Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Democrats trying again

"If at first you don't succeed" The Democrats are again trying to undermine the war effort. Although as of this time they are only talking, it seems they will try to micro-manage or make the president micro-manage in that if there are material shortages he would have to sign a waiver or something to that effect. This would allow troops to deploy without proper equipment or material. It seems to me that the whole trouble with this material shortage and other shortfalls with the military was caused by a "Peace Dividend" Does anyone remember that. Closing all the military bases, the BRAC Commission' Cutting military troop strength enormously. Doing more with less . Everyone got Cut if they had anything to do with Defense. I don't think it happened on a Republican watch. I remember Reagan building up the military where we had a viable fighting force. Then the Berlin wall coming down. After which, Lets talk about implementing social programs, They decimated the defense establishment and now want to blame this administration for any shortfall. Wow.

Sunday, February 25, 2007

Presidential Pardons

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Friday, February 23, 2007

Son of Al Hakim detained and undetained

Debka Files has an article about the Son of Abdul Aziz Al Hakim Top Iraqi Shite politician being arrested at the Iran border returning from Iran. He was released after being detained all day, Friday. According to Debka, "US ambassador, Zalmay Khalalzad apologized for the arrest and advised that he would find out what happen."
Remember? January arrest of two Iranians in a compound in Baghdad???? Charged with complicity???
Read the entire article at Debka Files.

they're at it again.

my God! Let the president command the military. What is the reason for this constant: President Bush can not do anything right as it relates to his policy in Iraq. He hasn't done anything right since the statue of Sadam fell in the Square in Baghdad. Why can't they get it. This is an Amerian Problem, Not POLITICAL. The Democrats started with their anti_Bush campaign and it continues to this day. He has bent over backwards to accommodate any and all criticism to the detriment our troops. ROE were changed, roles were changed, everything that was called to the administrations attention was addressed. This definitely included the MSM, until people started questioning their reporting in many cases as bias. As of late, they have started to clean up their act, a little late, but better late than never.
The latest was a "Surge of 21,500 Troops" advised by the President. Immediately , following the announcement, the Democrats who has called for an increase in troop levels for Iraq, Screamed "No Surge". What is he doing. etc etc. They have, tried to undermine the progress of the troops in Iraq by trying to pass a non-binding resolution to stop funding. It got through the House but, not the Senate. Senator Murtha wanted to draft a resolution to put restrictions on who could return to Iraq and how soon should they be asked to return. Now: Senator Biden, Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee want to repeal the resolution of 2002, allowing President Bush to use the Armed Forces against Iraq and enforce the U.N. Security Council Resolutions. In its stead he wants to put forth a resolution that would narrow the role the U.S. Military in Iraq. I feel this is so detrimental to the moral of the troops and the overall success of the mission. At least with Senator Biden's resolution, it can be vetoed by the President.

Thursday, February 22, 2007

John Murtha more from Ann C

the following post is a good write on the current "cut and run" Murtha from Ann Coulter it makes for a good read.

John Murtha: Caving In to Arabs Since 1980
by Posted 02/21/2007 ETUpdated 02/21/2007 ET

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Blogging in Egypt can be hazardous to your Health

Abdelkareem Nabil Soliman, a student at the University of Alk Azhar in Egypt up until last spring when he was expelled from that University of enlightenment for criticising their rigid curriculum and religious extremism, according to They have an excellent article titled "The crime of Blogging in Egypt" written by Raja M. Kamal and Tom G Palmer. Dated Wed. Feb 21, 2007. Now "the Egyptian Government is pressing charges against this blogger, for criticizing Egyptian Authorities for failing to protect religious minorities and women." According to the Article. He is currently in Jail and could receive up 10 years in prison. I believe they have three serious charges against him. all for writing his thoughts on a blog. God and we take Freedom of speech for granted and squeal when something we say is criticised. If you want to help you can get information from

Update: Feburary 22, 2007. I was just reading in "Rantings of a Sandmonkey" Kareem was convicted on 4 different blog postings. He received 4 years in prison. I assume the attorney will appeal. Where is Amnesty International? Where is the outrage at this miscourage of justice?

Ranting about What's happening in America today.

