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Friday, September 29, 2006

The problem with the United Nations is....

It hasn't been "united" since the Dag Hammarskjold era passed and the "new world order's" obsequious appeasement crowd installed themselves in diplomatic perpetuity... putting down metastacizing roots in every nook, cranny and expense account at Turtle Bay... and a direct pipeline tap into the U.S. Treasury...

The following was U.N. Secretary General Hammarskjold's philosophy:

"The work for peace is basically a work for the most elementary of human rights: the right of everyone to security and to freedom from fear."

Sounds like a man "W" could have "worked with."

(Hat tip to Michael Ramirez for political 'toon.)

On the subject of the United Nations, here is Mark Steyn's take... Read it and laugh your head off. I did... and loved every minute of it. Especially his characterization of Iran's heralder of the coming of the Twelfth Imam, Mahmoud "Ahmageddonouttahere... an apocalyptic with a delivery system..."

Saturday, September 16, 2006

Terrorism-sponsoring Ayatollah Khatami spoke at first Christian-established college in the New World: Harvard

This event to give a position of dignity and acknowledgement to an "axis of evil" terrorism sponsor and former leader of Iran is an affront to our American forefathers and to all Americans.

In 1620, nearly 1,000 settlers---Puritan separatists who were escaping religious persecution in England---were given a charter to establish the Massachusetts Bay Company and a self-governing settlement in the New World.

Inceased persecution, in 1630, caused the "Great Migration" of Puritans into Massachusetts Bay, where they established the Massachusetts Bay Colony that grew to include Boston and a few other towns. They came to New England to establish a place where they could work together to establish a free civil and religious society that would become what its Governor, John Winthrop, called a "city upon a hill" that would be an example to the world.

Six years after arriving in the New World, these Puritans---who were deeply rooted in the teachings of the Bible---founded Harvard College, the first institution of higher learning in North America, to prepare young men for the ministry.

The founders' stated purpose for the school was as follows: " Let every student be plainly instructed and earnestly pressed to consider well the main end of his life and studies is to know God and Jesus Christ which is eternal life (John 17:3) and therefore lay Christ in the bottom as the only foundation of all sound knowledge and learning." (America, Land I Love)

To have an Iranian Islamofascist sponsor of Islamic terrorism worldwide and espouser of killing all Christians, Jews and anyone else who is not an adherent of Islamism, come and speak at Harvard 370 years after its Christian founding, is abhorrent. It speaks to the school's liberal descent into secularism and disrespect for the school's Christian founding principles, in particular, and for Christianity in general.

Sadly, the shame of it belongs to Harvard now, as an indelible part of its history and as a beacon shining on its decline into a rejection of all things Christian that gave it its existence. Such desecration reeks of anti-Christian leftist political agendas to remove religion from American society, the vast majority of which is comprised of citizens with strong religious beliefs and commitments.

Harvard's official decision-makers have chosen to stick a mote in all of our eyes by denigrating our biblical principles, our Christian heritage, and our faith in God---by shoving their antithesis in our collective face.

(Hat tip to Cox and Forkum for political 'toon.)

The politics-first-and-always hard-left Democrats continue to batter and wage hate-speech war against President Bush...

Unfortunately, they have the help of RHINOs---Republicans in name only---in their on-going war to weaken the Presidency and deny the President his Executive power and powers under the War Powers Act that are necessary to gather actionable intelligence and protect America and Americans from extreme Islamofascist terrorism.

The RHINOs involved in trying to block the Bush-backed Anti-Terror bill are U.S. Senators John McCain of AZ, Lindsay Graham of SC, John Warner of VA, and Susan Collins of MA---aided and abetted by former Secretary of State Colin Powell who identified with the entrenched bureaucrats at the State Department and was replaced by Condaleeza Rice.

Hopefully, voters in these RHINOs' states will retire them from the Senate when their terms expire. Senators stand for re-election every 6 years. Only one third of the Senators stand for re-election every two years.

