Happy Veterans Day; I am so proud of our men and women serving to protect our country. Here’s a compilation of videos of dogs welcoming home their soldiers after being away for months.
Today, the Democratic Senate will attempt to surrender to the terrorists again.
This is the second attempt to surrender. Bush vetoed the first attempt, and he promises to veto the second attempt. In the meantime, funding for the troops is being held hostage by defeatists that claim to “support the troops.” How they claim to support the troops while simulataneously withholding troop funding, attempting to surrender, and declaring the “war is lost” is beyond me.
Bush will win this battle. Democrats are so set on surrendering they will eventually surrender themselves and pass a funding bill Bush can sign. Instead of surrendering to terrorists, the Democrats will surrender to Bush.
It’s only a matter of time.
Update: We surrender!
Republicans said the vote amounted to little more than political theater because the bill would be dead on arrival after reaching the White House. Bush said he will veto the bill so long as it contains a timetable on Iraq, as well as $20 billion in spending added by Democrats.
“The solution is simple: Take out the surrender date, take out the pork, and get the funds to our troops,” said Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.
Apparently Iran doesn’t care for the US military action and has listed Russian support for their position. Apparently US troops raided an Iranian office in the Iraqi city of Arbil and are holding 6 Iranians in their role of assisting terrorist in Iraq. Iran claims they are diplomats (or will eventually claim they are diplomats) and says the US is violating international diplomacy protocols
I can understand Iran’s objection. I propose the US detain 47 more Iranians to bring the total to 53, and hold them for at least 14 months. Isn’t that the standard Iran set for detaining US diplomats?
Yup, that just about killed John Kerry’s chances of being President in 2008. First he insulted the troops, saying that if you’re stupid you get stuck in Iraq. Then, instead of apologizing, he went on the offensize and blamed Bush, even though Bush had nothing to do with Kerry’s statement. Then Kerry claimed it was a botched joke (which no doubt is Bush’s fault, too).
So now Kerry can apologize ineffectively (ineffective because it’ll look like he was pressured into it), and it’ll be an apology that’ll impress nobody. Conservatives won’t care, liberals will think Kerry’s weak. Or he can not apologize in which case moderates will think Kerry is just rude and stupid. That pretty much dug his hole. If he runs for President in 2008, he won’t make it past the first 3 weeks of the primaries.
Update: John Kerry has apologized for this:
You know, education–if you make the most of it, you study hard, you do your homework, and you make an effort to be smart, uh, you can do well. If you don’t, you get stuck in Iraq.
As far as I know, he still hasn’t apologized for this fropm 1971:
They had personally raped, cut off ears, cut off heads, taped wires from portable telephones to human genitals and turned up the power, cut off limbs, blown up bodies, randomly shot at civilians, razed villages in fashion reminiscent of Genghis Khan, shot cattle and dogs for fun, poisoned food stocks, and generally ravaged the country side of South Vietnam in addition to the normal ravage of war, and the normal and very particular ravaging which is done by the applied bombing power of this country.
While Minuteman civilian patrols are keeping an eye out for illegal border crossers, the U.S. Border Patrol is keeping an eye out for Minutemen — and telling the Mexican government where they are.
Wouldn’t it be cheaper to fire the entire US Border Patrol and use the money to hire illegal immigrants to drive buses of immigrants directly from Mexico to their lawncare jobs?
I know many people are thinking only peace-loving leafblowers are sneaking across the borders, but some of them are Al Qaeda terrorists intent on destroying us.
The case of Mahmoud Youssef Kourani, who paid to be smuggled across the U.S.-Mexico border in 2001, is a good example. He pleaded guilty to providing material support to Hizbullah and was sentenced to no more than five years in prison.
The most recent sign that terrorists may be thinking of entering the U.S. from the south came from the mastermind of many of the terror attacks in Iraq, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. Last week, U.S. officials revealed that Mr. Zarqawi may be planning to broaden his campaign to include strikes in the U.SÂ—and suggested it would be easy to infiltrate the U.S. through the southern border.
Somehow we Americans have to convince our elected officials that we are against terrorists coming over the border. You’d think that would be common sense. I suspect, though, that all our elected officials would do is pass a new law making it illegal to do things that are already illegal.
*Via Michelle Malkin
The movie was haunting. By the end of the movie you were on the edge of your seat, sickened because you already know what is going to happen.
The director did a terrific job of presenting it as a factual movie, without any director’s opinion, in a “this is what happened, this is what they said” kind of way. The terrorists were cruel, void of any sort of compassion. They were intent from the beginning at killing. The flight passengers were mixed; some were brave, some were scared, The final scene has you praying for some sort of miracle but gut wrenching when you know the terrorists won this battle.
As the movie ended, one moviegoer called out, “Remember, we’re still at war!” It’s hard to imagine anybody still thinks we’re not – this enemy is not interested in negotiating except as a pretense to regroup for another attack.
Worthwhile seeing, don’t bring children.