Tuesday, April 24, 2007
Classic Deceit of the Political Elite
January 2007: The Democrat Majority U.S. Senate confirms General David Petraeus as the Commander of U.S. Forces in Iraq. The Senate agrees to allow Patraeus to enact a new strategy to stabilize Baghdad, requiring a surge in military manpower to accomplish the mission. Most Senators give the plan until September to show real progress.
April 2007: With only half of the proposed surge in place violence in Baghdad, though still bloody and frequent, has dropped by more than half since Patraeus' s plan was launched.
April 2007: Senator Harry Reid announces that the Iraq War is lost.
I'm not sure how much more of this political deceit crap I can stomach. Why would anyone approve of a strategy yet say, with success after success staring him in the face, the strategy has failed before it has been fully enacted? What has happened to our government when the political elite espouse the same rhetoric of our enemies in order to please the big donors of their political party. The Majority party in Congress have chosen to side with a violent and oppressive enemy, create nifty sound-bites for the fascist propaganda tools in the Middle East, and endanger the lives of the military men and women fighting on foreign soil.
All to please their donor base.
The U.S. military and nation has been sold out by the Political Elite.
Of course the War in Iraq has been full of mistakes and faulty strategies, but at least we've put up a strong opposition to the extreme ideology of Islamo-Fascism in the world. Before 9/11, the West turned a blind eye to the second rise of Fascism in the world. Finally the U.S. is doing something about it, yet our opposition to such an evil force has been opposed by a segment of Chamberlain-esq politicians who feel that a middle ground can be found if we just sit at the table and chat with the very people who have sworn to destroy us.
Next time the enemy beheads an unarmed captive, ask the terrorist organization behind the killing if a middle ground can be achieved.
Apparently Harry Reid thinks so. Why else would he be repeating Al-Qaida's talking points?
I could go on for hours on how bad the situation of political eliteism and the persistent ignorance in the Government on waging war is, using many historical events to back up my argument, but I don't have the free time to spout off like Senator Reid. I'm an Airman in the United States Air Force. I'm busy working my ass off trying to fight and WIN a war Senator Reid voted for, and a strategy his Senate supported.
And if you want to know how I feel the war should have been fought from day one, and how it desperately needs to be fought now, read some books on the tactics of General William Tecumseh Sherman and 'Total War.'
"Every attempt to make war easy and safe will result in humiliation and disaster."
In other words, waging war should not be taken lightly. The day Al-Qaida and the enemy forces in Iraq give up is the day we unleash the full capabilities of the United States Armed Forces. If we keep up this pussy-footing around the world, being more worried about public opinion in Europe than our national security, then 50 years from now they'll be printing off the first edition of 'The Rise and Fall of the United States of America.'
posted by El Capitan at 9:47 AM
Couldn't agree more. Talk is cheap, but apparently it's a good investment for the Senator.
It's like the advertisement class I took in college. Every word spoken or printed in ads has been studied carefully because they want to sell something to you.
Harry Reid is in fund-raising mode. He knows what he's doing.
It's scary how much the public is swayed by people like Reid.6:41 PM
If people would only LISTEN to what he lets slip occasionally - "we're going to win seats out of this Iraq War" and today's non-response to VP Cheney because "I don't respond to people whose poll numbers are that low". His gag (not funny gag) factor climbs for me every time he opens his sorry mouth!!6:54 PM
No. what is really scary is what's being taught in colleges these days. The critical thinking and decision making class i just took had text worded in a way to turn thinking to the left. Combine that with Murhta/Reid/Pelosi, and it would be hard not to believe the direction or power of current public opinion.
Anyone got ideas on how to get the fragmented right wing to put something like Daily Kos on the internet? I think that's the kind of organization it will take to win anything back.