Monday, January 15, 2007
The family of Darius before Alexander_Gaspare Diziani
This morning while I was waiting for my pickup truck “Maryjane” to get her oil changed and transmission serviced, I was watching bits and pieces of the morning network news. I would normally shy away from that kind of abhorrent behavior but I thought this might be kind of amusing to watch and see what kind of so-called news that is being spoon fed to the masses nowadays. I listened to the comments of the hostesses that I could not identify about some of the Sunday morning talk shows where many democrats were asked “what do you think of the President’s plan for troop levels in Iraq?” The common answer from most of them was "they want to redeploy the troops to somewhere else". This is the talking point phrase that was sent out to the democrats that would be doing the Sunday morning news show circus er, I mean circuit. We are in the middle of a war with terrorists that want to control one of the largest oil fields in the world and the democrats want to pick up our chips and go somewhere else? Just what somewhere else do they mean? Their very vague answer is quite alarming considering the huge consequences of such an action.
I thought to myself “self, just what is the plan the democrats have for victory in Iraq?” I have listened to the many democrats while they were pushing each other out of the way to get in front of the camera and I still couldn’t tell what their plan was. In order to answer this very difficult question I did what the enquiring person would do these days, “Google it”. That’s just what I did when I got home. I Googled, “democrat plan for victory in Iraq”. The first entry was some Yahoo discussion group with the same old tit for tat arguing that goes on in the endless amounts of blogs nowadays. The second result along with the rest of the results of my search was very telling though. It took me until the fourth page that one democrat; Senator Joe Biden of Delaware took kind of a position while being interviewed by MSNBC’s Chris Matthews about 10 months ago. Vague Plan Biden said we should divide up Iraq into some kind of Confederation and someone is going to have to figure how to do it. What kind of vagueness is that? It is the only plan that I could find that even comes close to being described as a plan, sort of. The democrat plan for victory is to withdraw troops from Iraq and station them on some nonexistent and imaginary base because the democrats believe that troop withdraw really would be a victory for them. The democrat constituency considers President Bush more of an enemy to their ideal of America than the Muslim terrorists that would kill or enslave every American if they could. This would be a big feather in the cap of the democrats with the extremist left wing. The extremist left believes that America and our troops are the problem not the Muslim terrorists.
Let’s take this to the next level though and we’ll assume the democrats have their way and we take our troops out of Iraq and put them on well, lets’ see, the Philippines, darn we can’t do that, there are no bases we can use on the Philippines anymore. How about we bring them all home to American soil and when they step off the plane in San Francisco liberals can spit on them and call them baby killers. That wasn’t very nice but our troops are tough and they managed to get a ride out of there. Hmmm, let’s try and get the college education they earned while serving their country. Ooops again, liberal war protestor professors give the veteran Soldiers and Sailors failing marks, berate and belittle them in front of the class for being part of the evil American war machine. That doesn’t work well either. Our people are tough though, they are trained to overcome many difficult obstacles but I’m sure they weren’t prepared for the welcome they get when they come home.
Let’s take a look to see what happened in Iraq since the democrats had their way and we withdrew our forces in the face of the enemy. Well, the terrorist organization Al Qaeda has opened their first official headquarters in the former Al Rashid Hotel. Prayers in the former lobby are always begun and ended with “Death to America”. To date, over 3 million have be killed and most of them women and children because they have violated Shari’a laws. One clear violation is for women not being accompanied by a male family member when going out into public. That is considered serious enough for on the spot execution.
The Kurds to the north have been putting up a very good fight though and have kept their borders intact but it is the constant attacks and fear of chemical weapons being used again that strikes fear into their hearts especially on foggy days. Oil prices in the European Union have climbed to 200 euros a barrel. Gasoline is used only for military vehicles. Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez and his socialist government owned Oil Company raised prices on crude again today and oil is now about 300 dollars a barrel in the United States.
Yes, the war in Iraq was partially about economic stability and wars from the beginning of time have been over economics but people living free from tyranny are also part of the quotient. The democrats only have political expediency in mind and we know that because of their glaring lack of a coherent alternative plan.
Art thou pale for Weariness
Art thou pale for weariness
Of climbing heaven and gazing on the earth,
Among the stars that have a different birth,
And ever changing, like a joyless eye
That finds no object worth its constancy?
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Posted by Jennifer Gallagher at 11:45 AM