Friday, October 28, 2005
"Saddam's goal ... is to achieve the lifting of U.N. sanctions while retaining and enhancing Iraq's weapons of mass destruction programs. We cannot, we must not and we will not let him succeed. - Madeline Albright, 1998
"Iraq made commitments after the Gulf War to completely dismantle all weapons of mass destruction, and unfortunately, Iraq has not lived up to its agreement." - Barbara Boxer, November 8, 2002
"The community of nations may see more and more of the very kind of threat Iraq poses now: a rogue state with weapons of mass destruction, ready to use them or provide them to terrorists. If we fail to respond today, Saddam and all those who would follow in his footsteps will be emboldened tomorrow." - Bill Clinton, 1998
"As a member of the House Intelligence Committee, I am keenly aware that the proliferation of chemical and biological weapons is an issue of grave importance to all nations. Saddam Hussein has been engaged in the development of weapons of mass destruction technology which is a threat to countries in the region and he has made a mockery of the weapons inspection process." - Nancy Pelosi, December 16, 1998
"We know that he has stored secret supplies of biological and chemical weapons throughout his country." -- Al Gore, Sept. 23, 2002
"We have known for many years that Saddam Hussein is seeking and developing weapons of mass destruction." -- Sen. Ted Kennedy, Sept. 27, 2002
"In the four years since the inspectors left, intelligence reports show that Saddam Hussein has worked to rebuild his chemical and biological weapons stock, his missile delivery capability, and his nuclear program. He has also given aid, comfort, and sanctuary to terrorists, including al Qaeda members . . . . It is clear, however, that if left unchecked, Saddam Hussein will continue to increase his capacity to wage biological and chemical warfare, and will keep trying to develop nuclear weapons." Sen. Hillary Clinton, Oct 10, 2002.
and there are many more where those came from.. it's important to see the true motivation of these folks.. again, while they wrap themselves in the american flag, they make haste to burn it when you're not looking. their actions are so loud, i cannot hear what they're saying.
goodbye harriet meyers.. we never really knew you at all.. candle in the wind... blah blah blah.. well, as a conservative, i couldn't be more pleased by the move harriet 'made' to withdraw her nomination. i've heard lots of speculation as to why this occured and what really happened.. but the bottom line is this - we're headed for a good old fashioned schoolyard fight over court nominations. i have faith that g-dub will nominate someone like alito or luttig.. i think either one of those two would be anathema to the liberal do-gooders like schmucker and turbin..
regardless, we need to have a vibrant national debate on the role of the court in our country. we need to get the issues on the table and out in front of everyone. once they are there, as always, conservatives will win in the arena of ideas. taking international law into consideration to interpret our constitution is unacceptable. bending the words of the framers like silly puddy is not acceptable either. the words mean what they mean and if you don't feel like the constitution has a say in that particular area- give the decision back to the people.
so, goodbye harriet. we hardly knew you at all... and based on some of your writings, it is probably better that way.
Wednesday, October 26, 2005
the press in this country is so blatantly biased against this administration (and country, for that matter) that it makes you sick. they have plummeting ratings, people are fed up..
we have had 2 successful votes in iraq - with more of a % of registered voters voting than in our own country.. iraqi's are risking their lives to vote. we can't get off our couches enough to care to vote.
yet, the coverage of this event would have you believe that iraq is a total failure.. we are losing the fight for democracy. nothing could be farther from the truth - and the proof is in the sheer numbers of iraqi's voting on their constitution.
i think it is sickening to see people in this country, calling themselves americans, saying they 'support the troops', openly hoping for more dead, no progress, more terrorist attacks.. their hatred for the administration outweighs their love for their country. frankly, in their minds, we should stop being a country.. we should conform to the enlightened folks in europe and the rest of the world. these same intellectuals seem to forget we won our independence from that way of thinking over 225 years ago.
so, now we have a nuclear nut case calling for the destruction of israel in public. this is going to be an interesting next few years in world history. israel is not going to tolerate being threatened with it's destruction by a soon-to-be nuclear state.. we know iran and russia will attempt an invasion of israel at some point.. it's pretty interesting to watch it all unfold.
Israel should be 'wiped off the map': Iran president
Iran's hardline President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has openly called for Israel to be "wiped off the map".
"The establishment of the Zionist regime was a move by the world oppressor against the Islamic world," the president told a conference in Tehran on Wednesday entitled 'The World without Zionism'.
"The skirmishes in the occupied land are part of a war of destiny. The outcome of hundreds of years of war will be defined in Palestinian land," he said.
