Saturday, March 24, 2007

An Imagined Reality

The U.S. House of Representatives passed HR 1591 on Friday, setting an abstract timetable for withdrawal of our troops from Iraq. The socialist majority had the help of two Republican defectors: Wayne Gilchrest, R-MD, and Walter Jones, R-NC. Seven Democrats had the sense to vote against it, saying that they did not want to "tie the hands" of our military commanders. Another seven Dems who voted against the bill are left-wing pantywaists who would only vote in favor of an immediate bellus interruptus (feel free to correct my Latin). See the breakdown here. The bill included $20 billion in pork, a transparent and rather disgusting (but effective) attempt to buy votes. A sampling of the pork: Organic spinach, salmon fishing, asbestos mitigation, peanut storage, and something called the "Milk Income Loss Contract Program." Huh?

The mother hen, I mean, the Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-CA, said "the American people see the reality of the war, the president does not." The reality is that the Leftist Anti-War Weenies are mucking up the works. They believe that if they try hard enough, we will have another Viet Nam on our hands. It all comes down to what kind of reality you believe in. Do we announce to the enemy "we're going to pull out of here on March 24, 2008, regardless if we have killed or detained all of you bad guys yet!" The reality of such an action would be, in effect, a defeat for freedom and a victory for Islamo-Fascist Terrorism. The "surge" is working, despite its being ignored by the traditional media. It is still reality even if you choose to ignore it.

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