More Demo-gogue “Retreat and Surrender”

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  1. NVBeav

    NVBeav Monkey+++

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    http://archive.patriotpost.us/pub/07-37_Digest/
    PATRIOT PERSPECTIVE

    More Demo-gogue “Retreat and Surrender”

    In January 2007, at the end of his second tour in Iraq, Gen. David Petraeus was nominated for promotion from Lieutenant General to General. His confirmation made him Commander of Multi-National Force Iraq (MNF-I). The Senate vote recorded no dissenters, and for good reason: Petraeus is the best commander for the job.
    Gen. Petraeus is a USMA graduate (1974), and he has an outstanding career record as an infantry officer. His professional and academic-advancement record is also exceptional. He earned the George C. Marshall Award as the top graduate of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College (1983) and later earned master and doctoral degrees from Princeton. Notably, the subject of his doctoral dissertation was, “The American Military and the Lessons of Vietnam.”<SCRIPT><!--D(["mb","\u003c/font\>\u003c/p\>\n\n\u003cp\>\u003cfont size\u003d\"2\" face\u003d\"Verdana\" color\u003d\"black\"\> I suppose his vita makes him the poster boy for those who\n\u003ca href\u003d\"http://PatriotPetitions.US/kerry/\" target\u003d\"_blank\" onclick\u003d\"return top.js.OpenExtLink(window,event,this)\"\>Jean-Francois Kerry\u003c/a\> claims\nare \u003ca href\u003d\"http://PatriotPetitions.US/news/stuck.asp\" target\u003d\"_blank\" onclick\u003d\"return top.js.OpenExtLink(window,event,this)\"\>“stuck in Iraq”\u003c/a\>\nbecause they are too dullard for a “real” job like Kerry’s. \u003c/font\>\u003c/p\>\n\n\u003cp\>\u003cfont size\u003d\"2\" face\u003d\"Verdana\" color\u003d\"black\"\> In his eighth months in command of MNF-I, Gen.*Petraeus was\ncalled to Capital Hill this week (the sixth anniversary of\n\u003ca href\u003d\"http://PatriotPost.US/September11/\" target\u003d\"_blank\" onclick\u003d\"return top.js.OpenExtLink(window,event,this)\"\>9/11\u003c/a\>) to testify before\nCongress about progress in Iraq. Ahead of that testimony, he said,\n“I’ve tried to spend the last 33 years going around minefields instead\nof through them.” Monday and Tuesday, he successfully marched through\nthe most contentious minefield of his career. \u003c/font\>\u003c/p\>\n\n\u003cp\>\u003cfont size\u003d\"2\" face\u003d\"Verdana\" color\u003d\"black\"\> Those mines were planted months ago when plans for Gen.*Petraeus’s\ntestimony were announced. Democrats, who have bet their 2008 election\nprospects on failure in Iraq, began a campaign to undermine anything\npositive Gen.*Petraeus might report about \u003ca href\u003d\"http://PatriotPost.US/Alexander/edition.asp?id\u003d541\" target\u003d\"_blank\" onclick\u003d\"return top.js.OpenExtLink(window,event,this)\"\>Operation Iraqi\nFreedom\u003c/a\>,\nbecause good news is bad for \u003ca href\u003d\"http://PatriotPost.US/alexander/edition.asp?id\u003d545\" target\u003d\"_blank\" onclick\u003d\"return top.js.OpenExtLink(window,event,this)\"\>retreat and surrender\nDemos\u003c/a\>. \u003c/font\>\u003c/p\>\n\n\u003cp\>\u003cfont size\u003d\"2\" face\u003d\"Verdana\" color\u003d\"black\"\> Here are a few representative comments from Democrat Senators who voted\n\u003cem\>for\u003c/em\> Petraeus’s confirmation and command of MNF-I made \u003cem\>before\u003c/em\>\nhis testimony: \u003c/font\>\u003c/p\>\n\n\u003cp\>\u003cfont size\u003d\"2\" face\u003d\"Verdana\" color\u003d\"black\"\> “[Petraeus has] made a number of statements over the years that have\nnot proved to be factual.” —Sen.*Harry Reid ",1]);//--></SCRIPT>
    I suppose his vita makes him the poster boy for those who Jean-Francois Kerry claims are “stuck in Iraq” because they are too dullard for a “real” job like Kerry’s.
    In his eighth months in command of MNF-I, Gen. Petraeus was called to Capital Hill this week (the sixth anniversary of 9/11) to testify before Congress about progress in Iraq. Ahead of that testimony, he said, “I’ve tried to spend the last 33 years going around minefields instead of through them.” Monday and Tuesday, he successfully marched through the most contentious minefield of his career.
