President Carter's book on the Middle East, a title too inflammatory to even print, is not based on unvarnished analyses; it is replete with factual errors, copied materials not cited, superficialities, glaring omissions, and simply invented segments. Aside from the one-sided nature of the book, meant to provoke, there are recollections cited from meetings where I was the third person in the room, and my notes of those meetings show little similarity to points claimed in the book. Being a former President does not give one a unique privilege to invent information or to unpack it with cuts, deftly slanted to provide a particular outlook.
Ouch. But then, Jimmah Cah-duh has been showing his ass on a regular basis ever since Bush 43 was elected. I don't know if it's just senility or if he's actually an anti-American idiot. Right now, I would say he's an anti-American idiot, given that he's french-kissed just about every anti-American commie dictator he could get his hands on. Castro, Chavez, Kimmy Dimmy Ding Dong, any communist who spews out their hatred of America gets a big 'ol hug from Jimmah.
He's a special kind of guy, ain't he?
Something else I wanted to bring to your attention is this little post about the Rules of Engagement in Iraq. (Found at Instapundit)
Consider the psychology of the warrior. Even if not a single Soldier or Marine had died as a result of hesitation due to ROE (that is, even if this danger is only potential and has not become actualized), the psychology of fear has set in. Not fear of the enemy, but fear of firing a weapon. This fear can cause hesitation, and even the enemy knows the U.S. ROE and can and has taken advantage of them. Hence, there is increased danger for our troops, and they know it.
What we need are robust rules of engagement. What we have are confused Soldiers and Marines, afraid to fire their weapons.
If we lose this war, and I am open to the possibility that we can lose it.... if we lose this war, it will be for the exact same reasons that we lost Viet Nam and Somalia:
Because the Dimocrats, the American Communist Party, and their enablers, will have brought about the downfall of the troops. The Dimocrats and their enablers will have prevented the American military from doing their job. Just like when LBJ poked at a map and said "Y'all cain't bomb heyar, and y'all cain't bomb heyar", thus putting most of North Viet Nam (including Hanoi) off limits to our bombers, it will be the Dimocrats who will not allow the military to do their job in Iraq.
When you prevent the troops from doing their job, you simply turn them into targets. That that's how you lose a war.
Does Bush deserve some blame? Oh, certainly. He could have ended a lot of the bullshit some time ago by calling the American Communists into the carpet and having them explain their lies in front of a TV camera. Instead, what we have had was six years of lies, smears, mudslinging, and falsehoods from the American Communists, and it's hurt us as a country. Now the American Communist Party has won control of Congress, and it's only going to get worse. So yes, I think we can lose the war on Terror, just like we lost Viet Nam. And we can lay it all out at the feet of the very same people. Literally.
Remember folks, the Dimocrats aren't anti-war, they're just on the other side.