“Oh, the planet is warming.Â There’s no doubt about it.Â There’s just a debate about how much is caused by human activity, and the effectiveness of various measures to fight it.”
Â Â Â Â “The advantages of early childhood education are obvious.Â The Chinese have been outperforming us for years.Â We need to invest in education at all levels to produce the next generation of mathematicians and scientists.”
Â Â Â Â “There is no question that the economy needs a boost.Â We just disagree on the size of the stimulus package and how the TARP assets should be distributed.”
Â Â Â Â “We cannot afford to engage in partisan bickering when the future of our country is at stake.Â We must reach across the aisle to solve problems our constituents sent us to Washington to solve.”
Â Â Â Â “We may not agree with the ruling of the Supreme Court, but it is now the Law of the Land.”
Â Â Â Â All of the above premises are false, but are paraphrases of Republican responses to Democrat and left-wing political statements and machinations.
Â Â Â Â 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.Â “We don’t trot out this stuff as trophies,” Mr. Obama added.
Â Â Â Â Â 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.Â
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.
Â Â Â Â Like Speaker John Boehner, I do not need to see the photos of bin Laden’s dead body.Â But on the other hand, I am not too good to see them.Â Â I have seen the severed heads of Western journalists and the mutilated corpses of US servicemen in photographs.Â I have seen the New York Times use the napalm-burned skin of a young Vietnamese girl to ‘inflame public opinion.’Â
Â Â Â Â 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:Â 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/.Â 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.
Â Â Â Â And then I want our newly enshrined Republican committee chairmen to reopen the Ft. Hood investigation Â andÂ 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 deferenceÂ the world has to offer from them, was armed to the teeth.
Â Â Â Â Â And then when that business is finished, I want Congresswoman Michele Bachman to follow up her seminars on theÂ US. Constitution for House members with a series on The Art of Critical Thinking.
Â Â Â Â To paraphrase Pogo – “We have met the enemy …..and we agree with him.”