We don't want Republicans who are Republican in name only. We want real Republicans who remember who elected them and what they elected them to do.

(Hat tip to Michael Ramirez for political 'toon.)

President Bush attacks moderate Republicans' blocking of "Anti-Terror Bill." He calls on them to "Protect America!"

Faced with the opposition of Senators John McCain, Lindsay Graham, and John Warner, as well as increased moderate-to-liberalism coming in a swipe from the ungrateful former Secretary of State who was not retained, Colin Powell, President George W. Bush slammed their flawed logic and publicly fought for passage of the Anti-Terror bill pending in the U.S. Senate.

The House of Representatives' version of the bill is more in line with what the President has asked Congress for. Unfortunately for the American people, the House version is largely rejected by the newly-formed liberal-on-terror Senate Republican triumvirate, whose efforts to hamstring the CIA, Homeland Security and the United States military would deny them the very anti-terrorism interrogation methods they need in order gain actionable intelligence that will help protect our country from wholesale Islamofascist terrorism.

Bottom line, we are seeing here four old politicians, whose experience has been predominantly in old wars and conflicts, trying to set up a wall to block our country's ability to protect itself and grab some of the President's/Executive Branch's war powers and impede his carrying out his duty to protect the American people and the United States of America. They want to take from the President his power to provide fair but effective methods of "trial and interrogation of terror suspects" and prohibit him from continuing the CIA's detainee program.

This new obstructionist wall would be even more dangerous than the wall of separation built by the Clinton administration, which was deliberately constructed to keep our intelligence services and the FBI from communicating with one other---a seriously dangerous action that facillitated the terrorists' suicide bombing of the World Trade Center towers and the Pentagon five years ago.

The on-going liberal war to weaken this country by weakening its ability to defend itself and to prosecute war is the most insidious threat facing Americans today. It must be stopped.

An interesting and very telling sidebar to this discussion is the fact that it is also RHINOs---Republicans-in-name-only like Arizona Senator John Mcain and his sidekick, Senator Lindsay Graham of South Carolina---who are promoting a Senate bill that would grant amnesty to at least 12 million illegal aliens, plus their extended families, and also hamstring the United States in a manner that would prevent it from enforcing its own border and immigration laws. In this effort, they have joined with hard-left liberals such as Democrat Senator Ted Kennedy and the rest of the hard-left in the Senate.

Read about it below and here. There is further information at that more fully explains some of President Bush's views in "Bush: Clear Rules Needed for Detainee Operations." Bush said on Friday that "the pending legislation in Congress about detaining, questioning and trying suspected terrorists will give military intelligence professionals the clarity they need to protect the American people from another terrorist attack... My job and the job of people here in Washington, D.C., is to protect this country. We didn't ask for this war,” he said. “This enemy has struck us, and they want to strike us again. And we'll give our folks the tools necessary to protect the country. That's our job.”"
"President Bush fought back Friday against a Republican revolt in the Senate over tough anti-terror legislation and rejected warnings that the United States had lost the high moral ground to adversaries. "It's flawed logic," he snapped.

Bush urged lawmakers to quickly approve legislation authorizing military tribunals and harsh interrogations of terror suspects in order to shield U.S. personnel from being prosecuted for war crimes under the Geneva Conventions, which set international standards for the treatment of prisoners of war.

Tough interrogations have been instrumental in preventing attacks against the United States, Bush said. "Time's running out" for the legislation, he warned, with Congress set to adjourn in a few weeks.

The president called a Rose Garden news conference to confront a Republican rebellion led by Sens. John Warner of Virginia, John McCain of Arizona, Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Susan Collins of Maine.

To the administration's dismay, Colin Powell, Bush's former secretary of state, has joined with the lawmakers. Powell said Bush's plan to redefine the Geneva Conventions would cause the world 'to doubt the moral basis' of the fight against terror and 'put our own troops at risk...'

