“We must be careful about what we pretend to be”

Generally conservatives have little in the way of a sense of humor, but they are funny, conservative clown Ton Delay

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi “are getting very, very close to treason,” DeLay said in a meeting with the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

This is what Tom “Under Indictment” Delay said in March 11, April 28, and May 6, 1999—about President Clinton’s war in Kosovo,

“quagmire” and compared it to Vietnam

he urged the administration to withdraw them “before the body bags start coming home.”

“International respect and trust for America has diminished every time we casually let the bombs fly.” As for the current war plan, Dean complained that “no one wants us to be there” and that the president’s crusade “has made the Russians jittery and has harmed [our] standing in the world.”

“We should think very, very seriously whether we are going to take ownership of the bombing”—as though the president weren’t the nation’s commander in chief. He urged Congress to de-fund the war and “pull out the forces we now have in the region.”

It was unfair and unrealistic of the United States, he suggested, to demand that a dictator “agree to allow foreign troops … to have free rein over the entire country.”

Delay is typical of the patriotic relativity of the Right. The moral case for war is not something that has ever concerned their little minds. Political considerations are always paramount. Pam’s House Blend also remembered Delay’s previous remarks, Hypocrite… thy name is “Republican” and includes the that savior of irrelevancy Sen. Jon Kyl (R-AZ),

In June 1998, Kyl voted in favor of amending the National Defense Authorization Act for FY1999 to “require the President to submit Congress a plan for withdrawing United States forces from Bosnia and Herzegovina if the Congress does not so act by March 31, 1999.”

The poor state of Arizona has John “personality transplant from Bush ” McCain and Jon “two faced Kyl” Kyl. What did Arizona do to deserve these two scoundrels that wrap their garbage in patriotism I don’t know.

The Right-wing Hate Brigade and the usual platoon of Fighting Keyboarders down in Auntie’s basement are frothing at the mouth to twist the narrative from reality to fringe right wet dreams of a never ending war that they and their Decider lied America into, from the New York Post

April 24, 2007 — Fresh from his declaration that “this war [in Iraq] is lost,” Senate Demo cratic leader Harry Reid is moving quickly to hasten America’s unilateral surrender.

And to cast the Middle East into murderous chaos.

[ ]…Their blood stands to be on his hands.

and the ever virulent Riehl World View, Reid Has No Honesty at All, Tuesday, April 24, 2007 at 03:09 PM in Iraq

This is shameful behavior. Reid does indeed have blood on his hands. And as Jeff at Protein Wisdom points out in follow up to a NY Post item, Reid is performing exactly as would a dummy of the Far Left. He’s decided to allow the fringe of his party to pull his strings. Middle America will reject his party in 08 as a result.

Would that far left be the majority of Americans that just three months ago gave Democrats an historic victory based on their promise to get us out of Iraq sooner rather then forever,

Do you think the United States should or should not set a timetable for the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq sometime in 2008?

Should 57
Should not 38

Which of these comes closest to your opinion? 1. Congress should block all funding war in Iraq no matter what OR 2. Congress should allow funding only for a limited period of time OR 3. Congress should allow all funding for the war in Iraq without a time limit.

Block all funding 9
Allow only w/time limit 58
Should allow all funding 29
Don’t know/No answer 4

Hey America we’re all radical leftists now. Moderate and reasonable is the new far left in other words. Senator John Kerry’s words to the apparently deranged mad man we have for a vice-president applies to The NYP, Riehl and right-wing lock stepping blogs as well, Cheney Swipes Reid on Iraq – Kerry Rips Cheney’s “Interpretative History”

“Dick Cheney’s attacks on Harry Reid are as disturbing as they are disingenuous. He is the American Idol of outlandish claims. No one has been more wrong about Iraq from day one than Vice President Cheney. The Cheney Doctrine has been a recipe for disaster in Iraq that has put American troops in unforgivable danger and made America less secure. The Vice President has only been consistent in his miscalculations and misdirection,” Kerry said.

“I could hardly believe my ears when the Vice President had the nerve to accuse Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of being uninformed. This is the same man who claimed that we would be greeted as liberators in Iraq and that the Iraqi insurgency was in its last throes, when in fact the civil war was growing. It is time for the Vice President to return to his secure, undisclosed location to rejoin his neocon friends rather than attack the Majority Leader who is fighting to keep faith with American troops.”

Fact is that Bush has already given up. All the rhetoric from him and his echoes is just raw meat for the dead enders, The United States has given up on training Iraqi troops.

“Military planners have abandoned the idea that standing up Iraqi troops will enable American soldiers to start coming home soon and now believe that U.S. troops will have to defeat the insurgents and secure control of troubled provinces. Training Iraqi troops, which had been the cornerstone of the Bush administration’s Iraq policy since 2005, has dropped in priority, officials in Baghdad and Washington said.” (McClatchy, 4/19/07)

Pappa Bush and his friends must be the new far left radicals too. The Iraq Study Gruop was their baby, The Iraq Study Group supported a phased redeployment of forces from Iraq.

The Right has a history of molding the truth like it was play dough, Ranger alleges cover-up in Tillman case

WASHINGTON – An Army Ranger who was with Pat Tillman when the former football star was cut down by friendly fire in
Afghanistan said Tuesday a commanding officer had ordered him to keep quiet about what happened.

The military at first portrayed Tillman’s death as the result of heroic combat with the enemy. Army Spc. Bryan O’Neal told a congressional hearing that when he got the chance to talk to Tillman’s brother, who had been in a nearby convoy on the fateful day, “I was ordered not to tell him what happened.”

“You were ordered not to tell him?” repeated Rep. Henry Waxman D-Calif., chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.

“Roger that, Sir,” replied O’Neal, dressed in his Army uniform.

Let me play concern troll and suggest that the Right is mistaken to think they can control the narrative. Reality has a stubborn streak and no matter how often they try to lock it away in the closet it will find away out.

Another member of the Culture of Corruption bites the dust, Lawmaker leaves panels after FBI raid

An Arizona congressman temporarily stepped down from two more House committees on Tuesday and got caught up in the probe of the firings of U.S. attorneys, less than a week after the FBI raided his wife’s insurance business.

Rep. Rick Renzi said in a statement Tuesday that he was taking a leave of absence from the House Financial Services and Natural Resources committees. He stepped down from the House Intelligence Committee last week.

Even as he insisted that he had been “the subject of leaked stories, conjecture and false attacks” about a 2005 land exchange, Renzi became entangled in the U.S. attorneys probe when his chief of staff acknowledged calling Arizona’s prosecutor’s office to discuss the matter.

Notice a trend here. When a Democrat breaks from the conservative chorus line of Pravda Drama they’re the worse thing since unsliced white bread, but when a Republican is as dirty as a field pig wallowing in the trough its all the result of those big mean Democrats picking on a poor guy just trying to get a little graft.

“We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.” Kurt Vonnegut writing in Mother Night