A FULL MOON APPARENTLY
Driving home from the airport tonight I heard one of the tinfoil hat(e) people at Pacifica radio ranting about reporting from Iraq. This imbecile was complaining about Fox but then he turned his sights onto NPR. He basically accused NPR of being a tool of the Bush (Hitler) administration for reporting that the residents of Najaf actually were in favor of the Iraqi government and the American military cleaning up al-Sadr's gang there.
No facts to the contrary were presented as none were necessary. You see, anything that vindicates Bush's view of the region must be false because he is evil! NPR TOOLS MUST BE DISCREDITED BEFORE THE TRUTH GETS OUT!
These are the fringe elements that are causing the Democrat party to lurch leftward. Got to keep an eye on the loonies.
MISSING THE POINT
All of the recent controversy about JFK II's war record has me baffled. Why are people focusing on whether or not the medals that he pretended to throw away (or didn't depending on when you ask him) were merited in the first place rather than his shameful testimony after he returned to America when he "reported to Congress that U.S. soldiers 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, shot cattle and dogs for fun, poisoned food stocks, and generally ravaged the countryside of South Vietnam.".
The Kerry campaign made an enormous mistake by focusing on his service in Vietnam during the Democratic Convention. By using Clinton as a self-depricating surrogate to contrast Kerry's "record" of service versus that of Bush and Cheney, they put the candidate's statements about his Vietnam experiences and his behavior after the war into play. I don't care how much they scream about negative campaigning Kerry's camp will not be able to discredit the facts about his anti-American activities after Vietnam because his statements are public record. He is trying to back away from them but he can't.
He accused himself of participating in war crimes - how can a person be mistaken about that?
They should have hammered Bush about the war in Iraq while making sure that everyone knew that the Democrats (unlike Michael Moore) were 100% behind the invasion of Afghanistan. Alas, a hard to execute strategy when the head of the DNC is caught speculating that the reason we invaded was not because al-Qaeda was using the country to train the terrorists that attacked us but rather because W. and his Ohl Pardners was tryin' a bild a pipeline 'cross the cuntra!
His peeeps are doing a terrible job. I mean it looks bad enough for the candidate to be windsurfing during the campaign (is this supposed to make us think that he's "one of us"?)but to do it during a natural disaster in Florida and then take even a subtle jab at the president for visiting the area while he vacations is ridiculous. Johnny has already fired one campaign manager but there isn't enough time to replace the bumblers that are running the show now.
Unless Bush self-destructs during the debates or Iraq turns into a total disaster, Kerry will be defeated handily in November. Thank God.
WHY JOHN KERRY AMUSES ME
"We will double our special forces to conduct terrorist operations." - John Kerry
I didn't mention this at the time he said it because he corrected himself and even if he hadn't only a complete moron would think that the mistake was evidence of anything other than the fact that politicians occasionally stumble over lines in their speeches.
I mention it now because of a commenter to the previous post who responded to my criticism of Kerry's flip-flopping on the war by posting a "Bushism of the Day" (“Our enemies are innovative and resourceful, and so are we. They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we,” Bush said.)
The reason I criticize Kerry in these posts is because I disagree with him on the most important issue in the campaign - the war. I don't think Kerry is stupid - I think he is wrong. But my disagreement with him over this issues is not what angers me enough to write - his flagrant dishonesty and arrogance do that. Let's face it, you have to be pretty damn arrogant to believe that you can take both sides of every controversial issue (the war and gay marriage are just two of the most prominent examples) and still be elected. He winks at the Michael Moore wing of the Democrat party while lying to the broader electorate about his position on the war in order to unseat Bush and gain power.
I make fun of Kerry because he is twisting himself into a pretzel trying to tell every group what he thinks they want to hear - all while being followed by the media 24/7 and having every word entered into the record. It goes way beyond the normal political promises to dole a little pork at every campaign stop; pols always promise more jobs, more training programs, more roads, etc. Usually politicians take months to make even small shifts in position but Kerry seems to believe that no one will notice (or if they notice that they won't care) if he actually is on record as taking opposite sides of the same issue within one campaign cycle.
What an easy target.