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Sunday, June 18, 2006

John Murtha Loses it

John Murtha appeared on Meet the Press Sunday morning and the military bloggers are all over it:


"Russert played an interesting quote from Karl Rove to the effect that: if we bailed out of Iraq to leave it in shambles, what Persian Gulf nation would paint a target on its back by allowing us to operate from their soil with the implicit acceptance that if things went bad for them, the US would turn tail and run? Following that assertion, Russert queried Murtha on just how we could have taken out Zarqawi under such conditions. Without missing a beat Murtha accepted Rove's premise by claiming that the entire Zarqawi operation could have been run out of... Okinawa. Yeah, that's right, Okinawa. The basis of this claim is that Zarqawi was bombed (ostensibly from aircraft that could have come from outside Iraq) and therefore why not just pull chalks and slink back to Oki where we could comfortably launch bombing missions at will." [emphasis mine]


Blackfive and Froggy Ruminations blogger do a great job of explaining how the US running operations out of Okinawa is an insane premise. It is a scary thought that these Dems just might be in control of our national security in 2006.....I shudder at the thought.

I am sorry, but I think John Murtha has lost his mind. Like most Liberals, he hates the President so much that he has lost all rationality. He is no longer speaking coherently......he is nuts!

I find it interesting that he would declare what Clinton did in Somalia as a "victory" and a military tactic that we should follow now in Iraq when so many military personnel have considered Clinton's failed policy in Somalia a huge blunder that should never be repeated.

It just goes to show you that the Dems do not know how to fight or conduct a war since they are so completely inept at understanding the enemy and the military.

For Murtha to witness the obvious successes this past week in Iraq and yet not even acknowledge them as such is a disgrace to every soldier and Marine in Iraq now. Dems are just so blinded by their hatred and lust for revenge (Clinton's impeachment) that they are willing to make us lose in Iraq and completely do away with all that our military have accomplished over there just so they can say, "See! President Bush is a failure!" when they know it isn't true.

Murtha repeatedly states that we cannot win this war and that we are losing. Yet we are winning this war and we will claim final victory as long as we do stay the course.

People cry out, "Peace! We want peace!" Yet they don't know the definition of peace. Peace isn't just the absence of war, it is the presence of justice. The Iraqi people have experienced what justice is for the first time in 30 years. When they witnessed the mistreatment of prisoners in Abu Garaib, they were outraged. But they also saw those responsible brought to justice and dealt with.

They have seen Uday and Qusay Hussein brought to justice as well as Sadaam Hussein being brought to justice. These experiences are proof of peace being brought to the Iraqi people. War will pass, but they need to see the presence of justice in their country.

Is every part of the war perfect?? No, of course not. World War II had many failures before the successes were apparent. If the American people just hang on, we will see many victories in Iraq. But if we leave now and forsake the Iraqi people like we did the Vietnamese and Cambodian people, there will be hell on earth.

I thought it was so revealing when Murtha stated this: (Via: Expose the Left)

MURTHA: "The thing that disturbed me and worries me about this whole thing is we can’t get them to change direction. And I said over and over in debate, if you listen to any of it, in Beirut President Reagan changed direction, in Somalia President Clinton changed direction....... "

And Dems consider this a bad thing! The fact that they cannot get President Bush to change direction is what I love most about this President. President Reagan was wrong to cut and run from Beirut. Clinton was wrong to cut and run from Somalia........yet Dems see this tactic as a sign of victory.

Heck, even Bin Laden knows that cutting and running is a sign of weakness and failure.

I sure hope Dems get Murtha to run for President in 2008. It would be so great to see this Meet the Press interview over and over on campaign commercials!!

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

FAKE Soldier Caught in Lies on Web


Thanks to Military bloggers out there.....Jessie Macbeth has been debunked!

Great work!!!!!!

TRUTH will prevail..........

Monday, May 08, 2006

CENTCOM: Captured Al Qaeda Documents

Apparently, CENTCOM has translated captured documents from Al Zarqawi's headquarters. They go on to explain that the insurgency is hurting and needs to re-vamp its strategy (or "strategery" ) because the Americans and Iraqi army are seriously hurting them.....

In other words.....WE ARE WINNING IN IRAQ. I know, I know, you probably won't hear about this on the ABC News or NBC News....

