Wednesday, November 30, 2005

How Far Gone are the Peaceniks?

Here we go again. I don't know why I keep responding to the same drivel, but its a deep rooted compulsion, and just a barrel of fun to boot. My favorite lib has gone senile:

Ya know, I was dozing off in my easy chair last night when it came to me.
A real strategy for Iraq and Afghanistan……

I've been reading Scrub's, and Rummie's, and Condi's and some of the Congressional jabber about "staying the course" and all that rot.

And it really reminded me of the same mindless talk during the Johnson years. You know, "light at the end of the tunnel" stuff.

Ya, it's really hard to avoid the Vietnam parallel. Deja vue all over again. Especially for those of us who lived through those years when another government misled the country into another war.

What the anti-war (peacenik) types need to do is stand back and let'er rip!
Let Scrub and the warmongers have their way.
Spend the money.
Destroy the economy.
Let the troops die.
Kill the civilians.
Bomb everything flat.
Let another American army be eaten piecemeal.
Grow the debt.
Let the infrastructure of the country waste away.
Lose all creditability in the community of nations.


There are three things we peaceniks cannot let happen after Iraq that did happen after Vietnam.

First. The cost of the war has to be seen and felt. After Vietnam not everybody agreed on what the war policy had cost us. This time, we have to let the bankrupt policy actually lead to bankruptcy. Scrub's policy, allowed to carry on to its logical, final, fatally flawed end, will make the idiocy of that policy absolutely clear; no excuses, he had his way, and lost.

Second. Defeat and retreat have to be seen for what they are. No Iraqization of this war like the Vietnamization of that one. It has to be made clear that "standing-up" the Iraqi army, knowing that it will fail just as ARVN failed is designed solely as ass covering for an American retreat. None of this, "well, THEY lost the war, not US". No, we broke it, we own it. The burden is on the US, the occupying power.

Third. No 'stab in the back' excuse. I still hear this, 'well, if we had stayed in Nam just another (six months, year, 2 years…..) we could have won the war". Or, another version, "The politicians never let the Army win." This time we commit all the forces. Whole hog. Then, when defeat looms, there is no excuse.

My strategy has three desirable results:

First. We would no longer be able to afford the military-industrial complex that is the American war machine.

Second. Military defeat shows the limits of military power. There are many other factors besides military power to consider.

Third. The mystique of the military as the invincible heroic guardians of freedom is broken.

Do you realize how far gone you are? You can not recognize a single positive element in anything! Unbelievable. The one thing that you really don't want to happen is for the US to succeed! Can't you read your own gibberish? It becomes clearer and clearer every day how far gone the radical left is. You illustrate perfectly the utter blindness of the left. Do we need to go point by point? First we spend the money. Right, you were for spending the money before you were against spending the money, but now your for it again. Next its the destruction of the economy. When on this very day we have released more robust growth numbers reflecting continued economic strength. Then you state "Let the troops die." On the one hand, there has been very little loss of life, unprecedented in modern warfare. Yet in your view, those brave soldiers who have given the ultimate sacrifice fighting for a mission they volunteered for and understand, have died in vain. There is growing contempt for that viewpoint. Now we get the asinine statement "Kill the civilians." There is no comment necessary for this type of stupidity. Followed by more 60's mantra. What are we supposed to be bombing flat? And as for "another" American army getting eaten piecemeal, show me the first one that did. More dangerous disregard for anything truthful.

Only one thing is worth commenting on, and that is the increase in the national debt. If it was just because of the war in Iraq, wouldn't be a big deal. But we are already saddled with expensive entitlements, and politicians who refuse to restrain the purse strings regarding anything, so borrow they will. If we didn't blow so much money on freedom repressing social programs, a war or two would be easy to fund.

Finally, you are worried about credibility. Not with the countries who are helping us, but mainly France and Germany. Move there. I don't care whatsoever about how we appear to the leading purveyors of the democratic socialist state. In fact, I view them as economically hostile to our interests. And, from the abuse of power by these same in the U.N. regarding Iraq, that view is entirely justified. The credibility you should be concerned about is with the American people. Your doomed if there is even the remotest success in Iraq. It may fester for years, yet be seen as a major victory if the government stabilizes and polices itself. And that appears to be the case. The only people with blinders on are leftist peacenik liberal junkies in America with there crack dealer journalists. But the change is already happening.

