We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Although Mrs. Clinton, aka, Ms. Rodham, aka former co-President Clinton and current NY US Senator Hillary, hails from the NYC area, her roots are from Park Ridge, Illinois several stones' throws away from my house in Niles. Now that makes two Illinoisans at the Democratic Party's Presidential starting gate--which bodes badly for the country as Illinois is almost as corrupt as Zimbawe (maybe more so).
Some have said that they would soil themselves by voting for either Hiilary or the Sleaze from NC rather than the gentle fawn with the attractive wife from the U of C neighborhood.
Whatever the case, the next 21 months should provide endless entertainment for those of us who have been battered by the opposition with the endless repititive phrase of "Bush Lied!"
Victory Is Not an Option
The Mission Can't Be Accomplished -- It's Time for a New Strategy By William E. Odom
Sunday, February 11, 2007
William E. Odom, a retired Army lieutenant general, was
head of Army intelligence and director of the National Security Agency under Ronald Reagan. He served on the National Security Council staff under Jimmy Carter. A West Point graduate with a PhD from Columbia, Odom teaches at Yale and is a fellow of the Hudson Institute.
It is very difficult to argue with such a credentialed man, paticularly one who has been head of one of our most secret agencies. Yet he does not in any part of this article describe the consequences to the free world if we retreat.
It has been my opiniion from the very beginning that when you fight wars, you fight first to conquer, to gain unconditional surrender. If it means turning your ememies country into a parking lot so be it. We can rebuild it, and we always have. But first and foremost you must achieve total victory. If ,in iraq that meant killing every Imam and levelling every city, do it. Muslims like all humans can only peg their hate to the top of the meter and they have been their for quite a while now so we have nothing to lose in that popularity contest. We have an entire civilized world to lose if AQ,Hamas, et. al gain nuclear weapons that they can rain on the USA. And the Russians and Chinese, and North Koreans would be more than happy to supply the ICBM's.
Evev John Kennedy said in his Inaugural speech that we should never fear to negotiate but we should never negotiate out of fear....defeat would put us in that exact fearful position
Europe is crumbling at a terrifying rate under just the presence of large Muslim populations. If we do not provide a spine for their wasting skeletons, those who would fight on will not. Only the USA can save the world at this time and place and we must not fail. The price is our own freedom.
Hudson Institute http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hudson_Institute
Why is there no outrage at the fact that the liberals have started the campaign a year early? We have men at war, and the dems are using the "campaign" as an excuse to speak to the enemy! I do not want a restriction on free speech, but once again I have to ask where is the communication staff, where are the media experts for the other side? Geez!