Monday, December 04, 2006

Man With A Mission vs Useful Idiots Without A Clue

First (to be fair), let's begin with one Democrat who understood a situation like Iraq decades before it became a problem.

John F Kennedy: October of 1962, "Neither the United States of America, nor the world community of nations can tolerate deliberate deception and offensive threats on the part of any nation, large or small. We no longer live in a world, where only the actual firing of weapons represents a sufficient challenge to a nations security to constitute maximum peril."

It sounds a lot like...
2001: Bush Doctrine: Preemption
*A policy of preventive war, should the US or its allies be threatened by terrorists or by rogue states that are engaged in the production of weapons of mass destruction before that threat becomes "imminent".
*The right of self-defense should be extended in order to authorize pre-emptive attacks against potential aggressors cutting them off before they are able to launch strikes against the US.

Here's what George Bush said in 2002- Leading up to the war in Iraq...
"Understanding the threats of our time, knowing the designs and deceptions of the Iraqi regime, we have every reason to assume the worst, and we have an urgent duty to prevent the worst from occurring."
"On September the 14th, 2001, I stood in the ruins of the Twin Towers. It's a day I will never forget. There were workers in hard hats yelling to me at the top of their lungs, "Whatever it takes." A guy grabbed me by the arm, he said, "Do not let me down." Ever since that day I wake up every morning thinking about how to better protect our country. I've acted again and again to make America safe. I will never relent in defending the people of this country, whatever it takes."

10/2002 Bush Speech Still before the war in Iraq had begun...
"Some have argued that confronting the threat from Iraq could detract from the war against terror. To the contrary; confronting the threat posed by Iraq is crucial to winning the war on terror.
This nation, in world war and in Cold War, has never permitted the brutal and lawless to set history's course. Now, as before, we will secure our nation, protect our freedom, and help others to find freedom of their own."

On o4/2003, Just after the start of the war President Bush said, (Speech)
..."And we've got one overriding goal, to leave a free and secure nation who is not a threat to it's neighbors or the world, in the hands of a free people. That is our goal in Iraq".
"...And that's the goal, the commitment of the United States and our coalition partners. We will help that nation build a stable free government of, by, and for the Iraqi people."

On 10/2004 (Speech)
"I understand some Americans have strong concerns about our role in Iraq. I respect the fact that they take this issue seriously. It's a serious matter. I assure them we're in Iraq because it is necessary and right and critical to the outcome of the war on terror, and critical for long-term peace for our children and grandchildren."
"If another terror regime were allowed to emerge in Iraq, the terrorists would find a home and a source of funding and a source of support, and they would correctly conclude that free nations do not have the will to defend themselves. If Iraq becomes a free society at the heart of the Middle East, an ally in the war on terror, a model for hopeful reform in that region, the terrorists will suffer a crushing defeat. And that is why Democratic Senator Joe Lieberman calls Iraq "a crucial battle in the global war on terrorism." And that is why Prime Minister Tony Blair has called the struggle in Iraq "the crucible in which the future of global terrorism will be determined." That is why the terrorists are fighting with desperate cruelty -- they know their future is at stake. Iraq is no diversion. It's a place where civilization is taking a decisive stand against chaos and terror, and we must not waver."

12/2005 (Speech)
"Our tactics continue to change, but our goal in Iraq has not changed: a free and democratic Iraq. I strongly believe a democratic Iraq is a crucial part of our strategy to defeat the terrorists, because only democracy can bring freedom and reconciliation to Iraq, and peace to this troubled part of the world. Our efforts to advance freedom in Iraq are driven by our vital interests and our deepest beliefs. As we advance the cause of freedom in Iraq, our nation can proceed with confidence because we have done this kind of work before. After World War II, President Harry Truman believed that the way to help bring peace and prosperity to Asia was to plant the seeds of freedom and democracy in Japan. Like today, there were many skeptics and pessimists who said that the Japanese were not ready for democracy. Fortunately, President Harry Truman stuck to his guns. He believed, as I do, in freedom's power to transform an adversary into an ally. And because he stayed true to his convictions, today Japan is one of the world's freest and most prosperous nations, and one of America's closest allies in keeping the peace. The spread of freedom to Iraq and the Middle East requires the same confidence and persistence, and it will lead to the same results."

03/2006 (Speech)
"The enemies of a free Iraq are determined -- yet so are the Iraqi people. And so is America and our coalition partners. We will not lose our nerve. We will help the Iraqi people succeed. Our goal in Iraq is victory -- and victory will be achieved when the terrorists and Saddamists can no longer threaten Iraq's democracy, when the Iraqi security forces can provide for the safety of their own citizens, and when Iraq is not a safe haven for terrorists to plot new attacks against our nation."

And today 12/2006: Bush said to Brit Hume on Fox News:- "Our goal is achieved when a stable Iraq is able to govern itself and defend itself as a secure peaceful nation and is an ally in the war on terrorism. The goal is the same as it has been from the beginning- victory. The military tactics and strategies for victory change but the goal has not and will not change".

Meanwhile New Democrat Speaker of the House denies Al Qaeda is even in Iraq.
Nancy Pelosi(D) 9/2006: On Al Qaeda presence currently in Iraq- " the 9/11 Commission dismissed that notion a long time ago and I feel sad that the President is resorting to it again."

Numerous other Democrats have called the war in Iraq a "diversion" from the real war on terror.

One man (and a few hundred thousand troops) on a mission to save the free world VS the useful idiots without a clue.
My money is still on "the man", "the mission" and the US military.
Democrats can flap all they want, but the commander in chief is still running things downtown.
He says what he means and means what he says.


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