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Saturday, November 10th, 2007

Just caught this show on the History Channel. I was very concerned about how they were going to treat this topic. You can never be sure with the History Channel. I’ve watched programs on Civil War Reenacting that left the viewer thinking that we are all out there re-fighting the war. Rubbish.

To my surprise, they did a very good job with it. They allowed the soldiers to tell their stories. I don’t think anything was taken out of context.

Here’s the showtime list. Make sure to catch this:

  • Saturday, November 10 12:00 AM
  • Monday, November 12 12:00 PM
  • Monday, November 12 06:00 PM

Thanks for the love, Doc. I noticed that they didn’t overtly mention your blogs by name but I read most all of the blogs referenced and knew who was what so it didn’t hinder me. Some how I missed “GI KATE”…quite sorry for that. She seems to be a very engaging young lady.

Domestic Enemies

Saturday, February 17th, 2007

While I’m not altogether surprised, it still climbs right up under my skin. The House passed this useless piece of trash condemning the mission in Iraq. Even though many of them voted for the mission in the first place.

I’m just so tired of the same old garbage being kicked around by the Democrat party. They apparently have no plan for Victory and are willing to run away when things get tough. They talk about the lies told by the President. They talk about fighting “the real enemy”. They talk about the “civil war” in Iraq. They don’t come out and say that our military is incapable of winning this war…oh but wait…they do:

In my judgment, this war is beyond the scope of our men and women in uniform. The situation in Iraq is in dire need of a diplomatic solution. Sure, we need to be ready to take down al Qaeda training camps in the region, but we do not need to be refereeing age-old religious disputes.

THOMAS [Page: H1645] [Time 21:00]

Who said that? To my shame, it is my very own Congressman Ben Chandler(KY-6). Congressman, do you really mean to say that our military cannot win this fight? Do you actually mean to say that our military is incapable of defeating the barbarians? Do you honestly think that our men and women in uniform are weaker than the barbarians? Mr. Chandler, you have a strong family name in our Commonwealth. AB Chandler was a great Kentucky Governor. I fear you are casting shame upon your grandfather’s name by these words and your vote in support of this resolution.

Thankfully, we in Kentucky have someone who believes our military *IS* stronger than the barbarians. Ron Lewis(KY-2) spoke strongly against the Defeat Resolution.

[pre-emptive update: Dianne Feinstein just called for a deadline of the initial Iraq invasion. Calling for a deadline where the President would have to come back to Congress for further activity in the country. Good Lord, we are heading to hell in a handbasket because of these people]

Mr. Lewis said in part:

Mr. Speaker, if we cut and run, if we retreat from Iraq , we will forfeit our ability to lead the world against the enemies of peace. Iraq , in all likelihood, would fall to Iranian dominance and would become a launching pad for terror attacks against the United States and Israel. Islamic jihadists will be emboldened in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and the greater Middle East. The world oil supply could be vulnerable to jihadist control, and nuclear armed missiles in Pakistan could turn into a hellish nightmare.

And Israel, Mr. Speaker, one of our closest and most faithful allies, could see its very existence perilously close to total annihilation. World War III could even be the final consequence of the misguided actions of this Congress if we retreat from Iraq . But sadly, Mr. Speaker, there are some in this Congress who are more concerned about the next election than the next generation.

Thomas [Page: H1764]

That is the bottom line on a couple fronts.  First, walking away from the fight in Iraq would certainly lead to an Iranian dominated state.  Jordan would then be in the cross hairs of Iran as they continued to spread their “revolution” across the Middle East and the world.  Second, this whole useless debate on this useless resolution was about 2008 and the elections in our country.  We have a bunch of people more willing to allow the deaths of untold thousands of people just to get reelected.

It appears as I write this the Senate is working on passing the same Surrender and Get Elected resolution.  God help us.

The roll call for the House vote will follow shortly.

Democrats refuse to hear Republican alternatives to Biden-Levin Resolution

Monday, February 5th, 2007

THAT should be the headline rather than G.O.P. Senators Thwart Debate on Iraq Policy as the Crimes has it or Republicans block Senate debate on Iraq as the AlQeada Propogandists has it.