I had this attached to another post. but once I got started I could not stop.
much that goes on these days is what I use to consider Treason, like cutting funding, materials, personnel replacements,in time of war etc;etc;today is passed off as dissent or politically motivated, then there's the visits to Syria and other countries by our polititians, in time of war.... Undermining the CIC,but that isn't new either because if I remember correctly didn't someone meet with our enemies in Paris during a war, years ago. Oh! that wasn't a war it was a Conflict. Or was it a Police Action,,,,I get confused, Come to think of it, it might have been some of the same people AGAIN.
We have not won a war since WWII and that might have been because we treated Treason as Treason and every writing that came out of a war zone was read and censored. (That's bad, no Freedom of Speech tisk! tisk!) and all. One of the biggest things we had was war correspondants who were pro-american as was the mass media. We won that war. I think we can Win again, but the American people must wake up and become one against a common enemy.

The flap over privately funded Saudi funded schools.

According to JWR dated Feb 21, 2007 the Saudi's are still way behind in stopping the spread of Anti-Semite and Anti-Christian material in their funded school systems. The pigs and monkeys are still part of the curriculum. They have stated that this practice would stop, and books that contained this type of material would be removed from the classroom, but I guess it hasn't as yet. Who is checking this anti-American activity here in the States where everyone is created equal or has this right been taken away by our first amendment. "Freedom of Speech". Is hate speech ok as long as it is done under the first amendment. .

A Troop's view of the fight

If I can get this right. I'm trying to post something I received from a friend by E-Mail..Here goes;

Of course, the message below is only one individual's view of the situation in Iraq, but it is the view of someone who is there--someone who most probably understands what's going on a lot better than I do. It certainly gave me some insight into the situation. Perhaps you will find it interesting as well.