Political winds of change are funny things. The myriad pollsters pounding the streets for Hillary have got one thing right before any of the other soulless leaders of the Democratic party. Signs of hawkishness regarding Iraq were on her door long before the rest of the gang. And the traction for the Bush Lied crowd has rapidly turned to mud. Lastly, the one Democrat the media hates (apart from Zell Miller) has an recent opinion piece in the Wall Street journal. Yes, Joe Lieberman went to Iraq, and expresses his view quite succinctly. If Dem's from Hillary to Lieberman are jumping off the peace-ship, it can't be good.

My final comment is directed at the goals of your plan. Your goal is not a safer America. Your goal is purely based on belief in a failed ideology. You believe it so deeply that its fact now, irregardless of the world around you. Success for you is defeat for America. Where does that leave you? Sinking further into the dream days of Vietnam and Watergate, when you ruled the world, took down the mighty, and had free love. What is you goal now? To rule the world, destroy a President, ruin the military, buy some Viagra.

Apocalyptic Federal Spending?

I keep repeating myself, over and over. Yet it seems no one is really concerned. What am I repeating? The fact that federal spending has not had a decrease in forty years. Does that statement just float through the brain with no impact? Never decreased, no matter what the economy, no matter what the political situation, it continued to grow. Is no one frightened?

Lets create a example of common sense spending. Think of your family finances. You operate on a budget, and some years you need to make large purchases. When you buy a house, your expenditure goes up. If you have significant medical issues one year, there is a increase in your spending. Yet in most budgets, to compensate for the increased spending, we borrow money or cut spending in other areas, or both. Then we wait until we have paid the debt, or experience a increase in income. The goal is to create a economy for your family that grows and provides for your needs and future security.

How about the budget of a small town? Some years new schools are needed, or a new firehouse. Spending is increased, and the increase in community value is paid for over time or through increased revenue. Increased taxation or increased population are the primary sources of revenue growth. However, for a normal small town, the budget shrinks or grows to reflect community need pretty closely.

Now we come to the Federal government. What happens when the country needs to enlarge the military? Spend more. How about welfare? Spend more. Medicare? Spend more. All fine and dandy, but what happens when income decreases? Spend more! At times when I get on this issue, the question is raised about inflation adjustment. Well, take the 1962 budget of 106.8 billion. Using the handy inflation calculator, we find that it equals 642.17 billion dollars in 2004. Ok, the budget has increased by 3.5 times the rate of inflation. Another argument is based on population growth, but in the same 42 years, population increased by around 60%. So the spending growth is not directly related to these external factors.

What is the spending growth related to? Well the dominant factor is income growth, the more money coming in, the more money there is to spend. This is the positive benefit of capitalism, continued wealth creation. Yet, Federal income growth has some ups and downs. And it has even gone negative in three different periods during the last forty years. The reduced income is made up by increasing the deficit. There was a big push in the nineties to decrease the deficit which was successful politically in part due to income growth. Yet again, during the same period, spending increased. Would they have had the will to reduced the deficit if there was no income growth?

What is the end result of the scenario? Eventually, if spending always increases, income growth must increase, and the deficit must increase, to the point where taxation must increase. We know that increased taxation slows overall economic growth, leading to decreased Federal income. But why must we face this? Is there no politician willing to run on the premise of decreased spending? Are the constituents this ignorant? Imagine the amazing growth this country could be experiencing right now if we had taken major Federal spending cuts even once in the last forty years. It seems even more compelling considering where most of that money has gone.

We have made the least efficient use of that money socially by creating entitlement expectations. Socialized redistribution of wealth only slows the most productive segments of society and enlarges the least productive. Its a very dark future, and some would claim its the end of the world as we know it. Fear the Federal Spending Apocalypse! Or at least wake up to the simplicity of common sense spending when you go to the ballot box.

If it seems harsh to label this phenomena so negatively, get over it. We are in a dark hour, when no conservative will stand up in front of this insanity. And the perception of political suicide if you cut anything is a palpable reality in Washington affecting even those who we thought to be solid. The socialist infiltration has penetrated to the very core of our Republic, and there is no Reagan on the horizon. Who will stand up?

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

More Fun With Our Favorite Lib

Sometimes the flame mail inspires me to write a bit. Today was one of those days, when the coffee kicked in, I had to respond to this nonsense.

I see your still in a theoretical universe of the liberal mind.

