My pea-sized brain can't take much more of this: the "Iraq Study Group" ... this creature is a living oxymoron, let alone a living fossil. [Image]
The Baker-Hamilton Commission (full report pdf) neither fairly represents the left nor the right; besides, who (hitting on all synapses) wants to be led by a consensus.
Why have elections anymore? Take a poll! Lawdy, do any of our leaders still have brains (talk about oxymoron - "our leaders" and "brains" in the same sentence)?
I, along with hundreds of thousands of others, hate war ... hate it with a passion. In fact we hate conflict altogether and avoid it at great personal expense.
But once in awhile we need to flatten a nose or two because they exceed anyone's rational definition of "in your face."
Instead of invading our ears with their lazy-man's intellect and dogma, they invade our liberties ... though, even there, we remain hesitant to go to battle. When anyone threatens our wives, our kids, and our neighbors ... bar the doors Hannah, it's donnybrook time!
I say to hell with polls as a substitute for leadership; disenfranchising people is not leadership, it's a sick form of elitism.
A free and educated public does not need polls to differentiate between something which is right and something which is patently wrong.
There is a reason why good and decent people go to war. They are forced to! It's neurotic to think the West has a fixation on war; history and the facts repudiate that notion It is oxymoronic to think "good and decent" people want war, want death, and want destruction!
With Europe staggering left, and much of Latin America leaning with them, it's hard to understand why so many people in the West still believe we can talk our way out of this global hard spot! Gawd!!!!
At this juncture of history it is Mohammad who can't control his children ... take for example this from last week's news:The gunmen came at night to drag Mohammed Halim away from his home, in front of his crying children and his wife begging for mercy.Or this from FOXNews this morning ...
The 46-year-old schoolteacher tried to reassure his family that he would return safely. But his life was over, he was part-disembowelled and then torn apart with his arms and legs tied to motorbikes, the remains put on display as a warning to others against defying Taliban orders to stop educating girls.Residents of a southern Somalia town who do not pray five times a day will be beheaded, an official said Wednesday, adding the edict will be implemented in three days.To make matters worse we have the news from Central and South America: Chavez is reelected in Venezuela, Ortega is back in Nicaragua, Lopez Obrador almost wins in Mexico, Rafael Correa wins in Ecuador, and a Castro is still in power in Cuba. And Canada, well, like seaweed without roots, it's been drifting for years.
Shops, tea houses and other public places in Bulo Burto, about 124 miles northeast of the capital, Mogadishu, should be closed during prayer time and no one should be on the streets, said Sheik Hussein Barre Rage, the chairman of the town's Islamic court.
At this point, Regan's "cold war victory" has no meaning in this hemisphere any longer.
You're probably wondering if I've forgotten Iran's mini-me and North Korea's mentally Il nut job? I've not! Nor have I forgotten Hezbollah, Hamaz, Indonesia, Syria, Sudan, Somalia, Lebanon, Lybya, Sudan, Somali, Chechnya, and China ... nor the Kashmirs nor those icons of peace, Hindu fundamentalists.
As a Christian, I've no problem with pure unadulterated biblical communism (Acts 2:44-45) ... there just isn't any such animal in our world (unless we believe the UN is a prototype)! Most people wouldn't know it if they lived under it anyway!
What, in God's name, is wrong with those of you who believe you can make agreements with lunatics and megalomaniacs? History shouts at us, "Peace at any price requires liberty's Deed of Trust!"
If the West doesn't get over this hyper-myopic view of the world, it's doomed. The current problem is not about Israel or Iraq or Bush or the USA, it's about a worldview which wants to dominate and take away your God given freedoms ... or simply kill you, whichever is the quickest means to domination.
Do the names Pol Pot, Stalin, Idi Amin, or Hitler have any historical meaning to you? It really never occurred to me I'd live to see history repeat itself in this asinine way ... global suicide is sickening.
CrossPost: Less Idiots