It seems that McConnell (R-KY) wants to see a couple of alternatives hit the floor as well. If Senator Reid is so convinced that the American People are for this Biden-Levin resolution then why wouldn’t they simply relish the opportunity to see two Republican sponsored resolutions go down in flames? Could it be because those resolutions would force the Senate’s hand on whether or not they might cut funding later on? You betcha. All their rhetoric about “supporting the troops” and all that is the crap we knew it was. They want to offer up Biden-Levin, have it pass, and then at the first sign of something that might appear to be a set back in the President’s “Clear and Hold” plan declare “DISASTER” and cut funding….with the full faith, support, and ink from the Crimes et al no doubt.

Senator McConnell, keep this up and you just might get the coveted first “Half Horse – Half Gator” award this year.

Habeus Corpus is over rated

Wednesday, January 31st, 2007

This has got to be one of the most outrageous things I’ve read lately. It’s right up there with this piece of drivel by Adam Ash.

It boggles my mind that someone who is supposedly educated and in a profession where a certain level of critical thinking is necessary, that they can be so absorbed in their hatred of the country that allows them to wave their tongue as they choose and STILL miss that point entirely.

All the fisking has been done already. Check out Jimbo here. Black5 here. Fuzzy here. and the comments to both Adam and Billy’s garbage.

I think I need to donate to Soldier’s Angels in their names as an apology that they are too proud to write themselves. Don’t worry boys…I’m there for ya.

Transaction ID to Soldier’s Angels: 8LV44828YL400462G
Followed up with a note referencing said number apologizing for these absolute asshat comments.

She doth protest to little

Thursday, January 18th, 2007

Speaker Pelosi in an interview with ABC says:

The president knows that because the troops are in harm’s way, that we won’t cut off the resources. That’s why he’s moving so quickly to put them in harm’s way.

But we will hold the president accountable. He has to answer for his war.

while the Senate ponders a non-binding resolution that would wag their finger and scold the President in his attempt to win the Battle for Iraq.

This is illustrative of the difference between the two ideologies. Conservatives see “Right and Wrong” and know that Right will always be Right and Wrong will always be Wrong. Progressives see “Right and Wrong” and know that “and” is in the middle and that’s about it. They declare in this resolution that the “Surge” is the wrong thing to do but they are willing to pay for it anyway. If it’s the wrong thing to do then why fund it? Why throw good money after bad? Oh wait…they’ve been doing that for years with other things so why should we expect anything different now.

Show some principled leadership Ms. Speaker. If you sincerely believe we have lost in Iraq then you simply must stop the funding. Otherwise you are simply paying our troops to die for nothing…right? If, on the other hand, you are not sincere in your belief that we have lost in Iraq then you are playing politics with the lives of millions of Iraqis along with the 20,000 troops you are sending to Iraq.

From where I’m sitting, the Resolution in the Senate is a comfort to the barbarians in Iraq. It tells them that the Congress COULD pull the plug on the whole thing and all they need to do is hold out a while longer. Meanwhile our troops are headed over there wondering, “How long until we have to run out of here with our tails between our legs because our own side cut and ran on us?”. The only thing the new Congressional Leadership can offer on Iraq are empty resolutions and threats of impending action against the President. They have no offers of strategy that could lead to victory. Ms. Speaker? Majority Leader Reid? It’s okay to say “I don’t know” if you don’t have a strategy for Victory. When someone comes up with a possible plan and you have nothing to offer…no suggested changes…no REASONS why it won’t work…NOTHING TO OFFER except a condemnation of the plan…you don’t have much in the way of credibility. You will no doubt say that the President has no credibility either but how does that change the situation? He has a plan which matches the numbers General Petraeus laid out in his Counter Insurgency manual exactly and the good General is even leading the effort. Why will this NOT work?

Okay fine…you just have a hunch it won’t work. I’m good with using your intuition on things. Instead of condemning the President for the plan, why not state loud and clear that while you disagree with this approach and the initial decision to take down Saddam, that you stand 100% behind our effort and will see it through to victory? I’m sure one of your favorite blogs have the number of American dead proudly displayed somewhere…should be somewhere around 3,000 right now. Congressman Kucinich has said:

These are the elements of the Kucinich Plan:

1. The US announces it will end the occupation, close military bases and withdraw. The insurgency has been fueled by the occupation and the prospect of a long-term presence as indicated by the building of permanent bases. A US declaration of an intention to withdraw troops and close bases will help dampen the insurgency which has been inspired to resist colonization and fight invaders and those who have supported US policy. Furthermore this will provide an opening where parties within Iraq and in the region can set the stage for negotiations towards peaceful settlement.

