Monday, September 18, 2006

Radical Islam

In another reality the reaction of the Muslims to the Pope's comments would be humorous. Unfortunately they are deadly serious.
The fact that these reactions are so wide spread proves that it is in no way a minority of the Islamic people that support this kind of behavior. The terrorists are treated as hero's and martyrs within the Islamic community throughout the world. Muslims across this country celebrated the events of 9/11. Only very rarely do any of the "moderate Muslims" ever speak out against these heinous acts and it seems disingenuous when they do it.
I am sure that there are people of the Muslim faith that would rather live and let live than to fight the infidels but the Islamic leadership at it's highest levels is preaching jihad and, as witnessed by the events surrounding the Pope's speech, the outrage over the Danish cartoons, and the violence perpetrated by false stories of desecration of the Koran, the majority of the Muslims in the streets are more than willing to support this violent vision of their religion.

Sunday, September 17, 2006

This is a must see

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Thursday, September 14, 2006

Moonbats on parade

The following is a letter to the editor in the Daytona Beach News Journal 9/14/06:

Buzzword boomerangs on Bush
This administration is very adept at throwing out buzzwords. The latest one is "fascist," for those who disagree with and speak out against administration policies.
This administration has learned well that all it has to do is point the finger and call someone else a name or use a scary buzzword -- even if that word best describes the administration -- and the American public will blindly believe.
The Random House Unabridged Dictionary defines "fascism" as "a governmental system led by a dictator having complete power, forcibly suppressing opposition and criticism -- and emphasizing an aggressive nationalism and often racism."
Does that not come close to describing our present administration? Pretty close, huh?

I sent a reply but it's unlikely that the paper will publish it as they very rarely print anything from the conservative viewpoint, so here it is:

I think Mr. Amedick needs to loosen the tinfoil hat a little. The only group the president has ever called “fascist” is the one that we are fighting in the war on terror, and they most definitely meet the published definition of the word.
His assertion that President Bush uses the term to describe the people in this country that disagree with him or speak out against him is simply a lie. Give me one example where that has happened. It is the people on the far left that are constantly accusing President Bush of being a fascist, a Nazi, or worse, not the other way around. His ascertains that the present administration is even close to being fascist is rebuked by the fact that he is free to write his letters and opinions without fear of any official reprisals. If Mr. Amedick will pull his head out of the sand and join the rest of us here in this place I like to call “Reality” he will see that the current administration is one that was freely elected and that nobody has been persecuted or forcibly suppressed in their dissent and President Bush has nothing even close to “Dictatorial Powers”. His accusations of racism are also completely unfounded. President Bush has more minority appointees in his administration then any previous president including President Clinton. But I guess they don’t count since they’re conservatives.

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

9/11 revisited

In watching the video from 9/11/01 I find that its been too long since I'd seen them and reflected on the events of that day. In the years that have passed I have lost the edge on my anger, largely replaced it with frustration at the leftists that would have you believe that this was all somehow our fault.
I haven't been nearly mad enough. Not at the terrorists, and certainly not enough at the politicians (mainly democrats) without the resolve to fight and win this war.
I haven't been nearly as angry as I should at the people who deny Iraq is the front line in our fight against these people. To those with the absurd notion that somehow President Bush was distracted from the "real war" I say the war is anywhere that we can engage these people, and much better on their land than ours.
Nor have I been as angry as I should with the "peace at any price" crowd that would gladly trade your freedom and mine simply to "live in peace".
We should all watch these videos and listen to the newscasts of the day from time to time to remind ourselves of what our enemy is capable of and to remember why it is we must fight.
It's better to die defending freedom and liberty than to live as a slave, forced to an obscene religion.

Friday, September 08, 2006

The Path to 9/11

Does anyone else find it amusing that it is mostly the same people calling for ABC to drop this show that gave such rave reviews and awards to Michael Moore's movie, Fahrenheit 911, the release of which was also timed very close to the election and the accuracy of which was, at best, questionable? Coincidence? I think not!
Seems they could care less about the accuracy of the product when it shows George Bush in a poor light but we can't have anything that points out the failings of the Clinton administration. Yet another example of the double standard applied by the left. Yet another reason we can't trust these people to be in power.

A Mistake?