I wake up this morning to a wonder day of news:

Spiro Cheney on the defensive, as his polling numbers head for single digits. He who never served attacking a decorated Marine hero, and losing!

This crap about serving is stupid. Get a life. One minute you rave over Clinton's smart choice for ditching service, then blast Cheney for not serving. And being a war hero does nothing for your choice of politics. We have plenty of war hero conservatives who support the war. Its a petty tactic for those who have no validity in their position. And what about this, on the defensive? Thats a twist. What does he have to defend? Looks like he is out screwing the idiot leftist peacenic propagandists to me.

The first guilty pleas by Republican thieves. Just the first of many to come.

What are you babbling about? Care to look who else this crook worked for. Get real. Maybe you should find out if there are some more skeletons in that closet before opening.

The unity in Cairo of the Iraqi people against the foreign invader. Announcing the right of the people to rise up against the invader.

More idiotic babbles. Typical of a Fascist Apologist propaganda monger that you leave out the rest of the sentence condemning terrorism. You didn't notice that its the unity of the Iraqi people, as in getting Sunnis and Shiites back together?

It is true, the only victory for the left is defeat for America. The only way to realize your goals is for the U.S. to loose. And where pray tell are all of the people rising up against the invader? What stupid positions you support. Trying to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat. Maybe your leftist friends, if they had half a brain, would wait to release supportive propaganda for Al-Qaida until after the Iraqi election. Oh, hold on, what if that election is successful, like the two before it, HORROR, we can't win in Iraq! Estimate two or three generations of minority status for the democratic party if the vote goes fine, and we have continued stability in Iraq. But your compatriots will try pretty damn hard to screw it up. Although, I noticed Hillary came out strong for our continued presence. Boy, she really is running for pres already.

Finally, charges against an American citizen held three YEARS without trial or counsel! On to the Supreme Court!

Now your going to bat for a terrorist again. Unbelievable how distorted reality becomes when clouded by hate. Yeah, lets go to the Supreme Court. I think we are gaining ground there, so it should be fine. Get a few more liberal activist judges out of there and we might even get our country back.

And Scrub is trying out Mongolian soup. Hope it goes well with crow.

You really think he has anything to worry about? Economy is booming, gas prices dropping, his opponents are on the verge of hanging themselves, Iraq forces are beginning to successfully provide for their own security, terrorists are bombing the hand that feeds them... I don't know, looks like the real world is looking pretty positive, if you can take off the blinders. But I have noticed that liberal blinders are glued on pretty tight.

Monday, November 21, 2005

The News Market Investment Advice

Lets pretend some stories are like stocks. They go up, they go down. What most people see are the top movers, the hot stocks, the big loosers, and the overall market. But so many stories moving around underneath. And reporters are like traders, always adjusting their rating on a story, waiting for the big move. Well lets look at a sector of the market, the Plamegate sector, and see how some of our stocks are doing. Being supreme critics of all that is newsworthy, as well as very philanthropic, we offer our recommendations at this time sans fee.

First up is the recent IPO by Woodward. Shocking in this companies greed, keeping even insider information from insiders, we have yet to see what heights this stock can achieve. Our rating, don't buy it yet, hold/sell. Next is a real sleeper, but might get some action in the coming months. Its Valerie's Secret, running a solo consulting firm herself. We don't know the value underlying this one, but some of the questions surrounding the operation of the venture indicate possible infringement of SEC guidelines. Again, we recommend not purchasing at this time, hold/sell. Joe Wilson, husband of the above, actually has a few separate ventures up and running. The successful media stock with its underlying uranium futures is still performing, but profits are in competition with increasing fixed costs and one time legal charge-offs, so we put this one at hold/sell depending on your philosophical principals.

Wilson has a more recent venture with Maj. Gen. Paul Vallely that just went public. It appeared to be a limited release, and is holding its value, but not moving at this time. We would be inclined to pick this up on value, rated hold/buy. Another heavily traded issue was Fitzgerald and Co. Unfortunately it has not recovered from its heavy adjustment downwards over the Fitz-mas season, sell this dog. That brings us to an upcoming offering, one that we feel will certainly be the winters strongest mover, Scooter Legal and Assoc. We can almost guarantee that investors in this, unless you are of the Hillary Clinton sell short investment mentality, will get solid returns, solid buy.

