The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing -- Edmund Burke
Wednesday, May 10, 2006
Tory Budget passes............Canadians can feel relief that their money will be spent wisely as opposed to the previous regime
Exhibit A- the gun registry.The Auditor-General's Report will deal with it -again next week.
""Liberalism and Western style democracy have not been able to help realize the ideals of humanity. Today these two concepts have failed. Those with insight can already hear the sounds of the shattering and fall of the Liberal democratic systems.
We increasingly see that the people around the world are flocking towards a main focal point — that is the Almighty God. Undoubtedly through faith in God and the teachings of the prophets, the people will conquer their problems. My question for you is, “Do you not want to join them?”
Gary Bauer- Bush was right-there's a lot of material that gets conveniently overlooked by MSM - ....that's why there are bloggers
Wednesday, May 10, 2006
To: Friends & Supporters
From: Gary Bauer
"Bush Was Right
Yesterday brought another round of bad polling news for President Bush. A Gallup/USA Today poll pegged the president's approval rating at a dismal 31%, with 65% disapproving of his job performance. CNN pollsters delved into the latter figure to try and find out exactly what issues were driving the president's numbers down. The top issue cited by those who disapproved was the war in Iraq at 56%, with 58% saying they disapproved of the decision to go war, and 53% saying the decision to invade Iraq has made the U.S. less safe from terrorism.
At the same time, there is new information coming out about exactly what prompted U.S. action against Saddam Hussein. Columnist Joel Mowbray has devoted significant time and energy to reviewing post-war intelligence information coming out of Iraq, and his findings are shocking. Even more so, however, has been the Big Media blackout of this information that goes a long way toward vindicating the president.
According to Mowbray, the Pentagon commissioned an “after-action analysis report” on Iraq. The 230-page “book-length report analyzed thousands of Iraqi documents and interviews with over 100 officials of Saddam’s regime.” The report details Saddam’s active role in terrorism dating back to 1994 with the establishment of Al Qaeda-like terrorist training camps run by the Fedayeen, which “trained some 7,200 Iraqis in the art of terrorism in the first year alone.” By 1998, these camps were training jihadists from Egypt, Syria, Jordan, the Palestinian territories, and other Gulf states. Then there is this statement from a summary of the Pentagon report in Foreign Affairs magazine:
“In a document dated May 1999, Saddam’s older son, Uday, ordered preparations for ‘special operations, assassinations, and bombings, for the centers and traitor symbols in London, Iran and the self-ruled areas [Kurdistan].’ Preparations for ‘Blessed July,’ a regime-directed wave of ‘martyrdom’ operations against targets in the West, were well under way at the time of the coalition invasion.”
I want to draw your attention to that last line. In June of 2004, one year after the invasion of Iraq, Russian President Vladimir Putin made a stunning announcement that got virtually no coverage here in the United States. Here is an excerpt from an Associated Press report out of Kazakstan on June 19, 2004, about Putin’s statement:
“Russian President Vladimir Putin said Friday his government warned Washington that Saddam Hussein’s regime was preparing attacks in the United States and its interests abroad -- an assertion that appears to bolster President Bush’s contention that Iraq was a threat. …‘After Sept. 11, 2001, and before the start of the military operation in Iraq, the Russian special services . . . received information that officials from Saddam’s regime were preparing terrorist attacks in the United States and outside it against the U.S. military and other interests,’ Putin said.”
Now, put yourself in President Bush’s position. Three thousand Americans have recently been murdered in downtown Manhattan by jihadists, and the president of Russia tells you that Saddam is “preparing terrorist attacks in the United States and outside it against the U.S. military and other interests.” We now know -- from captured Iraqi documents -- that Putin was telling the truth.
Yesterday I met with a retired Israeli general, a man who has been on the frontlines of the war against terrorism for many, many years. Toward the end of the conversation, I asked him why the United States has not been hit again since September 11th. He said it could be strategy, but there is evidence that the Islamists were shocked by President Bush’s strong reaction. They didn’t believe we had the will to fight back. After all, the U.S. response to a string of terrorist attacks, beginning with the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center towers, was to treat each incident as an unrelated criminal offense, rather than coordinated acts of war committed by a common enemy. That mentality changed after September 11th. The Israeli general I spoke with said Bush is absolutely right – that by taking the war to Islamofascists, we are preventing them from bringing the war to us. He said that was the lesson Israel has learned. Against this enemy, so totally consumed with hatred and so determined to kill, the best defense is a good offense.
My friends, as frustrating as the headlines out of Iraq may be, the alternative to a “good offense” is to invite more atrocities like September 11th. As we now know, that is clearly what Saddam Hussein intended. I don’t know about you, but I believe President Bush made the right call by invading Iraq and removing that threat against America."
..."Fourth, be an individual. Because all of your classmates want to go into investment banking does not mean you have to. Because your classmates want to get high does not mean you have to. Because your roommates believe it's great to be ignorant, you don't have to. There was a sort of ersatz individualism in the 1960s, where all young people wanted to be different from their parents and became very much the same as all other young people. But there were some real individuals who really stood out and stood up. Martin Luther King, Jr., Medgar Evers, and Bob Dylan come to mind. So, in his own way, did Richard Nixon, who dared to open up China and bring an end to the Cold War."...
[Ben Stein Graduates]
"American and Iraqi government forces "were able to absorb our painful blows, sustain them, compensate their losses with new replacements, and follow strategic plans which allowed them in the past few years to take control of Baghdad as well as other areas one after the other," al-Qaida laments in one of the documents captured in the Youssifiyah area, 12 miles south of Baghdad.
Al-Qaida's assessment of the future was bleak:"
"A retired Justice Department official responsible for approving advertising was astonished to discover a lucrative contract promoting the gun registry went out with Chuck Guité’s approval instead of her own, Guité’s fraud trial heard Tuesday."