It’s no surprise that Barry can’t see the nose on his face. Our affirmative action president has never had to see his nose in order to move forward. There was always someone standing by to assist him.
But General Casey’s inability to see the obvious is downright frightening. This is not a good time to advise your son or daughter or those of a friend to enlist. They’d be safe from white supremacism, true, but defnitely not from the evil of jihad. All we can be sure of from the denial going on about Maj. Muslim’s murderous performance is that there are going to be more Fort Hoods. And probably very soon.
Ralph Peters outdoes his usual fine work, in this timely and wise appreciation of Gov. Palin:
"For the first time since Ronald Reagan, our last great president, we, the people, see a chance that one of us might have a voice in governing our country."
Out with the Harvards and Yales. In with the land-grant state colleges like Idaho.
I confess I didn’t pay much attention to the NYTimes’ latest smear on combat veterans–implying without context (statistical or otherwise) that the sometimes dubious violent crimes of 121 returned Afghanistan and Iraq veterans are connected to their combat experiences. The Democrat house organ helped invent the slur on Vietnam combat veterans as "ticking time bombs," making us the forerunners of the actual Muslim suicide bomber. But Ralph Peters doesn’t overlook such things, even if they aren’t news. In "The New Lepers," he describes the latest smear as "an artful example of hate-speech disguised as a public service."
MORE: Beware the brutal veteran journalist, with actual incidents. Humor from Iowahawk. You might need to worry, because a lot of them are going to be laid off in the near future.
"The message Congress just sent to them all was, ‘Hold on, we’ll stop the surge, we’re going to leave – and you can slaughter the innocent with our blessing.’" Ralph Peters writes today. "We’ve reached a low point in the history of our government when a substantial number of legislators would welcome an American defeat in Iraq for domestic political advantage."
The Republicans look ridiculous enough when they kowtow to their anti-abortion, can’t-live-without-school-prayer base. But the Democrat base now is the hard Left which is only interested in anything that’s anti-American. What the Dems are doing now is going to get more American soldiers killed, plain and simple. I think the two-party system is in need of a serious overhaul. Let the loonies form their own parties and leave the rest of us alone.
UPDATE Republicans successfully blocked the same Dems move in the Senate. But New York Dem Sen. Charles Schumer promises that the anti-war fight has only begun: "There will be resolution after resolution, amendment after amendment . . . just like in the days of Vietnam. The pressure will mount, the president will find he has no strategy, he will have to change his strategy and the vast majority of our troops will be taken out of harm’s way and come home." And then we can wait for the next 9/11.