Don't be ridiculous... It's their culture!
Who do you think you are to tell them how to run it?Comment Posted By Nick D. On 23.03.2008 @ 18:43
"[S]omething happened on the road to Damascus and I changed my thinking..."
"... this [Iraq] is one battle â€“ a battle I sincerely believe weâ€™ve botched as badly as Anzio or Tarawa, or any other blunder made during World War II - and what must be done now in my opinion is try our best to avoid disaster. There will be other battles and we will learn some hard and bitter lessons from this one."
Useless Surrendercrat idiocy with zero perspective and proportion of the respective military capabilities of the enemy.
Did FDR call for surrender after Anzio and Tarawa? No.
Did Churchill? No.
Sorry kid, your a loser...
Note to self: Delete RWNH account, remove from bookmark list,
Bye.Comment Posted By Nick D. On 1.05.2007 @ 16:50
"Nuts!" -- Gen. Anthony C. McAuliffe, December 1944Comment Posted By Nick D. On 28.04.2007 @ 02:12
Stoller: "The right-wing likes to pretend as if taxes are a burden instead of the price of democracy. And I suppose, if you hate democracy, as the right-wing does..."
Well, Comrade Stoller "ably" parrots the useless dialectical class-envy idiocy with his self-congratulating appeal to "patriotic" stewardship over his fellow needful Left-wing American mascots' (victims) entitlement to tax-gouging & statist dependency.
"Socialism. If you build it, they will leave." Joshua Muravchik, "Heaven on Earth"
"Despite the warm glow of self-satisfaction that the liberal vision confers on liberals, ugly facts keep intruding to undermine that vision. Some liberals eventually jump ship and defect to conservatism when the facts keep piling up too high to ignore... Or, even better jump to capitalism as opposed to 'Conservatism.'" -- Thomas Sowell, 6/3/06
Stoller: "I donâ€™t like having less money to spend, of course, and the complexity of the process is really upsetting."
"More than half of all people filing income tax forms use someone else to prepare the forms for them. Then they have to sign under penalty of perjury that these forms are correct. But if they were competent to determine that, why would they have to pay someone else to do their taxes for them in the first place?
It is amazing how many people mistake a certain hip snideness for sophistication." -- Thomas Sowell, 6/12/06
http://www.capmag.com/article.asp?ID=4695Comment Posted By Nick D. On 17.04.2007 @ 08:48
Pelosi's Hastert Defense.
The following pathetic "Hypocrisy!' They Cried"* Pelosi defense that now Googles as a nascent Leftist blogswarm:
FLASHBACK: Hastert Traveled Abroad, Told Foreign Leaders Not To Listen To Clinton
"Speaker Pelosi has done nothing to suggest that she intended to speak on behalf of President Bush or the U.S. Government. But her predecessors havenâ€™t been so respectful.
In 1997, Rep. Dennis Hastert (R-IL) led a delegation to Colombia at a time when U.S. officials were trying to attach human rights conditions to U.S. security assistance programs. Hastert specifically encouraged Colombian military officials to â€œbypassâ€ President Clinton and â€œcommunicate directly with Congress.â€
There seems zero evidence that either President Clinton, V.P. Gore, or any of the Executive's inner circle at State or DoD ever complained about Hastert's negotiations with the Colombians.
"Despite the fact that the U.S. and Colombia had yet to come to an agreement regarding human rights and end-use restrictions on such assistance, the Department of Defense in July 1997 sent a shipment of material designated for Colombian security forces under the presidentâ€™s â€œemergency drawdownâ€ authority.
Upon learning of the delivery, U.S. Ambassador Myles Frechette sent this cable complaining that the shipment â€œwill undermine Embassyâ€™s efforts to negotiate an End-Use Monitoring (EUM) agreement.â€
President Clinton and his DoD were apparently in agreement with [de facto authorized] Hastert... Ambassador Frechette's complaints as mischaracterized by "Think Progress" notwithstanding.
Thanks as always, you're site rocks!
'Hypocrisy!' He cried: an examination of a favorite charge
By Ramesh Ponnuru
http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1282/is_11_57/ai_n15634308/printComment Posted By Nick D. On 8.04.2007 @ 18:02
All the stories have been told
Of kings and days of old,
But there's no England now.
All the wars that were won and lost
Somehow don't seem to matter very much anymore... - Dave Davies, The Kinks
Sadly, those lyrics just keep echoing for me these days. :- (Comment Posted By Nick D. On 28.03.2007 @ 12:24
"One hallmark of todayâ€™s left-wing Democratic culture is an intolerance for those who disagree with their position."
"On March 5 the Heritage Foundation turned its podium over to comedian/commentator Evan Sayet for his talk "How Modern Liberals Think." I'd never heard of him before, but I'm glad I have now. The video of his talk is 48 minutes long. The talk is brilliant and worth every minute of your time..."