Via Michelle Malkin:

and PowerLine blogs:


"CENTCOM announced today that they had captured al-Qaeda correspondence in Iraq that discusses the state of the insurgency, especially around Baghdad but also around the entire country. Far from optimistic, the documents captured in an April 16th raid reveal frustration and desperation, as the terrorists acknowledge the superior position of American and free Iraqi forces and their ability to quickly adapt to new tactics:

"[T]he Americans and the Government were able to absorb our painful blows, sustain them, compensate their losses with new replacements, and follow strategic plans which allowed them in the past few years to take control of Baghdad as well as other areas one after the other. That is why every year is worse than the previous year as far as the Mujahidin’s control and influence over Baghdad."

Of course, those of us who keep up with blogs already knew all this, but pass this on to those who may only get their news from the Main Stream Media.....

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Charlie Sheen: Highly Credible Public Figure.....Huh??

Get out your tin foil hats.......Charlie Sheen questions official 9/11 story:

[enter The Twilight Zone music here....]

"Actor Charlie Sheen has joined a growing army of other highly credible public figures in questioning the official story of 9/11 and calling for a new independent investigation of the attack and the circumstances surrounding it."

Wait a minute...did I read that correctly? "Actor Charlie Sheen has joined a growing army of other highly credible public figures..." ?????

Charlie "I slept with a lot of high class call girls and entered re-hab after I made a string of really bad movies" Sheen is now a "highly credible public figure" simply because he questions the government and 9/11??

I sure admire Denise Richards more and more......

Hat tip:

Liberals Welcome Change and Diversity, Right??

Supposedly, "whiny" kids grow up to be Conservatives who can't handle change or freedom of thought according to this recent study:........

It's the Liberals who embrace change and diversity of thought...right??

These are examples of comments from the new Wash. Post Conservative Ben Domenech's new Blog:

"Disgusting. What is he supposed to be balancing? Once again, the Post falls victim to its own infantile insistence upon false equivalence."

"Now I remember why we used to call the Commies Red. the new RED Blog wants to put out the same kind of propaganda. Dissent is Patriotic, and should never stifled, even if you disagree."

Yep, no hyperbole there.......

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

See? I Told You So!

March 24, 2006
Another UPDATE: Reason #6........Bush knows what the military is supposed to be used for.

Liberals support the military, as long as they do not use their weapons:

"We have been so overwhelmed and overjoyed to have Jim, Harmeet and Norman freed, that we have not adequately thanked the people involved with freeing them, nor remembered those still in captivity."

Yeah, right. I am sure the angry phone calls they received about not thanking the troops had nothing to do with their suddenly remembering to thank the troops....

" ..So we offer these paragraphs as the first of several addenda: We are grateful to the soldiers who risked their lives to free Jim, Norman and Harmeet. As peacemakers who hold firm to our commitment to nonviolence, we are also deeply grateful that they fired no shots to free our colleagues. We are thankful to all the people who gave of themselves sacrificially to free Jim, Norman, Harmeet and Tom over the last four months, and those supporters who prayed and wept for our brothers in captivity, for their loved ones and for us, their co-workers." [emphasis mine]

..It's a good thing the soldiers didn't use their weapons otherwise these "grateful" Libs wouldn't support or thank them anymore!!

March 23, 2006
UPDATE: These Liberals make this all too easy:

George Lucas claims that Bush is "provincial" simply because he hasn't traveled the world all that much....

"We are a provincial country. Our president has barely been out of the country."

See Reason #5 on my top 10 list of why Liberals hate President Bush.

March 22, 2006


This article by Ruth Marcus just proves my point about how the Liberals feel about GWB:

They hate his manliness! They want the "paper" man who wimps out under pressure and caves in with low poll numbers or bad press.

They want the cheerleader and not the RUGBY PLAYER!!

Friday, March 17, 2006

10 Reasons Why Liberals and the Main Stream Media Hate President Bush

1) He Loves His Wife This concept is so foreign to Liberals and the MSM because they had 8 yrs. of the Clintons. A man completely faithful, in love and devoted to his wife is seen not as something to be admired, but as a weakness to them. When Elizabeth Vargas toured the Oval Office, the Wash Post claimed that Bush was "fixated" on the rug in the middle of the room. They put a negative spin on the fact that the President was pointing out the rug that his wife designed to all visitors. Can it be that the MSM just doesn't understand that a man can actually be so proud of his wife and what she does that he mentions it to anyone who sees the rug? Liberals just cannot comprehend a man so proud and "fixated" on his wife. It baffles them.

