Thursday, April 05, 2007
RE: Grandma Makes Peace
Several commenters over at MILBLOGS objected to the “silly” reference I made previously to “Grandma” Pelosi.
Obviously, the reference to Speaker Pelosi as Grandma was sarcasm. But it’s sarcasm with intent, to make a point that should be just as obvious.
Speaker Pelosi and her party genuinely believe that much of the "problems" we experience are directly attributable to the President, not Global terror networks and their state sponsors.
Speaker Pelosi, who stressed her credentials as a "Grandmother" throughout the 2006 Congressional Campaign, embraced the symbolism in her matronly role by saying that the Government would be given back to our children, and even had dozens of little scamps all over the House the day the new Representatives were sworn in.
Pelosi and her cohorts are convinced that the Bush Administration displays a combative, belligerent, and "cowboy" style in US Foreign Affairs. They have continually made reference to the "cowboy" style of the current Commander in Chief. They are convinced that the "Global War on Terror" is a construction of propaganda. Each major act of war or terror that Iran, Syria, "insurgents" in Iraq perpetrate is excused and justified by an "aggressive" and "offensive" US Foreign Policy, run by Bush and Cheney.
In contrast, Pelosi believes that a gentler Diplomacy is possible with tyrants, dictators, authors of oppression, genocide, ethnic cleansing, and other forms of brutality and crimes against humanity. Speaker Pelosi quite intentionally plays off her grandparent status, presenting herself as the wise (but quite stylish) elder, who can introduce a more sophisticated foreign policy, as imagined by the Democrats.
You don't think Speaker Pelosi wasn't intentionally calling her Grandmother persona to public mind? I can't think of a better depiction of Speaker Pelosi than coifed in her headscarf. How reminiscent of a Babushka or head covering of Slavic grandmothers.
She and her party view terror and national security as amenable to kindness, gentility, politeness and elder wisdom. Those of us who fight the war against terrorists [not to be called a Global War on Terror] know such thinking is not only foolish and juvenile, but dangerous as well.
Sometimes, evil is evil and wrong is wrong. The British Marines, patrolling in Iraqi waters, did not need to apologize for doing their jobs. They did not offend nor did they break any laws or violate any code of conduct in fulfilling a mission, one that started with the removal of a brutal tyrant and sponsor of terror, and continues in securing an Iraqi Democracy.
Democrats, led by their Grandmother Speaker, think the Bush Administration has worsened national security, exacerbated tensions with tyrants, fueled anti-American sentiment the world over, and created a Global War on Terror that is imagined, with no real enemies, but rather just big misunderstandings, in effect caused by our own aggression. We need to make nice with
So Grandma Pelosi it is. When and if she and her party are willing to join us in this fight against terrorists and their state sponsors [not to be called a Global War on Terror], we can treat her differently, but with no less respect. For what can be more worthy of respect than a Grandparent? If she doesn’t retain absolute moral authority, she must have just about the next best thing.
World Net Daily reports on some highly revealing reaction of terrorists to Speaker Pelosi’s visit in
Abu Abdullah, a leader of Hamas' military wing in the Gaza Strip, said the willingness by some lawmakers to talk with
"The Americans know and understand they are losing in
"Pelosi's visit to
Get that, all you who want to claim that Pelosi’s separate-but-equal foreign policy doesn’t hurt the
Our “only chance to survive” is to make peace with our Islamic enemies, since “Islam is the new giant of the world.”
That Grandma Pelosi wants to talk nice to
When we send our Grandmothers over to the Middle East to make peace, surely our enemies in the
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