Tuesday, July 31, 2007
Monday, July 30, 2007
At this point, we are fighting Al Qaeda in Iraq.
It's our choice. We win or we lose.
Iraq is also a test of will. Who will quit first? Who will go home first?
A few years, Bin Laden predicted that the West did not have the will to fight. He came to that conclusion in the 1990s when the Clinton administration took punches and did not fight back.
Should we win in Iraq? Frankly, can we afford to lose? The answer is no.
Let me recommend this from Robert Tracinski who writes at TIADaily.com:
"Surrender in Iraq would validate the terrorist insurgency as an infallible winning tactic.
It would validate that tactic far more thoroughly than our previous retreats from Somalia and Beirut, and losing this time would make it ten times harder to demonstrate our ability to win a counter-insurgency war in the future." (Iraq is a Test We Cannot Fail)
Clifford D. May is the president of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, a policy institute focusing on terrorism. He wrote:
"Opponents of the U.S. mission in Iraq say they want to "change course." Most refuse to specify what their new course would be.
Others say they want U.S. troops to "redeploy" to friendly countries in the region.
But in international relations, nothing cools a friendship like defeat. For any regime to rely on the United States for security after the United States has abandoned Iraq would be high-risk.
In fact, it would soon become apparent that the continuing presence of American forces invites subversion, terrorism and assassination of those in power." (Imagining defeat in Iraq )
It won't be pretty if we walk out in defeat.
Want to break down our military morale? Send them home in defeat!
Therefore, it is important to keep our cool and our eye on the ball.
We must win in Iraq!
P.S. For more, see The War in Iraq: Answers to Frequently Asked Questions by James Phillips:
"While WMD were not found, some may have been moved to Syria in the convoys of hundreds of trucks that crossed the border just before the U.S.-led intervention and during the first few weeks of fighting. Moreover, prohibited missiles were found inside Iraq, a clear violation of the U.N. Security Council resolutions and the cease-fire that ended the 1991 Gulf War.
And the threat to the U.S. was not solely from WMD or missiles.
The Iraq regime sought to assassinate former President Bush during his visit to Kuwait in 1993, supported a wide variety of terrorist groups against American allies, including Israel, and routinely fired on U.S. warplanes that were enforcing the U.N. no-fly zones.
During his reign, Hussein invaded two countries, fired missiles at three other countries, used illegal chemical weapons against Iran and his own people, and left behind at least 300,000 victims in mass graves."
P.S. For a little fun, check out this video! It's a modern version of Patton talking about the Iraq War.
Sunday, July 29, 2007
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Wednesday, July 25, 2007
And I think that it is a disgrace that we have not spoken to them."
Tuesday, July 24, 2007
Obama, Edwards and Clinton are not serious about ending poverty. What they want to is to make government bigger and create more dependency, i.e. voters who vote for them and get checks in return.
Linda Chavez makes these two points:
'First, many of those living below poverty today are new immigrants, both legal and illegal. They are newcomers who lack the education and skills to attain a middle class life, at least initially. The poverty rate for non-citizens, 20 percent, is twice the national average, but it has declined substantially since 1993, when it was almost 30 percent; this despite the fact that there are many more immigrants here now, including substantially more illegal aliens.
So why aren't Obama and Edwards talking more about marriage as an antidote to poverty?" (DEMOCRATS' NEW WAR)
The African-American community has been devastated by the collapse of marriage:
"Most important, children who are raised by their married, biological parents do better across every measure of economic, social, health and educational well-being than children raised in other family arrangements. In fact, when comparing families of similar socioeconomic status, these black children have similar outcomes as their white counterparts. Marriage is the great equalizer." (Marriage Is The Great Equalizer For Blacks By Roland Warren)
Want to end poverty? Promote marriage and responsible behavior.
Monday, July 23, 2007
Sunday, July 22, 2007
Where are we? We have not been attacked since 9-11. 2,000 days without an attack!
Are we lucky? A little bit.
Are we stopping terrorists? Absolutely:
"In its "key judgments," the NIE observes that "greatly increased worldwide counterterrorism efforts over the past five years have constrained the ability of al Qaeda to attack the U.S. Homeland."
It notes that the measures put into place since September 11, 2001, have "helped disrupt known plots"--last year's foiled attempt to blow up airliners over the North Atlantic being just one of them.
And it observes that terrorist groups "perceive the Homeland as a harder target to strike than on 9/11."
If this is evidence of the Administration's alleged failures, we need more of them." (Terror Estimate)
Pres. Bush has done a great job in defending the US since 9-11.
Sadly, the latest NIE report turned into another opportunity for The New York Times and opportunistic Dems to take cheap shots. The Dems don't have the courage to cut the funding but they can take lots of cheap shots!
Saturday, July 21, 2007
Friday, July 20, 2007
Yesterday, the stock market hit 14,000! It is a new record high! Obviously, someone likes what Bush is doing:
"In just the past year alone, the Dow has gained a remarkable 30 percent. Meanwhile, Europe and Asia are up about 30 percent, Japan 23 percent, and emerging markets more than 60 percent. Clearly, the world is voting -- with real money -- for the American system of free-market capitalism. And it's my strong suspicion that the majority of the global investing community supports the Iraq War and a steadfast U.S. commitment to stop terrorism. They seem to know that if the United States doesn't do it, no one else will." (A Stock Market Vote of Confidence for BushBy Lawrence Kudlow)
So cheer up. The economy is doing well.
Thursday, July 19, 2007
We discussed samples, likely vs registered voters, and many of the things that go into polling.
Also, we reviewed the latest poll:
"While Bush’s job approval rating has stabilized, opinion of the work Congress is doing continues to plummet. The Zogby poll shows just 14% give Congress positive marks, while 83% give it negative marks—this in the wake of an acrimonious scrimmage over immigration reform that failed to pass muster in the Senate and died, experts have said, until after the 2008 presidential election."
The interview will be available in the archives over the weekend. Click the radio icon to the right!