    Those mines were planted months ago when plans for Gen. Petraeus’s testimony were announced. Democrats, who have bet their 2008 election prospects on failure in Iraq, began a campaign to undermine anything positive Gen. Petraeus might report about Operation Iraqi Freedom, because good news is bad for retreat and surrender Demos.
    Here are a few representative comments from Democrat Senators who voted for Petraeus’s confirmation and command of MNF-I made before his testimony:
    “[Petraeus has] made a number of statements over the years that have not proved to be factual.” —Sen. Harry Reid<SCRIPT><!--D(["mb","\u003c/font\>\u003c/p\>\n\n\u003cp\>\u003cfont size\u003d\"2\" face\u003d\"Verdana\" color\u003d\"black\"\> “I expect the ‘Bush report’ to say, ‘The surge is working. Let’s have\nmore of the same’.” —Sen.*Dick Durbin \u003c/font\>\u003c/p\>\n\n\u003cp\>\u003cfont size\u003d\"2\" face\u003d\"Verdana\" color\u003d\"black\"\> “I was against the war, I continue to be against the war, and I’m going\nto do everything I possibly can to bring American troops home at the\nearliest possible time.” —Sen.*Ted Kennedy \u003c/font\>\u003c/p\>\n\n\u003cp\>\u003cfont size\u003d\"2\" face\u003d\"Verdana\" color\u003d\"black\"\> “President Bush’s war strategy is failing and the top military commander\nin Iraq is ‘dead flat wrong’ for warning against major changes... The\nfact of the matter is that American lives remain in jeopardy and... if\nevery single jihadi in the world was killed tomorrow, we’d still have\na major, major war on our hands [in Iraq].” —Sen.*Joe Biden (And we\nwould be fighting whom?) \u003c/font\>\u003c/p\>\n\n\u003cp\>\u003cfont size\u003d\"2\" face\u003d\"Verdana\" color\u003d\"black\"\> “I don’t think General Petraeus has an independent view in that\nsense... You can be sure we’ll listen to it, but I don’t think he’s an\nindependent evaluator.” —Sen.*Dianne Feinstein \u003c/font\>\u003c/p\>\n\n\u003cp\>\u003cfont size\u003d\"2\" face\u003d\"Verdana\" color\u003d\"black\"\> “I was against the surge when it was first proposed. And I believe\nthat nothing which Petraeus or Crocker or anyone else coming before the\nCongress will say next week will in any way undermine the basic problem:\nThere is no military solution.” —Hillary Rodham Clinton \u003c/font\>\u003c/p\>\n\n\u003cp\>\u003cfont size\u003d\"2\" face\u003d\"Verdana\" color\u003d\"black\"\> While John Kerry abstained from voting on Petraeus’s nomination, he did\nget Hillary’s ditto-Demo memo on “military solutions” and declared,\n“We should not be fooled into this tactical success debate... There is\nno military solution.” \u003c/font\>\u003c/p\>\n\n\u003cp\>\u003cfont size\u003d\"2\" face\u003d\"Verdana\" color\u003d\"black\"\> For his part, Gen.*Petraeus sat stoically before Demo-led panels Monday,\nprior to delivering his remarks, as they questioned his credibility and\npatriotism. His face and stature did not betray any degree of contempt\nfor the politicos slandering his character. He is a good soldier. ",1]);//--></SCRIPT>
    “I expect the ‘Bush report’ to say, ‘The surge is working. Let’s have more of the same’.” —Sen. Dick Durbin
    “I was against the war, I continue to be against the war, and I’m going to do everything I possibly can to bring American troops home at the earliest possible time.” —Sen. Ted Kennedy
    “President Bush’s war strategy is failing and the top military commander in Iraq is ‘dead flat wrong’ for warning against major changes... The fact of the matter is that American lives remain in jeopardy and... if every single jihadi in the world was killed tomorrow, we’d still have a major, major war on our hands [in Iraq].” —Sen. Joe Biden (And we would be fighting whom?)
    “I don’t think General Petraeus has an independent view in that sense... You can be sure we’ll listen to it, but I don’t think he’s an independent evaluator.” —Sen. Dianne Feinstein
    “I was against the surge when it was first proposed. And I believe that nothing which Petraeus or Crocker or anyone else coming before the Congress will say next week will in any way undermine the basic problem: There is no military solution.” —Hillary Rodham Clinton
