A very good editorial about the gripping of the Democrats “Exit Strategy”.
Exit strategy chorus
By Arnold Beichman THE WASHINGTON TIMES
There is a terrific campaign under way in Congress, particularly among
Democrats, who demand President Bush announce his “exit strategy” for the war in
Iraq. In fact, some Democrats insist any support for the
war in Iraq hangs on whether President Bush has an “exit strategy” and is
prepared to announce it right now. That set me thinking and researching American
history to see if any other war president has been pressured to announce an
Read the whole thing here. It is great and I could not have said it better.
Hattip to Leaning to the Right.
From Ace of Spades
From Washington Times.
This is a great step in peace for the whole Middle East and the whole Muslim World. IF Israel and Palestine can find a way to stop the bloodshed and respect each other, it will have a big influence on the rest of the Mdlle East. The rest of the Middle East can not use the plight of the Palestinians for their benifit and will have to realize hat Israel is there to stay. It will be a tough road, just like the democratization of Iraq. But I think it can be accomplished. And George W. is at the heart of it all. With his Innagural Address and the State of the Union Address speaking of freedom around the world. I think that Syria nad Iran should pay close attention and not interfere wiht the peace talks between Israel and Palestine.
Hamas leader willing to start dialogue
By Joshua MitnickTHE WASHINGTON TIMES
RAMALLAH, West Bank — The top Hamas leader for the West Bank said the
Islamic militant group wants to open a dialogue with Israel and is seeking
formal recognition by the Jewish state as part of a truce in the 41/2-year-old
Palestinian uprising. The offer from the group, whose
suicide bomb attacks have wrecked multiple efforts to end the fighting and
restart peace talks, comes the week before Israeli and Palestinian leaders are
scheduled to meet at a Sinai resort in Egypt.
Read the rest here.
Posted from the Right Wing News.
The Democratic Underground Post Of The Day: How Dare You Claim Bush Isn’t
As Evil As Hitler!
It started out simply enough, with someone named Dark trying
to drum into the nearly impenetrable skulls of the denizens of the DU that Bush,
however much they dislike him, is not Hitler. Here’s a small sample from Dark’s
“…But Bush is NOT as bad as Hitler. These comparisons do NOTHING to
help our cause. It didn’t help when MoveOn.org did it, and it’s not helping now.
It drives away moderates, and does NOT energize our base. In short: it hurts
Bush has NOT rounded up people into camps. He has NOT turned America into
a police state.
In Hitler’s Germany, if you disagreed with him, you were
sent to a camp. You didn’t come back.
…When was the last time you ever
heard of an American Krystalnaucht? Or perhaps you’ve heard of gays’ and blacks’
businesses being nationalized and them being forced into ghettos? Or maybe there
are people who have been funneled into forced labor camps who you
…Let me repeat this: BUSH IS NOT HITLER. HE DOES NOT WANT TO BE
HITLER. HE DOES NOT WANT TO HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH HITLER OR HIS
This of course is not news to people who..well, aren’t insane. But
of course, we’re talking about a large group of left-wingers here, so trying to
claim that Bush is evil, but not quite as evil as Hitler, is a controversial
position. Read on and you’ll see what I mean…
started out small. shrub has only been in power 4 years. it took hitler a while
to escalate”goddess40: “You’re assuming that Bush is running things he’s a
figure head just like Reagan was. The power behind the throne is what is
electropop: “There’s an important difference between Bush and
Hitler. Hitler won an election. But otherwise, the similarities are amazing.
Bush _has_ rounded people up into death camps, and they have disappeared perhaps
forever. Have you forgotten Guantanamo and Abu Graib?
Bush presents a
multiracial facade, but on the ground, he actively promotes racism. Twice he has
had his brother Jeb purge thousands of legitimate voters from the roles, based
on database criteria which correlate to, or directly reveal, race. In Ohio his
minions disenfranchised hundreds of thousands of voters on racial lines, by
targeting specific neighborhoods, for example.
Bush is murdering and
torturing hundreds of thousands of Iraqui men women and children, most of whom
have done nothing more egregious than get in the way of a bomb or a bullet. He
is not up to 6 million yet, but clearly he has no more compassion for Arabs than
Hitler had for Jews.