Following the article I sent about Bush's national address and troop increase, I thought it was a good idea to let you all know what the perspective is over here. I'm tired of hearing the media's skewed version, the politicians squabbling over what they read in a report, and the average ill-informed American ranting about things he knows NOTHING about. I've been over here a couple of months now, and I've learned more about this country than a year's worth of watching CNN. I've sat in mission briefs with Colonels, talked with village elders, had tea with Sheiks, played with the kids. And I agree with the President. We need more troops and we need to take greater action. There are 3 major factions here. The Sunnis, Shiites, and Kurds. The Shiites are in the majority, but Saddam was a Sunni, so he kept the Shiites in check. Everyone hates the Kurds, who are Christian and in the vast minority. The Kurds received the brunt of Saddam's murderous tyranny. Now that Saddam is gone, the Shiites have taken control of Baghdad. The largely peaceful Sunnis are now the victims of radical Shiite terrorism. So the young Sunni men, who can no longer go to work and support their families, do what all young men would do. They join the Sunni militia and battle the Shiites. And thus the country sits on the brink of civil war. But this war is between them. They largely do not concern themselves with the U.S. troops. The insurgents who battle the Coalition Forces are from outside the country. And the biggest problem down here isn't the insurgent Its the politicians. The local politicians. Even though the country is controlled by Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, downtown Baghdad is controlled by radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr. The Shiites follow al-Sadr and thus the Prime Minister does what al-Sadr says. Think of it as if a warlord controlled New York and blackmailed the President into diplomatic immunity. When 1st Cav (mainly 2/5 Cav) came here in 2004, they took downtown Baghdad (known as Sadr City) by force. It cost many lives, but after a year, we held an iron grip on the largest insurgent breeding ground in Iraq. The insurgents were afraid of the Horse People, and rightfully so. But when 1st Cav left, al-Sadr influenced the Prime Minister to kick out the Coalition forces from that area of Baghdad. He said the Iraqi military forces could hold the city. But all that happened was al-Sadr regained control of his city, and it is now a heavily guarded fortress. A place where insurgents and terrorists can train and stockpile arms. And we cannot go back in because the Prime Minister won't let us. Our hands are tied. So where does al-Sadr get his backing? From Iran and Syria. Iran supplies him with money and Syria supplies the terrorists. The insurgents that battle the Coalition Forces are from Syria, Somalia and dozens of other places outside of Iraq . Iraq is literally a terrorist breeding ground. They have terrorist and sniper schools here. Why not? They train by teaching them to attack the military forces here. And they have an endless supply of these training tools. They have factories in Sadr City to build bombs. Both Iran and Syria have openly proclaimed their number one goal in life is to destroy the great Western Devil and the little Western Devil (America and Britain). Iran wants to controlIraq to further this purpose. Al-Sadr will get to "run" the country and live like a king, but in reality Iran will pull the puppet strings. Iran will have access to thousands of radical Shiites who will do whatever al-Sadr tells them to. AndIraq will be used as a breeding ground for terrorism. Terrorism that will be targeted directly at America and Britain. The Iraq Study Group advised we should let Iran and Syria help with rebuilding? Bravo to President Bush for striking that idea down and vowing to keep those two countries out of Iraq. So how do the Iraqi people feel about everything? Of course they don't want the Americans here. But they would far rather have us here than the Iranians. My platoon visited an average Sunni village on a patrol a few days ago. Their only source of income was to farm, as they could not go to the city to work for fear of violence. Many of the young men had already run off to join the militia for no other reason than to feed their families. They had no school or hospital near them and the community was dying. The village elder's granddaughter was very sick and I was able to treat her. Afterwards he invited me and my Platoon Leader to sit in his house and have tea with him, and we talked about the situation. The people want peace. The Shiites kill the Sunnis because al-Sadr tells them to do so. The Sunnis fight back because they have no choice. They are glad Saddam is dead (Sunni or not), but do not want to replace him with another dictator in a politician's clothes (which is what al-Sadr will become). And they especially don't want Iran in charge. Many innocent Iraqis will die if this happens. These are the words that came out of the elder's mouth: "We do not want America here, and America does not want to be here. But you cannot leave because the militias control the country. America must use the might of its giant army and sweep through, root out and destroy the militias. Then Iraq can be free and you can leave." "What appears to have happened within our diplomatic community, is that Prime Minister finally realizes that his days are numbered. If al-Sadr remains, he will be kicked to the curb. So hopefully he is about to allow us to re-enter Sadr City, root out and destroy the enemy. A dramatic troop increase will allow us to do this. And the Horse People are back and ready to finish what they started over 2 years ago." If we leave now, it will be a failure for democracy. Iran will control Iraq and the end result will be more terrorist attacks on America. The American people don't want soldiers dying over here, but its better than American civilians dying over there. Do NOT forget 9/11. They will do it again. The moment we loosen our grip on the noose, they will do it again. And the only way to root out the evil here is to stop beating around the bush, increase troops and destroy the insurges once and for all. The Iraqi government cannot do this on their own. The Iraqi security forces are inadequate for this task. We are the only ones who can stop al-Sadr. Feel free to share this with whomever wants a real soldier's opinion about the war. SPC "Doc" Shurley2/5 Cav, 1st CB

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~-TRUTH is Unchangeable, No Matter What is Politically Correct

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Monday, February 19, 2007

Renewed Fighting in Bahgdad

yesterday was not a good day in Bahgdad. more sectarian violence. Two US Troops were killed in Anwar. I read in "Debka Files" that al Qaida was planning attacks on all the oil interests of the USA that is Venes. Saudi, Canada etc. etc. That was to take place this year. It was an interesting piece. It seems that with all the negative publicity against what Murtha is trying to do with his amendments to the military spending bill, hog-tying the troops so they can not relieve the troops already deployed in Iraq, isn't going to do any good. He is still planning to go ahead from what I gather from reading Bob Novak's column. I think He thinks he's in charge of the country. I don't know who voted him president or CIC. Between him and Her highness Pelosi, I don't know who's the troops worse enemy. 6 of one 1/2 dozen of the other. I think it's time for the American People to fish or cut bait. Enough of this ant- military crap. Stand up and be counted.....

