I am sick and tired of this conversation. The left has no right to be dictating the national dialog, and even if they did, it is pathetic that it would be about pre-war intel and WMD. The sheer ludicrous, make that lunacy, of the debate is embarassing. Not to put too fine a point on it but the left ought to refrain from reminding of us of bad pre-war intel. Any failure of pre-war intel rests solely on the weak, slouched shoulders and spinelessness of the Clinton administration. Bush inherited 8 years of slashed intel and miliary budgets. That ineptitude of the Clinton administration's decimation of the intelligence community and the military cutbacks was devastating to national security. Gorelick and Able Danger notwithstanding.
There were WMD. Read this post from AIRFORCEGUY, the importance of what this man says actually lies not in the content, but in the speaker and the medium.
....the blogosphere is a new phenomenon, and a new medium which allows common guys like me as wide a broadcasting net as the mainstream media (MSM). If you did not know this already you would not be reading this entry. The real reason you are reading this has to do with the fact that I am not a reporter, sending news filtered through desks and editors. I am a simple soldier, writing what I saw, what I deduced and what I know to be true. For those of you who don’t know, I was a member of the infamous Iraq Survey Group (ISG) in 2003 - 2004,
I’ll spare you the humiliating stories about interrogating Ba'athists and running them as sources. It’s not pretty, it never is. Those we interrogated were proud when they were on top, but they would do anything they needed to survive; including tell you what you wanted to hear, whether or not it was true. But we were professionals, and eventually separated lies from truth. So here is the truth. My Congressman told me there were no WMD in Iraq. But he was wrong, because it was and is still there. And we found some. Hat tip Gail C
The national debate must change. NOW. Wasn't 9/11 enough? What is wrong with America? How can they take the leftist debate seriously? How can they even consider it? It is opposite of logical.
The force of reason is stark, plain emphatic. War has been declared on America and the West. Choose your weapon. Pen, sword, what have you.
We have to fight the war here at home;
Boosters of the Palestinian cause routinely refer to Israelis and their supporters as Nazis. In January 2005, Iqbal Sacranie of the Muslim Council of Britain reached the apex of moral equivalence. He announced that his group would boycott a commemoration of the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp: “we have now expressed our unwillingness to attend the ceremony because it excludes ongoing genocide and human rights abuses around the world and in the occupied territories of Palestine. Robert Spencer
And in overseas in the Center of Radical jihadism;
Ahmadinejad: I Am the Messiah
Iran’s madman “president” Ahmadinejad now seems to believe he is the Mahdi, the “divinely guided one” who will lead Islam to triumph over the infidel: Iran: President Says Light Surrounded Him During UN Speech. Hat tip Charles, LGF
and while Iran, EU
Agree To Future Nuclear Talks Tehran Space War. Iran, Britain, France and Germany have
agreed to resume talks on Tehran's disputed nuclear programme, but no time or
venue for the discussions has yet been set, Huh? no timetable? WTF?
Even worse, regarding International Intelligence; The U.N.'s nuclear watchdog, the International Atomic Energy Agency, has put off taking Iran to the U.N. Security Council to give time for a new Russian diplomatic initiative to work. Do they mean this Russina diplomatic initiative I wrote about back in February?
MOSCOW Russia will start supplying nuclear fuel to Iran, in the amount of roughly 100 tons, approximately six months before its atomic energy plant is commissioned late next year, the ITAR-Tass news agency reported, citing Russian Atomic Energy Minister Alexander Rumyantsev.
Rumyantsev and Iranian Vice President Gholamreza Aghazadehm, who is also the Iranian nuclear agency chief, signed a nuclear fuel agreement Sunday in Bushehr, Iran, site of the US$800 million Russian-built plant.
I don't understand how we can possibly be having any other conversation than what aggressive action we must take to conquer, yes eradicate the scourge of radical islamism. This is the only issue. Tick Tick Tick Tock.
Every other conversation is a luxury. Until we can stop politicizing the struggle between good and evil, right and wrong, life and death............we surely must lose.