Continuing on the related issues, we have a subgroup of the stocks, one we already discussed, centered in the media sector. Specifics are hard to find about some of these, as details and sources of information have been sealed behind paper or lips. But we should get some performance out of Journalist Witnesses Conglomerate, so we rate it hold/buy. Of this group are two ventures with some track record, Miller Holidays, and Cooper Media Mfg. Miller Holidays has not recovered from the poor industry reaction to the motivation of the new product line, especially the Virginia Spa and Weight Loss Center. Cooper Media Mfg. had a very short run, so we will see what it can do in the upcoming release of Scooter Legal and Assoc.

We finish up this analysis with the sectors most interesting stock, the architecture firm of Rove L.L.C. We have seen the heavy dividends this stock can produce, but currently it is holding, forming a new base of support. Having to make a call without new information of projects and products Rove intends to roll-out, its hard to project. And there are allegations in the wings about mismanagement, yet so far its all rumor, and the insiders haven't started selling. We are inclined to by this one. Thats it for our news investment update, remember this is a highly volatile sector, check your positions often to avoid getting burned.

Friday, November 18, 2005

Create Your Own Religion?

I have been embroiled in the debate over the definition of religion, which was tedious. It appears to be my fault for using creative allegorical literary constructs to make a political statement. However in the course of the argument I stumbled upon a document that I will be reading and referencing again.


The religious definition issue led to the obvious "Why don't I just start my own Religion?" Well, you can certainly incorporate your own Church under 503(c) guidelines. But as to starting your own religion, the IRS has a very interesting set of conditions for that. And to add absurdity, on the fringe of this issue are the modern cults. They have engendered some success in the legal system, at obvious odds with standard WASP values. This side thread uncovered the Anti-Cult Movement document which was interesting. Its still a simmering issue. The judiciary has not established the complete definition of religion, and the practical one of the IRS is draconian. What a strange world.

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Reinforcing My World View

Oh we have fun with the leftist from time to time. My favorite liberal fills my inbox with fun, and today we have from CNN International, Bruce Ward's Last Word column. Its old news now, but very instructive at how ridiculously lame the modern leftist journalist is. The piece begins with a little retrospective to get you in the mood. "If you cover Washington long enough..." Is this supposed to make us, the guilably simian reader bow down in aw at the journalist wisdom and experience? It quickly proceeds to "all the strange things you see", but mentions only two, Watergate and Iran Contra. I actually laughed out loud! Moving beyond the usual craftiness and into the realm of linguistic idiot-savant is our journalist. But what is this article about? Can you guess?

Its Torture! Its revulsion of our barbaric policies! Its John McCain on a Sunday talk show! Yes, the venerable Senator shows up. But before that, lets return to our friendly mind numbed sycophant of the left. He states with apparent shock, "I never thought we would have this debate in America." What debate? About what constitutes torture? Not really. Just a reaffirmation of leftist attacks upon the Administration. And hopping on that populist wagon is our boy McCain. Is there any proof that we have tortured anyone? Nope. But Abu Ghraib was to the leftist, the most heinous type of torture possible. Was that an authorized action? No. Did it constitute torture? Probably not, but it was degrading. However, reality doesn't matter to the leftists or McCain, what matters is smearing the Administration, undermining the War on Terror, getting more camera time and having your name in lights. What a bunch of wankers.

The horribly shocking piece ends with some Gallup polls about torture. I think the polls are irrelevant. Ask any of the same people, after some punk kidnaps your daughter and gets caught, but won't tell where she is, whether they would be in favor of a professional applying persuasive tactics. And why aren't all these leftist concerned about real torture that takes place around the world? Torture that is clear, documented, and just plain wrong? Doesn't fit the agenda, not going to do it. What I liked most about this reporting is how everything falls into place. My world view is reinforced. Mainstream journalist can't see past the glory days of Watergate. They hate GW, and that hate is their motivation for just about everything. Finaly, McCain lives up to his standard of screwing the Administration for personal fame. Whew, peace across the board.

Monday, November 14, 2005

Has Bush Lost His Aversion to Propaganda?

In the current new cycles since the President's Veterans Day speech, there have been more refutations and attacks by the president against his WMD 'friends'. What we have to ask ourselves here is, "What took so long?" But unfortunately, I don't believe he will keep it up as a extended campaign. I don't think the President is the type of person to perpetually stay on the propaganda offensive. It seems he views it as 'beneath' the office. Or we can strategize that this is a matter of timing in preparation of swinging the perception before the mid term elections. I could almost believe that theory. Karl the 'architect', is probably looking at the presidents poll numbers, gaging how much lower it could go, and how long it will take to rise, and picking now as the time to start campaigning. The timing also follows from similar ratings for two term presidents in the past. Its possible if GW could get it in view that he is on the trail again, he could stick with it, but I am doubtful.

