situation. But. The de-facto civil war among Palestinians definitely isn't helping their cause.

It’s almost like AmericaBlog is so upset Palestine can’t come together to destroy Israel that they feel it necessary to express their dissatisfaction. All the while, making sure they don’t upset their anti-Semitic readers by blaming the US and making it overly clear (by mentioning they support the “cause” over and over) that they “understand” it’s America’s fault.

Democrats in the Pocket of Big Oil

When Republicans controlled the government and gas prices reached $3.00 per gallon, one of the favorite lines of the Democratic Party was that, “The Republicans were in the pocket of big oil.” So, obviously now that the Democrats control 2/3 of the United States government and gas prices have risen to record highs, it must conclusively mean that the Democratic Party is, in fact, bound by the wishes of the evil oil corporations... right?

Oral Sex Can Cause Throat Cancer

Like everything else good in life, you might die from this too.

Oral sex raises your risk of throat cancer scientists have warned. -A new study found the sex act can pass on the human papillomavirus (HPV), which can trigger a specific type of throat cancer in both men and women.

And they claim oral sex is an even bigger killer than smoking or drinking.

The researchers found those who had more than six oral sex partners in their lifetime and an HPV infection were 8.6 times more likely to develop the cancer than those who had never engaged in oral sex. Whereas smoking raised the risk of throat cancer three times, and drinking by 2.5.

No beer and no Oral Sex make Homer something something.

Enough With the Abortion Madness

All I’ve been hearing during this ridiculously early presidential campaign season is, abortion this, abortion that. Oh my God, Giuliani says he’s against abortion but votes pro-choice! Well, it’s getting pretty old.

I understand some people feel that the abortion issue is the end all be all (or however you say it) of the presidential elections. I, on the other hand, believe the issue is somewhat important but it’s not the make or break reason to vote for a republican candidate. And frankly, it’s a tad irresponsible to make one subject the focus of whether or not you vote for someone.

I happen to agree with Giuliani’s recent stance on abortion. It sickens me to know so many lives are snuffed out because of bad choices and irresponsible youths. But I’m not so self-righteous that I can A) judge a person as if I’m God and B) pretend as if I’ve been in the situation of some Americans who legitimately made a heartbreaking decision not to the keep the child. So yes, I’m against abortion but willing to accept a honest choice of an individual who is not me. Late-Term abortion, however, is a different matter and anyone who supports that procedure I truly dislike and will never vote for.

I know religious conservatives might have a problem with that position and have problems with a Giuliani presidency. I have a problem with him becoming president as well, but for other reasons. What I hope, is that the far-right of my party doesn’t help sink our chances of a Republican victory in 2008 because they can’t get past the abortion issue.

And enough ragging of Rudy. If you don’t like him, don’t support him or don’t vote for him. I think it’s important to keep the heat off our presidential frontrunners and back on the clueless and inept Democratic candidates.

Republicans Try To Smash Sense Into Bush’s Head

My dissatisfaction with President Bush over the issue of Iraq has been well expressed in the past (see: Mr. President, With all due Respect, Fuck Off). So I’m more than happy to know that at least some Republicans are taking the gloves off and telling the president to get his shit together.

Tim Russet and Brian Williams during the NBC Nightly News Broadcast.
Via Drudge

At two-thirty in the afternoon, in the private quarters of the White House, the Solarium Room, eleven Republican congressmen had a private meeting with the president, the secretary of defense, the secretary of state, the chief political advisor Karl Rove...

This delegation was headed by Mark Kirk of Illinois and Charlie Dent of Pennsylvania. It was, in the words of one of the participants, the most unvarnished conversation they've ever had with the president.

Another member has said he has met with three presidents and never been so candid. They told the president, and one said, quote, "My district is prepared for defeat. We need candor, we need honesty, Mr. President." Mr. Bush responded, "I don't want to pass this off to another president. I don't want to pass this off, particularly, to a democratic president," underscoring he understood how serious the situation was.

...the Republican congressmen went on to say, "The word about the war and its progress cannot come from the White House or even you, Mr. President. There's no longer any credibility."
That is absolutely right. President Bush has no credibility (not with me) and I’m getting tired of having to hear the White Houses’s recycled bullshit. The President, with his timid war effort and lack of leadership, has almost singlehandedly destroyed the Republican Party. -I knew he was going to destroy our election chances and I even laid out what needed to be done to win the war in Iraq. Unfortunately, I’m just a lowly blogger who puts his Spiderman PJs on one leg at a time like everyone else.

The meeting lasted an hour and fifteen minutes, and was, in the words of one, " remarkable for the bluntness, and no holds barred honesty and the message delivered by all these Republican congressmen.

BRIAN WILLIAMS: And did the president react and how did this then affect the instructions for VP Cheney heading off to Iraq?

RUSSERT: One congressman said, "How can our daughters and sons spill their blood while the Iraqi parliament goes on vacation? The president responded, "The Vice President is over there to tell them, 'Do not go on vacation.'" -MSNBC Video-
If, in fact, the Iraqi parliament goes on vacation for a substantial amount of time, then that’s it! We leave! We leave right that second and let them kill each other. I’ve given the president enough time to realize the only way to win the war is by the use of extreme overwhelming force. And if he had no intention of doing that, then we should have left last year. Either we do something drastic or we go home...

The Far-Left Goes to War

No, not against the world's worst dictatorships or Islamofascists... but against the police, schools, innocent people, and the always dangerous, parked motor car.

The Daily Mail) Street violence took some of the shine off victory in the French elections for new president Nicolas Sarkozy. Far-left activists had running battles with police across France as 270 people were taken in for questioning and 367 parked vehicles were torched...

Small bands of youths hurled stones and other objects at police and bared their backsides at riot officers. Two police unions said firebombs targeted schools and recreation centres in several towns in the Essonne region just south of Paris.

Yes, all because they didn’t get their way in yesterday’s French presidential election, the peace-loving anti-war Left, went on a peaceful rampage of violent love and reasoned thinking. Proving, once again, how tolerant “progressive” thinking can be.

-You can see some pictures at the Daily Mail link provided-

More importantly, however, the French people did elect a pro-American conservative who takes the threat of terrorism seriously. With the recent conservative shift in Canada, this election could signal a growing trend away from the false promises of socialism and nonsensical America-bashing.

Finals Week

This week is going to be hectic for me so I don’t know how often I’ll be able to post new material. Two of my finals are coming up so, with work and studying, I doubt that I’ll have time to keep up with the news.

In fact, I’m writing this at the campus library while I’m trying to finish up a metaphysics and psychophysics workbook that’s due later tonight.

Anyway, there’s a lot of stuff going on today that I’ll mention real quick; including the Democrats pretending to be shocked that President Bush vetoed the war funding bill that he vowed to veto. Also, as you likely know, today is May Day or some stupid name like that. A bunch of Mexicans and leftists/communists protesting over... whatever.

My question is: If these legal and illegal immigrants love Mexico so much and find the enforcement of our immigration laws so offensive, then why the hell are they here? Get to packing and go back. Boom! Problem solved.

-I hope everyone has a nice week and an even better weekend. Don’t forget that the De La Hoya fight is this Saturday