Lame-duck George Bush delivers swift kick in butt to anti-Iraq-war donkeys Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi on funding for troops and mission in Iraq.
Victimized by their own self-defeating strategy in the November, 2006, elections (i.e.,
recruiting a number of non-leftist Democrat candidates to defeat vulnerable Republican incumbents),
Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi succumbed to "lame duck" George Bushs political power
(revitalized by increasingly undeniable evidence of success of the "surge" in Iraq) by passing
legislation including Iraq-war funding without attaching strings to snatch defeat from the gradually
closing jaws of victory. (More reports about this are here,
Is Bush a "lame duck" on steroids or have the donkeys morphed into baby
turkeys? Did politicians catering to the far Left go a bridge too far? More likely
a series of bridges too far.
Is there hope that increasing numbers of Americans misled (in 2006) by the most massive propaganda
campaign waged by self-perceived American elitists against American troops and their mission since
Vietnam are beginning to catch-on just as they did in the waning weeks of the 2004 election
campaign? Yes, theres hope, but its far, far too soon for those among us who support our
troops and their mission to declare "victory" over such propaganda.
Realists know our enemy is desperately seeking to launch attacks that such propagandists and their
like-minded allies in the so-called "mainstream" media would eagerly equate with the
"Tet Offensive" in Vietnam. We must be ready not to only defeat such
"offensive" (as our troops did do in Vietnam) but also to defeat its use as a
propaganda tool against our troops and their mission (which our leaders failed to do in the
wake of the Tet Offensive). We know our troops and their mission are worthy of our
support. The question we must ask is whether
we will prove to be worthy of them.
Wrenn, Editor and Washington Bureau Drawer Chief at PoliSat.Com.
Jim is a proud descendant of 18th Century criminal exiles from England who swam to the Outer Banks when the British ship taking them to a Georgia penal colony sank in a storm near Cape Hatteras. Having the prescience to prevent their descendants from becoming "TarHeels," they immediately migrated to Virginia, where, within just a few generations they worked their way up into poverty. Jim's grandfather was the first in the family tree to see the distant horizons, but his career was cut short by severe injuries he sustained when a cousin cut down the tree.
After a brief stint in the Amry (ours) following graduation from law school, he began his legal career in the state bureaucracy but was never able to break into the federal bureaucracy. Several years later, he entered the private practice of law and co-founded a small law publishing company. Later, finding the publishing of small laws unstimulating and finding his private practice too private to be lucrative, he began writing political satire/commentary. His greatest vice is taking himself too seriously.
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