    While John Kerry abstained from voting on Petraeus’s nomination, he did get Hillary’s ditto-Demo memo on “military solutions” and declared, “We should not be fooled into this tactical success debate... There is no military solution.”
    For his part, Gen. Petraeus sat stoically before Demo-led panels Monday, prior to delivering his remarks, as they questioned his credibility and patriotism. His face and stature did not betray any degree of contempt for the politicos slandering his character. He is a good soldier.<SCRIPT><!--D(["mb","\u003c/font\>\u003c/p\>\n\n\u003cp\>\u003cfont size\u003d\"2\" face\u003d\"Verdana\" color\u003d\"black\"\> Rep.*Tom Lantos began the hearings by declaring that Petraeus would be\ndoing nothing more than reading White House talking points: “We cannot\ntake any of this administration’s assertions about Iraq at face value\nanymore. The fact remains, gentlemen, that the administration has sent\nyou here today to convince the members of these two committees and the\nCongress that victory is at hand.* With all due respect to you, I must\nsay: I don’t buy it.” \u003c/font\>\u003c/p\>\n\n\u003cp\>\u003cfont size\u003d\"2\" face\u003d\"Verdana\" color\u003d\"black\"\> In response to this backhanded nonsense, Gen.*Petraeus opened his\nremarks saying, “At the outset I would like to note that this is my\ntestimony. Although I have briefed my assessment and recommendations\nto my chain of command, I wrote this testimony myself. It has not been\ncleared by nor shared with anyone in the Pentagon, the White House or\nthe Congress until it was just handed out.” \u003c/font\>\u003c/p\>\n\n\u003cp\>\u003cfont size\u003d\"2\" face\u003d\"Verdana\" color\u003d\"black\"\> Much to the consternation of Democrats and \u003ca href\u003d\"http://PatriotPost.US/alexander/edition.asp?id\u003d514\" target\u003d\"_blank\" onclick\u003d\"return top.js.OpenExtLink(window,event,this)\"\>Leftmedia\ndefeatists\u003c/a\>,\nGen.*Petraeus did not suggest the U.S.*retreat and surrender, but rather\ndeclared, “The military objectives of the surge are, in large measure,\nbeing met.” \u003c/font\>\u003c/p\>\n\n\u003cp\>\u003cfont size\u003d\"2\" face\u003d\"Verdana\" color\u003d\"black\"\> In fact, since additional forces were committed to Iraq (“The Surge”)\nin June, and tactical constraints were loosened, the number of “security\nincidents” has “decreased significantly” in eight of the last 12 weeks;\ncivilian murders have dropped 45 percent and “ethno-sectarian deaths”\n(Shi’ite vs. Sunni) have dropped 55 percent. For the year, IEDs targeting\ncivilians are down 49 percent, and the U.S.*has captured or killed more\nthan 1,000 key al-Qa’ida insurgents and more than 2,500 other al-Qa’ida\nfighters. \u003c/font\>\u003c/p\>\n\n\u003cp\>\u003cfont size\u003d\"2\" face\u003d\"Verdana\" color\u003d\"black\"\> “Additionally,” said Gen.*Petraeus, “in what may be the most\nsignificant development of the past eight months, the tribal rejection\nof al-Qa’ida that started in Anbar province and helped produce such\nsignificant change there has now spread to a number of other locations\nas well.” ",1]);//--></SCRIPT>
    Rep. Tom Lantos began the hearings by declaring that Petraeus would be doing nothing more than reading White House talking points: “We cannot take any of this administration’s assertions about Iraq at face value anymore. The fact remains, gentlemen, that the administration has sent you here today to convince the members of these two committees and the Congress that victory is at hand. With all due respect to you, I must say: I don’t buy it.”
    In response to this backhanded nonsense, Gen. Petraeus opened his remarks saying, “At the outset I would like to note that this is my testimony. Although I have briefed my assessment and recommendations to my chain of command, I wrote this testimony myself. It has not been cleared by nor shared with anyone in the Pentagon, the White House or the Congress until it was just handed out.”
    Much to the consternation of Democrats and Leftmedia defeatists, Gen. Petraeus did not suggest the U.S. retreat and surrender, but rather declared, “The military objectives of the surge are, in large measure, being met.”