Saturday, February 17, 2007

Ameica Wins

The Senate has voted and defeated 56 to 34 a bill to undermine the Presidents Surge of the 21,500 troops in Iraq. A vote of no confidence, if you will. When the president advised the American people,that he was putting approximately 21,500 more troops into Iraq with 17,500 going to Baghdad and 4000 for Anwar. He also gave the reason for his decision. The reason being, the last buildup of troops that moved into an area and cleaned it up was successful. They did not remain in the area long after it was cleaned up.
Soon after they left the insurgents re-infiltrated and started operating again. This time the troops would stay in the area until the Iraq Police, or Iraqi troops could effectively Police or otherwise control the area. This Surge, as it is called is already underway. and accordiing to "Iraq the Model",a blog out of Baghdad. It is showing results with an 80% reduction in attacks in Baghdad. They are quoting Defense Ministry Officials. They are also reporting that families are returning to the Baghdad area.
I Titled this paragraph "America Wins". The reason I titled it so is because I see this war as an American War. It was voted on by both sides of Congress and I don't care how you cut it, It's our war. America's War and if we do not start turning off the TV or changing the channel when the defeatist start ranting about Bush and the murdering troops, killing Iraqi children. Our resolve will weaken and we will join the naysayers and defeatist demanding we cut and run. Then God help the Iraqi peoples, all of them. And You talk about genecide. It will be another "Killing Fields". I believe it was last week, I was reading where our troops found an Iraqi man in the river, who had been beheaded. The murderers had tied his 4 year old son to his leg. These radicals have no respect for human life. We must unite as a country,to fight these radicals.

Thursday, February 15, 2007

It is San Francisco,,,,Again

I hope they never have a situation where the military must be called in to help ie; a natural disaster. First they kicked out the junior ROTC programs from the School System. Now, someone, I do not know who, has donated 4000 comic books Titled: "Addicted to War" to The San Francisco school system for their High School. According to Fox News,
the reason given is to promote discussion.??? Where does this anti-military indoctrination to our most vulnerable youth stop? How much more of this anti- Americanism, must this nation endure until someone with enough courage to stop this insanity. The Military, who this city and its inhabitants are totally against, will say they are fighting for the rights of them to say and do what they are doing. I'm sorry but with the rights that the military are fighting to protect, comes the right to act responsibly. They have not acted responsibly. I hope that San Francisco gets no Federal educational grants or federal dollars for schools. I do not want to help nor contribute financially to the degradation or destruction of this country.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Iraq Undermined again!!!!

It couldn't get worse and it did. the blog "HOT AIR" has a write-up on what Bryan calls "Slow Bleed". Go there for a good read... Rep John P Murtha, according to Bryan's writing, is saying that he will attach an amendment to the military spending bill, due next month, that will "limit or sharply reduce" the troops eligible to deploy by placing pre-deployment requirements on them. Limiting the time frame between deployments for the units,etc etc,,,,and the beat goes on. Perhaps if there were laws on sedition still on the books it would curtail the vial verbiage that is being spewed today by those who should be backing the troops, instead of building stumbling blocks. and trying to irradicate America's resolve to win this conflict in Iraq. Although the president has not spoken against this behavior. I feel it should be condemned by the entire Senate. Instead we have some Republicans applauding and joining with the Democrats and other Republicans making up their own bills of the anti-Bush Surge and defeatism. Not even giving the presidents change of Direction, which the Democrats have been yelling about, a chance to work. Then we have a would-be Democratic Commander in Chief in 08 saying that 3000 lives were wasted . Obama, Wow! that's bad, but typical.
I read today, Syria has turned over to the French 11 Al Qaida operatives, 2 caught at the border, trying to get into Iraq. (The borders have been closed. Al Sadr is in Iran. Seems it might be getting hot for him in Iraq. The "Rules of Engagement" have finally changed for the betterment of our troops. I'm sure they will still have to make up a report every time they fire their weapon, but the rules make it easier to shoot at a targets previously off limits.( Maybe that has changed also.) I wish our polititians were as behind our involvement in Iraq as the Iraq brothers at the blog "Iraq the Model".