Just yesterday, Bush’s Republinazis proudly and
unanimously endorsed torture, be elevating Bush’s Mengele (Gonzales) to high
Bush has not yet caught up to Hitler’s numbers, but he is “working
hard” to do so.”
aquart: “Whenever I’m forced to think of George. I imagine
him hanging upside down just like those last photos of Mussolini. He looks
wonderful that way.”mopaul “Hitler didn’t have the nuclear bomb, give bush a
little more time. f*ck it, bush is just f*cking like hitler.”IMModerate: “Me
too. Give him time. For all we know history books of the future may say
something like, “Hitler was bad, but he was no Bush.” He’s still
TNOE: “Hitler wasn’t HITLER until he killed over 6 Million
People and who knows how history will report. Bush may not actually be BUSH
until another 3-4 years pass. But the similiarities are striking
Hitler has his ReichtagBush had his 9/11
enacted his Enabling PowersBush immediately enacted the Patriot Act
mild differences so far is that Hitler did not have the corporations in his back
pocket – Bush does – as well as the media. The news now is nothing more than
entertainment and propoganda
Frankly – I don’t really care about the
moderates – by the time they and the Republicans get their eyes opened – it will
all be in full swing – a bit too late. Just because YOU don’t recognize or see
the similarities doesn’t mean that they aren’t there and those of us who have
our eyes opened and studied history know better. There are those that see and
there are those that refuse to see and there are those that are in denial and
don’t want to see. It doesn’t change the similarities though. It may be that
Bush will wind up with a reputation far worse than Hitler.
If the truth is
ever revealed that Bush et al killed 3,000 of their own citizens on 9/11 to
accomplish their military and monetary desires, he will be known as far worse
gypsy11: “Bush not like Hitler? And I’m the easter bunny. So
many posts on this tread have summed up my thoughts much more eloquently than I
could have done. The only difference between the two is time, and a
PassingFair: “Disagree totally…I think the Hitler thing is a
GREAT meme for us. AND I think that comparing * supporters to mindless,
self-important Nazis is the motif we can propagate. They ARE like uninformed
Germans circa 1939. Look at their propagandist beliefs and little yellow
ribbons. Look at their contempt for the world. Until we call them out for the
uninformed drones that they are, they will not seek out the facts.
enabling an illegal, immoral and imperialist war, bent on controlling the flow
of oil for the * cartels own enrichment.
F*** the current master race
Christians! (and I DON’T mean TRUE compassionate, Christ-like ones, I mean the
controlling, theocratic fundies and RC’s that voted for *).”Dangerman: “Think
again, Bush IS Hitler! He has the Goebbels-like Fox News Network, the Arabs
(yes, this includes even Saddam Hussein himself, like it or not) are the new
Jews, free speech is almost dead and nationalism is just as high as it was in
Germany in the 30′s.
GET REAL! If we do not impeach this S*B next year, he
WILL become Hitler!”
leesa: “PEOPLE: Hitler started the same way by invading
Poland, who was doing nothing to it. Bush IS actively targeting and murdering
Iraqi civilians. He is the same….will we let him go as far? Will we let him
start rounding up more Muslims, then gays, then Jews, then liberals and
It’s happening already man, WAKE UP! They are using Hitler’s
old play book.”Octafish: “Bush invaded a sovereign nation with whom we were at
PEACE. Just like Hitler. Who’s his daddy? Hitler’s henchman. Here’s PROOF BUSH
41 he was in Dallas the day JFK was killed: It’s the FBI memo in which he
reports “hearsay” that someone he vaguely knew wanted to kill the President.
George Herbert Walker Bush also told the FBI he’s heading for a Dallas hotel.
Gee. Why didn’t he remember where he was when people ask him where he was when
JFK was assassinated? Even more important: Why didn’t he rat out the guy BEFORE
the assassination? (Editor’s Note: There is an attachment in this post)”
This is just too funny. Me and my mom have always talked about how the environmetalist cause is turning into a religion. This is a little bit opposite of that, but the same concept.
There is no Jesus any more. so the new God is Mother Earth. I am no Holy Roller or anything, I haven’ t been to church in year. Yes I am a typical Catholic. But taking God out of peoples lives, they find some other avenue to get their spirituality from some where. And many people are turning to the religion of Mother Earth. That is why we have all these outrageous environmental wackos spouting out BS that has no real scientific proof. Human beings have little or no affect on the climate of the Earth.
Well on with Pruden’s article.
Not much Jesus, but a lot of greenBy Wesley PrudenTHE WASHINGTON TIMES
The preachers in England have fallen on hard times since they pretty much turned
Jesus out of the church, but the archbishop of Canterbury has come up with a
novel idea to make himself relevant: If you can’t get ‘em to church, get ‘em to
The churches of England — the churches of the Church of England — are going eco-friendly.
Dr. Rowan Williams wants his vicars to serve only organic bread and wine for holy communion, to urge parishioners to ride to service in car pools, recycle “waste products,” and to sell only “fair trade products” at church fairs and Bingo suppers. Anglicans should consider the ethics of the High Streets and shopping
Read the rest of his article here.
Hattip to GOPBLOGGERS
Finally some Democrats have some sort of sanity. I guess they saw the aprroval ratings of Bush after the State ofthe Union speech and got some sense.
Thu Feb 3, 2005 05:36 PM ET
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – White House counsel Alberto Gonzales won U.S. Senate
confirmation on Thursday as the nation’s next attorney general, but recorded the
second highest number of “no” votes for a successful nominee for the post.
The Republican-led Senate rejected Democrats’ complaints that he helped
craft policies that contributed to the torture of foreign detainees and approved
him on a largely party-line vote, 60-36.