    In fact, since additional forces were committed to Iraq (“The Surge”) in June, and tactical constraints were loosened, the number of “security incidents” has “decreased significantly” in eight of the last 12 weeks; civilian murders have dropped 45 percent and “ethno-sectarian deaths” (Shi’ite vs. Sunni) have dropped 55 percent. For the year, IEDs targeting civilians are down 49 percent, and the U.S. has captured or killed more than 1,000 key al-Qa’ida insurgents and more than 2,500 other al-Qa’ida fighters.
    “Additionally,” said Gen. Petraeus, “in what may be the most significant development of the past eight months, the tribal rejection of al-Qa’ida that started in Anbar province and helped produce such significant change there has now spread to a number of other locations as well.”<SCRIPT><!--D(["mb","\u003c/font\>\u003c/p\>\n\n\u003cp\>\u003cfont size\u003d\"2\" face\u003d\"Verdana\" color\u003d\"black\"\> U.S.*Ambassador to Iraq Ryan Crocker corroborated Gen.*David Petraeus’s\ntestimony and spoke about the significant improvements to Iraq’s economy,\nnoting they “are neither measured in benchmarks nor visible to those\nfar from Baghdad.” \u003c/font\>\u003c/p\>\n\n\u003cp\>\u003cfont size\u003d\"2\" face\u003d\"Verdana\" color\u003d\"black\"\> Unfortunately, in 2003, nobody thought it would take longer\nthan five years to fend off attacks from \u003ca href\u003d\"http://PatriotPost.US/papers/primer01.asp\" target\u003d\"_blank\" onclick\u003d\"return top.js.OpenExtLink(window,event,this)\"\>Islamic\njihadis\u003c/a\> while\ntrying to undo generations of Ba’athist tyranny and establish\na Republican government in the heart of the \u003ca href\u003d\"http://PatriotPost.US/alexander/edition.asp?id\u003d494\" target\u003d\"_blank\" onclick\u003d\"return top.js.OpenExtLink(window,event,this)\"\>Islamic\nworld\u003c/a\>. \u003c/font\>\u003c/p\>\n\n\u003cp\>\u003cfont size\u003d\"2\" face\u003d\"Verdana\" color\u003d\"black\"\> If the OIF campaign continues to improve at this rate, Gen.*Petraeus\nsaid the 168,000 troops in Iraq now could be reduced to 130,000 troops\nby mid-2008. \u003c/font\>\u003c/p\>\n\n\u003cp\>\u003cfont size\u003d\"2\" face\u003d\"Verdana\" color\u003d\"black\"\> On that note, President George Bush insisted later, “[W]hen we begin to\ndraw down troops from Iraq, it will be from a position of strength and\nsuccess, not from a position of fear and failure. To do otherwise would\nembolden our enemies and make it more likely that they would attack us\nat home.” \u003c/font\>\u003c/p\>\n\n\u003cp\>\u003cfont size\u003d\"2\" face\u003d\"Verdana\" color\u003d\"black\"\> Still, Gen.*Petraeus’s remarks fell upon deaf ears in Congress. \u003c/font\>\u003c/p\>\n\n\u003cp\>\u003cfont size\u003d\"2\" face\u003d\"Verdana\" color\u003d\"black\"\> “Clearly, continuing to pursue the President’s flawed escalation policy\nuntil at least July 2008 is not in the national interest of the United\nStates,” protested Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. \u003c/font\>\u003c/p\>\n\n\u003cp\>\u003cfont size\u003d\"2\" face\u003d\"Verdana\" color\u003d\"black\"\> “There is a big disconnect between the truth of the matter and the\nreality. I mean, the truth of the matter is that... the administration’s\npolicy and the surge are a failure,” concluded Sen.*Joe Biden. ",1]);//--></SCRIPT>
    U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Ryan Crocker corroborated Gen. David Petraeus’s testimony and spoke about the significant improvements to Iraq’s economy, noting they “are neither measured in benchmarks nor visible to those far from Baghdad.”
    Unfortunately, in 2003, nobody thought it would take longer than five years to fend off attacks from Islamic jihadis while trying to undo generations of Ba’athist tyranny and establish a Republican government in the heart of the Islamic world.
    If the OIF campaign continues to improve at this rate, Gen. Petraeus said the 168,000 troops in Iraq now could be reduced to 130,000 troops by mid-2008.
    On that note, President George Bush insisted later, “[W]hen we begin to draw down troops from Iraq, it will be from a position of strength and success, not from a position of fear and failure. To do otherwise would embolden our enemies and make it more likely that they would attack us at home.”
    Still, Gen. Petraeus’s remarks fell upon deaf ears in Congress.