Monday, February 12, 2007

Diversity instead of Unity

The nature of the beast is to constantly throw stones at America. I won't say it is strictly White America, although, It sometimes feels that way. It started many years ago. I'm talking, 40 or so Years ago. Liberal was a good word. It was a way of living that was a live and let live world. That world has gone. the way of the old liberal. Slowly, Slowly we as a Nation have changed. It was so subtle most did not see the changes. I was living in Europe in the mid 60s'and returned to the United States for a visit. Anti-military, Anti-establishment, Anti-Everything was just starting at the Universities and Colleges. At that Time I remember saying to my better half....Wow, don't they arrest people for anti American propaganda? I guess not...... Anyway that was my introduction to hate -America crowd, from America.
As time progressed so did the Anti-Americanism. The Vietnamese conflict was the war then. The news media, as it is now was anti-war and the people were like sheep. They listened to the bad bad news of the war being fought in their living rooms for the first time. It was in almost real time. Nothing was good news from the war front. The nation turned with all of this negativism, we had actually won the war, but with all the anti-war rhetoric the Communist listened and said "All we have to do is wait". "America is defeated at home." They did and we lost. The Anti-Military crowd was awful to the returning servicemen and women. They spit on them at airports and kicked the ROTC offices off campus. The new liberals started rearing their heads. We were starting to become a service economy, that is our raw materials were being shipped overseas and the product made there and shipped back into the states for sale. Services were in, Social Workers Health Care workers, Doctors Lawyers, these were the up and coming vocations. Religion was out, anything that related to religion was removed from the public arena. "Separation of Church and State" That was the law of the land. No more manger scenes in public square. There were law suits abound over religious articles being in the public and must be moved and they were moved. All Religion was removed from the Schools. No school Prayer no reading of the bible. "The disassembling of One Nation under God."
The removal of Religion from public life was ordered by the Supreme Court of the United States and condoned by all of the individual States.
In the late 50s' the federal government had to make sure that desegregation of the public schools was followed by all and they passed laws to that effect. They made young children travel up to 10 miles away from their homes to allow for integration of the schools. They passed laws that told employees that they must hire a certain percentage of minorities. If you were a landlord, you had to rent to minorities, whether or not you wanted, it was the law.
These laws were forced on the total population by our government. Are you starting to get the picture.
Now don't get me wrong, I did not condone segregation, in fact, I didn't know it existed. That is, until I went to Mississippi in 1954 and was told to get up from my seat in the back of the bus. That was where Negroes sat. I had to stand until I got to the next town, because there were no seats in the front of the bus. So....It was my first touch of segregation. I don't know but this law is probably still in effect. It was made to equalize the workforce. I think it was for minorities because women were included in this requirement. There were few women in upper management positions except for the social sciences. This has now changed or is changing.
Next came the politically correct. All of a sudden, it wasn't OK to say he did such and such. It would have to be He/She did such and such. Prior to politically correct the unknown gender when writing was masculine, he. The politically correct crowd stated this was not correct it had to be he/she if the person wasn't known. As an employer, you could not appear to be to familiar with your employee and definitely could not say anything that might be construed as sexual or overly familiar. An employer could be sued for sexual harassment and many were.

Negroes were not be be address as Negroes. They were Blacks. Indians were Native American, and so it went thoughout the races. Years ago, Italians went to Italian areas when they came to this country. They worked learned English and some retained their Italian, some didn't. Some children were forced by their parents to speak English. This same senerio was played over many times in many places throughout the United States. The Irish, the French, the Portugese, Spanish, Germans, Chinese, Japanese, and many others They each had their little communities, learned English, while in many instances retaining some of their nations of birth customs. they still more or less interacted with the other american populations.

Then there was a switch. Now Multiculturalism was in. and the foreigners have now decided they do not want to become like Americans. They do not want to learn English. They want to retain there own culture. They fly the flag of their homeland. They speak against american values and culture. The government is condoning these actions and will not listen to the citizenery.

While all this is materializing, the Colleges and Universities are molding young minds into thinking we, the white man is responsible for all the ills of mankind and had done it for generations. Well, fine This might have been the case in years past. We know that history, and that is what it is. History. No one is making excuses for our ancestors behavior, good or bad. Laws were also different back through history. They too have been changed. Get over it. Things have changed. Some for the good , Others, I'll have to think about it. Are we perfect HUH! almost....

