Rep. Todd Akin: Putting Al-Qaeda Ahead of the CIA?

2738[1] Hey, one of our favorite members of Congress, and a true gentleman, Todd Akin (R-MO), has made the front page of BigGovernment.com.

The Obama Justice Department is quietly investigating the lawyers associated with the John Adams Project who may have violated a number of laws in place to protect our covert operatives and their families. But so far, with few exceptions, the media and their friends on Capitol Hill haven’t found this case nearly as interesting as Valerie Plame. Could it have anything to do with the ideological bent of the perpetrators?

Great piece, Mr. Akin, and welcome to Big Government. 

UN Security Council Ignores Obama

Jimmy Carter was the Rodney Dangerfield of international politics:  he got no respect from the people who counted.  The bad guys laughed at him.   The bad guys must be rolling on the floor tonight.

Rogue Leaders Respect Nothing But Strength

Almost simultaneous with North Korea's launching an ICBM in violation of international law and in defiance of US warnings, Barack Obama stood before the world and declared  his intention to disarm the arsenal for democracy. Using irony fit for Oscar Wilde, Obama asserted:  "I am not naive." 

Mr. President, yes you are.

In truth, Obama's vision of nuclear disarmament is like a fat guy's vision of wearing a size 43 regular suit:  nice words, mere preference.  A "goal" that "might not be achieved in my lifetime," is meaningless when coming from a man in his 40s and in good health.   

In international politics, though, the speech screamed weakness.  By talking about disarmament as North Korea thumbed its nuclear-tipped nose in our faces, Obama gave the unmistakable appearance of capitulation to a nuclear North Korea.  By default, this permissiveness extends to Iran.  

Our weakness was compounded by the US bungled handling of the missile threat.  The US leaked veiled threats of knocking down the missile in the weeks leading up to the launch.  When the missile was deployed, though, Secretary of Defense Gates indicated that the US had no intention of interfering with the missile's flight.  Retreat is the ultimate form of weakness.

No Port in a Storm

After North Korea's defiance and Obama's disarmament speech, the US President expected his buddies in the UN Security Council to save him with strong sanctions.  That didn't happen.  Instead, the UN Security Council simply walked away.  Fox News reports:

Council members met for three hours, seeking above all a unified response, but broke up for the night without issuing even a customary preliminary statement of condemnation. Diplomats privy to the closed-door talks say China, Russia, Libya and Vietnam were concerned about further alienating and destabilizing North Korea.

Jimmy Carter II
Those who remember the Carter Administration might feel some deja vu.  Carter repeatedly displayed weakness prior to a confrontation, demanded international condemnation after the event, then accepted the UN's "leave us alone" response.  Eventually, Iran got brazen, took 80+ American hostages for 444 days and helped give us the greatest president of the 20th century.
Expect "international crisis" to quickly sweep "econonic crisis" off the front pages.  And let's hope the economy recovers.  Obama is unqualified to handle a single challenge much less dual true crises.  

America’s Survival Is In Your Hands

Are you as amazed as I am at how quickly our country has descended into something resembling an oversized banana republic?  Consider:

  • Gangs of thugs freely harass and intimidate AIG employees out of murderous envy
  • The Obama administration announced its willingness to abandon the US dollar as the international reserve currency
  • The administration shows no willingness to check China’s menacing military build-up, even though the Pentagon issued a warning just today
  • Secretary of State Clinton went to Mexico to denounce the US, as if you and I caused the border problems and Mexico’s lawlessness
  • North Korea shows no fear of the United States as it prepares to test-fire a long-range, nuclear-capable missile
  • The president of the Czech Republic publically humiliated and denounced our President’s economic plan; and he’s a natural ally of the US
  • A Treasury bond auction was barely able to dump the US treasuries because no one want American government debt
  • Congress passed a Marxist youth service bill containing language that allows a bureaucrat to make service compulsory without the consent of the people and prohibits religious expression (12 Republicans supported this bill)

And these are just today’s headlines. 

But there’s good news. The Tea Party movement is swelling.  On Fox News Special Edition, Bret Bair reported on the MSM’s reluctance to cover the tea parties, citing an Investor’s Business Daily story:  "The real reason the major media aren't interested in these protests is that they don't agree with them."

