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Wednesday, November 22, 2006

I wish I wrote this
This is pretty much everything I've been saying about the Iraq War for a long time. But it sounds so much better coming from a general officer.

I'm not often fond of just posting links to other people's writing, but this essay can't be improved on and is very important for everyone to understand.


Friday, November 10, 2006

George McGovern is Back and Saying Stupid Things
McGovern is before my time, but I've never heard anything much good about him. But now he's back, reportedly to advise the new congress on how to end the war.

Here's the latest words of idiocy coming from him,

"The best way to reduce this insurgency is to get the American forces out of there," McGovern said. "That's what's driving this insurgency."

I don't know where this nonsense comes from, but I can assure you that the Somalians, Chads, Chechens, Syrians, Saudis and Egyptians, among other nationalities that we captured and killed in Iraq would have come to establish their Emirate regardless. And if America weren't in Iraq how can anyone say that there wouldn't still be inter-Iraqi fighting for control of the government.

I think it's a good thing that guy wasn't elected back then if this is the kind of idiocy that he's going to spout.


Tuesday, November 07, 2006

I don't care who "wins" today.
This is the least important election cycle in my life. It makes no difference whatsoever who "wins."

If the republicans win, they will continue to bloat the government. They will continue to do nothing to impel the President to do more to win the war. They will continue their grotesque petty corruption in sucking our money for "bridges to nowhere." They will continue to use the war to excuse passing laws that have been resisted for decades. They will continue to stifle our freedom of speech with so called campaign finance laws.

If the democrats win, everything will be the same. The congress will not do anything that the President won't allow. The democrats will be unable to override a veto. In fact, Bush might finally do more vetos. The only thing that a democratic congress can do is impeach the President, and I have every expectation that they will. This will make impeachment into a farce, but what has there been about the democrats that hasn't been a farce since Jimmy Carter was elected? The impeachment cannot result in a conviction, so it will be meaningless.

In two years we will elect a president again. What happens today will mean nothing to our country, but maybe it will remind the republicans to do the right thing if they ever regain power again.


Monday, November 06, 2006

It's Not Kerry I'm Mad At.
"I'm so glad to see you." She said. She is a fellow student with me, we're both starting this new career late in our lives.

"I've been anxious to ask you what you thought of John Kerry's comments about people in the military being stupid."

I've been labeled here as "that guy in the Marines" and often get asked questions such as this. I think she expected me to act indignant at Kerry for his ridiculous comment. To a certain extent, I am indignant at him.

But he's not the one I'm mad at.

I told her, "When a baby poops in his diaper, is it right to get angry at the baby? No, that's what babies do."

And so it is with John Kerry. I don't expect anything else from him.

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It's not John Kerry I'm mad at. His latest comment is mild compared to past lies and slanders he's told. His timing made his remarks more noticeable, but does anyone really think he thought any other way? Despite all his protests, there is no doubt about his opinion of the military and his cynical and disingenuous use of the military to further his political career.

So his comments are nothing more than one more poop in the pile of feces that is John Kerry's track record of contempt for the military.

So whom am I mad at?

The American people. The voters of this country who very nearly made this despicable man our president.

It's enough to make one wonder about the merits of a democracy. The fact that he lost restores my faith, but it was close, very close and I hope we never again get that close to having such a treasonous man elected to be commander in chief.

How do the people of Massachussetts put up with him?