2) He Owns One House Another thing that baffles the Left and the MSM is the fact that President Bush is a wealthy, even "rich", man and yet he doesn't have a house in Aspen, Santa Barbara, the Hamptons, or even an Italian Villa like George Clooney (who purchased it from John Kerry). Instead of being glad that our President isn't a big spender or extravagant, they look down upon it. To them, if you are rich then you should flaunt it. The fact that Bush and his wife live in one ranch house in (gasp) TEXAS of all places, since 1999 just shocks them.

3) He has a Harvard MBA This fact really bugs them! Harvard is their school. It is one of THE most Liberal institution in the USA. They have Communists on the faculty. How could "their" school even admit George W. Bush, son of George H.W. Bush, head of the FBI and CIA and Republican National Committe during the ...gasp...Nixon years??? Even John Kerry couldn't get admitted. Not only did Bush get admitted, but he actually graduated! How could Harvard allow this to take place? This just rips them up inside so they constantly talk about how GWB was a "C" average student. Doesn't matter, he still has a Harvard MBA. Which is more than Ted Kennedy, Barbra Striesand or John Kerry can say.........

4) He Played Rugby (Varsity) Rugby is a sport that must scare most Liberals. There are no pads like in football. It is a "manly" sport full of testosterone. Libs and the MSM absolutely hate the idea that Bush played the sport. Not only did he play it, but he was good at it! So they, instead, focus on the fact that Bush was also once a cheerleader. By pointing this out, they aren't threatened. They actually feel safe making fun of something like that. It makes them feel "manly".

5) He Speaks Plainly and Simply Like most humans, Liberals judge people alot even though they act like they don't. They judge people by the clothes they wear, what labels the clothes are, what people say, how they say it, what cars they drive, where they live, etc. The fact that President Bush speaks rather plainly and in only one language really irks them. He is a rich educated man, yet he doesn't speak French or Italian. He doesn't talk "down" to people as they do. How can this be?? Drives them nuts. He was not world traveled before he was President and he doesn't suddenly speak in another langauge to impress people. How strange that is to them.

6) He Loves Military Folk George W. Bush loves and respects anyone who has served, is serving, or will serve in the Armed Forces. He learned to admire and respect their sacrifices through his father's WWII experiences. He understands what the military is used for and how they sacrifice daily for their country. The Liberals really hate this about Bush because they hate the military and all it stands for (and the police too) because it goes against their Socialist agenda. They'll say they support the miitary, but that support ends as soon as the military picks up a weapon and uses it to calm a riot, protect themselves, or kill the enemy. When Joel Stein, the L.A. Times reporter eviscerated by Hugh Hewitt, said he admired the military, he carefully included the fact that his admiration ended as soon as a soldier picked up his weapon. This is how most Liberals feel toward the military: we love you and support you as long as you do not use your weapon. It just shows you that they do not even know what the military is for. After 8 yrs. of the Clintons, it is no wonder.

7) Bush is a Baby Boomer, But He Isn't Liberal How can this be?? This fact just really tears them up. Liberals think "their" generation is the Greatest Generation (sorry Tom Brokaw) because they "ended a war" and freed the minds of Americans by spreading their socialist and feminist agendas. They cannot begin to understand how George Bush could be from this generation and yet not further their agenda. It goes against all they know.

8) He Quit Drinking and Drugs Without Rehab Most Liberals ask, How can a man quit drinking and doing cocaine without stepping foot inside a rehab clinic? To them it is impossible. That is why they insist upon still calling Bush a drunk and a cocaine addict because in their feeble little minds no man on earth could possibly have that much self discipline to quit cold turkey and stay sober all these years. It makes them, Ben Affleck, et. al. who have entered into rehab, look very "unmanly" and just plain weak compared to the President. They can't have that! So they'll keep calling him a drunk and an addict even though there is much evidence that shows Bush is still sober after all these years. Pretty admirable.

9)He Says What He Means and Means What He Says After 8 yrs. of Clinton's "waffling" and Kerry's "flip-flopping" many Liberals just cannot fathom the fact that GWB actually means what he says and he isn't persuaded or affected by opinion polls. Clinton lived and breathed by public opinion polls. He even left Hussein in power to further starve and kill his own people while stealing from the UN, simply because students at Ohio State University didn't agree with removing Hussein from power. They absolutely HATE the fact that George W. Bush had the brass ones to actually go through with the right thing to do. As Madeleine Albright said at the Ohio State townhall meeting back in 1998:

"What we are doing," replied Albright, "is so that you all can sleep at night. I am very proud of what we are doing. We are the greatest nation in the world ..."
She stopped as the audience rose and applauded.
"... and what we are doing," she resumed, "is being the indispensable nation, willing to make the world safe for our children and grandchildren, and for nations who follow the rules."