That is my reasoning for predicting a short term attack strategy for Bush followed by the same ambivalence to media persuasion afterward. It will mark and facilitate the turn around in perception, but do they see the complete game plan that Liberals have regarding the rewrite of WMD history? I hope so, and we will see soon enough. Liberals have not changed the tune, just the band. Or is that the bandwagon? We had a flurry of 'mini-buses' before the election, then Cindy's big summer of love. Hear anything about her lately? Then came Fitz-mas, and there was no presents. The whinny brats kicked and screamed a bit, but they will find something to ride soon enough. The longer they go, tripping farther to the left, in the back of the Magic Bus, the more questionable becomes their patriotism. Which allows us to hammer harder at these elitist socialist and the corruptive influence they have.

Friday, November 11, 2005

Judy Loves Her New Look?

If you wondered whether or not the mainstream journalist was out of touch, wonder no more. Our favorite word-smith from the Old Grey Hag has something to say now that her association with that vaulted edifice has been severed. Asked about what she would have done differently, she replied "...not that much." Oh this is good! So you would rot in jail again for no good reason? So you would try your best to become a media whore again? You would get canned from your job again? I am beginning to think that reality is so far removed from the world of mainstream journalism that they unconsciously rewrite their very existence as they go about life. Its not just revisionist history, its full blown delusional insanity.

At least she still has her Pulitzer. For reporting on terrorism. And most of that was reporting how Saddam's WMD were a huge threat to the free world. Convenient for the Old Grey Hag to can the lead on its unwaivering coverage of WMD and the lead up to the War on Terror, wait, the War on Iraq. Now they can remain pure in their accusations against the administration, because they were duped as well! Lied to, and led into supporting a war by a reporter with questionable methods. All we can do is sit back with incredulity and laugh ourselves silly. These people are not from this world, and deserve to go down in history as a stain on humanity. I wonder who will be next on the list for the Judy makeover? We have been having fun with Judy for a while, but I sense a slowdown in her ability to get exposure. Guess we will have to wait fo the book.

The Inflamitory: Judith Miller Spa: Returning Refreshed

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Universal Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil

Is there a governing principal in the discrimination between philosophies of governance? A explosive topic recently has been the nature of cultural warfare and what constitutes such in the current age. Is Islam itself a exclusive religion whose outcome must be either destruction or subjugation of the whole world? Certainly the radical elements within the Islamic realm express that desire, but does that represent the religion itself?

I don't believe that is the case. The Dark Ages represent a great analogy. Christendom was the state, and was intent on dominating those it came in contact with. The Reformation first, and subsequently the Enlightenment return to the individual freedom, choice, and power. In the Declaration of Independence this power is recognized as being from God to the people who give their consent to the Government. We have moved from the control under a philosophy of domination to a free state. From the central control of Rome to the democracies of the modern West. What is to prevent this from happening in any culture? Yet I would like to move further into the realm of personal freedom and its application to governance.

Within our Judeao-Christian understanding, the origin of free will is God. Once a free will existed, the opportunity to choose between two existences became a reality. One existence, the pursuit of life, led to a eternity of dwelling with God in paradise. The other choice granted the knowledge of good and evil. It gave the individually the information about what was right and what was wrong. The free will became the judge of morality. The tree of the knowledge of good and evil materialized within the individual as awareness of the law. The individual could sit in judgment of right and wrong. But where does this path lead? Out of paradise and into the tainted world. And ultimately, death.

For those with discernment, you will be interested in discovering the source of the covering that was given once the knowledge of good and evil revealed the nakedness of the individual. But I am not hear to toss pearls. I am intending to make an distinct connection between the culture of life and the "more pure" Republic versus the culture of death and its manifestations in the west and east. First, in the west we have the quintessential evil embodiment of the culture of death in Hitlers Third Reich. What was the motto? Gott mit uns! Yet the realization of the government was not anywhere near the (arguably) ideal of power from the people with consent. God was not with them for a clear reason in that, if you believe the Declaration of Independence, a government can only obtain God given power through the consent of its people. Now many will decry my logic, but the underlying principal is clear.