If the major media are against us, we’re doing something right.

The liberals in both parties who run our government seek to maximize their power and minimize ours.  They hope to make the United States nothing more than sheepish, cowed, socialist land of myrmidons.  No one in Washington will stand up to them. 

But we will.   We know that man is endowed with rights as natural as breathing.  We don’t need college classes on Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness, anymore than we need classes on waking up.  Freedom is our natural state.

Some liberals claim that progress requires that we surrender freedom, individualism, and the time of our lives to an all-powerful government.  Sorry, but that’s not progress; that’s regress.  If man’s natural state is freedom, bondage is not a step forward.

Large numbers beget large numbers.   If 20,000 people were to show up at Kiener Plaza on April 15, no news agency could ignore it.  Traffic would be backed up for miles.  If 100,000 attend the July 4 Tea Party in St. Louis, the whole world will notice. 

Don’t stop recruiting.  We need the participation of every person who yearns freedom and human dignity, regardless of party affiliation or prior understanding of his or her ideology.  Conservatism isn’t political—it’s moral. 

In his introduction to “God and Man at Yale,” William F. Buckley wrote that the battle between individualism and collectivism is the same battle as God vs Satan, fought on a different plane.  Your participation in the Tea Party movement is a moral choice.  You and your family should be proud of what you’re doing.

For those of you who haven’t joined, please consider this question:  when the gangs of thugs come after your home, when the government taxes 90 percent of your income, when inflation hits 120 percent a year, will you still believe that soccer games and “American Idol” were more important than restoring our republic? 

Yes, Obama and his secretaries really are idiots

The new Secretary of Homeland Security has replaced the word "terrorism" with "man-caused disasters."

I did not use the word "terrorism," I referred to "man-caused" disasters. That is perhaps only a nuance, but it demonstrates that we want to move away from the politics of fear toward a policy of being prepared for all risks that can occur. 

I assume that appointing an idiot like Napolitano to the cabinet qualifies as a man-cause disaster.

On that note, Eric Holder said that he intends to free Gitmo terrorists in the US.  Obama hopes to isolate Israel.  

Put it all together and it's safe to say that Al Qaeda accomplished a lot more of its goals at the ballot box last November than it did with the 9-11 attacks. 

Congrats, Osama. 

Oh, and Obama LOVES Iran.  And makes fun of the Special Olympics.  (He was teleprompter-challenged.)

Hey, Christo Buckley--how does it feel to have voted for the destruction of Western Civilization?

Obama invites enemies to our gates

Since Barack Obama's inauguration, America's enemies have achieved gains that should frighten everyone:

  • Russia reportedly will deploy strategic bombers to Cuba and Venezuela.  For the first time, Russia can strike American cities from advanced positions without a carrier battle group. 
  • North Korea will soon test-fire a ballistic missile under the thin veil of "satellite" test
  • Iran has or will have 4 nuclear weapons with capabilities of hitting Israel from land and the US from sea
  • Pakistan is growing more violent
  • Pentagon facing 10 percent budget cut while admitting 2-war strategies isn't enough wars

Enemies advance when leadership is distracted. Obama and his minions have been focused on borrowing trillions with which to create and perpetuate a socialist scheme in the United States.  Those who would like to see the United States crumble as an economic and military power are not only taking advantage of the economic crisis, they are also testing Obama's mettle.

Campaign Rhetoric Has Consequences 

During his campaign, Obama firmly admitted to preferring a Jimmy Carter strategy of good will and appeasement to a Reaganesque approach of peace through strength.  While American's happily ignore Obama's systematic abandonment of every campaign promise except for socialism, dictators and tyrants do not.

Americans have a long history of ignoring foreign threats unless the dangers seem imminent.  Admirable in many ways, this tendency also promotes aggression, which we see everywhere now. 

Predict the Future by Learning the Past

To see where all this is headed, just look back at major foreign policy headlines from the latter half of the 1970s. 