He is prepared to bring them all home. What does that mean for the 3000 that were killed there? What exactly did they give their last full measure for? A buddy of mine has said that a there isn’t anything in Iraq worth a single American life and that seems to be the Congressman’s position as well. At least he is honest about it. What about you Speaker Pelosi? Majority Leader Reid? Is the future of the children of Iraq worth 3,000 American lives? What could possibly be worth the lives of 360,222 Americans then? Could the answer be below the fold?

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Pretty little dead girls

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2006

Yeah, I know that’s over the top and I sort of apologize. All we’ve heard for the past couple of days is JonBenet all the time. “BREAKING NEWS!!! Dumb@$s Karr spent his first night in an American Jail last night!”. When Jon Benet Ramsey was killed it was wall to wall coverage for how many months? Did her parents do it? Was it her brother? Maybe Colonel Muster?

Don’t get me wrong here. I truely feel for her parents and bitterly mourn her loss. But I also feel for the parents of the other thousands of little girls killed and bitterly mourn THEIR loss but we will never hear about them. My anger isn’t because I have to endure this news story. It’s because it is over done to the point where it interferes with the investigation of the case AND the newsies treat it like the only tragic murder of a child in the country. If Jon Benet was hideously ugly and came from a trailer park we would have never heard about this story.

That’s not why I’m here today. The real reason will shock some of my handful of readers. There have been other “pretty little girls” that have died recently and like the thousands of children murdered, we haven’t heard a peep about them in the news. They are mere statistics to the newsies.

One brave poster at the Daily Kos did the work of the newsies, honored these proud women, and humbled me because I didn’t.

She concludes her post with these words:

I’d like everyone who has some kind of problem with feminism to look long and hard at the faces of these women and consider the fact that they died for YOU and they were doing a man’s job.

Well said. VERY well said. There are probably very few things that HRH and I would agree on but this…THIS…I only wish I had written it first.

Saying “Thanks”

Saturday, August 19th, 2006

Normally I just delete these things but this one…this one is worth it.

Xerox has teamed up with Hallmark I think(although there is no mention of Hallmark on the site or in the DNS entry…the interface looks alot like other Hallmark software) to allow you, gentle reader, to send a thank you to the troops.

You don’t have to be a wordsmith to make this work.  There are a bunch of canned “thank you”s to choose from.  Just go…tell one of them you appreciate them.

Maybe not Conrad…he thinks the war is garden party with a couple marriage disputes.

“Hell Yeah!” moments…

Saturday, August 5th, 2006

After I dried my eyes and my heart stopped swelling after the graduation speech at Blackfive, I read Grim’s piece and let out another, “Oh HELL yeah!”.

Grim asks the question, “Where are we going?”

As I see it we have two options…continue with this low intensity fight carefully logically segregated into “the Iraq War”, “Afgan War”, “Israeli-Lebanon Conflict” and end up losing everything or we throw down the gauntlet and get this thing done.

The longer we allow our future and that of our children to be dictated by rancid UN Resolutions and the whims of some “holyman” who wishes the utter destruction of a neighboring country, the closer we get to a nuclear exchange with someone. Whether that is Iran, North Korea, China, or some nutjob out there that managed to get the plans she got off the Internet to work will be completely moot when people are forced to remember the horrors of radiation poisoning.

The longer we allow these rogues to see us waffle everytime the NY Crimes, BBC, or Aljazeera runs a “story” on our “latest atrocity” the weaker we look to them. All of our platitudes like “Our investigation and, if necessary, prosecution of those responsible will show them that we stand by our principles” is utter baby-speak to these people. All they understand is their own twisted version of Jihad.

If it’s Jihad they want, then By God let’s give it to them and do what it takes to give it to them. Draft? Fine. Rationing at home? Fine. Getting my fat 39 year old arse out of this chair and trying to convince my wife not to leave me when I join up? well..I’m gonna talk to her father about it tomorrow.