"As the Imam said, Israel must be wiped off the map," said Ahmadinejad, referring to Iran's revolutionary leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini.
His comments were the first time in years that such a high-ranking Iranian official has called for Israel's eradication, even though such slogans are still regularly used at regime rallies.
Addressing some 4,000 students gathered in an interior ministry conference hall, Ahmadinejad also called for Palestinian unity, resistance and a point "where the annihilation of the Zionist regime will come".
"The Islamic umma (community) will not allow its historic enemy to live in its heartland," he said in the fiery speech that centered on an "historic war between the oppressor and the world of Islam".
The term "oppressor" is used by the clerical regime to refer to the United States.
"We should not settle for a piece of land," he said of Israel's pullout from the Gaza Strip.
"Anyone who signs a treaty which recognises the entity of Israel means he has signed the surrender of the Muslim world," Ahmadinejad said.
"Any leaders in the Islamic umma who recognise Israel face the wrath of their own people."
Ahmadinejad, a veteran of Iran's hardline Revolutionary Guards, took office in August after scoring a landslide win in a June presidential election.
His tone represents a major change from that of former president Mohammad Khatami, whose favoured topic was "dialogue among civilisations" and who led an effort to improve Iran's relations with the West.
But Ahmadinejad instead spoke of an "historic war".
"It dates backs hundreds of years. Sometimes Islam has advanced. Sometimes nobody was winning. Unfortunately over the past 300 years, the world of Islam has been in retreat," he lamented.
"One hundred years ago the last trench of Islam fell, when the oppressors went towards the creation the Zionist regime. It is using it as a fort to spread its aims in the heart of the Islamic world."
Tuesday, October 25, 2005
well we've reached 2000 soldiers killed mark set by all of the blame america first crowd. i'm certain we'll see the likes of cindy sheehan locking herself to the fence at the whitehouse and continuing to dance on her son's grave. there will be parties held by the left wing nut jobs celebrating another dead soldier because, once again, what's good for america is not good for them.. i'm sure we'll hear the likes of kennedy and durbin spouting off their holier than thou nonsense.. and all of this celebrating and revelry will be at the expense of the families and friends of the heros who serve in the united states military.
it should make anyone who has any pride in this country and for the values we stand for sick to their stomach that we have people who would guide this country delighting in the death of our soldiers.. triumphant in bad news for america. yet, they are out there.. not in the numbers you'd think, but they're out there.. supported via a biased media and internationalist money. if we are to weigh the stories of 2000 dead vs. successful passage of the iraqi constitution, is there any question which one will get more airplay ??
we've been in iraq since march of 2003 - 2000 dead. to compare - the battle of iwo jima in WWII, there were 6,821 american deaths... in less than a month and a half. 23,573 total casualties from a total of 70,000 marines..
the miserable 'intellectualism' which has taken over our media and the democratic party (and some republicans) has taken our will away. the people of this country are exposed to the negative aspects of our war on terror over and over and over.. is there any wonder the mainstream media has plummeting ratings ??
if our state of mind would have been the same during WW2, that 'greatest generation' would have never been given the chance to be great.
well shucks.. after a few subway and bus bombings, what would you do to celebrate the cuture of your muslim friends ?? well, you'd ban piggy banks !! that's what you'd do.
the brits have taken PC-ness to new lows.. banks in britain are now banning images or the use of piggy banks due to the fact that pigs are repulsive to our muslim friends. unsurprisingly, a muslim spokesperson championed the cause.
British banks are prohibiting piggy banks because they may offend some Muslims.
The United Kingdom's Halifax and NatWest banks have banned the ubiquitous time-honored symbol of saving from being given to children or used in their advertising, the British paper Daily Express reports.
Muslims do not eat pork, as Islamic culture views the pig to be an impure animal.
Salim Mulla, secretary of the Lancashire Council of Mosques, endorsed the bank initiative.
"This is a sensitive issue and I think the banks are simply being courteous to their customers,” he said.
This latest from the world of the politically correct follows the recent banning of novelty pig calendars from a U.K. council office — in case they offend Muslim staff.
Workers in the benefits department at Dudley Council, West Midlands, reportedly were told to remove or cover up all pig-related items, including toys, porcelain figures, calendars and even a tissue box featuring Winnie-the-Pooh and Piglet.
Officials acted after a Muslim complained about pig-shaped stress relievers delivered to the council in the run-up to the Islamic festival of Ramadan.
Councilor Mahbubur Rahman, a practicing Muslim, backed the ban, saying "It’s a tolerance of people’s beliefs.”