  • Soviets invade Afghanistan
  • KGB funds Marxist junta and guerilla wars in Central America
  • US Allies lose faith in our willingness to protect them
  • Terrorists build organizations
  • Dictators directly challenge US resolve
  • US economy stagnates
  • Prices rise due to international instability
  • America loses prestige
  • Americans lose hope

If you lived through that era, you know it wasn't fun.  While Americans had become numb to the threat of impending nuclear war, we had also begun to accept that the US would never again be the world-beater we were in WWII and the Cold War.  We felt weak and vulnerable.

Never Retreat

Let's not go back there.  We tossed out Jimmy Carter and his empty, faux concern for everything.  We hired Ronald Reagan to restore the economy, the military, and the quiet pride that made America the greatest nation ever formed.  We went back to work with a purpose, not just to draw a pay check.

Pick Your Battles

The way combat America's decline is focused attention to the most important things.  Pick no more than three causes.  For me, they are the Tea Party movement and fighting FOCA.  While I'd like to join and advance the many worthy, conservative causes, I can't be effective in more than two at a time.  Some people can handle three.  I know of no one who can effectively handle more at one time.

Obama is not focused.  His message changes with wind.  If we each put all or our political energy into one or two important causes, we will take the House in 2010.  We might also eat into the liberal control of the Senate. 

Israel Continues Assault on Terrorists

Israel's assault on Hamas terrorists in Gaza continued for a second day.  As if reading from a script, the UN Security Council called for an immediate stop to Israel's self-defense.   As the air strikes continued, Israel has moved more troops and tanks to the border, possibly in preparation for an incursion into the area now under terrorist control.

Some internation responses were less than predictable, though.  France, for instance, demands first that the terrorists stop pitching rockets at Israeli school kids, then that Israel stop its air assault.  Fair enough, but few say that.  Except for France and the United States, international reaction is wholly anti-Israeli.  

Barack Obama has made many anti-Israeli statements in his life.  Many of his foreign policy advisors are ardently anti-Israel.  Samantha Power was removed from the campaign for advocating that the US invade Israel and impose a pro-Palestian peace treaty, but she is now in line for senior post in the Obama White House.

Further, Obama has demonstrated an extreme lack of understanding or will in dealing with Iran. In a profoundly September 10th moment, he refered to Iran as a tiny country that could not pose a threat the United States.  Obama has not publicly condemned Iran's policy of seeking the elimination of Israel.  

Put this together, and Israel must feel very alone in the world right now.  Her greatest ally since her formation, the US, seems to have joined ranks of the pro-Palestinian EU crowd.  As Iran, with Russia's backing, prepares to unleash nuclear hell somewhere in the world, Israel rightly flexes its muscles.  Someone must stand for freedom.

Retaliation in Gaza

israel_flag The most important fact in this story:  retaliation.

Israel attacked dozens of terrorist targets in Gaza today, killing at least 145. 

The Arab world (yawn) reacted predictably, condemning Israel (yawn) and staging street protests (yawn).  I'm sure many a rifle was fired into the air.

The left--and I suspect Barack Obama is included--will decry Israel's self-defense.  They will call for Israel to show restraint.  They will call on Israel to take another body blow.

They won't mention the 100s of rockets fired into southern Israel on Christmas Eve.   They won't mention that the Palestinians went out of their way to ruin Christmas pilgrimages for tens of thousands of Christians.  They won't mention that the Palestinians started this.

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You Get Feeling That Israel's Toast

Barack Obama has a lot of friends who would like to see a Final Solution to the Middle East, if you get my drift.  Samantha Power, for instance, told the Institute for Policy Studies (which was founded by the KGB during the Cold War) that the US should invade Israel and set up a puppet government to impose a suicidal deal with Hamas. Nice, huh?

Add to that a mounting certainty that Iran will deploy a nuclear weapon by the end of 2009--a year Obama must devote almost solely to the economy.  The "experts"  advise Obama to negotiate directly with Iran.  To what end, we don't know.  We do know Iran's intent:  wipe Israel off the face of the earth.

Possible US Goals

In talks with a nuclear Iran, the Obama administration has two possible ends:  a) Iran's unilateral nuclear disarmament; or b) Iran's sincere, heartfelt promise never to use their nuclear weapons irresponsibly.