Read the rest here
This is for the Bush haters, anti-warmongers and dhimmicrats and Jacques
Chirac. You may now piss off come to grips. There will be no more
questioning the desire for freedom in this…
I don’t really give a crap
if business is a little slower and you haven’t earned as much revenue in the
past two years as you’d previously become accustomed. Or if you lost your
job or your business went bust and you had to get a lower paying job or one in a
different field. And I really don’t give a shit about those of you out
there who refuse to get a job because you’ve convinced yourself the only one
available is beneath you. You should be happy to have the opportunity to
pursue occupation consistent with your abilities and interests.
I don’t care
if you had to send your kid to public university rather than Ivy league, or
community college instead of 4-year, or if your kid has to supplement his
existence with a part time job, or even if school has to be postponed because no
one can currently foot the bill for this… You should be thankful to have
schools to choose from.
I care even less that you haven’t come to terms with
the fact that Saddam Hussein was a weapon of mass destruction. Reality check: we
found and defused this…
I’m so over your contradictory viewpoint of George
W. Bush being the stupidest man alive and being smart enough to secretly and
deceptively manipulate positively everything that goes on in the world.
what if you’re still sore about losing an two presidential elections to another
candidate. In a democracy you steal win some, you lose some.
Grow up and get over this… Would you be any less forgiving if you lost
by coin toss? It all adds up to about the same doesn’t?
Maybe the odds were close to 50/50 but doesn’t it make a
difference that we as individuals had influence over the the outcome of
Win or lose, one should never lose appreciation for the right to
have a voice.
Heh. At least our chances would be 50/50 in a coin
toss. Imagine the coin was identical on both sides. That’s how the
Iraqis used to vote.
President Bush has led the way to giving a voice to 25
million individuals, a voice which an estimated 60% felt confident using upon
being given a chance. Which is already as high as US
voter turnout. Not bad for first-time outing.
So go ahead, be sore
losers. The Sunnis will be too.
Your losses are another’s
gain. Millions of people now share a freedom that once they may not have
even been able to comprehend.
Thank you President Bush, Congress, Prime
Minister Tony Blair for lighting the path to freedom.
to the members of the U.S. Armed Forces, coalition troops, humanitarian aid
workers, contractors, ministers and and journalists who have made sacrifices to
hand deliver the true spirit of America to the Iraqi people. I appreciate
your commitment to the freedom of all people in all the
Acknowledgements to all others who have made sacrifices, lost loved
ones and suffered hardships as a direct result of the liberation of Iraq.
Your sacrifice has contributed to immeasurably to the freedom of all.
I don’t think I could have put it any better.
I have not really been following all the hub-bub about Eason Jordan, but if you want to follow hwe story got to Captain’s Quarters and get the low-down on this idiot. Seems like he always is wanting to claim that the US military is targeting journalists.
He keeps on claining these outrageous stories without any proof to back it up. If you read Captain Ed’s posts you will see what kind of man is an executive at CNN
Hattip to Captain ED
How are the Democrats going to counter this one. Are they going to keep on blocking everthing Bush sends to congress. If they do, are they in jeopardy of loosing more people. We’ll see.
Hopefully his high approval rantings will stay up and people will see that Bush is a lot smarter than anyone gave him credit for. He had a plan and went through with it and didn’t cow-tow to the Democrats and went straight forward. He did do some things that I did not agree with though. He needs to be more fically conservative and mnot give in to the Democrats.
He reminds me a lot of what Reagan was like. If all of what he wants to be passed through congress gets passed, I think he will be regarded as one of the best presidents ever. Just look at what happened to Reagan, it took a little while for his accomplishments to sink in. He defeated Communism and brought our country out of a funk that Carter gave to this country.
Thursday, February 3, 2005 Posted: 5:24 AM EST (1024 GMT)
President Bush’s State of the Union address raised support for his policies on
health care and Social Security among people who watched the speech, according
to a CNN/USA Today/Gallup poll conducted Wednesday night.
The percentage of
respondents who said the president’s proposals in those areas will help the
country rose 15 points from when the same question was asked of the same people
in the two days before the speech.
Read the rest here
Hattip to Instapundit
You can find the text here.
I thought that the State of the Union speech was very good. He put forth a very aggresssive agenda .
First, I hope to God that he gets the Social Security reform passed through the congres. Without this reform, people in my generation will never see any Social Security benifits. It will go brokle before I could even get a chance to recieve any money. And what he proposed will let people get more money and they will own the money. the government will not be acle to confiscate the money and we will be able to give it to our children . This will be a great thing for moany of the poor, because of the money that people will accumulate will be theirs and their children will be able to inherit the money.
And secondly on the foriegn policy side, he gave a warining to the terrorist loving countries in the Middle East to shape up. It was a great continuation of the Innagural Address.
All in all, I thought it was one of his best speeches he has ever given. It was very inspring and put forth a great agenda for the next four years and hopefully it will continue in 2008.