April 26 Hamdania incident

Wednesday, June 21st, 2006

Seven Marines and one Navy Corpsman were charged today with Murder under the Uniform Code of Military Justice. The charge is that on April 26th they killed an Iraqi civilian with malice aforethought. A Marine JAG type(whatever they are called in the Marines) said the charge closely mirrored 1st Degree Murder in civil law and there was strong evidence to support the charge.

Up until this past week these Marines and Corpsman were in shackles in the Brig. After some public outrage the irons were removed. Time to put them back on I guess. The UCMJ is a slow machine but it is also VERY methodical. If these guys were charged then things look pretty bleak for them. They still await Courts Martial and therefore stand on the innocent side of the charge. If they are proven Guilty of this incident these guys SHOULD BE EXECUTED.

We do not want people wearing the Uniform of American Military personnell who are capable of this outrageous behavior. They are not Marines, Sailors, Airmen, or Soldiers, they are scum and deserve the cost of the rounds necessary to end their worthless existence. All of the above is true *IF* they are found guilty of this heinous charge.
The Domestic Enemies of America(no Bryce…not all liberals by any stretch. Just those of any political flavor who wish ill on America.) will rejoice in this news. I would bet that the New York Crimes will have this story above the fold on page one…possibly bumping the WMD story. While I agree it is newsworthy and should be reported, the tenor of their story will attempt to portray all of our troops in the same light. I’d almost bet my check on it.

The lovely Mrs. Malkin has more on the accused here. Lots of links to websites setup for the accussed and their pleas for donations to their defense funds. I support donating to their defense because we want them to have a fair and well defended trial. If they are acquitted of the charge or found guilty, their families will have to deal with the legal bills and that won’t be exactly fair on the families. If these guys did this why should their families have to suffer that financial burden along with the grief and utter shame as well?

WMD in Iraq

Wednesday, June 21st, 2006

Tonight Peter Hoekstra and Rick Santorum announced that US forces have recovered at least 500 “weapons”, probably artillery and rockets\missiles, in Iraq since May of 2004.

I have long contended that we had found WMD in Iraq early on but some folks have dumped on that fact because “one artillery shell is not a stockpile(mustard gas shell found in May of 2004)” or “precursor binary agents could be in any chemical plant”(Sarin gas precursor agents found in well protected bunkers in April of 2003). Well, now we have 500 or so artillery rounds filled with chemical weapons.

500 of anything would be considered a stockpile by any reasonable person. 500 Chemical Artillery rounds is a couple stockpiles.

Ed Morrissey at Captain’s Quarters says:

Some will claim that the release is strictly for political purposes. They may have a point, but I doubt it will have anything to do with domestic politics. If Bush wanted to use it for that, he would have done so in October 2004 and not in June 2006. This information changes the picture about our pre-war intelligence in time for the Iranian confrontation — and I suspect that the White House wants to declassify it in order to convince European leaders that our intel actually paid off.

I think Ed is dead on. The President has stated repeatedly he doesn’t govern by Polls. He doesn’t give a wit about his “favorability” scores. This President is a leader and is led by his principles. I’m certain that he wasn’t interested in opening up this can of worms in the US National debate again. But by showing that, in fact, his intel(and that of the rest of the modern world) was correct prior to invading Iraq, he might just gain some credibility with certain members of the diplomatic community as we apply the screws to Iran and Korea.

Zarqawi: “Hey honey, what’s with the attitude and all these scales?”

Thursday, June 8th, 2006

Yesterday the United States Military ended the rather worthless life of Abu Zarqawi. His brother is now saying that ole Abu is a martyr. So I guess he’s sitting in what he believes to be paradise right about now and wondering if the marketing was wrong or perhaps he took a wrong turn in Pergatory.

Those 77 virgins are hardly what he expected. They may well be virgins but they surely ain’t as pretty as he thought they might be.

As Froggy says, good riddance, Bitch!

I’m sure more is to come here but this is a great day for the Iraqi people and all freedom loving people around the world. The barbarians in Iraq have to be more than alittle shaken by this. Sure, another head will grow on this Hydra but we’ve proven we can take deal with them. Line up boys, take a number and wait your turn. Your time is coming.

