“U.S is now less popular in the region than at the end of the George W. Bush administration.” – USA Today 032113
I thought the election of Barack Obama was going to immediately turn a Middle East frown upside down…
In fact, I distinctly remember being told by people such as Micheal Moore and other bastions of brilliance that simply electing “the smartest person to ever run for President” our image in the Middle East would instantly be made entirely of Sunshine and Lollipops.
This was true of Clinton too… funny that the people who spout this kind of stupidity are never held accountable for their ridiculous assertions when it turns out to be hogwash.
Barack and Bill share a similar footnote in history.
I also have a good enough memory to recall that never has there been such a promise associated with a Republican or Independent candidate…
So why are those who embrace truth… or reality… or whatever you want to call the world as we actually know it… never given the credit they are due?
Those who are real, who grasp reality as it is, not as they wish it to be, never seem to receive accolades for their efforts to remain in the realm of facts? The solutions they offer are always described by those living in Dreamland as “mean-spirited” and “cruel”. Wishful thinking passes for logic. Platitudes for meaning.
Yet those who spout nonsense and offer up completely unqualified, often fanciful, assessments of what the future will be if we just follow them are acclaimed as positive, and progressive, in their thinking… yet they are repeatedly, demonstrably and historically wrong. So wrong in fact, that people often die…
And when it is beyond denial that they were wrong… when there can be no debate regarding the repeated error of their thinking…
No “review” of the statements made promoting their fouled “thought process”. No rebuke from the ever “watchful” media. No admonition from the populace that believes itself to be “informed” and “educated”…
Upon the rare occurrence that we hear anything it is most often a revision of history crafted to better accommodate their failings.
It’s time for truth, and reality to make an appearance in our government and the population should demand it.
Everything from “We don’t have a spending problem” to “Obama has a higher IQ than anyone who has ever sought the Presidency” does nothing but delude an already poorly informed electorate.
It’s enough to make you want to drink… more than normal… for me.
(Originally Posted 032213)
The above applies to the Global Warming ‘we’re all going to die by the year 2000’ crowd too… right Al? How about those Ice Caps? Exponentially growing Polar Bear Population? Mass starvation due to Overpopulation? Rising Sea levels consuming San Francisco by last year? You people should be wearing sandwich boards in time square…
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I’ve long held that the Iraq War was about three things.
2. Containing Iran
3. Saddam Hussein’s Declaration he had and was going to use Weapons of Mass Destruction
Right or Wrong, that’s how I saw it.
The U.S. public has been deluged by criticism from the Left, and their Media, regarding the Iraq War, claiming no Weapons of Mass Destruction were ever found. This relentless onslaught was never subdued by the fact that Saddam had used these Weapons in the War with Iran and on his on citizens. It was also never tempered by the fact that the Intelligence for Saddam’s intent was International. (Backed up by no less than 5 International Intelligence Services… and supported by every office holder in Congress except the only Honest Socialist Bernie Sanders.)
Now we are about to see what would have happened had the United States not gone into Iraq.
1. Energy Prices – will they Sky Rocket? (‘necessarily’ as our President has put it.)
2. Will Iran make a run westward? (Yesterday’s reports indicate they are on the move.)
3. Will a Caliphate be established that has Nuclear Capabilities and has shown its innate Hostility to the West compounded by its wish to use whatever means available to it to conduct overt War on The West… The Infidels?
Things are moving fast now.
Nature abhors a vacuum. And it tends to fill it quickly with whatever it can. The United States has created the fertile ground for Theocratic Statism. We have set the stage for Socialism with God at the Top instead of the State to rush in with all it’s Malevolence.
We will be witness to the Mass Oppression, Destruction and Death which always accompany such unchecked, Elitist Ideology.
And… it will be our fault, because we allowed those who hold similar ideas take the reins of power here in the United States.
The excuses from the ‘gentler’ Statists in control of the United States will be Loud and Repeated Often…
“Did you expect us to be there forever? We must respect their sovereignty, religious and social norms.” (We’re still in Germany… and Japan.)
“Our Presence serves only to inspire more Terrorists to become… well… Terrorists.”
“You cannot help those who are not willing to help themselves.”
On the Last one I agree. But forcing our help onto others was never included in my list of reasons to be there. I looked at it only as added value for them if they wanted it… it was not the mission.
Because any Mission of Forced ‘Charity’ will always fail as it has Always Failed… at home and abroad.
It appears we are Now simply making sure our investment in Blood and Treasure… Mothers and Fathers… Sons and Daughters… Disfigurement and Pain… is for Nothing.
All because we refused to be Honest about why we went to Iraq. All because we were afraid it would sound ‘mean spirited’ and ‘heartless’ to those on the Left.
All because of Politics.
We have now allowed our homegrown Socialists to Engineer and Oversee yet another Triumph Forsaken.
And we’ve allowed them to once again blame it on the rest of us.
Because it is our fault.
At what point do the rest of us stop caring about what those on the Progressive Socialist Left think?
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