From Vox Day's blog
Of course, this is the woman who is dumb enough to think that Americans are pining for a third Bush in the White House. Sure, Jeb talks a good game, but the problem is that after the lies his father and his brother told to get elected, no one with more than half a brain, conservative or liberal, believes anything that comes out of the mouth of anyone named Bush.
And I left this as a comment there:
I doubt JEB (his initals) Bush will seek nomination for President. He was overall an OK Govenor of FL but he demonstrated that he can indeed be 'rattled'. By the time 'francis' hit JEB in his public demeanor was quite clearly a shaken man. Granted, that was a stressful time for all of us (in FL) but showing it during an annoucement of moblizing the State to deal with another hurricane was not confidence inspiring.
As Govenor of FL appearing 'shaken' during a period of stress in public is forgivable. For a President it would be seen as distrubing. And would likely make a bad situation worse.
Many attacked President Bush for continuing to read to kindergarteners after the first plane hit the WTC. What they overlook was until the second plane hit it was assumed that this was an airliner crash and nothing more. It's generally assumed that 'red-alert status' is not to be invoked until the situation warrants it. By the time the second plane hit he had finished reading My Little Goat
. That was when the teacher was informed to clear the classroom and it turned into a makeshift situation room. At that point Bush went 'into CINC mode'.
That is one of the few things I will defend the Bush administration on. The decison to launch attacks on Afghanistan is another.
defend the decision to begin ''Operation Iraqi Freedom''
because there were clearly doubts about either the involvement of Saddam's Government in the 9/11 attacks or the threat it actually posed to America. A common critsism of me is to lump me in with those jackasses in DC last Saturday or that 'greving mother as career' Cindy Sheehan.
The critical difference is that they are ''anti-war'' as far as a America is concerned. In truth they are actually PRO
-war on 'the west'. And the way they see it 'the west' should not respond to attacks on it in any way. They seek to destroy
'the west' in order to save it. With the mindset that anything
would be an improvment over 'western civilization'. That explains their silence in the face of moslims who seek to dictate what is and what is not acceptable in any form of expression. Note that nearly none of these ''liberals'' were willing to take a stand against those WHO OPENLY AND PLAINLY desire to kill those who merely drew a dozen cartoons in reference to Islam and it's founder
So where does that put me? I have stated repeatedly that over 100,000 of ''the troops'' are being misused
in ''iraq'' and should be evacuated from there immediatly
. I agree with Hugh Fitzgerald
that a sunni-shi'ite ''civil war'' in the entire Middle East
is not a bad thing but in fact a good one. And in fact should be en
couraged not dis
MAKE the rest of the world see the hatred, violence, and primitivism that is the basic foundation of Islam
without expending further American lives in a pointless effort to ''reform'' moslims. About three years ago a local talk radio host was wondering on the air if we (the USA) will be able ''to tame iraq''. Clearly the answer is NO
, WE CANNOT
I think of it as like a large-scale forest fire, one that cannot
be drowned or smothered. Putting 100,000+ Americans in the middle of it to try to extinguish such a conflaguration from within is pointless and counterproductive.
The correct way to deal with Islam IS NOT
''to try to put it out'' (which cannot
be done) but to contain the fire
and allow it to burn itself
out. Force the fire to consume itself.
That is a fudemental tenent of what Lawrence Auster has dubbed ''Seperationism''
, what moslims do to each other is not our concern. Our concern is to do everything to prevent the basic destructiveness from spreading. That would involve removing
as many moslims from civilization as possible and quaranteeing it to The Middle East as much as possible.
THAT is why I call for the removal of ''the troops'' from ''iraq''. ''Healing iraq'' is impossible
, making ''iraq the model'' is impossible
. Our President says that 21,500 more
''troops'' will accomplish what 150,000 have been unable to do
, namely ''teach the pig to sing''. The pig is not singing. Nor will it ever.
In my Blogger profile (and on my blog) is a photograph of my cat. I love my cat, but no matter how much effort and expense I could undertake could I turn him into a gaurd dog. No amount of ''training'' will change him from what he is (yes, cats CAN be trained). It's impossible to change the fact that he is a cat. In fact if I paid my vet enough money he could surgically change my cat from anotomically male to anotomically female.
Yet ''he'' could never get pregnant, nor have kittens. So it would be pointless for me to try to make my male cat female would it not? A hubris of 'the west' is the idea that ''anything is possible if we only try''. But no matter how hard we ''try'', 2+2=4. We cannot 'remodel' the Middle East. You can root for ''da Bears'' all you want, that won't do a thing to stop the Colts from winning.
BTW, I use this as an example. As I write this SB XLI is tomorrow, the outcome is unknown to me. This time I don't even have a pick, I honestly belive it could go either way...
posted by YIH @ 6:25 PM on Saturday, February 03, 2007