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Saturday, November 19, 2005

A Brief History of a Long War (Iraq 1990-2003)

"Good people sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence."


Anonymous Marc said...

This site really brings back memorys of the events and politicians comments prior to the war. And they sure were talking different then .To listen to them today if their statements were not documented no one would ever beleive they were so willing to use force .It seemed like they were demanding action .Those demands were very different from what they spew now.

8:20 AM  
Anonymous kathyb said...

Amazing, isn't it Marc? Makes it pretty clear why President Bush is saying that they are trying to rewrite history- they are.

America pretty much ignored the warnings that were out there before 9/11, but we woke up on 9/11/01. If we don't stand firm and finish this fight the right way, we will no doubt be dealing with the terrorists for a long time to come and most likely on our own turf. I, for one, prefer we finish that task on the terrorists' side of the ocean.

The Republicans pulled some punches the other day by demanding an up or down vote to withdraw our troops and amazingly the Democrats didn't approve it. Guess all their rhetoric about the majority of Americans wanting the troops withdrawn was a load of manure, otherwise they would have seized the opportunity and run with it. Guess they realized they probably would not get re-elected if they screwed that one up!

Now if we can just get President Bush to dissolve the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals before they vote to make it illegal to say Merry Christmas!!

5:46 PM  
Anonymous Anti War said...

How can anyone blame the Democrats for wanting to bring our soldiers home from an unjust war> Bush lied. end of discussion.

6:56 PM  
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8:41 PM  
Anonymous Sallyann said...

Whatever anyone's views are of the war, for or against, it's important to keep the debate in context and all sides presented. Unfortunately, Main Stream Media is notorious for "spinning" the debate to only one point of view, and that is to the Left of the political spectrum. Hundred's if not thousands of polls conducted over the years clearly expose a Liberal media bias. 80% of all journalist and TV news anchors are registered Democrats and Liberals. This is an irrefutable fact. The recent "Bush lied" media blitz is a good example of how the media affects American opinion. By only "reporting" anti-Bush anti-war news, the public begins to "believe it". It ain't rocket science. On issues as important as fighting terrorism is to the USA, you want your news "fair and balanced". Lives are at stake.

10:01 PM  
Anonymous kathyb said...

"Anti War said...
How can anyone blame the Democrats for wanting to bring our soldiers home from an unjust war> Bush lied. end of discussion."

You very comments are a sound byte from the MSM. Just goes to show how effective they are.

The reality is that a vote did occur, in the House of Representatives, for immediate withdrawal of our troops on Friday night and it was almost unanimously voted down (204 against), with only 4 Representatives voting for it. One would assume that if the American public was so overwhelming against our troops being over in Iraq (as the Liberal media keeps parroting), our elected officials would have seized the opportunity to win some game points and vote for the withdrawal. Their votes speak the real truth for everyone who has objective ears and minds.

Sal is right- whether for or against the war, the reality is the majority supported it, we have a job to finish, and our troops need to know that we truly respect and appreciate their sacrifices.

It is far easier for the Democrats to call President Bush a liar than to accept responsibility for making a decision that has lost political clout. President Bush has done an extraordinary job of juggling all the media nonsense all the while dealing with a myriad of coincidental, major emergencies, the likes of which no other president has ever had to face. Thank God he has the integrity to stand firm. I only wish that all those badmouthers could walk a mile in his shoes.

Given America's bloodthirst after 9/11, and the available intelligence at the time, it would have been political suicide to any legislator who voted against going to war and actually was to some, based on the 2004 state election results.

I always try to make decisions based on documented facts, not on gossip or rumors. Too many people accept gossip or rumors as fact, and wind up making bad decisions based on faulty logic.

5:30 PM  

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