    “Clearly, continuing to pursue the President’s flawed escalation policy until at least July 2008 is not in the national interest of the United States,” protested Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.
    “There is a big disconnect between the truth of the matter and the reality. I mean, the truth of the matter is that... the administration’s policy and the surge are a failure,” concluded Sen. Joe Biden.<SCRIPT><!--D(["mb","\u003c/font\>\u003c/p\>\n\n\u003cp\>\u003cfont size\u003d\"2\" face\u003d\"Verdana\" color\u003d\"black\"\> The dizzy Leftcoast House Speaker, Ms.*Nancy Pelosi, issued a press\nrelease after Petraeus’s testimony with the lead, “Continuing Failed\nSurge in Iraq Until at Least Next Summer Is Unacceptable.” Pelosi\ninsists, “The facts are self-evident that the progress is not being\nmade... It is time to change the mission of our troops... so that the\nnumbers... can be reduced on a much more aggressive timetable.” \u003c/font\>\u003c/p\>\n\n\u003cp\>\u003cfont size\u003d\"2\" face\u003d\"Verdana\" color\u003d\"black\"\> Yeah, like the 2008 election timetable? \u003c/font\>\u003c/p\>\n\n\u003cp\>\u003cfont size\u003d\"2\" face\u003d\"Verdana\" color\u003d\"black\"\> Of course, doing the bidding of al-Qa’ida, the Democrat’s Internet\nlapdog, \u003ca href\u003d\"http://Moveon.org\" target\u003d\"_blank\" onclick\u003d\"return top.js.OpenExtLink(window,event,this)\"\>Moveon.org\u003c/a\>, paid $65,000 for a full-page ad in Monday’s edition\nof \u003cem\>The New York Times\u003c/em\> with the caption, “General Petraeus or\nGeneral Betray Us?” and the subheading, “Cooking the Books for the\nWhite House.” What followed was a rant impugning the trustworthiness\nof OIF’s commanding officer, which is a shot at all uniformed Patriots. \u003c/font\>\u003c/p\>\n\n\u003cp\>\u003cfont size\u003d\"2\" face\u003d\"Verdana\" color\u003d\"black\"\> Among the many facts omitted by Moveon in the ad was that \u003cem\>The Times\u003c/em\>\ngave them a 60 percent discount from the standard rate for full-page ads\n(likely an FEC violation). According to the \u003cem\>New York Post\u003c/em\>, “If a\ncompany sells an ad worth [$181,692] for $65,000, then, that would be an\nin-kind contribution of [$116,692]. Corporate contributions to PACs are\nillegal under the campaign-finance laws \u003cem\>The Times\u003c/em\> itself has long\nchampioned: ‘Corporations and labor organizations are prohibited from\nmaking contributions in connection with federal elections,’ according\nto the FEC.” \u003c/font\>\u003c/p\>\n\n\u003cp\>\u003cfont size\u003d\"2\" face\u003d\"Verdana\" color\u003d\"black\"\> Frankly, I’m surprised \u003cem\>The Times\u003c/em\> charged the pantywaists at Moveon\nat all, but I suppose it had to look somewhat legitimate. \u003c/font\>\u003c/p\>\n\n\u003cp\>\u003cfont size\u003d\"2\" face\u003d\"Verdana\" color\u003d\"black\"\>",1]);//--></SCRIPT>
    The dizzy Leftcoast House Speaker, Ms. Nancy Pelosi, issued a press release after Petraeus’s testimony with the lead, “Continuing Failed Surge in Iraq Until at Least Next Summer Is Unacceptable.” Pelosi insists, “The facts are self-evident that the progress is not being made... It is time to change the mission of our troops... so that the numbers... can be reduced on a much more aggressive timetable.”
    Yeah, like the 2008 election timetable?
    Of course, doing the bidding of al-Qa’ida, the Democrat’s Internet lapdog, Moveon.org, paid $65,000 for a full-page ad in Monday’s edition of The New York Times with the caption, “General Petraeus or General Betray Us?” and the subheading, “Cooking the Books for the White House.” What followed was a rant impugning the trustworthiness of OIF’s commanding officer, which is a shot at all uniformed Patriots.
    Among the many facts omitted by Moveon in the ad was that The Times gave them a 60 percent discount from the standard rate for full-page ads (likely an FEC violation). According to the New York Post, “If a company sells an ad worth [$181,692] for $65,000, then, that would be an in-kind contribution of [$116,692]. Corporate contributions to PACs are illegal under the campaign-finance laws The Times itself has long championed: ‘Corporations and labor organizations are prohibited from making contributions in connection with federal elections,’ according to the FEC.”
