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Mindlessly Repeating the Mantras

   

“Oh, the planet is warming.  There’s no doubt about it.  There’s just a debate about how much is caused by human activity, and the effectiveness of various measures to fight it.”

     “The advantages of early childhood education are obvious.  The Chinese have been outperforming us for years.  We need to invest in education at all levels to produce the next generation of mathematicians and scientists.”

     “There is no question that the economy needs a boost.  We just disagree on the size of the stimulus package and how the TARP assets should be distributed.”

     “We cannot afford to engage in partisan bickering when the future of our country is at stake.  We must reach across the aisle to solve problems our constituents sent us to Washington to solve.”

     “We may not agree with the ruling of the Supreme Court, but it is now the Law of the Land.”

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     All of the above premises are false, but are paraphrases of Republican responses to Democrat and left-wing political statements and machinations.

     The following two statements are quotations following a recent very big news item and which are contemporaneous with the War on Terror, as it were:

1.  “We don’t trot out this stuff as trophies,” Mr. Obama added.

      Republican House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers said earlier in the day that the Obama administration should not release the gruesome post-mortem images, saying it could complicate the job for American troops overseas. Rogers told CBS News he has seen a post-mortem photo. 

2.”The risks of release outweigh the benefits,” Rogers said. “Conspiracy theorists around the world will just claim the photos are doctored anyway, and there is a real risk that releasing the photos will only serve to inflame public opinion in the Middle East.”

“Imagine how the American people would react if Al Qaeda killed one of our troops or military leaders, and put photos of the body on the Internet,” Rogers continued. “Osama bin Laden is not a trophy.

     Like Speaker John Boehner, I do not need to see the photos of bin Laden’s dead body.  But on the other hand, I am not too good to see them.   I have seen the severed heads of Western journalists and the mutilated corpses of US servicemen in photographs.  I have seen the New York Times use the napalm-burned skin of a young Vietnamese girl to ‘inflame public opinion.’ 

     Here is what I want Congressman Mike Rogers of the House Intelligence Committee and his counterpart on the House Armed Services Committee to concern themselves with:  How did this happen:https://www.unifiedpatriots.com/2011/05/01/ltc-frank-d-bryant-maj-jeffrey-ausborn-maj-philip-d-ambard-maj-raymond-g-estelle-ii-maj-david-l-brodeur-cpt-charles-a-ransom-cpt-nathan-j-nylander-msgt-tara-r-brown-rip/.  And specifically I want to know if these fine officers and one enlisted person who St. George Frederick says were murdered at Kabul Airport were disarmed, and who disarmed them.

     And then I want our newly enshrined Republican committee chairmen to reopen the Ft. Hood investigation  and ascertain why all those warriors at Ft. Hood were disarmed and yet the Islamic jihadist Major Hasan, whose opinions of Americans was obviously inflamed, despite having received the finest training and deference the world has to offer from them, was armed to the teeth.

      And then when that business is finished, I want Congresswoman Michele Bachman to follow up her seminars on the  US. Constitution for House members with a series on The Art of Critical Thinking.

    To paraphrase Pogo – “We have met the enemy …..and we agree with him.”

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  1. Excellent, bob. It sickens me this handling with kid gloves the killing of a sworn enemy of the United States. While I don’t believe in dancing on graves, I certainly am not impressed with all the special treatment he received before he went to his watery grave. I don’t need to see the pictures to know he is dead; I am concerned about the PR and photo op this opportunistic president is going all out on.

    This president is someone who has disdain for America, and especially her troops; IMHO he is also a Muslim sympathizer, so as a native New Yorker who is very sentimental about Ground Zero, would prefer this hypocrite to not sully the sacred ground.

    Oh, and agree, the Republicans sound like politicians, doing what they’ve always done.

  2. It truly is maddening when people try to deny reality. Al Qaeda has posted dozens, maybe hundreds of snuff films on the internet, each of them with a soldier or innocent civilian getting killed in some gruesome way. The time to protest about Al Qaeda snuff films was when each one was posted, not to pretend they never happened and use them as a strawman argument against publishing photographic proof that Osama bin Laden was actually dead.

    The photo needs to be published. Proof is needed. The reason is that nobody trusts the White House to tell the truth anymore. So many lies have come out of the White House press office that nobody credits them anymore. Photographic proof may not be perfect, but it’s better than whatever was in the second or third draft of events that we got in the press briefings. Or the later revisions, or the revisions to the revisions.

  3. I guess I’m looking at this from a different perspective.

    We’re already getting reports that the Taliban is threatening to hit “soft” targets, i.e. malls, stadiums, etc. They will do what they will do, regardless of anything we do or say at this point.