In the East there are many instances of the culture of death at work. Across the board there have been horrendous genocides perpetrated among and within ethnic groups. Topping the list is the perversion that is communism under Mao Ze-Dong, who in two cycles of 'revolution' erased as many as 50 million Chinese people. Tojo, who promoted Japan's 'divine mission', is surprisingly fourth on the list with 5 million murdered, again mostly Chinese. The first case of a Islamic leader is Ismail Enver of Turkey who erased 1.2 million Armenians. He comes in at eighth. It is quite clear that the culture of death crosses many boundaries and is not limited by religion. In all of these cases, the form of government in no way resembles anything remotely democratic, let alone a representative republic.

What allows for these governments that embrace death? I would argue that its the expression of man choosing the knowledge of good and evil over life. The knowledge of good and evil leads to death. Communism is a very firm expression of this in that man not only sits in judgment of the law, but he has arbitrarily created a law with elements that are against natural order and forced this law upon his neighbor and himself. As to why a population will remain under such a government is a harder question. The founding fathers commented on this:

Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed.

Apparently, while the evils are sufferable, men are inclined to suffer. I'm not sure that helps us resolve the existence of such perverted Governments of Death. But now that we have reached this point we can identify more clearly the difference between Radical Islamic Fascism and the general religion of Islam. Also we can expect that the most susceptible populations to the Fascist philosophy are those who are already disposed to suffer and those who are not governed by consent. For instance, subjugating yourself to Sharia law relinquishes your God given power without consent. It also represents consuming the tree that leads to death. Lets hope and work towards preventing this radical philosophy from becoming another genocide.

Individuals who chose life every day, and monitor the consent they give, create a strong stable and peaceful government. We can exercise our inalienable rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. And collectively we can promote these rights among our neighbors. Our very existence is a counter to the culture of death.

PS: Those who came from Egypt and embraced the Mosaic law did not cross over, they died in the desert. Only one crossed over.

From Prime Time to B-rated: Wilson Redux

The rapid rise of stars is often punctuated with a mighty decline. Are we on the edge of Joseph Wilson's fall from the heights? In his early days of scrabbling for the pinnacle of media attention he was a simple talking head on the Fox box. But that is where the troubling event is alleged to occur. A slip of the tongue, a bit of name dropping, some innocent self promotion and wham-mo, the General learns of your wife's employment. Nothing to worry about at the time. There is the NYT op ed to write, a White House to slander, a book to contemplate. Not to mention picking up the twins from day care. And the future is so bright! Adviser to President Elect (almost) J. Effn K. part of the epic future. Speaking engagements abound! The book success, darling of the media, champaign and caviar, it doesn't get any better than this.

But it appears the slope has shifted. For most people who aren't obsessed with this whole Plamegate affair, major questions began to surface after the Special Prosecutor failed to find any evidence of a crime in regards to the intent of the investigation. Hopefully it was not a crime, because Joe seems to have crossed that line many moons before he accuses the W.H. of the same. And its going to be hard to argue with Major General Paul Vallely. Its mano a mano.

Wilson countered Vallely's claim with a weak letter from his attorney. Joe! What happened? You have to get the media to support you and trash Vallely's accusation, as well as go after him personally. It worked for you so well before, why changes your tactics now? Or were you just a pawn, a starlet that was used and abused by the mainstream media? Do you mean to say that it wasn't you who came up with the smear campaign against the Administration? Who wears the pants in the family?

Another weak letter from Wilson's attorneys finally scratches the General, who sends a left hook and lands it squarely! Yes, Vallely called for Wilson to publicly apologize for accusing him of slander. Ouch, no easy way out of that one. What can be done? No way to prove or disprove a conversation between two people without a record. And a trial means investigating what Wilson's history is concerning his wife's employment and that is probably not going to go well. And the other option is unthinkable. Apologizing would be an open admission that he had loose lips. It will be fun to track this next episode of the Wilson Affair, even though its been moved to Sunday afternoon, and will likely be preempted by overtime football.

Friday, November 04, 2005

No Good News

No good news is good news for a liberal. Especially when it comes to the War in Iraq. But some good news is being reported. How can that be? Liberals must invalidate and suppress this good news at all cost. Here is a perfect example of liberal distortion at its best. Lets pick apart another liberals comments regarding positive news in Iraq.