Asking Iran to give up the most powerful weapon in the world would be like asking a monkey to give up a banana.  "Give me the banana."  "Raaaaaach!"  The concept might sound nice to the Polyannas, but it Disney World would still win a reality contest.

Option (b) would effectively condone Iran's pursuit and development of nuclear weapons.

But what would Obama offer to Iran in exchange for . . . . whatever?  Isn't negotiation about one side conceding something to the other side?  So what does Iran want so badly that it would give up its most effective tool to secure? 

Iran has oil and the money that comes with it.   Unlike North Korea, Iranians are not starving and living in huts.  Iran has friends in the region, again in contrast to North Korea.  Except for attention and "respect," the US has nothing to offer Iran.   And only the bomb garners America's attention and feigned respect.

Oh, and one other thing America has too offer:  Israel.

Abandoning Our Most Faithful Ally

Just as Neville Chamberlain surrendered a quarter of Europe to Hitler in exchange for peace in his time, Obama could obtain from Iran an illusory peace by offering to turn his back on Israel.

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Mumbai Thoughts: Is This Prep for USA Siege?

Is Mumbai a test run for an attack on the United States?

mumbai550 Al Qaeda is out of practice.  The terror organization has been quite since 2001, pinned down inside in Iraq where our heroes destroyed their efforts to establish a beach head.

The coincidence of the horror in Mumbai with the FBI reports of a serious, legitimate threat to the NYC subway system seems coordinated to me. 

Since 9-11, the US, UK, and Israel have trained and developed anti-terrorism techniques jointly with many nations, including India.  The joint terrorism training provides all nations with new insights and better coordination.  For instance, India and Israel have dealt with Islamofascism longer and more directly than the US.  They can provide us with tactics and maneuvers that we'd never have developed on our own--absent long, bloody attacks from Al Qaeda.

If bin Laden were planning ground invasion of the US, he would want to anticipate the American response and tactics.  The Mumbai operation--handled, it seems--deftly by the Indian NSG--provides terrorists with the American game plan. 

Was this what Joe Biden meant when he said Obama would be tested hard?  Would Obama respond as decisively as India has?  Or would he negotiate with the terrorists as they systematically murdered their hostages? 

You asked for it, America. 

UPDATE:  Minutes-old photos of commando drops onto roof of Jewish center.

UPDATE:  Reports are a Rabbi and his wife have been killed.  Reports from Twitter.

UPDATE:  Ed Morrissey also noticed that the coincidence is ominous

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Mumbai Massacre Real-time on Twitter *UPDATES*

Vietnam was the first televised war.  Film from the morning was flown one-stop to California allowing Americans to witness action within 24 hours of its occurrence.

The Gulf War upped the ante with live, streaming video, 24 hours a day on CNN.

September 11 and the liberation of Iraq came with live blogging from people feet from the action.

But reading text messages on Twitter from people on the streets of Mumbai as events unfold is truly bizarre.  The interaction between people in Mississippi and citizen journalists on the streets of Mumbai provides a level of personalization unimaginable only 3 years ago.

Look at this, all from within the last 60 seconds:

Realtime results for #mumbai

6 more results since you started searching. Refresh to see them.

If you need live video, click here.

Continuous updates on HotAir.com

More continuous news on NYTimes.com

UPDATE:  ND&P Blog reports on a CNN report on Twitter's impact.

There are reports on Twitter that terrorists are waving white flag, but Indian commandos (NSG) fighting on.   Fight on, brave soldiers, fight on.  Give no quarters.  Take no prisoners. 

A new website dedicated to reporting on the events [click].  Hat tip drishtikone.

Fresh photos on Flicker.

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US Attacks Syria--About F'ing Time

The US launched an attack against terrorists inside Syria, killing at least eight deserving sons of bitches.

Ninety percent of foreign fighters enter Iraq through Syria, according to U.S. intelligence estimates. Foreign fighters often enter Iraq in order to bring cash to Al Qaeda in Iraq's chief. They also are deadly — trained in bomb-making and willing to sacrifice themselves in suicide attacks.

Syria has permitted terrorists to stage attacks against American in Iraq for five years.  It's about damn time the Bush administration did something about it. 