Excerpt [rough transcript]:
"The Cult of Indiscriminateness: The only way to eliminate bigotry is to eliminate rational thought...
"In order to eliminate discrimination, the modern Liberal has opted to become utterly indiscriminate. The problem is, of course, that the ability to discriminate, to thoughtfully choose the better of the available options as in, 'she's a discriminating shopper', is the essence of rational thought.
So, quite literally we are dealing with the whole of Western Europe and today's Democratic party -- dominated as it is by this philosophy -- that rejects rational thought as a 'hate crime'. So, what you're left with after ten, twelve, fourteen, twenty years in the leftist indoctrination centers that our schools have become, are citizens of voting age who, on the one hand are utterly unwilling and incapable of critically judging the merits of the positions they hold and have held unquestioned since they're five years old, since they first entered the leftist indoctrination process...
"[In lyrics from Supertramp's] 'Goodbye Stranger'... 'Now I believe that what you say is the undisputed truth, but I have to see things my own way, just to keep me in my youth.' And that is so much the mindset of the modern Liberals. It's not that they're not aware of all the things that we're aware of. It's that they need to reject them in order to remain in this five-year-old utopia that they've been told is the only hope for mankind. So, what youâ€™re left with is, not only adults/citizens of voting age, who cannot judge their own positions, but who are virulently antagonistic to any position other than their own. Why? Because when you've been brought up to believe that indiscriminateness is a moral imperative, any position other than [your] own, must have employed discrimination. This is why [in the modern Liberal mindset e.g.,] 'Bush is Hitler!'" -â€“ Evan Sayet, 3/5/07
http://powerlineblog.com/archives/017172.phpComment Posted By Nick D. On 29.03.2007 @ 07:19
Rick wrote in comment #3: "I personally think that we have to change our definition of â€œvictoryâ€ but that a satisfactory outcome in Iraq is still possible. Not ideal. Not a bed of roses. Just â€œsatisfactoryâ€ â€“ as in having done all that we can and then removing the bulk of our forces (leaving behind trainers and advisors."
Germane excerpt from interview with former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton in the March 2007 "Limbaugh Letter":
"I don't think America could ever determine that Sunnis and Shia and Kurds were ever going to live together, or what arrangement they were going to make for themselves. That was always a question for Iraqis. Our obligation was not to resolve their differences, which have been going for hundreds of years, but to provide extra security so they could make their own choices. We don't have an obligation, really, on one side or the other of any of the competing factions inside Iraq.
We have to measure America's real interest, that we donâ€™t want a failed state, such as happened in Afghanistan, thatâ€™s open for a base of terrorism... Weâ€™ve got to calculate our own interests, and as the issues arise try and decide where we come out, not because we have an abstract interest in one particular sectarian view within Iraq, or the broader Arab world.
We have won the victory we sought [in Iraq], which is the overthrow of Saddam. The next question is whether we can find a way to prevent Iraq or any part of Iraq from being a base for terrorism. That's the victory I think we need to be searching for. Victory for the people of Iraq, living in a peaceful, prosperous, democratic society is their battle. It's not America's battle.
I think the best we can do is to make sure that, as the political evolution of Iraq continues, our interest in preventing it from becoming a base for terrorism is to protect it. And that may well require the use of military force for a considerable period of time. But that is not the same thing as trying to decide what the government of the new Iraq will look like, what the deal between Sunnis and Shias or any of that. Those are fundamental questions theyâ€™ll have to answer, and the sooner they answer them the better...
"[T]he question we need to ask is: â€˜whatâ€™s important for America?â€™ Weâ€™re not trying to build the platonically perfect Iraq. Weâ€™re trying to preserve our own interests. So when people argue we should have a federation, or we should favor one Iraq, or we should favor a breakup into three pieces, thatâ€™s all very interesting. But it doesnâ€™t answer the fundamental question, which is: â€˜whatâ€™s in Americaâ€™s interest?â€™"Comment Posted By Nick D. On 28.03.2007 @ 12:50
"Allow me to quote a political philosopher who is (theoretically) someone all of you respect deeply, John Stuart Mill..."
"John Stuart Mill, of his own free will
With half a pint of shandy got particularly ill." - Monty Python
Yay! Quotes!!!Comment Posted By Nick D. On 25.03.2007 @ 17:28
"Right now I would have to say that George W. Bush is easily the worst president in US history."
Easy for you to *say*, however...
"It is easy to pick out mistakes made by any President... In the end, Bush will be judged by the totality of his Presidency not by the Six Sigma analyses that pass for serious critiques by the Presidents detractors. In fact, they are not serious at all. They represent a political tactic that seeks to undermine rather than improve. And for that, they should be ashamed of themselves." - Rick Moran, 3/9/06
http://www.americanthinker.com/articles_print.php?article_id=5312Comment Posted By Nick D. On 25.03.2007 @ 17:19