Thursday, February 8, 2007

Cultural Norms vs Political Correctness

Wow! Talk about getting it with both barrels. I just got a comment on one of my blog remarks: "Everything is acceptable, as long as it fits a political agenda." " What happened to America first?" The person who commented on my blog is taking a course (I'm assuming, an Education Major) in "Teaching Diversity in the Classroom".
Bialy, (that is part of the person's login) had points taken off the report he/she submitted to the professor because of its title The title contained the word Christmas Parade instead of Holiday Parade. This is, I'm sure not the first time a professor from a place of Higher Learning has taken liberties, to insert their own beliefs while deciding what is politically correct, or not. This is not custom and has nothing to do with such.I would say it has something to do with political agenda. My own personal opinion, such as it is, This is bull. I"m sure this student is not the first to title a Christmas Parade, If indeed that is what it was, a Christmas Parade, not a Holiday parade. It accurately described what kind of a parade this was. It wasn't a May Day Parade or a Halloween Parade, but a Christmas parade. This was a big problem a couple of years ago and this year, Christmas came back into vogue. IT always was Christmas, but the politically correct people decided Christmas was out because it COULD offend someone. Ordinary people came forward and made it known it was Christmas, so Christmas came back into the stores and parades. Educational Institutions will still maintain it is a holiday parade. They teach "Jeffersonian" separation of the church from the state. They want to bring nothing smelling of religeosity This interpretation was given by liberal Justices of our Constitution, to illiminate religion from the public sector. I believe the writings on this are found in the Federalist papers. (could be wrong, but I think so). President Jefferson was the first to put forth, separation of church and state, however throughout America's history religion was intertwined with the state. I believe it was Ronald Reagan who stated and I'm paraphrasing, If we reject being one nation under God, we will be one Nation gone under.
The Constitution states that we have freedom of religion, not from religion. That's my take on religion
Back to the questions raised by these comments, Todays' teacher will face a great variety of individuals from different cultures, and lifestyles, therefore a teacher should be aware of these challenges. It sounds as if you have taken a class that will make you think. It could be very stimulating, If that is the intent of your instructor. If however, it's their way or nothing, you will learn very little and it will frustrate you to no end. If free debate is allowed and encouraged. It'll be great. Given the reduced grade you've already received however, I think maybe debate is not part of this class, too bad. Give her what she wants and go forward.

To speak to the issue of foreign nationals being given preferential treatment or accommodations, I can only say, I think the federal government is making a huge mistake in not effectively addressing illegal immigration. This population should be made to speak English and assimilate. Until and unless this is done we could be in for a huge backlash. I spoke to a person in Texas today about this situation and she stated , Even the bread labeling there is written in both Spanish and English. And it only gets worse....
Bialy also spoke to a book the class was assigned to read and how anti-white it presented. It's close to the truth when it speaks to the slaughter of the Native Americans, probably many more died from disease brought by the white man from Europe. There were also indentured servants.
Arriving here as servants, not free men, they worked for the people who paid for their boat passage to America. This was anywhere from 5 to 7 years. You might say they bought their freedom. they still couldn't vote unless they owned land. Women also could not vote.
file://Negroes/ were brought here from Africa and sold as slaves. They were not free unless set free from the person who bought them. It is my understanding that the North was the first to see that this was wrong and set out to free them. The Underground Railroad was initiated in the North. This system rescued runaway slaves and help them navigate to the Northern states, where they would be safe. The South needed them to work on their plantations and were not about to give them up. Even after Revelutionary War and the Emancipation Proclamation under President Lincoln, Freeing the Slaves , the Black man in the South although freed by proclamation, was treated very badly. How badly, I can only speak to what I have heard and it was brutal. They had apparently no rights. The Klu Klux Klan was an organization that was nationwide. This organization was anti-Black, and anti-semite. They murdered, intimidated and assaulted Blacks for years. They have finally been brought to justice and many have been jailed.
My first brush with segration was while I was in Biloxi, Mississippi in 1954. I got on a bus to go to the next town and sit in the back, where there was an empy seat. The bus stopped and the driver directed me to the front of the bus. I had been sitting in the black section. I had to stand until I got to the next town, because there were no open seats in the White section. In the South, everything was segregated. Water fountains, schools, restrooms,restaurant stores,everything.