I keep hearing that 55% of Americans feel the war in Iraq was/is a mistake. First of all I take all such figures and polls with a very large grain of salt but it begs some questions.In what way was it a mistake? Most of Iraq is secure and peaceful. The reports that I have heard from the six returned soldiers that I personally know, paint a very different picture than the one we get on the daily news. They claim that most of the Iraqis, and the children in particular, are friendly and seem genuinely thankful to be out from under Saddam's thumb. The photo's and videos of the fall of his regime show a lot of people that seemed to be pretty pleased that he (Saddam) was gone.I also find it difficult to accept that the world would be better off today if Saddam were still in power. He definitely had WMD. We have found over 500 gas shells and removed a large amount of the yellow cake that Joe Wilson claimed wasn't there.I also keep hearing the war referred to as a "Failure" by the likes of Hillary Clinton (and most of the left), by what definition is this war a failure? We met the first objective in record time all the while being told we were in a quagmire by the main stream media. We have lost fewer than 3,000 troops in the 3 years we have been in Iraq and while every death is regrettable this is a remarkably small number. Certainly much smaller than the 10's to 100's of thousands the main stream media predicted. As to the number of enemy combatants killed, I frankly don't care. If they are taking up arms against our troops we should show the rest of the world what happens when you do and the civilian casualties have been far more the responsibility of the "insurgents" than they have our troops. The ridiculously overblown and hyped charges of torture and abuse at Abu Grahib and Gitmo are more a fantasy of the media than a reality. To call these events torture is similar to calling a spanking child abuse. I realize that some people consider spanking child abuse but they are largely fringe nuts that either have no children or whose children are spoiled and ill behaved, but I digress. The Iraqis have come out to vote, at great personal risk, 3 times now in numbers that we should strive for here. They are working toward a government that represents all of the people and have come a long way. Most of the dissent seems to be coming from outside agitators rather than a home grown movement. Any reasonably objective person must see that we have made significant progress in Iraq.And finally what do we stand to gain if we pull out before the job is done? All this will accomplish is to further embolden the terrorists with the proof that America has no backbone, a paper tiger as Osama called us after the Clintonian debacle in Mogadishu. We will be far less secure as a result in spite of the illogic of the left that would have you believe that by killing terrorists we are creating more terrorists. If that logic were true we'd all have been overrun by the Germans and Japanese in WWII. The further we pushed, the more that we killed, the nearer to victory we came, the more of our enemies to give up the fight rather than to continue to take up arms. This was particularly true of the Germans, but we did not face never ending hoards of Japanese at the end of the war either. In short our biggest mistake with Iraq may be in not having prosecuted this war far enough. Had we just bulldozed through Afghanistan to Iran and then to Iraq and Syria we just might have taught the bastards a lesson, that you don't fuck with us!I also hear with some frequency a claim that the administration is/has/continues to lie about this war but I've never gotten an answer, at least not a coherent one, when I've asked for examples. The WMD nonsense was never a lie as has been documented over and over. In referring back to statements made by President Bush and his advisors I find that things in Iraq have progressed pretty much along the lines that we were told it would. We were never told this was going to be quick or easy. In fact we have been told on any number of occasions that it was going to be long and difficult. We have been told all along that our troops would stand down as the Iraqis stood up and when this happens you can bet that the left is going to claim credit. Just as they continue to complain that President Bush has no plan, despite his explaining his plan many times, they continue to harp on the setbacks experienced as evidence that we can't win this war. Our military has never been defeated in war. Even in Vietnam the war was lost at home rather than on the battlefield. Only in the media and the fantasies of the left are we losing this war. Only those that refuse to accept that we are fighting an enemy that cannot be appeased and will break any and all agreements that they make can be opposed to this action. If you think that we can negotiate a long term peace with these people than you are dangerously naive. The objective of Islam is to subjugate the world and kill all non-believers. Nothing less than absolute success or complete failure is going to stop the violence. Every time they are beaten back they agree to a cease fire in order to allow themselves time to recover and rearm and then they are right back on the attack. This is not a recent trend but has been the case for literally thousands of years.If these polls are right and we wind up with a cut and run government I pray that the next event doesn't slaughter as many as we lost on 9/11, but I fear the toll will be much higher.