Now that the dirty deed is done, they writhe in their hatred for the man who actually did what he said he was going to do. They like weak "paper" men who are easily intimidated by bad press and opinion poll numbers. Because Bush cares very little about both, the MSM and the Left keep trying to sway public opinion against the man and the war. They know they cannot change the President's mind. He says what he means.

And finally....

10) He Evoked the Name of Jesus Christ This fact more than any other is the main reason Libs and the press hate the President. The name of Jesus is a very powerful name. It causes wars and brings peace. It ends lives and saves lives at the same time. In the 2000 election, GWB said he had been saved by Jesus. That very statement marked him as enemy #1 with Liberals and the MSM. Christianity goes against all their Socialist beliefs even though they'll never admit it. After September 11, 2001 they remained silent for a time as the world grieved. They went along with a Christian themed National Memorial Service. But all that silence soon ended. To have a President so openly express his love and gratitude to Jesus for saving his life meant nothing but trouble for them:

no more abortion on demand
no more rationalization for their actions
In comes accountability
In comes presonal responsibility

In other words, everything they loathe and hate. After he claimed to be a Christian...he forever became the #1 enemy of Liberals and the MSM.

There you have it. The TOP TEN reasons why Liberals and the MSM hate President Bush

Let it Snow!

Who says it doesn't snow in the desert?? Last weekend in Carefree we saw a lovely sight..........

We had snow in the valley last weekend!! Not only did we need the rain, but the snow was a pleasant surprise. We can enjoy it because it doesn't really damage too many things including scheduled events.

Unfortunately, the snow and people playing in it may have caused some damage to golf courses in Carefree......

Thursday, November 17, 2005

WMD & Iraq/Al Queda Pre-War Evidence


A Post on WMD evidence and an Al Queda/Iraq link before the war...............

From the NYT on June 25, 2004:

Contacts between Iraqi intelligence agents and Osama bin Laden when he was in Sudan in the mid-1990's were part of a broad effort by Baghdad to work with organizations opposing the Saudi ruling family, according to a newly disclosed document obtained by the Americans in Iraq.....

American officials described as an internal report by the Iraqi intelligence service detailing efforts to seek cooperation with several Saudi oppositions groups, including bin Laden's organization, before Al Queda had become a full-fledged terrorist organization. He was based in Sudan from 1992 to 1996, when that country forced him to leave and he took refuge in Afghanistan.....

The document, which asserts that bin Laden "was approached by our side", states that bin Laden previously "had some reservations about being labled an Iraqi operative" but now was willing to meet in Sudan, and that "presidential approval" was granted to the Iraqi security service to proceed....."

....At the meeting, bin Laden requested that sermons of anti-Saudi cleric be rebroadcast in Iraq. That request, the document states, was approved by Baghdad."

Other evidence of the link:Clinton also believed in the al Queda/Iraq link before President Bush did.........[from Washington Times article June 25,2004] "..during President Cllinton's eight years in office, there were at least two official pronouncements of an alarming alliance between Baghdad and Al Queda. One came from William S. Cohen, Clinton's defense secretary.

He cited an al Queda-Baghdad link to justify the bombing of a pharmaceutical plant in Sudan.Mr. Bush cited the linkage, in part, to justify invading Iraq and ousting Saddam Hussein. He said he could not take the risk of Iraq's weapons falling into bin Laden's hands....The other pronouncment disclosed a close relationship between al Queda and Saddam's regime, which included specialists on chemical weapons and all types of bombs, including truck bombs, favorite weapon of terrorists."

When William H. Cohen testified to the 9/11 commission regarding the proceeding disclosures, he said that "bin Laden had been living [at the plant], that he had, in fact, money that he had put into this military industrial corporation , that the owner of the plant had traveled to Baghdad to meet with the father of the VX program." He said that "if the plant had been allowed to produce VX that was used to kill thousands of Americans, people would have asked him, 'You had a manager that went to Baghdad; you had Osama Bin Laden, who funded, at least the corporation, and you had traces of VX and you did what? And you did nothing?' Is that a responsible activity on the part of the secretary of defense?" [emphasis mine]

Or a President of the United States?

President Bush did the right thing by ending the connection between Iraq and al Queda ....before we were attacked with chemical weapons.

The TRUTH is out there!