All during this period we,The WHITE people were still coming from Europe and kept pushing the Native Americans further west. This was called "Manifest Destiny" The settlers were killed and scalped by Native Americans. The soldiers went west to protect the settlers as the people moving west. After the Indian war, the army placed them in Reservations. Many still make their homes there. We were at war with them and the Army was full of hate There were instances of outright slaughter Many Indian Nations were chased into Canada and Mexico. In 1956 I was in San Bernadino, California and I met a woman and asked her if she would like a cocktail. She stated she couldn't go into the bar as she was an Indian and couldn't purchase alcohol. They also did not have freedom. On the reservation they pay no taxes and are a nation within a nation.they have their own laws, education and police force. In our drive westward, we gained much land, but I can't say that there was a campaign of genicide against the Indians or the Blacks.
We fought Spain for Florida,Texas thru California. We bought land from New Orleans to Canada from France. That was called the Louisiana Purchase and continued to press westward to California, We purchased Alaska from Russia and annexed Hawaii Enough said;

UPDATE: This could be the answer Baily is looking for. I was watching C-span this morning and the guest was Dinesh D'Souza author of the book,"The Enemy at Home". If I understood him correctly, He spoke of the "New Liberalism", now in vogue at America's Universities. The Old Liberalism is gone, that is the liberalism in and around the 60s' . These Old Liberals allowed for debate on issues, but the New Liberal looks at the world differently. He went on as to the reasons for both. I haven't read his book, but according to him He speaks to the whole problem there. You might want to check it out.

Wednesday, February 7, 2007

MORE consequences ???

There are more amendments being penned regarding what we should or should not do in Iraq; it makes your head spin. I am so disillusion. I had never looked at politics before I retired and am now sorry that I didn't. Everything is acceptable, as along as it fits a politician's agenda. What happened to America first, or whats in the best interest of America and the troops? It seems that since the United States Congress voted for the action in Iraq, we have split as a nation. Between deceptive reporting by the "Mass Media" and the Democrats we have been bombarded 24/7 with defeatism. This bashing has been continuous for 5 years now....It has produced fruit. The Republicans lost the senate and legislature.(thank the media). What has happened with "truth in reporting"? I'm not saying that all reporting is lies, but some is outright lies while others are half of what actually happens to fit a false impression.

ramification of disclosure

yesterday, Remember, last year when the NYT released information that the US was illegally, getting financial information from European Banks on transactions by suspected terrorist organizations, Like "follow the money" Well, a couple of days ago hidden in the back pages of the times was an article stating that we are not longer permitted to track financial transaction by terrorist organizations. Nice huh! Well, if you didn't see this coming you have a problem.

Thursday, February 1, 2007

Surge of the Troops or Much Ado About Nothing?

Well, it seems we are having much to do about nothing as it relates to a troop SURGE. Nothing is going to happen, but a reshuffeling of the troops already scheduled to rotate and others that are already there, being extended. The schedule, I am told, is already completed, written up and posted on-line through a gov or DOD web site. Nothing to get upset about, not like the Democratic Congress and some wayward Republicans (who seem to have left the party to start their own). The only problem is I don't know what to call them. I certainly know who won't get my vote in '08, nothing like supporting your President and Commander in Chief, in a time of WAR.

It is my understanding, the president reported a change in plans. These changes call for additional troops and, at long last, he acknowledged the presence of Iranian troops, and changed the Rules of Engagement to allow our troops to shoot or capture whichever Iranian troops. This, after some were captured in Northern Iraq which, I believe, we still have in custody. We also captured, at the same time, many valuable documents and other materials. I assume publication of this material is the reason Iran was finally being acknowledged and spoken to in the President's plan.

I was listening to C-Span last night and heard those wayward Republicans. Between Senator Collins and Senator Warner, it was a toss up, who was worse. Quoting, General Abizaid (sp) about not wanting an increase in troops. Think about it! This is the General who, I assume, along with his boss, has just been replaced, and I don't wonder why. They established the ROE's, catch and release program!!! Think before you shoot. Restricted from entering and shooting at mosques. (Those miniretes are great homes for snipers.) Also, embedding with the media, while they file false reports of attrocities, and an overall trashing of our troops. Sanitize an area of insurgents, or foreigners, then leave, allowing it to fall back into their hands after we left. These leaders really know what they are doing?!?