Bush took vehement exception when asked about Powell's assertion that the world might doubt the moral basis of the fight against terror if lawmakers went along with the administration's proposal to come up with a U.S. interpretation of the Geneva Convention's ban on 'outrages upon personal dignity.'

'If there's any comparison between the compassion and decency of the American people and the terrorist tactics of extremists, it's flawed logic,' Bush said. 'It's just - I simply can't accept that.'

Growing animated, he said, t's unacceptable to think that there's any kind of comparison between the behavior of the United States of America and the action of Islamic extremists who kill innocent women and children to achieve an objective.'

Bush said the Geneva Convention's ban was 'very vague' and required clarification. 'What does that mean, 'outrages upon human dignity?' That's a statement that is wide open to interpretation.'

He said that unless Congress acts, the CIA will end its program of tough interrogation methods that the administration says has prevented attacks. 'So Congress has got a decision to make,' Bush said. 'You want the program to go forward or not? I strongly recommend that this program go forward in order for us to be able to protect America...'"

On other issues, Bush said: He will not meet with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad next week while both are at the United Nations. The U.S. won't sit down with Iranians until they suspend nuclear enrichment, he said.

He would not have gone as far as House Majority Leader John Boehner of Ohio that Democrats "are more interested in protecting the terrorists than protecting the American people." "I wouldn't exactly put it that way," Bush said. But he said that "there's a difference in attitude" between Republicans and Democrats..."

Sunday, September 03, 2006

Desperate Democrats jump with feverish feet on every plan that comes out of Pres. George W. Bush's mouth...

Unfortunately..., they can't seem to manage to come up with or pin down any plans of their own. Not even on a big, fat and foursquare donkey's patoot.

(Hat tip to Larry Wright for political 'toon.)

Saturday, September 02, 2006

Israel's new strategy is preparedness for war with terrorist nations Iran and Syria...

This comes as little surprise, considering Israel just got through defending itself from Iran and Syria's hired terrorist arms of the axis' formally agreed-upon military alliance.

With Hamas terrorists to the south, weakened but still present Hezbollah terrorists to the north, and bellicose Iran and Syria threatening on an almost-daily basis to annihilate Israelis and remove Israel from the map, the farcical "peace plan" with the "Palestinians" is now off the table. Why? Israel has to be prepared for the greater threat of all-out war on two fronts---as the two axis of evil nations necessarily come out from behind their surrogates.

With their terrorist surrogates weakened, shamed and suffering difficulties in getting re-armed by their closet patrons who fight in safety, the AOE (axis of evil) zealots are now forced out into the open for their war against Israel and the West. These anti-heroes are armed with vitriolic threatening mouths, as they stand safely behind banks of microphones and videocams that are at-the-ready for promoting jihad propaganda and political theatre. They will now have to become directly involved militarily, devoid of their many-layered human and terrorist shields.

It is time for Israel's major ally---the United States of America---to act like an ally for a change and step up to stand with isolated and besieged Israel against what is shaping up to be the next phase in the War Against Islamo-fascist Terrorism.

More below and here.
"Israel plans for war with Iran and Syria"

"THREATENED by a potentially nuclear-armed Tehran, Israel is preparing for a possible war with both Iran and Syria, according to Israeli political and military sources.

The conflict with Hezbollah has led to a strategic rethink in Israel. A key conclusion is that too much attention has been paid to Palestinian militants in Gaza and the West Bank instead of the two biggest state sponsors of terrorism in the region, who pose a far greater danger to Israel’s existence, defence insiders say.

“The challenge from Iran and Syria is now top of the Israeli defence agenda, higher than the Palestinian one,” said an Israeli defence source. Shortly before the war in Lebanon Major-General Eliezer Shkedi, the commander of the air force, was placed in charge of the “Iranian front”, a new position in the Israeli Defence Forces. His job will be to command any future strikes on Iran and Syria.

The Israeli defence establishment believes that Iran’s pursuit of a nuclear programme means war is likely to become unavoidable..."