    But I’ve found myself waiting to see exactly when and how the typical response of “never let a crisis go to waste” kicks in on the socialist/progressive end. How could they try to manipulate this? By increasing internet oversight? By putting more “pat-down” employees at these “soft” target locations? By going after stricter gun control laws?

    Which really is the greater threat.. the enemy from without or the enemy from within?

    • If the ‘crisis’ is worrying about ‘inflaming public opinion’ then the forms it will take are those you mentioned and many more….such as the ACLU and others filing briefs in support of CAIR seeking recognition of sharia in Oklahoma; Eric Holder, the Attorney General of the United States, an operative of the Democrat Party, using his office to file a brief in support of a Muslim teacher’s three-week vacation…gee, let’s let our imagination run wild here – an ‘anti-bullying’ campaign being pushed, ostensibly to protect geeks and homosexuals, but just wait until some Muslim kid commits suicide because some overly patriotic, America-first kids pushed him over the edge.

      • I’m really struggling with this one, bob, so I’m just going to follow through with this.

        Posting the photo could give us a chance to say to the world, “yes, he is dead, we said that we would pursue justice for the death of our citizens, and we’ve succeeded in doing so”, which sends a very clear message about protecting our own people.

        We’ve already got threats coming in, even without the photo posted. And terrorists being what they are, if they choose to seek vengeance, no amount of PC is going to stop them from trying. That’s the enemy from without.

        As to the enemy from within, they’ve displayed time after time that they have a tendency to try to expand the power of government on even the slightest of pretenses, thus reducing our freedoms and “fundamentally transforming America” in the process.

        Realistically speaking, if the photo is posted, is this likely to incite the enemy from without to be more aggressive or to move more quickly? I’d say it would. If that occurs, would this provide greater opportunity for the enemy from within to move more rapidly towards an even greater expansion of power? Yeah, that’s probably how the situation would unfold.

        So, if posting the photo gives the enemy from within additional momentum or incentive to move forward more quickly in expansion of their agenda, is it really to the advantage of we the people to have the photo posted?

        Or would it be wiser to simply content ourselves with the knowledge of bin Laden’s death and leave it at that?

        • As I said to RH below, you can nuance something to death. Or you can lie, dither, botch, play golf, bow, pretend you’re an idealist and everything else. Or you can, like G.W. Bush, say what you will do and do it. If you spend all your waking hours worrying about whether what you do will offend, you will not succeed and your weakness will be taken advantage of.

          • I’m not looking at whether or not it offends anyone. I’m looking at political strategy 17 months prior to the next election.

            Do we really want to see the door open to the possibility of executive orders “regulating activity for the sake of national security”, especially if it is Internet activity?

            And whatever they achieve in “fundamentally transforming America” we have to find a way to undo.

            Yeah…apparently I’m not expressing myself well tonight.

  4. Nice work, Bob. About showing the photo–What has changed? Didn’t most people agree with the showing of film of Sadam Hussein getting his justice served up at the end of a rope? Nobody is being forced to look. Where have all the adults gone? We should not be carrying out war as if it were Sunday School class.

  5. “Where have all the adults gone?” That’s the 64-dollar question, RH. On all those issues I put up there at the top, as well as the bin Laden thing. Not to beat a dead candidate, but fighting this PC thing goes so far as having to carry a lamp around like Diogenes to look for someone who will stand up and support Christine O’Donnell when she says the ‘separation of church and state’ is n-o-t in the Constitution. You can nuance anything, but if that’s what you’re after, John Kerry’s your man.

  6. I am going with lineholder on this one. Struggling. Not that I can’t stand to see the photo, but as Beagle says we are so used to lies by Obama, even if the photo is put out I doubt that will resolve the doubts.

    It’s a toss-up between inflaming the Muslims and showing them America’s resolve and might. Catch-22.

    I am grateful GWB put this into motion and had the resolve thru his tenure to carry this thru. As penguin says I am sickened that Obama will be going to Ground Zero and contrary to what other information has said GWB was going and now has turned it down.
    This surprises me. Bush was the force that kept it “all together” during those awful days. Something else is going on here.

  1. Excellent, bob. It sickens me this handling with kid gloves the killing of a sworn enemy of the United States. While I don’t believe in dancing on graves, I certainly am not impressed with all the special treatment he received before he went to his watery grave. I don’t need to see the pictures to know he is dead; I am concerned about the PR and photo op this opportunistic president is going all out on.

    This president is someone who has disdain for America, and especially her troops; IMHO he is also a Muslim sympathizer, so as a native New Yorker who is very sentimental about Ground Zero, would prefer this hypocrite to not sully the sacred ground.

    Oh, and agree, the Republicans sound like politicians, doing what they’ve always done.

  2. It truly is maddening when people try to deny reality. Al Qaeda has posted dozens, maybe hundreds of snuff films on the internet, each of them with a soldier or innocent civilian getting killed in some gruesome way. The time to protest about Al Qaeda snuff films was when each one was posted, not to pretend they never happened and use them as a strawman argument against publishing photographic proof that Osama bin Laden was actually dead.

