A quick review of recent headlines brings to mind a very famous old movie, The Good, The Bad and The Ugly.
First, The Good. You know how outspoken and blunt I am in my criticism of the Zionist Israelis occupation of Palestine and their continuing to build illegal settlements, using US-provided fighter jets to drop bombs in civilian Palestinian neighborhoods, killing people without trials, and manipulating US foreign policy through a powerful Israeli lobby, while Israel actually SPIES on our nation. Sadly, many critics of Israel and the foolish way in which American politicians sell out our interests as Americans, to keep the Israeli lobby happy, are afraid to speak up, because criticism of Israel is always a sure way to be accused of anti-Semitism. So, some of those who give the knee-jerk reaction of anti-Semitism to any criticism of Israel, this will come as a surprise.
My award of The Good goes to Adam Zuckerman, the 18 year old Jewish high school student from Portland, Maine, who was written about in The New York Times. This young man has worked to raise six thousand dollars in support of a coalition to help protect the Muslim victims in Sudan’s Darfur region who are basically facing a kind of genocide at the hands of marauding Arab tribesmen.
Not only has Adam gone above and beyond what one would expect a Jewish American to do for a Muslim cause, he has gone above and beyond what many Muslims, in America and abroad, have done for this cause. His having the support of some Jewish rabbis and adults is also something to celebrate. Good work, Adam… God Bless You.
The award for The Bad goes to George Bush for his terrible handling of the war on terrorism. According to a news item reported in the New York Times in detail, and mentioned in other places and on my blog at www dot Imran dot com for months. George Bush was so busy congratulating himself on Mission Accomplished before things had even started getting really bad in Iraq, he lost sight of Afghanistan. Afghanistan is where we were SUPPOSED to be fighting the terrorists who attacked America, and searching for Bin Laden. Things have gone from bad to worse to so bad that the Taliban are actually resurgent. They are not only NOT on the defensive, they are actually on the offensive. They are actually marching about freely, assassinating people at will, and celebrating in advance of a US withdrawal from there soon.
My award this week for The Ugly would definitely go to that guy Johan Allen who calls himself John Allen Muhammad. He is the evil piece of human filth who had gone on a shooting spree as the Washington DC area sniper, with a teenaged accomplice. Showing how unbelievably slow and pathetic our system of justice is, these guys are still selecting jurors for his trial. I cannot believe it. For FOUR YEARS, this man and his accomplice are sitting, alive, well fed and sheltered at OUR tax payer expense, despite the clear cut case of them being guilty of evil, deliberate, killings of innocent human beings just for fun. Now, just like that other moron, terrorist, Zaccaharias Moussaui, this John Allen guy wanted to represent himself in court. And, do you know what he is complaining about? He is complaining about jurors being biased against him. Wow. He is alive and was not ripped to shreds the moment he was arrested, was not fed to dogs and pigs, as I would have recommended, without another circus of a trial.. and he is complaining about bias! Unbelievable and ugly. What do you think?
I would like to share this three paragraph thought I found -
Oh, yes, this is in response to your "illegal war" diatribe that is so boring and just plain WRONG!
Lessons from the Greatest Generation
By Robert Farrow
Private Ken Webster in the 101st Airborne wrote to his mother after a break in the fighting in WWII. His mother naturally, was very concerned for her son. The son, however, expressed an opinion unknown among the liberals in today’s generation. “Would you prefer somebody else’s son die in the mud,” he said: “somebody has to get in and kill the enemy. Somebody has to be the infantry and the paratroopers. If all the country had your attitude, nobody would fight, and everybody would be the Quartermaster. And what kind of country would that be?”
The voices of the greatest generation, the generation that met and defeated some of the greatest forces that ever threatened this country, seem a world away from today’s “We” generation. The good of the society has been replaced by what is good for the self. Today’s liberal left could not give a damn about the abuses of women and repression of freedom in many Muslim countries. Days after 9-11 many on the left wrung their hands wondering what we did to cause this on ourselves and called for negotiations. Such appeasement and defeatism was notable absent after Pearl Harbor. Now the left is more concerned over the minor abuses at Abu Ghraib then the real genocide of Saddam Hussein.