Target next:  Damascus.

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Russia Vows Pullout as Troops Dig In - washingtonpost.com

Maybe I didn't overreact last week.  According to the Washington Post on the scene in Gori, Republic of Georgia, Soviet Russian troops are "digging" for a long offensive or occupation:

Russia pledged Sunday to begin removing its troops from Georgia on Monday, but the streets of this occupied city reflected a broadening, not a waning, of Russia's military incursion.

. . .

During a reporter's 24-hour stay in the city this weekend, Russian soldiers roamed the streets in armored personnel carriers and waved Kalashnikov rifles to prevent entry to a captured Georgian military base that is now the Russian headquarters. Russian soldiers dug fortified positions for tanks along highways east and west of Gori and trucked in television and radio equipment to begin broadcasting in their own language.

"We have stopped firing -- be glad about that," a young Russian captain said when asked whether troops would soon withdraw.

Russia Vows Pullout as Troops Dig In - washingtonpost.com

 

I wonder which of his 248 positions the Idiot from Indonesia will trot out tomorrow?

And there's more bad news.  It appears Russia is re-nuking its Navy fleet, likely in preparation for additional expansionist wars in the region.  According to the Times of London (not a bad source):

Russia is considering arming its Baltic fleet with nuclear warheads for the first time since the cold war, senior military sources warned last night.

The move, in response to American plans for a missile defence shield in Europe, would heighten tensions raised by the advance of Russian forces to within 20 miles of Tbilisi, the Georgian capital, yesterday.

This ratcheting up of tensions, now including nuclear threats, are signs of an aggressor.  This is likely the start of a new Cold War and one that could turn hot quickly.

If you care about freedom and prosperity, you better get on the GOP bandwagon and fast; Barack Obama opposes both.

Russia v. Georgia: McCain Was Right, Obama Was Everywhere

We've had a week to look at our two presidential candidates' handling of the largest foreign policy incident posterblog_winso far this campaign.  In this crisis, we saw the  difference between a strong man and an insecure boy. John McCain, who warned us a long time ago that President Bush's evaluation of Putin was naive, called the matter right from the start, according Jim Wooten in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.  McCain, who once said that he looked into Putin's eyes and saw "a 'K', a 'G', and a 'B',"  held one, single, defining position throughout the crisis:

The implications of Russian actions go beyond their threat to the territorial integrity and independence of a democratic Georgia. Russia is using violence against Georgia, in part, to intimidate other neighbors – such as Ukraine – for choosing to associate with the West and adhering to Western political and economic values. As such, the fate of Georgia should be of grave concern to Americans and all people who welcomed the end of a divided of Europe, and the independence of former Soviet republics. The international response to this crisis will determine how Russia manages its relationships with other neighbors. We have other important strategic interests at stake in Georgia, especially the continued flow of oil through the Baku-Tblisi-Ceyhan pipeline, which Russia attempted to bomb in recent days; the operation of a critical communication and trade route from Georgia through Azerbaijan and Central Asia; and the integrity and influence of NATO, whose members reaffirmed last April the territorial integrity, independence, and sovereignty of Georgia.

As I said, McCain was firm, consistent, and correct throughout the crisis. 

Obama, on the other hand, was a like fifth grader who failed to study for an oral geography quiz.

 

First, Obama endorsed Russia's invesion.  Next, Obama said he would have no position until a clear winner emerged and some polling data could be analyzed.  Finally, Obama repeated what McCain said.

When picking a president, let's pick the one who doesn't have to wait for a poll or a grown up to tell him what's right and what's wrong.  Obama can't seem to figure out much on his own.  Without McCain feeding him lines, he'd still be clapping to Rev. Wright's diatribes against America.  Without a fawning media, he'd still be rigging elections on Chicago's south side.  Without grown ups to tell him what to say, he'd still be editing articles for a college magazine.

When you have a choice between a man and child for president, choose the man. Choose McCain.

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Brink of World War **UPDATES**

Am I the only person who sees that we are on the brink of world war thanks to those Russian sonsofbitches?

Russian forces swept across Georgia on Monday, capturing the town of Gori and moving to within 35 miles of the capital city Tbilisi, FOX News confirmed.

