Friday, January 19, 2007
Jules Crittenden may be happy in his nice new digs, but he’s still mad as heck at the New York Times. The Times’ latest editorial on
Would that we could actually see them commit to print, what we all know they really think:
But among other things, the public needs to know why, for more than five years, the New York Times has consistently sided with
This is because, even though we at the New York Times editorial board live in and around
We consider this “War on Terror” … or more precisely, as the president says, “War on Turr” … to be a police matter that should be handled more or less as one deals with a common criminal.
Jules adroitly draws a parallel between the typical limousine liberal approach to crime fighting, and their comparable prescription for terror, an approach obviously preferred by the NY Times. He then follows up with the primary motivators for sufferers of Bush Derangement Syndrome, and the Times, the essential qualities of the President They Loath So Much:
The Bush administration has shown itself to run counter to the interests that all the Americans we know hold dear, primarily those who live on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, in Westchester and some of the closer reaches of
Mr. Bush resembles a chimpanzee, and does not speak well. He believes in Jesus, and has surrounded himself with others who have a quaint and archaic fixation on religion. He has been unrepentant in his belief that “evil” exists in the world, and that sometimes it is not enough to just use one’s “words.” He has also refused to cede his presidency to the United States Congress, despite a clear and unmistakable message from several electoral districts of the
It’s bad enough I almost got myself rear-ended this morning, but then Jules almost makes me spit out my coffee. I think that’s as close to the Inner Editor for the Times as anyone’s ever likely to conjure.
Earlier, NPR helpfully ran a segment with clueless Senator Hagel, spouting off on how wrong are the latest plans for
Why is it that Democrats – and their Media mouthpieces – spend countless broadcast hours reporting on whatever poll shows the American people against this or that, or for this or that, but only when public sentiment is rock solid in their preferred direction?
How come no airplay on how the majority of Americans want non-criminals to be able to own guns for self protection, how most Americans support the death penality, how most Americans want lower taxes and smaller government, and how large majorities of Americans are against Gay marriage, believe in God, and consider themselves Christians? But of course, I digress.
Thanks be to God for Senators like
And on a challenge from the NPR correspondent, that the President didn’t consider the Iraqi Study Group’s plan for “phase redeployments,” Sen. Kyl remarked words to the effect that, “that’s right, he doesn’t want to retreat yet from
Two observations. One of the hawkish commentators in the last day or so reminded the war’s supporters and our military, “you already won the war in
We removed Saddam in lightning fashion, and gave the Iraqis three successful elections, for a provisional Government, on an Iraqi-crafted Constitution, and for a democratically elected Parliamentary Government. We thoroughly destroyed the Baathist infrastructure, created a good baseline for recovery and rebuilding throughout the large majority of provinces, and inflicted severe attrition upon an Al Qaeda terrorist organization largely caught flat footed and unprepared.
Where we have failed militarily is whenever we stayed the hand of violence against our known enemies in deference to political and diplomatic pretences that are altogether false and counter to long tem
The second observation? Sen. Kyl said it best, something to the effect of “there were many options for the President to consider, and what he’s proposed has a good chance of succeeding. Look, if one really thinks that we’ve lost already, that we’ve failed in Iraq, the plan I’d favor is to get the troops out today, all of them.”
I have to give Sen. Ted Kennedy credit in that regard. At least he’s being honest, and acting on the conviction all these “Phase Withdrawal” phonies won’t admit publicly. He’s convinced we’ve lost already, and will do everything in his power to bring that end to pass. Like his most of his fellow Democrats, only they refuse to pony up the political price to say so.
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