You are right it won't sink in until more happens on our soil and then it will GW'S fault for stirring them up.
The Psychomyopic Democrats+ psychoglaucoma & psychoastereopsis
.......I have been waiting for someone to say the obvious, waiting in vain until I feel compelled to blurt it out myself.Here goes: “Many Democrats want the US to fail in Iraq!” I don’t mean that they think we’ll fail—they want us to. .....
The neural pathways inside their heads run something like this:
• The best thing for the United States would be for the Democratic party to come back into power.
• A really embarrassing failure in Iraq would tip next year’s election toward the Democrats.
• Therefore, a failure in Iraq would be good for the USA.
No "moral" filter in that pathway.
Hence no celebration of what has been gained even by Women in Iraq and Afghanistan.
They use "morals" like I use
Kleenex during allergy season:
No moral fiber here:
"Kerry prefaced his remarks by noting: "Clearly, leaking is against the law. And nobody should leak. I abhor leaking. I don't like it."
""If you're leaking to tell the truth, Americans are going to look at that [and] at least mitigate or think about what are the consequences that you, you know, put on that person," Kerry told ABC's "This Week."
So "“I actually did vote for the $87 billion, before I voted against it.”
COMPARE TO THIS:
"The character that takes command in moments of crucial choices has already been determined by a thousand other choices made earlier in seemingly unimportant moments. It has been determined by all the 'little' choices of years past—by all those times when the voice of conscience was at war with the voice of temptation, [which was] whispering the lie that 'it really doesn't matter.' It has been determined by all the day-to-day decisions made when life seemed easy and crises seemed far away—the decision that, piece by piece, bit by bit, developed habits of discipline or of laziness; habits of self-sacrifice or self-indulgence; habits of duty and honor and integrity—or dishonor and shame." —Ronald Reagan
Wish I could send a thank you note to each of the voters that filled that Ohio stadium.::grin::
I have serious concerns that rather than sweeping political opposition off the table, a more severe attack on US soil will drive the left farther into their derangement, fully and fervently convinced that Bush and his boneheaded cowboy foreign policy have indeed precipitated this latest attack, and he must be stopped at all costs from continuing to prosecute the "War On Terror" before he further inflames the Muslim world.
We have all seen their highly animated rage on full display. I shudder to think what they may be capable of in the event they truly become convinced that they must act to "save their world" using any and all means necessary.
Well, perhaps, but you have to remember one thing: they have virtually no weapons. And less ammo.
Larwyn, thanks for that quote from Ronald Reagan. It reminds me of something from the Bible: "He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much: and he that is unjust in the least is unjust also in much. If therefore ye have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true riches? And if ye have not been faithful in that which is another man's, who shall give you that which is your own?" Nobody seems to see the point of disciplining oneself in small matters; it's a question of training, of doing the right thing so often that it becomes second nature, like an athlete who's performed his warmups and training exercises so often that his muscles know what to do without the mind having to direct them. Instead, we have self-indulgent dilettants, who live by the slipshod code of the lazy actor: "It'll all be ok on The Night," trusting to luck and improvisation to get them out of a crisis, should it ever come. And of course, they have the gambler's tendency to bet that it never WILL come, and the bill for their carelessness will never come due.
What Gerard said. If the left really wants to go the "revolution" route, a world of hurt is going to come down on their heads. Literally. They have no idea. This ain't the 60's anymore, and patriotic Americans won't stand for their treasonous shit again.
As the saying goes, "Rope, tree, some assembly required."
That would be for a swing, right?
What bothers me about Bin Laden's statement is this: If there is a Crusader-Zionist War against Islam, why does he need to point it out?
Europeans and Americans (including Russians) in the 19th and 20th Centuries conquered virtually all Islamic lands they wanted, with the exceptions of Afghanistan and Iran. (No one wanted Saudi. Every other one fell, if I recall correctly. I include the U.S. because of Mindanao.) There would be little to stop us from doing it again, if that was on our agenda.
All this is to say: Bin Laden hasn't seen the war yet. And he may never. Our internal divisions may be too great for us to unite under one flag and fight a serious fight.
I agree with those who say the Left will simply freak out if we face more terrorist attacks on U.S. soil, blaming George W. Bush. If anything, systematic terrorist attacks on the U.S. may provoke massive civil unrest, the outcome of which cannot be predicted.
Some gang had packed up tall aluminum light posts and laid them out lengthwise and were carrying them through the streets on dog-drawn wagons. Now why do you suppose they did that?
Yes, the tall standing posts were smooth and hollowish and made excellent cannon barrels.
The police had fled. They lived in the suburbs and they had their own families to take care of.
Things weren’t that bad during the first few weeks because lots of families had supplies in the basements. Beans, babywipes, bottled water. The free-for-alls on the grocery stores during those first few days were amazing, predictable. What you’d expect. The strong do sometimes survive. Fights over cereal and parking lots filled with bodies sleeping, but dead.
Gangs, naturally came out in muscle and there was no getting around them.
It was some flubbed government attempt to isolate the Pacific northwest which it turns out wasn’t that valuable after all. The airforce and navy flew off. Bigger flying fish to fry. It was triage. Some wise FEMA director figured we could take care of ourselves. Well here is the record of one south Seattle community and how it took care of itself.
Kenny was a drug baby, now 12, with slurred speech and a useless right arm. None of the gangs touched him; you did not mess with Kenny. Kenny became the messenger between the gangs, the hapless rich on the hill above the lake, the basement bourgeoisie, and the heavily armed Muslim contingent at Holly Park.
Kenny’s foster dad, Kelly, said don’t go to an island to hide out. Sure enough, the rich Seattleites who fled to their second homes on Whidbey Island right after the bomb, thinking to wait it out in luxury, were now as living as bleached bison skulls of the Mojave. Don’t go to an island to hide out. Your enemies might take control and then where are you? You can’t escape. Kelly, by the way, was in fine fettle since he had been predicting apocalyptic civic disasters since he came back from Vietnam. 100% disability. Now he was in his element. He had so much ammo. Most of it homemade. “Homemade bullets, just like Grandma used to make,” Kelly would say as he cranked down on the jacket press of his machine, now set up at the kitchen dining table.
-from "When the Moon was Hollow"
a novel of the 1st terrorist war
As I posted on my own site, and I'm not going for the cheap linkage here- don't wake the Viking. We in the West have a tremendous capacity for violence, with historical examples unending. Don't make me mad, you wouldn't like me when I'm mad...