This is very serious stuff.  Russia's expansionist intentions are as obvious as they were in the Prague Spring and the Hungarian Revolt.

The blogosphere seems to buy the idea that the world will respond only diplomatically.  I don't--not unless Russia backs down fast and far.

Putin is clearly on a mission to restore the Soviet Union.  He has poisoned opponents, threatened neighbors, armed Iran, and has now wantonly and without provocation invaded a sovereign nation for the purpose of deposing a freely elected government to be replaced with a Warsaw Pact puppet.

Putin's second goal seems to be oil prices.  World crude prices have plummeted in recent weeks, boosting the dollar and vindicating Bush's oil strategy.  Russia quickly attacked a major oil pipeline in Georgia.   Continued conflict will likely push oil prices back up. 

President Bush, John McCain, and, even, Barack Obama have verbally unloaded on Russia in terms as strong as Ronald Reagan's invectives against the Soviet Union.  Putin has fired back.  Georgia signed a cease-fire resolution, but Russian troops march on.  The UN says at least 2,000 civilians have already been killed, making the civilian death several times greater than at the peak of the war in Iraq.  If the fighting continues, Russians will kill 12,000 civilians in the first month of war.

I understand that this arose quickly and under the cover of the Olympics, but this is biggest threat to world peace since the Cuban Missile Crisis. 

Pay attention.

UPDATE:  Gateway Pundit is on the story in his usual great style.  Also, Black Five links to several excellent sites closer to the scene.  That's where I learned that Russia has now split Georgia in half.  Unfortunately, Russia is hacking Georgian web sites.

ANOTHER UPDATE:  Hello to my new Russian readers.  If you want peace, better depose Putin.  George F. Will, in his brilliant way, paints an ominous picture:

Asked in 1957 what would determine his government's course, Harold Macmillan, Britain's new prime minister, replied, "Events, dear boy, events." Now, into America's trivializing presidential campaign, a pesky event has intruded -- a European war. Russian tanks, heavy artillery, strategic bombers, ballistic missiles and a naval blockade batter a European nation. We are not past such things after all. The end of history will be postponed, again.

Now, go read this.  Don't argue with me, just read it.

Obama's 180 on Troops in Iraq

The boy-candidate has changed his mind again.  For the second third fourth umpteenth time in a week, Barack Obama has shifted his view of how long American forces must stay in Iraq.  His latest position "articulated" Saturday in an interview with Newsweek parrots the long-held positions of the Bush administration and of rival John McCain:  forever.

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama said in an interview published on Saturday the size of a residual U.S. force left in Iraq after the withdrawal of combat troops would be "entirely conditions-based." [Reuters]

This will not sit well with the Code Pink and the rest of the "surrender at any cost" crowd.  It does sit well with the McCain campaign as the latest demonstration of Obama's infantile understanding of how the world actually works--the very world in which claims citizenship and allegiance before and above his American citizenship.

"We welcome this latest shift in Senator Obama's position, but it is obvious that it was only a lack of experience and judgment that kept him from arriving at this position sooner," the campaign said in a statement.

McCain, like U.S. President George W. Bush, has opposed a fixed schedule for withdrawing combat troops, preferring to remain until Iraq is fully secure.

Barack told Fox News that his trip confirmed his views on foreign policy, apparently meaning that he never had any.  Former UN Ambassador John Bolton agrees:

If that is what the senator thought he was doing, he still has a lot to learn about both foreign policy and the views of the American people. Although well received in the Tiergarten, the Obama speech actually reveals an even more naive view of the world than we had previously been treated to in the United States. In addition, although most of the speech was substantively as content-free as his other campaign pronouncements, when substance did slip in, it was truly radical, from an American perspective. [Bolton in LA Times]

The media, which supports the Obama campaign with millions of dollars in donations, has pronounced Obama's pretentious trip the final procession in his coronation as Lord Sovereign of the United States.  Time will tell.  For those of us who, like Bolton, lived through or bothered to learn about the Cold War, Obama's actions and words abroad revealed a man less ready to be President than to begin freshman studies of history at a community college.

UPATE:  Allahpundit is having fun with this, too.

