Iraq Veteran Pete Hegseth Exposes Defeat of Defeatists and their State of Denial about Success of the Surge Designed by Petraeus, Ordered by Bush and Implemented by Our Troops.
Iraq war veteran Pete Hegseth devastatingly exposes the defeat of the defeatists as well as their state of denial about the success of the surge designed by General David Petraeus, ordered by President Bush and implemented courageously and effectively by our troops.
Iraq war veteran Pete Hegseth devastatingly exposes the defeat of the defeatists as well as their state
of denial about the success of the surge designed by General David Petraeus, ordered by President
Bush and implemented courageously and effectively by our troops. (The entirety of his
tour-de-force commentary is here.)
met this man and spoken with him at length. He's quite impressive and knows of what he
speaks. Not only has he courageously served our country in Iraq, but he also showed political
courage in accepting the role of leadership of Vets
for Freedom. Recognizing the extent to which American voters have developed such
short attention spans, he understood the need for those of us who know our success in Iraq to be a
vital step in what will be the long, arduous task of assuring the triumph of liberty over tyranny
for the benefit of our posterity to continuously counter the philosophy of defeatism that otherwise
will continually take hold (as it did in November, 2006). When Hegseth's country needed him in
Iraq, he was there. When his country needed him in the "Battle of D.C." over the
future of our Iraq strategy in particular and our strategy against fanatical, medieval tyranny
generally, he was there combating the defeatist propaganda being spewed by political hate groups
such as Code Pink,
ANSWER, 9-11 "Truthers," Gorists,
etc. ad naseum., who have earned the title "Axis
than selectively quoting him, I think it best to urge readers to do two things: One, read
entirety of his comments; Two, disseminate them as widely as possible. He's doing
far more than his part, so we who support victory rather than defeatism must do ours. We, like
Hegseth, must remember that our efforts to educate American voters on what's at stake requires
unrelenting efforts on our part.
Never again can we
afford to make the mistake that many of us made in interpreting the results of Election 2004 as
evidence that the American voter "got it." Such insights pass quickly from the minds
of American voters. To paraphrase Jefferson, "The tree of liberty must be
periodically nurtured by torrents of knowledge to combat the withering infestation of
Given what appeared to be an ascendancy of
American Self-Defeatism little more than a year ago in the wake of the November, 2006, elections,
not only do his comments devastatingly expose the politically-self-serving delusions American
Self-Defeatists" but they also exude a justified sense of satisfaction warranting a paraphrasing
of one of Winston Churchill's famous lines: "There's no greater exhilaration
that being politically shot-at and missed." However, given what we know about the
political attention-span of too many of today's Americans, this exhilaration will prove temporary
unless we remember that we must unrelentingly educate the public and unrelentingly
battle the propaganda of defeatism.
Another aspect of the
process in which the American public re-awakened (in 2007) to the dangers and reality of the
struggle we face and not only the catastrophic consequences of defeat but also the immeasurable
benefit of victory in the ultimate triumph of liberty over tyranny for our posterity is the
country's apparent re-embrace of what had been the World War II generations intuitive understanding
of the correct "end-game"
strategy in warfare.
To whom do we owe thanks for the exhilaration
of witnessing the (at least temporary) "defeat of defeatism"? The greatest thanks go
to those who serve us with such courage, determination and selflessness: Our troops:
Is my commentary above "over the top" patriotism? If
so, it's not a tiny fraction as "over the top" as the real-world courage, sacrifice and
determination being exhibited in our behalf by our troops. Such "over the top"
patriotism is far superior to the "below the bottom," neo-nihilistic philosophy of the
--Jim Wrenn, Editor, WrennCom.Com and
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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.
Although he regularly teaches Continuing Legal Education courses to lawyers, he's too-often available through he Rubber Chicken Speakers Bureau to speak on politics, satire, etc., at luncheons, dinners, root canals, funerals, etc. His speaking fees are so outrageously high they border on criminal price-gouging, but as a free-market advocate, he defends his fees on the higher moral ground of charging whatever the traffic will bear. For more information (surely more than one would want or need), go to www.PoliSat.Com.