“It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into”

Jonathan Swift
"The Democrats have moved to the right, and the right has moved into a mental hospital." - Bill Maher
"The city is crowded my friends are away and I'm on my own
It's too hot to handle so I gotta get up and go

It's a cruel ... cruel summer"

Saturday, May 05, 2007

Thinking Outer Louder

Pampa wingnut Dennis Palmitier (hmmm, that name sounds French) laments in today's Globe-Republican:

Far-left liberal interference in America's military decisions came into full bloom with the Vietnam War.
Richard Nixon was a liberal?


Four years into the Iraq calamity and there still have been few, if any, major public calls for people to serve their country in the military. All we seem to get is a lot of apocalyptic talk from Bush's neoconservative sycophants who cheer the war from the safety of their keyboards:
Bush's congressional supporters, such as U.S. Rep. Mac Thornberry, R-Clarendon, have it exactly right: that opponents of the war need to present the president a "clean" funding bill that doesn't contain withdrawal language that our enemies can - and most assuredly will - use against us. They also point out that if Bush's congressional opponents are so dead set against continuing this conflict, they need to cut off all money for the war right now.

That won't happen, of course, because to do so would be to surrender to an enemy who has made his ultimate aim as clear as Bush's veto: You abandon Iraq and we'll follow you onto your shores.
Oh, really now? It seems the least a war supporter could do is help keep that from happening. Boots on ground, Dave, boots on ground...