    Frankly, I’m surprised The Times charged the pantywaists at Moveon at all, but I suppose it had to look somewhat legitimate.
    <SCRIPT><!--D(["mb"," Downwind from the billowing fumes of these \u003ca href\u003d\"http://PatriotPost.US/alexander/edition.asp?id\u003d342\" target\u003d\"_blank\" onclick\u003d\"return top.js.OpenExtLink(window,event,this)\"\>Demo-gogue\ntraitors\u003c/a\> and\ntheir surrogates, one is left to ponder, as I have previously, what has\nhappened to the Democrat Party of Roosevelt and Kennedy—which championed\nour national security and honored Patriots? It is now infested with\nhypocritical, nescient, impotent, reprehensible, gutless, half-witted,\nasinine, obsequious, meretricious, pusillanimous, indolent, imbecilic,\npompous, retromingent, ignominious, duplicitous, ungrateful, socialist,\nsycophantic prevaricators, who flippantly exploit Operation Iraqi Freedom,\nas political fodder for their next campaign. \u003c/font\>\u003c/p\>\n\n\u003cp\>\u003cfont size\u003d\"2\" face\u003d\"Verdana\" color\u003d\"black\"\> If the Democrats force a retreat and surrender from the Iraqi front with\n\u003ca href\u003d\"http://PatriotPost.US/papers/primer01.asp\" target\u003d\"_blank\" onclick\u003d\"return top.js.OpenExtLink(window,event,this)\"\>Jihadistan\u003c/a\>, we will\nhave to contend with jihadis on our own soil—again—and return to the\nMiddle East at what then will be a much higher cost of life and resources. \u003c/font\>\u003c/p\>\n\n\u003cp\>\u003cfont size\u003d\"2\" face\u003d\"Verdana\" color\u003d\"black\"\> Oh yes, lest we forget, Iran’s resident psychopath, President Mahmud\nAhmadi-Nejad, recently said of the Democrats’ plan to retreat, “Soon,\nwe will see a huge power vacuum in the region.” \u003c/font\>\u003c/p\>\n\n\u003cp\>\u003cfont size\u003d\"2\" face\u003d\"Verdana\" color\u003d\"black\"\> Iran, handing off nukes to al-Qa’ida or other jihadi proxies, is going to\noffset that “huge power vacuum” with a huge power detonation somewhere\nclose to home. This is the terminal objective of jihad. Nineteen\nterrorists killed 2,996 civilians. There are thousands of jihadi\nterrorists yet to be captured or killed. Do the math. \u003c/font\>\u003c/p\>\n\n\u003ch3\>\u003cfont size\u003d\"3\" face\u003d\"Times\" color\u003d\"black\"\>Quote of the week\u003c/font\>\u003c/h3\>\n\n\u003cp\>\u003cfont size\u003d\"2\" face\u003d\"Verdana\" color\u003d\"black\"\> “At the outset I would like to note that this is my testimony. Although\nI have briefed my assessment and recommendations to my chain of command,\nI wrote this testimony myself. It has not been cleared by, nor shared\nwith, anyone in the Pentagon, the White House or the Congress until it\nwas just handed out. As a bottom line up-front, the military objectives\nof the surge are in large measure being met.” —General David Petraeus ",1]);//--></SCRIPT>Downwind from the billowing fumes of these Demo-gogue traitors and their surrogates, one is left to ponder, as I have previously, what has happened to the Democrat Party of Roosevelt and Kennedy—which championed our national security and honored Patriots? It is now infested with hypocritical, nescient, impotent, reprehensible, gutless, half-witted, asinine, obsequious, meretricious, pusillanimous, indolent, imbecilic, pompous, retromingent, ignominious, duplicitous, ungrateful, socialist, sycophantic prevaricators, who flippantly exploit Operation Iraqi Freedom, as political fodder for their next campaign.
    If the Democrats force a retreat and surrender from the Iraqi front with Jihadistan, we will have to contend with jihadis on our own soil—again—and return to the Middle East at what then will be a much higher cost of life and resources.
    Oh yes, lest we forget, Iran’s resident psychopath, President Mahmud Ahmadi-Nejad, recently said of the Democrats’ plan to retreat, “Soon, we will see a huge power vacuum in the region.”
    Iran, handing off nukes to al-Qa’ida or other jihadi proxies, is going to offset that “huge power vacuum” with a huge power detonation somewhere close to home. This is the terminal objective of jihad. Nineteen terrorists killed 2,996 civilians. There are thousands of jihadi terrorists yet to be captured or killed. Do the math.
     
