Please Senator Hagel, reverse your support of the resolution to undermine this pivotal opportunity to reduce the sectarian violence in Iraq. Please don’t undermine General Patraeus. Please don’t undermine President Bush. Please don’t encourage the terrorists worldwide. Please don’t abandon freedom loving Iraqis the way the Democrats broke America’s promise to support the South Vietnamese before they and the Cambodians were wholesale slaughtered by the Communist terrorists. Please don’t discourage the true Conservatives. Please don’t undercut the morale and commitment of our troops who do NOT share your spineless opinion on the strategic opportunity to turn the tide in Iraq. I have joined 16,000+ in 2 days who have signed the online pledge to withhold support from Congressmen who support this resolution, at http://www.thenrscpledge.com/.
Robert Gates affirming that the Warner resolution undercuts General Patraeus’s Iraq War intensification stratgegy.
If the United States Senate passes a resolution, non-binding or otherwise, that criticizes the commitment of additional troops to Iraq that General Petraeus has asked for and that the president has pledged, and if the Senate does so after the testimony of General Petraeus on January 23 that such a resolution will be an encouragement to the enemy, I will not contribute to any Republican senator who voted for the resolution. Further, if any Republican senator who votes for such a resolution is a candidate for re-election in 2008, I will not contribute to the National Republican Senatorial Committee unless the Chairman of that Committee, Senator Ensign, commits in writing that none of the funds of the NRSC will go to support the re-election of any senator supporting the non-binding resolution.
“Our soldiers will win if we let them. Read their blogs. Talk to them. They know that free people must fight to defend their freedom. No force on Earth — especially not an army of terrorists and insurgents — can defeat our soldiers militarily. American troops will win if we show even one-tenth the courage here at home that they show every day on the battlefield.”
“A united people would confront threats as a monolithic front; we are expending ourselves fighting a cold civil war. And the end result is that the lawyers get richer, we get weaker, and the hard people, waiting and watching in the darkness, laugh louder….
The Muslim world is one extreme, we are the other, the humanitarians who have no truth. Why can’t we control seven-year-olds, prosecute a war efficiently or strike fear into the hearts of criminals? It’s all for the same reason. We’re soft-headed pseudo-humanitarians to whom the kind of action or punishment necessary to deter evil behavior seems medieval. This is why we had a national conniption when teenage vandal Michael Faye was to receive a typical Singaporean punishment, caning, for his misdeeds. We should bear in mind that you can walk Singapore’s streets safely in the dark of night. The same cannot be said of ours.”
“The next terrorist attack should give us a relatively lucid moment. It will strike us like a bolt of lightening and illuminate the geopolitical landscape. Even without leadership the American people might see Iraq in context, if only for a moment they may suddenly see that our entire political class has been indulging itself in meaningless partisan disputes when it should have been teaching our Arab and Persian enemies a bitter lesson about the consequences of messing with the eagle.”
Chinese Test Anti-Satellite Weapon
By Craig Covault/Aviation Week & Space Technology
01/17/2007 07:45:59 PM
U. S. intelligence agencies believe China performed a successful anti-satellite (asat) weapons test at more than 500 mi. altitude Jan. 11 destroying an aging Chinese weather satellite target with a kinetic kill vehicle launched on board a ballistic missile.
Listen to Bill Bennett interviewing General Jack Keane, former US Army Vice Chief of Staff and a principal architect of the new plan in Iraq.
Jimmy Carter praised the Palestinians for their “democratically” elected Hamas officials into parliamentary majority status, led by Khaled Mashaal (pictured). He, Clinton and the State Department coddled Arafat for many years, despite his complicity with the suicide terrorists and murder of American Ambassador Cleo Noel! Carter proves that, at best, he’s a knee jerk advocate for the underdog (a Liberal propenensity, evidence notwithstanding), and at worst, a sympathizer with terrorism, on page 213 of his book, Palestine: Peace, Not Apartheid, “…it is imperative, that the general Arab community and all significant Palestinian groups make it clear that they will end the suicide bombings and other acts of terrorism when international laws and the ultimate goals of the Roadmap for Peace are accepted by Israel.
See “The Real Jimmy Carter: How Our Worst Ex-President Undermines American Foreign Policy, Coddles Dictators and Created the Party of Clinton and Kerry”, by Steven Hayward.
2 Temper tantrums on the floor
1 loss on earmark reform that resulted in…
2 greatly embarrassed Democratic leaders
1 U.S. territory that won’t have to pay the new minimum wage
5 relatives of Harry Reid’s who have benefited from earmarks
Billions in potential savings due to more transparency on earmarks.
Banned in Pakistan, though it is sourced from top Islamic texts.
Since the Left no longer had to differentiate themselves from Communist Russia they’ve embraced socialism with a passion, at the expense of family, religious and independent social institutions.
That European Lady, the darling of the Left, is melting away, but not with screams of agony like that uttered by the wicked witch of the West in the Wizard of Oz.
Mark Steyn in his important new book America Alone “cites in great and grave detail the comparison of the plummeting European birth rate and the prodigious birth rate of Muslims who now live in Europe. In some parts of Europe “Mohammad” is among the most popular names for newborns.
He notes that there is the unsustainable, all-encompassing welfare state that has stifled individual initiative and a sense of personal and familial responsibility. There is the European refusal to support a serious military capacity. He points out the politics of both pacification and appeasement that are the inevitable consequence. These policies of pacifism and appeasement are pompously portrayed by Europeans and their American sympathizers as virtue, hoping no doubt to disguise their necessity.”
“Since about the time of the fall of the Roman Empire, until very recently, the religion of Europe had been predominantly Christian. Europe’s culture, however, was never fully Christian. For more than a thousand years, Europe’s powerful “elite” had a concept of a Sovereign Creator and Author of Law, yet had absolutely no concept of human liberty. The “interpretation” of God’s Law was placed entirely in the hands of the “elite.” This way of thinking led to such doctrines and ideas as “the ‘Divine Right’ of kings” and forced allegiance (not to mention forced tribute) to an established church (i. e., an establishment of religion). These doctrines and ideas defy Judeo-Christian principles. (See, for example, I Samuel 8:5-20.) They thwart one of the greatest themes of the Judeo-Christian Bible—to wit: Human dignity and human liberty.”
That’s what the war’s about: our lack of civilizational confidence. As a famous Arnold Toynbee quote puts it: “Civilizations die from suicide, not murder”–as can be seen throughout much of “the Western world” right now. The progressive agenda–lavish social welfare, abortion, secularism, multiculturalism–is collectively the real suicide bomb. “