I heard it said this morning that Patraeus and Crocker are the last bullet in the stay the course gun. The President is banking everything on their reports. And their reports are just what was ordered by the President. Nothing new was offered by either of the guys to the House panel. It was the same old stuff that has been flying around Washington for at least a year.
Are the Dems screwed? you bet they are. They keep zeroing in on a hopeless cause, that being the end of the war. If they continue along the lines they seem to want to travel, they will face the voters and it will not be pretty. It has been said that they need to move past the war in Iraq and move to a position of the security of the US. They should state that the war is stretching our troops to the breaking level. Numerous deployments, families in trouble, troops with moral probs, and so on. The Dems need to say that this will reduce the security of the country if it continues along these lines.
Regardless of which pundit becomes Pres, we will still be in Iraq and still facing the same situation year after year. Now it is time for some one in the Dem party to realize that their present stance is a loser; they need a new approach with the war in mind. It can be done, but it will take a brilliant person to see that the Dems move past their loser stance they are grasping for all it is worth.
So the Dems are screwed and are screwing themselves.
Oh God! Here we go! Last week it was Diana and now today there will be endless reports on 9/11. Do the American people need to be reminded of the day? Are they that short sighted that they could forget the day? Why must we be consumed with death?
With that I ask, was it a coincidence that the general’s report came the day before 9/11? Or is it just the plan, that is to keep the “Fear Card” in the minds of the people? Where does this whole thing end? For a society that cares little about the aged, we are all consumed with the death of others, why? At what point does the obsession with death become perverted?
Do the people that were killed on that day deserve recognition? Yes, they do! But that is for the families to decide, not the media or anyone else. By turning it into a media circus, they are lessening the deaths.
Just my thoughts on the “day of infamy”.
Well, well I t has finally arrived! To begin with there was an hour of Representatives telling the general what a fine upstanding individual he was. They patted, kissed, massaged, babbled on and on about what a great guy he was and how much they admired his work. YAWN!
Now to the grits and the gravy! Did you hear anything new? I did not! It was the same thing the pres has been saying since the end of August. Surge is succeeding, violence down, political situation is bad, etc, etc. The same lame stuff you have been exposed to for a month or so.
What new did I learn? Glad you asked! Patraeus used the phrase, “I want to be up front with you” so many times I was gonna turn it into a drinking game. you where everytime he used it I would take a shot. But decided against it. And then there was Amb. Crocker–another fine upstanding individual, at least according to the Reps and their intros. Another endless massaging of the ego. What did I learn from Crocker? Let see….(thinking)…..he is on the same page with the pres who is on the same page as Patraeus who is on the same page as Gates…on and on..and on……..
Before I forget……Crocker had his own “catch” word….it was Federalism….which he used over and over, til I was becoming nauseous.
All in all, absolutely NOTHING new was said. Unless of course, you have been under a rock for the last several months, then you might have learned something. It was a monumental waste of time and resources. It gave the Pres his day and gave the Dems away out of their dilemma in Iraq.
If you were looking for good news to come out of this circus, you will be disappointed, but then if you are a voter, you are use to disappointment from your elected officials.
Whoop! There It Is!