Sunday, November 18, 2007

Is Bush draining the swamp?

President Bush's main objective in Iraq is to take the fight to an enemy that has sworn to Allah that it will destroy us. Everyone (or nearly everyone) would agree that the enemy we face now is a loosely organized, fiercely ideological foe, in addition to being ruthless and evil. To add to the difficulty in engaging this enemy, they are not restricted to any country or confined within any borders. They are like smoke, as they strike and then shrink away into the countryside.We are gaining the upper hand, however, in what President Bush has always told us from the inception of hostilities will be a long, difficult struggle.

He has not mislead us in this regard. The current surge is starting to pay dividends, as the previous terrorist strongholds are one by one getting routed and cleansed of terrorists. We are starting to receive consistent and reliable intelligence from local tribal leaders as well as local citizens. These good people are tiring of the bloodshed and destruction that accompanies the presence of these malevolent visitors who like ticks and leeches, embed themselves into the population. Almost all of these blood thirsty killers are imported from other terrorist sponsored nations.In wars of days gone by, these killers would be systematically engaged, surrounded and unceremoniously dispatched with. Once the last of them either was killed or captured, their cause would be abandoned, and we would preserve victory. Not so with this enemy, in this region of the world. As my inaugural, if somewhat clumsily drawn political cartoon above suggests, we are never certain as to how many of the enemy are left standing, as they are resupplied over the porous borders of neighboring terrorist states Syria and Iran. Recent captured munitions and other clear evidence have indicated that Iran is supplying not only fresh terrorists, suicide bombers, trainers and other logistical support to the Iraq terrorist efforts, they are supplying these murderous thugs with sophisticated and highly deadly and effective armor piercing explosive devices that are killing our troops with regularity.Just how long is President Bush going to allow this to continue? Although no press release has been issued lately, we have seen that various German banks are curtailing their transactions with Iran, and the Iranian government quickly and ferociously denounced these actions by the Germans. Sounds like an effective, yet preliminary strategy on the administration's part is already in force, and having good effect. What other plans does Bush have to close off these munitions and personnel flowing over these borders?We will likely find out in the coming months. Should we expect President Bush to call a press conference and discuss these plans with the patriotic mainstream media? Yeah, right. In the interim, don't rule out some military strikes into these two countries, as severing these supply lines is imperative in winning this war.

The Clinton campaign donor shuffle

Here we go again. As Yogi Berra quipped, "it's like deja vu all over again." Hillary Clinton (D-NY), the Democrat candidate for president currently leading in the polls and with the most cash in her war chest, has been associated with dubious campaign contributions from Asian sources.Yawn. Nothing new here, folks, just move along. That's what the mainstream media would have us do. "Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain," as the Great and Terrible Oz would command Dorothy in "The Wizard of Oz."

How stupid do the MSM really think the general American public is? Well, if the truth be known, they are convinced that we are pretty darn stupid. They think that we have already forgotten about this modus operandi of funding that the Clintons rely on for their campaigns. This is the second time that these kinds of shenanigans have been uncovered within the Clinton camp, and yet both Hillary and Bill would have us believe that they are completely surprised, and had no idea that such goings on could happen to their thorough vetting process on their contributors. It was a mere 11 years ago when the names Johnny Huang, James Riaddy, The Lippo Group, Charlie Trie, and a host of other Asian campaign contributors were in the news. Suspicious sources, slimy people with buckets full of cash for the Clinton's coffers, and some of this dough was even linked to a source within the People's Republic of China's armed forces. The Democrats are looking the other way yet again. Just like in 1996, when a lot of these criminals ended up doing hard time, there is now another Asian chorus line up preparing to show us all how to do "The Clinton Campaign Donor Shuffle." And now Hillary says she will give $850,000 she received from Norman Hsu back. As Rush Limbaugh asks, "give it back to whom?" Maybe she will give it back to the postal worker that made $45,000 a year, but is on record as having contributed $250,000 to Hsu, who "bundled" it up nice and neat for delivery to Mrs. Clinton's war chest.I'm pretty sure the IRS would certainly be interested in the source of those funds, but I could be wrong. And these are the people that want to run our country, again. I can hardly wait for another Clinton administration, where we will yet again be treated to scandal after scandal after scandal after scandal after scandal.....

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Rudy Giuliani is not our guy

Regardless of what you hear nearly every evening out of ABC Evening News' Charles "Red Charlie" Gibson's lips about Rudy Guiliani, just remember that there is one certainty in addition to death and taxes that is in play here: the conservative base does not vote for liberals in the presidential primaries. Recall the GOP primaries of a mere 8 years ago: that rascally, "Maverick" Sen. John McCain (R, sorta, AZ) was the darling of the evening news and he certainly had a head of steam heading into the South Carolina primaries. Also recall that George W. Bush mopped the floor with McCain in South Carolina, and in every primary going forward. Rudy is heading down this very path.

Rudy is the front runner, if you believe the polls that 'Red Charlie' Gibson trots out about every other evening. And the Left would just love it if Rudy Guiliani got the GOP nod. In this event, the issues would not be pro life vs pro-death, whether to grab guns or not, or whether gay marriage should be the law of the land. No, the issues on the campaign going forward would be A) How best to protect Roe v. Wade, B) how BEST to grab our guns, and C) how SOON we can make gay marriage a part of our social fabric.But these debates are simply not going to happen. The primaries will certainly get spirited, but Rudy is not going to be the GOP candidate whom the base is all excited about. Once the primaries dip below the Mason Dixon line, Rudy's time in the sun will fade to twilight. Conservatives do not vote for liberals in their own GOP primaries. Especially in the South. And Rudy is a liberal. He will be packing his bags right after South Carolina is done with him, just like in 2000, when that scamp, "Maverick" Sen. John McCain took a thumpin' after the primary votes were counted. Ditto this primary season, when we can stick a fork in Rudy after South Carolina, he will be done. And the rest of us can get on in picking the REAL nominee.