David Shipley Dispenses With Objectivity

On Friday, the New York Times refused to publish an op-ed piece by Republican nominee John McCain (FoxNews.com).  This might be the first time in American history that a newspaper turned down a column by a presidential candidate from a major party.  According to Jonathan Martin of Politico, the Times demanded that McCain include "timetables" for withdrawal if he wants NYT inches.  This also demonstrates why liberalism is incompatible with democracy.  Liberals are totalitarians by nature.  They seek to limit others rights in order to maximize their own interests.  David Shipley, the former Clinton hack who rejected McCain's piece, said it didn't meet the paper's pathetic standards. Hey Shitley:  I just flushed a piece of paper that exceeds the New York Times' standards.

What do you want to bet that this Shitley character donated $2K to Obama and has an unhealthy interest in young boys at the club swimming pool?

I was lukewarm toward McCain until this week. Between the 24/7 ass-kissing by the MSM of Obama's subversive trip to countries whose names he can't spell and the NYT finally pulling the last straw on reason, I've had it.  Better dead than living in Obamanation.  (See Gateway Pundit for Obama's latest anti-American crap, as that communist f*ck credited the goddam Sunnis, not the Surge, for progress in Iraq.) America and the world would be better off if Obama never made it back from Sandland.

Michelle Malkin thinks it funny that the very psycho libs McCain sucks up to now ask him to bend over for their fellow.  I find it frightening.  The left will do anything--anything at all--to win this election, and we should be prepared to do anything to stop them.

Think I'm imagining this liberal bias?  According to Rasmussen (h/t Malkin):

The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey, taken just before the new controversy involving the Times erupted, found that 49% of voters believe most reporters will try to help the Democrat with their coverage

In other words, half the country realizes that the David Shipley will lie, cheat, steal, and kill to win this thing for his boy.

The poll reveals how tolerant Democrats are of cheating:

a plurality of Democrats—37%-- say most reporters try to offer unbiased coverage of the campaign.

Lying bastards.  May they all rot in hell.

But there's more from Rasmussen.  People believe that the media are trying to kill the American economy, put you out of your house, and sell more great American companies to Eurotrash idiots like Carlos Brito. 

A separate survey released this morning also found that 50% of voters believe most reporters want to make the economy seem worse than it is.

Duh.  They also invented human-influenced global warming.  They're evil.  Not just different the way Poodles are different from Labradors, but evil.  Mean.  Out to hurt people for their own pleasure.  David Shipley would have been highly decorated at Auschwitz.  He'd have done a fine job of reviewing the Jews' appeals for release.  "Nein, and it's time for your shower."

I'm disgusted.

UPDATE:  Newster has more

Watch Iran's Navy

Iran's Attack Submarine, the GhadirIran commissioned a stealth attack submarine on November 28, adding a dangerous and potentially destabilizing weapon to its aggressive arsenal.  Built with Russian help, the Ghadir is capable of launching torpedoes and missiles simultaneously. Perhaps Iran has suspended its nuke program.  Perhaps not.  An advanced sub patrolling the Med in the hands of Iranian nuts is bad news for that part of the world. 

Makes me wish I was still in our submarine force.  I never got to fire a Snap Shot at a submerged target--but I practiced a lot.    

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The GOP Horse Race

Mike Huckabee's recent ascent through the polls is about to reverse itself.  Looking through RealClearPolitics news stories and polls, I saw a pattern:

  • Huckabee says something stupid
  • Romney fires off attack ads on Huckabee
  • Huckabee makes something up that might not be true
  • Romney fires off attack ads on Huckabee
  • Huckabee attacks Romney's ads
  • Repeat until sick

Let's assume that people in Iowa, New Hampshire, Michigan, and the Palmetto State are not sadists who pick a candidate based primarily upon his or her ability to insult and impugn opponents.  While negative advertising works well in politics, it works better between parties than within them.  With McCain now attacking Romney, we can fairly safely predict

  • The negative ads against Huckabee will hurt him badly, especially since they're corroborated by Huckabee's international ignorance and questionable honesty
  • The negative ads against Romney will prevent him from gaining from Huckabee's demise
  • McCain's numbers are locked in, just as they were in 1999-2000
  • Voters are tired of candidates whose last names end with a long "ee" sound (or maybe that's just me)

Huckabee's credibility on foreign policy is dead, and his reputation for honesty isn't too healthy.  In addition to his inexcusable gaffes about Pakistan, Ed Morrissey points to a Politico report in which Huckabee told reporters that former UN Ambassador John Bolton agreed to join his team.  Bolton, however, denied that he'd even spoken to Huckabee's team. 