    The photo needs to be published. Proof is needed. The reason is that nobody trusts the White House to tell the truth anymore. So many lies have come out of the White House press office that nobody credits them anymore. Photographic proof may not be perfect, but it’s better than whatever was in the second or third draft of events that we got in the press briefings. Or the later revisions, or the revisions to the revisions.

  3. I guess I’m looking at this from a different perspective.

    We’re already getting reports that the Taliban is threatening to hit “soft” targets, i.e. malls, stadiums, etc. They will do what they will do, regardless of anything we do or say at this point.

    But I’ve found myself waiting to see exactly when and how the typical response of “never let a crisis go to waste” kicks in on the socialist/progressive end. How could they try to manipulate this? By increasing internet oversight? By putting more “pat-down” employees at these “soft” target locations? By going after stricter gun control laws?

    Which really is the greater threat.. the enemy from without or the enemy from within?

    • If the ‘crisis’ is worrying about ‘inflaming public opinion’ then the forms it will take are those you mentioned and many more….such as the ACLU and others filing briefs in support of CAIR seeking recognition of sharia in Oklahoma; Eric Holder, the Attorney General of the United States, an operative of the Democrat Party, using his office to file a brief in support of a Muslim teacher’s three-week vacation…gee, let’s let our imagination run wild here – an ‘anti-bullying’ campaign being pushed, ostensibly to protect geeks and homosexuals, but just wait until some Muslim kid commits suicide because some overly patriotic, America-first kids pushed him over the edge.

      • I’m really struggling with this one, bob, so I’m just going to follow through with this.

        Posting the photo could give us a chance to say to the world, “yes, he is dead, we said that we would pursue justice for the death of our citizens, and we’ve succeeded in doing so”, which sends a very clear message about protecting our own people.

        We’ve already got threats coming in, even without the photo posted. And terrorists being what they are, if they choose to seek vengeance, no amount of PC is going to stop them from trying. That’s the enemy from without.

        As to the enemy from within, they’ve displayed time after time that they have a tendency to try to expand the power of government on even the slightest of pretenses, thus reducing our freedoms and “fundamentally transforming America” in the process.

        Realistically speaking, if the photo is posted, is this likely to incite the enemy from without to be more aggressive or to move more quickly? I’d say it would. If that occurs, would this provide greater opportunity for the enemy from within to move more rapidly towards an even greater expansion of power? Yeah, that’s probably how the situation would unfold.

        So, if posting the photo gives the enemy from within additional momentum or incentive to move forward more quickly in expansion of their agenda, is it really to the advantage of we the people to have the photo posted?

        Or would it be wiser to simply content ourselves with the knowledge of bin Laden’s death and leave it at that?

        • As I said to RH below, you can nuance something to death. Or you can lie, dither, botch, play golf, bow, pretend you’re an idealist and everything else. Or you can, like G.W. Bush, say what you will do and do it. If you spend all your waking hours worrying about whether what you do will offend, you will not succeed and your weakness will be taken advantage of.

          • I’m not looking at whether or not it offends anyone. I’m looking at political strategy 17 months prior to the next election.

            Do we really want to see the door open to the possibility of executive orders “regulating activity for the sake of national security”, especially if it is Internet activity?

            And whatever they achieve in “fundamentally transforming America” we have to find a way to undo.

            Yeah…apparently I’m not expressing myself well tonight.

  4. Nice work, Bob. About showing the photo–What has changed? Didn’t most people agree with the showing of film of Sadam Hussein getting his justice served up at the end of a rope? Nobody is being forced to look. Where have all the adults gone? We should not be carrying out war as if it were Sunday School class.

  5. “Where have all the adults gone?” That’s the 64-dollar question, RH. On all those issues I put up there at the top, as well as the bin Laden thing. Not to beat a dead candidate, but fighting this PC thing goes so far as having to carry a lamp around like Diogenes to look for someone who will stand up and support Christine O’Donnell when she says the ‘separation of church and state’ is n-o-t in the Constitution. You can nuance anything, but if that’s what you’re after, John Kerry’s your man.

  6. I am going with lineholder on this one. Struggling. Not that I can’t stand to see the photo, but as Beagle says we are so used to lies by Obama, even if the photo is put out I doubt that will resolve the doubts.

    It’s a toss-up between inflaming the Muslims and showing them America’s resolve and might. Catch-22.

    I am grateful GWB put this into motion and had the resolve thru his tenure to carry this thru. As penguin says I am sickened that Obama will be going to Ground Zero and contrary to what other information has said GWB was going and now has turned it down.
    This surprises me. Bush was the force that kept it “all together” during those awful days. Something else is going on here.

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