October 26, 2005

"Peace Activist" Ghouls Orgasmic About 2,000th Iraq War Death

They just couldn't wait for this. Now expect the moonbats to come out in full force (despite the current waning status of the moon) to celebrate. As Michelle Malkin points out this "completely bogus milestone" will be used by the Uber-Left freaks, with Cindy Sheehan as their head poster girl, to showcase their anti-American agenda for the media. And the MSM will be only too happy to oblige.

U.S. Army Lt. Col. Steve Boylan, director of the armed force's combined press center, is requesting that the media show some restraint for the sake of the families of the men and women currently serving in Iraq. He reminds them that "The 2,000 service members killed in Iraq supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom is not a milestone. It is an artificial mark on the wall set by individuals or groups with specific agendas and ulterior motives."

Malkin weighes in:

Indeed. These are people, remember, who liken Iraqi terrorists to America's Minutemen during the Revolutionary War.

Who oppose not only the war in Iraq, but also the invasion of Afghanistan after the Sept. 11 attacks.

Who believe the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, Pentagon, and at Shanksville, Pa., were a Bush conspiracy with Israel and/or Saudi Arabia.

Who applaud when left-wing professor Ward Churchill gloats about "chickens coming home to roost" and suggests that the peace movement should support the fragging of American troops.

Who use the names and images of dead American soldiers against their families' wishes to propagate anti-Bush hatred.

Who believe Saddam Hussein should be freed and Guantanamo Bay emptied.

Who carry around banners that proclaim "WE SUPPORT OUR TROOPS WHEN THEY SHOOT THEIR OFFICERS."

These people are disgusting. Trapped in some kind of Vietnam-era time warp, these people live every day hoping and praying for failure and death so they can make political hay.

There's your "peace" movement.

God bless the troops, fighting for the freedoms of their fellow Americans - even these selfish, ungrateful pricks. "Peace, Love, Dope"...you douchebags.

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October 25, 2005

Congratulations To The Iraqi People

One of the most underreported stories of the day: Constitution Adopted By Iraqi Voters.

Capt. Ed:

"And in the end, an armed insurgency ended up watching helplessly as millions of Iraqis repudiated them and marched bravely to the polling stations to take ownership of their own government. That is the largest victory of all, and the kind that will win the war on terror in the long run."
Amen.

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October 18, 2005

The MSM's "Herd Mentality" on Iraq

Ralph Peters in the NY Post today:

The greatest tragedy imaginable for our "mainstream media" would be to have to admit that President Bush was right about Iraq.

A startling number of editors and opinion columnists have been wrong about every development in Iraq (and Afghanistan). First, they predicted a bloody, protracted war against Saddam's military. Then they predicted civil war. They insisted that Iraq's first elections would fail amid a bloodbath. Then they declared that Iraq's elected delegates would not be able to agree on a draft constitution. Next, they thundered that Iraq's Sunni Arabs wouldn't vote.

Most recently, the sages of the opinion pages declared that the proposed constitution would be defeated at the polls by the Sunni Arabs. All along they've displayed a breathtaking empathy with the Islamist terrorists who slaughter the innocent, giving Abu Musab al-Zarqawi a pass while attacking our president and mocking the achievements of our troops.

A herd mentality has taken over the editorial boards. Ignoring all evidence to the contrary, columnists write about our inevitable "retreat" from Iraq, declaring that "everyone knows" our policies have no chance of success.

That isn't journalism. It's wishful thinking on the part of those who need Iraq to fail to preserve their credibility.

I wonder how this current generation of "journalists" would have viewed the prospect of invading Nazi-occupied France and liberating Europe. But then, since no one will ever refer to them as the "greatest generation" why should anyone expect them to behave as one deserving of such praise?

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October 17, 2005

"I Voted Today"

Ever go to the polls here in the States and have the person working your voting booth hand you one of those round stickers that say "I Voted Today"? Do you put it on? Do you leave it on the rest of the day?

Or do you crumple it up and throw it away because you're embarrassed that you took a few minutes out of your day to exercise a right that millions of men and women died for; embarrassed to have people know that you actually care enough to vote for someone, because you think they might snicker or roll their eyes at you because it's not "hip" to vote? Maybe you just don't want people to ask you who you voted for because you don't feel like getting into an argument.

Well, for the second time this year, Iraqi citzens got their unique tell-tale proof that they voted - an ink-stained finger. And they're proud to show you, even at the risk of being killed by those who desperately want to stop it.

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It speaks volumes that even those Iraqis who opposed the proposed Constitution did so by voting "no" rather than blowing up a polling place. This, my friends, is democracy. It's not as "democratic" as the kind we enjoy here in America - which itself is far from perfect - but it's light-years ahead of where any of the biggest cynics thought Iraq would be at this point.

In most of Iraq, polling centers hosted a steady stream of voters throughout the day. But the vote appeared split along sectarian lines. In Sunni neighborhoods of Baghdad, Baquba, and the northern city of Mosul, a wide majority of Sunnis said they voted "no." In the Shiite neighborhoods of the same cities, the opposite was true.