California Conservative points to another recent gaffe of Huckbee's, in which he seemed to indicate that foreign policy is not important since a president can "pluck out one of the tens of thousands of people who work" in the State Department.  That's like saying a cancer patient can simply grab any of the 500 employees of Barnes-Jewish Hospital to treat his disease. 

WE are told that conservative Christians powered Huckabee's recent rise.  If true, then the beneficiary of his demise will have to be a social conservative and, likely, a Christian.  That eliminates Romney (Morman), Giuliani (social liberal), McCain (unclear social position) from the displaced voter pool.  This might be wishful thinking, but Thompson would stand to gain the lion's share of disheartened Huckabee voters.

Another point in Thompson's favor is his below-the-radar position.  By avoiding negativity, Thompson has lost the free advertising the others have enjoyed, but he's also avoided foreign object damage from negative ads aimed his way.  If Thompson can use his recent fund raising success to present himself as a positive, conservative alternative to the mudslingers, empty suits, and liberals, he could score a big surprise in Iowa.

Whatever Thompson's fate, Huckabee is done.  Republicans may not list foreign policy as their top criterion, but they will not nominate a foreign policy lightweight who lies.

UPDATE:  CBS News has found at least one Iowa voter who is switching from Huckster to Thompson because of Huckabee's foreign policy blunders:

Could Huckabee’s lack of foreign policy experience be hurting him in Iowa? It made the difference tonight for at least one voter at a Fred Thompson event in Fort Madison.

“I was a Huckabee supporter until about a week ago,” said Brian Wright, a Fort Madison resident. “And then I heard his comment about Pakistan today.”

Candidate switchers are like mice--if you see one, there's a whole bunch you haven't seen.

Huckabee Slammed By Senior Aide

From CNN:

A senior aide to Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee admitted Friday that the former Arkansas governor had "no foreign policy credentials" after his comments reacting to the assassination of former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto raised questions.

When a candidate's senior aide admits the candidate knows nothing about the world beyond Arkansas, USA, the voters must take the aide seriously. 

A vote for Huckabee might be more un-American than a vote for a Democrat.  Either is vote for America's collapse, but at least the Democrats know they'll cause our downfall.  Huckabee's just plain clueless.  The guy can't point out Cananda on a map of Canada.

Previously, Huckabee was unaware of the National Intelligence Assessment that concluded Iran suspended its nuke program in 2003.  He also thought Pakistan was west of Afghanistan, so don't let him drive. 

Democrats Prove Incapable . . . Again

The two leading Democrat contenders for president took time out from their campaigns, yesterday, using Benazir Bhutto's assassination to demonstrate their utter incapability and unpreparedness to lead the world's last remaining superpower. Obama

Barrack Obama's team blamed the United States, George Bush, and everyone who supported the Iraq War for Bhutto's assassination.  In other words, like the child he is, Obama blamed everyone but himself.  Clinton

Our friend Gateway Pundit points out that Hillary's soliloquy on Bhutto centered on the Senators long, close, personal relationship with Bhutto that lasted a dozen years.  But the Pundit found some critical errors that indicate Senator Clinton lied about how well she knew Bhutto:

** Benazir Bhutto's father was hanged- not assassinated. ** Benazir Bhutto had 3 children not 2.

Clearly, Senator Clinton did not know Benazir Bhutto as well as she would like you to think... [source]

Conclusion

With nuclear weapons getting closer and closer to Usama bin Laden's filthy hands, the world needs a leader prepared to deal with dangerous terrorists.  The Democrat Party offers no such leaders.  The GOP offers four in Thompson, Romney, Giuliani, and McCain. 

Vote Republican.   A vote for Democrats is a vote for defeat.

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