In June 1945 Eisenhower told his staff, “The success of this occupation can only be judged fifty years from now. If the Germans at this time have a stable, prosperous democracy, then we shall have succeeded.” That mission was accomplished. One must remember the centuries of war that scarred the European landscape before the age of Democracy. Such a vision seemed unthinkable to a diplomat in Europe in the 30’s save for a few brave men. What Bush and others know and the left is either unable or unwilling to understand is this one fact: Democracy breeds peace. A similar vision for the Middle East seems unlikely, but no more unlikely then it did to Edward Grey in 1914 as the lights went out all over Europe. It is possible. Every age has it’s particular folly. And the folly of liberals should take some lessons from WWII, i.e. Chamberlain, to the dangers of appeasement and the strength of Democracy. The voices of the Me Generation should take some lessons from the Greatest Generation.
(quotes from Citizen Soldier: S. Ambrose.)
Hi Chase, what is so boring is the neo-con's applying unrelated analogies to try to divert from the fact that Bush and Cheney committed impeachable offences by lying to start a war. As I expect, the elections will reduce the Republican majority in one or both houses, and if the Dems have any courage they will seek impeachment and war crimes charges against Bush, Rumsfeld, etc. That will show America as a beacon of honesty and freedom more than Haliburton no-bid contract driven wars will.
PS If my logic is so boring, who is forcing you to read every page?
chase, so nice to see you again on this side of the cyberworld. I see you are making friends again?
Sure, Imran, I am sure failed Veep candidate John Edwards and his language-twisting lawyer friends would love to get a piece of this action, tons of hours to bill, names in the spotlight, further pools of cash with which to launder donations to the DNC....all the while demonstrating to the world what a ship of fools we are when we go after our own President for defending our nation against the most overt of threats against us.
Islamists want America defeated and destroyed. They killed 3000 innocent people on 9/11, and have threatened more of the same. Oh, but we are going to take the poor French Moroccan terrorist wannabe to court as a defendant rather than executing him as a war criminal. Perhaps the people who endured the Blitz in London should have sued the German High Command for damages? Perhaps we should find a jury that would convict terrorists on charges of mail fraud if the lawyers plea-bargain their way out of mass murder charges?
As one of your own Washington Post columnists wrote last week in regards to Rumsfeld and the CIA analyst who wanted to get his name in the paper by heckling him, Rumsfeld told the truth when he said that no one lied at the beginning of the war. Judgements, opinions, intelligence may be debated, but there were no lies. There have been, through hue and cry of wiretip scandals, declassification scandals and the rest, not ONE SHRED of evidence of lies.
What happened to "Never, never, never, never, never give up?" In our country it is fast becoming strangulation of freedom via subpoena. The Democrats who try this in your foaming-at-the-mouth futuristic and fruitless and pointless scene will only do more to weaken this nation and to raise the contempt of those who watch and laugh as our lawyers frolic in D.C.
Get over it, Imran. There were no lies, there are no impeachable offenses - there is just your rabid hate and constant reliance on stale, worn out and baseless allegations. (I will say it AGAIN - the contracts by which Halliburton came to Iraq were signed by Clinton. Perhaps he was in cahoots with Bush all along? LOL)
"By the year 2042, the entire [social security] system would be exhausted and bankrupt." LIE
"My jobs and growth plan would reduce tax rates for everyone who pays income tax." LIE - a percentage of low- and middle-income families received no tax cut at all because they'd been excluded from an expansion of the child-care tax.
"In 2002, our economy was still recovering from the attacks of September the 11th, 2001, and it was pulling out of a recession that began before I took office." LIE - There is no evidence the country was in recession when he took office in 2001.
..."You remember when [Secretary of State] Colin Powell stood up in front of the world, and he said Iraq has got laboratories, mobile labs to build biological weapons....They're illegal. They're against the United Nations resolutions, and we've so far discovered two.* And we'll find more weapons as time goes on, But for those who say we haven't found the banned manufacturing devices or banned weapons, they're wrong. We found them." LIE - No such weapons were found.
I could go on... but what would be the point... these are all impeachable offenses.
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