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  3. DesertDawg

    DesertDawg Monkey+++

    Not just "Demo(crat)-gogue"! One particular individual, registered as a "Republican" candidate for the Presidency of the USA, would not only "cut-and-run", but if he had his way, our military forces would NEVER be called out for either retaliatory OR pre-emptive strikes! If he had it his way, our current military forces would be down-sized! I haven't heard that "particular individual" actually bad mouth our military personnel, but I feel that he WOULD!

    Yes, that "particular individual", if he had his way, would do away with the FBI, the CIA, the NSA, Homeland Security and all other intelligence-gathering/security forces! When he was asked about the tragic events of 9-11-01, he placed the BLAME on the U.S. government! Almost in the same breath, he said that the FBI, CIA, NSA and other "pre-Homeland Security" personnel "STUPID"!

    Oh, and that "Republican" who is running for the Presidency would also, if he has his way, have OPEN BORDERS! Lest I forget, since he would do away with the Homeland Security branch, and since the U.S. Coast Guard is currently attached to HSB, our shorelines and ports would be OPEN!

    Uh, while I moan and groan about having to pay taxes, I realize that it's a "necessary evil". If that "particular individual" had his way, the IRS would be shut down, but I haven't heard HIS plan on how to collect taxes!

    On top of all of this about that "particular individual", there are many who have voiced their full support for him....and several have said that if he doesn't become the Republican nominee for the Presidency, they won't vote! Does anyone recall what another "particular individual", named Ross Perot, accomplished by "dividing" the Republican party? That "accomplishment" was 8 years of Bill Clinton!

    If you haven't already figured out who this current "particular individual" is that I've been talking about, here are some more clues: He's actually a Libertarian, but for "political purposes", to get elected to Congress, has cloaked himself as being a Republican. He is 72 years old, a former gynecologist and obstetrician, and during the past two Republican debates, became a "whiner" when having to defend himself! Even though he has a certain amount of "grass roots" support, none of that support has EVER shown up within any of the mainstream polls! Lest I forget, his initials are the same as Ross Perot, and I fear that if his avid supporters choose to not vote just because "R.P." doesn't win the nomination, the same Ross Perot "giant sucking sound" will once again be heard.....and send yet ANOTHER Clinton into office, perhaps for ANOTHER 8 years!
     
  4. RJB

    RJB Monkey+++

  5. Tango3

    Tango3 Aimless wanderer

    D-Dawg/RJB:
    please explain how we ran our gubmint before 1913( the beginning of the income tax????)

    "Our government is way too big and completely out of control,it believes it has the power and the funds to do anything, constitutional limitations be damned.The constitution spells out about 10 things the federal government is supposed to be responsible for.Abortions, sex changes and other dysfunctional BS are not "human rights".Not to be legislated.
    The IRS and ATF have taken it on themselves to heavey handedly ruin citizens lives for not paying the taxes on simple trans actions and firearms.Posessing an automatic weapon is not illegal, people get raided shot and charged and arrested for not paying for the $200 taxstamp.
    Arrgghh ron paul; or somebody else; the left is way outta' hand...
    the coroporations (the right) want the borders open for cheap labor to dilute the" middle class working" wages..to some low common denominator throughout the hemisphere.so "they" cam "compete" with communist china's cheap workforce.

    My wife has the same "third party argument"...Well if nobody votes for a third party how far are they going to advance?
    You're under the illusion your vote really matters to the two party system. Demublicans/republocrats beholden to the same money.A vote for republican party or democratic party is a vote for the status quo.
    Thedemocrats and "aunt Nancy" swept into power to cries of fix the gov, impeach the ruthless king and his court.that lasted less than a week! Oncethey got a taste of the"fat-cat- bird" seat.
     
  6. RJB

    RJB Monkey+++

    I'm all for getting rid of the IRS.
     

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