UPDATE: Reuters is quoting an ABCNEWS source stating:

“Zarqawi was apparently injured at first… The Americans found him. They handed him over to the Iraqis and he later died of his injuries,”

What a pity eh? Alittle Iraqi justice for ya there barbarian. I’m sure they treated your wounds real well. “How about alittle sand in that wound pal…” Heh. I love the “later died of his injuries” part. Hmmm…which injuries? The injuries from the bombing or the several hundred 7.62mm holes in him from after the bombings.

Snide Update: That Reuters report makes me wonder if we’ll be hearing about how inhumane the Iraqi police were toward this barbarian. How long will it take before the Domestic Enemies of America are lamenting the “alleged” lack of proper medical care afforded Zarqawi? You know it’s coming. Maybe we should send condolence cards to Ex-Marine Murtha.
Tracking with Smash, Blackfive, Iraq the Model, Singlemind, Milblogs

Judge Murtha Speaks!

Thursday, May 18th, 2006

We don’t need no stinkin’ NCIS investigation! No need to trouble the poor people in Haditha! No reason at all to talk with the Marines in question. No no no…just let Congressman Judge Murtha pronounce guilt and let’s hang’em!

November 19th of last year saw an IED attack on a group of Marines in Haditha Iraq resulting in the death of one of those Marines, a bunch of barbarians(who’s counting anymore), and 15 civilians. NCIS(Naval Criminal Investigative Service) started an investigation after Time magazine interviewed some of the families in Haditha who claim the Marines killed the civilians outright and not as part of the firefight that erupted after the IED detonation.
Bravo for the investigation!  If these Marines lost their minds and went about violating the Rules of War then nail them to the wall. BUT…let’s wait for the investigation to tell us something first. Judge Murtha has no right to jump into the fray right now by declaring these Marines guilty of War Crimes. He hasn’t even read the report from NCIS:

Murtha’s comments were the first on-the-record remarks by a U.S. official characterizing the findings of military investigators looking into the Nov. 19 incident. Murtha, the ranking Democrat on the Defense Appropriations subcommittee and an opponent of Bush administration policy in Iraq, said he hadn’t read the report but had learned about its findings from military commanders and other sources.

Those “military commanders” are doing no justice to these Marines either and by commenting to Murtha, if this actually occurred, they are interferring in the investigation. As for the “other sources”…we all love “other sources”. That’s like the neighbor hood kid’s girlfriend in that far away city. Let’s hear it Judge Murtha…tell us about your girlfriend.

This guy is a real winner. If these Marines are found innocent of any wrong doing will we hear a formal apology to Chris Matthews? Of course not. Murtha, with respect to his own military experience, is now just another “domestic enemy” these Marines swore to defend the Constitution against.

Again, if these Marines did in fact violate the Rules of War then we deal with them as harshly as the UCMJ allows. Right now…that’s an “if” because we just don’t know. Even if they are found guilty of this horrible act it doesn’t mean Murtha is right in speaking out now. He’s a disgrace to the uniform he once wore.

Possible Barbarian Activity very soon

Sunday, April 30th, 2006

Something tells me that something big is in the works from the barbarians. We’ve had 3 video tapes this past week and tomorrow is May 1st, the traditional Communist holiday(which should really irritate the Pagans out there). Steve Emerson, of the Counterterrorism Blog, seems to think this is a potential tip off for the barbarians to attack somewhere.

It’s been a while since a major attack on the west…what, since the London bombings? Dunno…keep your powder dry.

Perhaps an attempt on Musharraf? Zawahiri seemed to be obsessed with him in his rant.

These legendary heroes and their brave families.

Tuesday, February 14th, 2006

NAJIM ABDULLAH ABID AL-JIBOURI, Mayor of Tall ‘Afar, Ninewa, Iraq, sends his compliments to the 3rd Armored Combat Regiment:

To the families of those who have given their holy blood for our land, we all bow to you in reverence and to the souls of your loved ones. Their sacrifice was not in vain. They are not dead, but alive, and their souls hovering around us every second of every minute. They will never be forgotten for giving their precious lives. They have sacrificed that which is most valuable. We see them in the smile of every child, and in every flower growing in this land. Let America, their families, and the world be proud of their sacrifice for humanity and life.

Greyhawk has the rest…go. Read. NOW!