If I hear one more Democrat claim that this administration has ‘politicized’ the war, I am going to blow a gasket. Yes, the vote in the Senate authorizing the use of force was prior to the midterm elections. It was also at the end of twelve years of negotiations and dealings within the UN Security Council, and it was time to act. IF Bush had waited, Democrats would be claiming he shouldn’t act in Iraq because it is too close to the 2004 election and he shouldn’t leave a mess in case there is a successor.
The funniest claim is when Democrats who voted in favor of the war claim that it was a politicized vote because they voted yes, and had they not beein the middle of an election, they would have voted no. Republicans all still would have voted yes. Who the hell politicized what? You mean because you are such an unprincipled lout that you voted differently because you were afraid of not being elected- if that is what you mean, you can simply stop talking about Iraq right now- you have shown that your own political ambitions trump that of issues of great importance- like national security.
At any rate, the idea that the party that has downplayed every success in Iraq, completely distorted the SOTU so that the actual speech has little or no connection to the DNC talking points, lied about the Kay report, lied about their stance before and after the war (and for good fun- tune into the Democrat debates, where you can see them switch positions real-time), lied about pre-emption, then lied about the ‘imminent’ threat claim, lied about yellowcake, lied about being bogged down during the war, lied about how long or how easy this Bush claimed this would be, and lied about what is going on after the war, all so that they can attempt to diminish the current administration so that they can re-take the White House next year, the idea that this party is now going to claim Republicans ‘politicized’ the war is enough to make me sick.
I am tired of giving them the benefit of the doubt, being polite, and claiming that these are reasonable political differences. When you take everything the President states out of context and contort it into a talking point (for example, the stupid lie that Bush somehow declared the war was over on 1 May, or for example, the notion that Ari Fleischer was attempting to stifle dissent), you are not adding to the political debate, you are not voicing dissent, and you are not doing what you think is right for the country. What you are doing, however, is lying through your teeth, and that makes you a shitheel, and that makes you unworthy of my time, my respect, the benefit of the doubt, and most importantly, my vote.
Grow up you say! How about you growing up a little my friend. As said in a popular film, “The truth, you can’t handle the truth.” You’ve been spoon fed that pablum from Rush for so long, your brain is mush! Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.” – Martin Luther King Jr. 1963
“A nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people.” – President John F. Kennedy, 1962
“Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.” – President John F. Kennedy
The revolution is coming. We WILL reclaim our country from the Right is Right religious sect!
“One way or the other, we are determined to deny Iraq the capacity to develop weapons of mass destruction and the missiles to deliver them. That is our bottom line.” President Clinton, Feb. 4, 1998.
“If Saddam rejects peace and we have to use force, our purpose is clear. We want to seriously diminish the threat posed by Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction program.” President Clinton, Feb. 17, 1998.
“Iraq is a long way from [here], but what happens there matters a great deal here. For the risks that the leaders of a rogue state will use nuclear, chemical or biological weapons against us or our allies is the greatest security threat we face.” Madeline Albright, Feb 18, 1998.
“He will use those weapons of mass destruction again, as he has ten times since 1983.” Sandy Berger, Clinton National Security Adviser, Feb, 18, 1998.
“[W]e urge you, after consulting with Congress, and consistent with the U.S. Constitution and laws, to take necessary actions (including, if appropriate, air and missile strikes on suspect Iraqi sites) to respond effectively to the threat posed by Iraq’s refusal to end its weapons of mass destruction programs.” Letter to President Clinton, signed by Sens. Carl Levin, Tom Daschle, John Kerry, and others Oct. 9, 1998.
“Saddam Hussein has been engaged in the development of weapons of mass destruction technology which is a threat to countries in the region and he has made a mockery of the weapons inspection process.” Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D, CA), Dec. 16, 1998.
“Hussein has … chosen to spend his money on building weapons of mass destruction and palaces for his cronies.” Madeline Albright, Clinton Secretary of State, Nov. 10, 1999.