This is some really great progress. It only took 30 months to secure seven miles of highway. At this rate, all the highways in Baghdad province (granting that many are not so dangerous) will be totally subdued in no less than 186 years. Provided, of course, that there is no backsliding...

First is the sarcasm of how it took 30 months to secure seven miles of highway. Apparently liberals do not understand the difference between 'secure' and 'police'. It took less than a month to secure most of Iraq. Unlike Vietnam, we used appropriate military force, and achieved a military objective very quickly. What has been confused is the first objective with the second. And I am no Administration apologist, the second objective of establishing relative peace through police action was botched in a big way. Yet, the US military has never had a large scale police capability, and it shouldn't need one. That is not the purpose of our armed forces, and it was naive to expect it to work quickly as a police force. However, I do support the long term strategic objective of a democracy in Iraq. And I do not know how you would prepare to have such a capability, thats another topic.

None of you is probably old enough to remember hearing similarly glowing reports in 1968 -- only then the story was about how a particularly hostile village on the outskirts of Danang had been successfully quieted.

I think most people are reasonably clear on what the media was focused on in 1968. How about a few of the archived television images from APTN in '68?

Long lines of South Vietnamese walking along carrying possessions being marched by soldiers
Burning houses
Tanks moving along. Some firing machine guns
Helicopter firing on buildings
Desolate streets
Dead bodies
Aerials of US bombing

And of course now libs jump up and down and say, "Yeah, yeah see!" I see alright. I see the liberal defining reference frame is Vietnam, and they have to force whatever they see or hear concerning Iraq into that little box in their head. In Vietnam, we used a militarily self destructive policy of escalating our response based on politics. That policy prevented us from achieving strategic victory quickly. It also opened the door to propaganda driving the outcome of a military engagement. Irregardless, at no point in Vietnam did we expect the US ground forces to police the country en masse. And that is the core of the Iraq situation. There is no large scale sponsorship of insurgents in Iraq unlike Vietnam. The military success removed that. Conversely there is no 'military' solution to quell a internal insurgency in any population, apart from martial law, which is political suicide.

We finish our discussion with the importance of news. The claim is that reporting every roadside bomb, every death, every civilian casualty is more important than focusing on the successful areas. Its more important if the objective is to dissuade the public from supporting the Administration. Its more important if you are a leftist peacenic and want to end what you view is a illegal war based on lies. But if it was inherently important to report death and destruction, would not the news be filled with all the highway deaths in the US? What about news on the prison conditions in some state penitentiaries? Club Gitmo residents have it easy. Want to be morbid? Compare the military death rate in Iraq vs the rate of servicemen and women who perish accidentally. What is important to the liberal socialist Fascist Apologist media is to focus on what will poison the resolve of the American people.

In the end, of course a liberal is going to be hostile to good news in Iraq. It does not fit the agenda. And it is a automatic response. There is no cognition involved. The whole argument of liberals is predicated on their philosophy, and they can not even conceive of being wrong. There can be no good news.

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Truth and Duty? Lies and Treachery

Mary Mapes has a serious problem. Apparently she is still convinced in the authenticity of the forged memos used in the Rathergate scandal. Her new book is coming out "Truth and Duty". Arrogance and Stupidity? Preponderance of Vacuity? I could go on, creating far more appropriate names for her book, and I have not read it. Don't need to. But lo and behold, who is doing a spread on Mary? Vanity Fair. Not going to read that either. All we need is a hint, and Editor and Publisher comes through.

In this quick overview, we find the stalwart investigator no longer believing in a free press. Such a shame! It looks pretty free to me. And if we can get rid of a few more lying partisan socialists parading as journalists, it will become more free. Some will shoot back, "What are you Carlos?" But that is a simian argument. This is not news. Its not even commentary as much as a fountain of rhetorical diatribe. I don't purport to tell the truth.

Miss Mary continues on to blast the blogs that broke the story as a carefully crafted national political campaign. Earth to Mary! What the heck do you call perverting the national news to spout your political hit piece? Wow, she needs a psychiatrist. She even likens the investigation into her obvious political craftiness as equivalent to McCarthy era communist purging. She comments that the investigation didn't even look into the validity of the documents. Mary! Earth to Mary! They are forgeries. I feel sorry for her. I would rather have her creativity not wasted in psychosis, but if thats the world we live in, then so be it. Hey, doesn't Dan still want to investigate this story? Maybe the could get together again privately. To Mary and Dan, FEA.