"Of course I voted yes,'' says Aisha Mohammed, a Shiite woman emerging from the polling place in Baquba. "This is our future - and I think it will start to bring peace." She contrasted Iraq's last referendum - an Oct. 15, 2001, vote for president in which Hussein received 100 percent of the vote - with this one. "No more fake elections - real elections have to be good for Iraq."

"I came here to challenge the force of evil," says Abu Ali Shawkat Kadhim in Baghdad, a Shiite laborer whose brother, nephew, and cousins were killed under Hussein's regime. "Please do not say Sunni refuse and Shiites agree. Say the forces of evil refuse and the forces of good say yes."

There will be many Sunni Arabs unhappy with the result, but can they act any worse than Democrats do when they lose elections?

Democracy is hard. Most worthwhile things are. And once freedom is embraced it's pretty hard to let go - as demonstrated here by celebrating Iraqis, brought to you by "Iraq The Model".

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October 16, 2005

"A New Birth" On Constitution Day

Austin Bay has an excellent round-up of reports from Iraq.

Turnout was 61% with Sunnis voting in surprisingly high numbers. Though this Sunni turnout could make the result close, it's largely expected that Iraq's new Constitution will be ratified. Final vote count should come in a couple of days.

Roger L. Simon provides some important perspective:

Because the mainstream media has done its best to hypnotize the public into believing the "failure" of the American democracy project in Iraq, it is worth comparing some dates:

Operation Iraqi Freedom - began March 19, 2003
Election to ratify constitution for a democratic Iraq - October 14, 2005

That's two years and seven months.

US Declaration of Independence - July 4, 1776
Completion of US Constitution - September 17, 1787 (took effect 1789)

That's eleven years and two months. (I could have begun with the Boston Tea Party which would have added another three years.)

Anybody want to take a bet about how history will regard Operation Iraqi Freedom? No wonder the New York Times is singing a (relatively) different tune this morning.

Despite all the doom and gloom pushed by the MSM and the naysayers, the success of these small but deliberate steps toward democratizing Iraq - and the region - are mighty blows against the terrorists. What must be going through Abu Musab al-Zarqawi's mind at this point? This is his worst nightmare.

h/t: Michelle Malkin

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October 15, 2005

Huge Day For Iraq

Mohammed from Iraq The Model has voted his "yes" for the new Iraqi Constitution. And so are many of his fellow Iraqis. His report is here.

BareKnucklePolitics is live blogging the referendum.

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October 13, 2005

The GWOT And The Media

The editors of OpinionJournal.com take a look at the al-Zawahiri letter and highlight his one reason to be hopeful:

Amid these lamentations, however, one area emerges about which the terror commander exudes great confidence: the media. The lesson he learned from Vietnam is that "more than half of the battle is taking place on the battlefield of the media." He clearly wants to use the media, in the U.S. and in the Arab world, to induce the U.S. to pull out of Iraq and default a position of strength to al Qaeda.
He actually worries about the possibility that Zarqawi will blow victory on the media battlefield: Toward this end, he gently urges Zarqawi to discontinue his habit of beheading hostages, suggesting that perhaps instead he could just shoot them. "We are in a media race for . . . hearts and minds," he writes.

The long Zawahiri letter is a rough roadmap of the strategic vision for al Qaeda's intentions in Iraq and the global jihad. If it has a familiar ring, that's because George Bush has been warning the world about it for several years.

The U.S. media never seem to get that they are playing the role of useful idiots in a game of psychological warfare.

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October 12, 2005

Al Qaeda: We're On The Ropes, But We'll Be Successful Once The Americans Leave

A letter from Bin Laden's number Two, Aymen al-Zawahiri, to his chief thug in Iraq, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, was intercepted and reveals the state of the enemy and their future plans.

It's a long document, provided in .pdf format by Foxnews here. Once you filter through all the "Allah be praised/the prophet/the Caliphate/blessing on top of blessings" gobbledigook, there are some interesting nuggets of information here.

First, an acknowledgement of failure in Afghanistan:

"The Summer started hot with operations escalating in Afghanistan. The enemy struck a blow against us with the arrest of Abu al-Faraj, may God break his bonds. However, no Arab brother was arrested because of him. The brothers tried-and were successful to a great degree-to contain the fall of Abu al-Faraj as much as they could.

However, the real danger comes from the agent Pakistani army that is carrying out operations in the tribal areas looking for mujahedeen"

How's that for damage control, huh? This guy's spinning is a match for most American political handlers. more...

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October 01, 2005

Reflections On A Field In Pennsylvania

The good professor of Right Wing Nation made a pilgrimage to the sight in Shanksville, PA where Flight 93 was driven into the ground on 9/11. The flight's crew and passengers understood that they were to be used as a weapon against America and they said "No". They fought back.

These men and women deserve to be remembered as heroes. No idiotic crescent of red trees could honor them nearly as appropriately as what already stands on that hallowed ground.

The report is well-documented with photos, accompanied by his narrative.

Due to the number of pictures, it may take some time to fully load. It's worth the wait.

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