Saturday, June 10, 2006

Where do we find such men?

In the Army.

Nearly 18,000 military personnel have been wounded in combat since the war began in Iraq more than three years ago, according to Defense Department statistics. Some have lost legs and arms, suffered horrific burns to their bodies and gone home permanently.

But the vast majority have remained in Iraq or returned later - their bodies marked by small scars and their lives plagued by aches and pains.

I know that the majority of the Left simply can't understand the military. And I don't know anymore if that's really a bad thing.

Many of the injured soldiers have begged their commanders to let them come back. One soldier was sent home after a bomb exploded in his face and damaged his eyes. He likely will never return to Iraq, but still asks. Another was sent home because of a heart condition, but returned to Iraq three times, according to Lt. Col. Thomas Kunk, a commander in the 502nd Infantry Regiment.

Kunk, who is not a doctor, decides every week which wounded soldiers can return to duty. Often the soldiers research regulations and argue endlessly, he said.

It's heartbreaking when he has to say no, but he does.

"Sometimes there's too much 'Hooah!' in us guys," Kunk said. While he doesn't want to dampen that enthusiasm, he said, "I don't want to hurt the guy the rest of his life."

So, tell me again about how the military is a bunch of dumb morons who get suckered into going to Iraq? Tell me again about how the military doesn't want to be in Iraq?

Yeah, right. These men and women believe in what they're doing. And they prove it, every time they go back into the desert.

Kindly pardon the frank language, but... long, shitforbrains.

Gateway Pundit: Zarqawi's Final Moments of Life

Click, if you please, and scroll to the bottom where you can find a link to an AP story alleging that American soldiers found Ole Zarqie alive and beat him to death.

If true, those soldiers should brought before a military tribunal so they can be awarded Bronze Stars.

Friday, June 09, 2006

Like a skipping record...

The Dimocrats chime in.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said with the success of the mission to take out Zarqawi, along with the announcement Thursday that al-Maliki had appointed an interior and a defense minister to his Cabinet, the United States should be moving toward the Democrats' goal of a "significant transition" for the war in Iraq in 2006.

Shorter Pelosi: "Crap, we're winning. PULL OUT NOW!"

In his own version of "mission accomplished," Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry, the 2004 Democratic presidential candidate, also issued a statement calling for withdrawal on a short timetable.

"With the end of al-Zarqawi and the confirmation of the final vital cabinet ministries in Iraq's new government, it's another sign that it's time for Iraqis to stand up for Iraq, bring the factions together, end the insurgency and run their own country. Our troops have done their job in Iraq, and they've done it valiantly. It's time to work with the new Iraqi government to bring our combat troops home by the end of this year," he said.

Typical John Kerry - surrender, capitulate, withdraw. Surrender, capitulate, withdraw. It's the same crap he's preached for over thirty years. It doesn't change. Surrender, capitulate, withdraw.

And don't even get me started on this idiot:

"This is just to cover Bush's [rear] so he doesn't have to answer" for Iraqi civilians being killed by the U.S. military and his own sagging poll numbers, said Rep. Pete Stark, California Democrat.

But they support the troops! DON'T YOU QUESTION THEIR PATRIOTISM!

You know what? I really don't think that there will be too many issues in the next few elections. The issues that I see taking prominence will be these two:

1 - Immigration. The people who want open borders (i.e. Leftists and RINOs) vs. the people who think that national sovereignty still means something (i.e. sane people).

2 - The War on Terror. The people who want us to lose (i.e. Leftists) vs. the people who want us to win (i.e. sane people).

We can easily tell who is on what side.

Democrats gone wild

Another election season is upon us, which means it's time for some Leftist Hijinks. Ah, well, if they stick to dogshit and skip the tire slashings, office invasions, and nighttime shoot-em-ups, I guess we could call it progress.

Thursday, June 08, 2006

Reaction to Zarqawi's death

Right side of the blogosphere? "HOT DIGGIDY DOG! WE GOT THE SUMBITCH!"

Left Side of the blogosphere? Well, I'll let Dr. Sanity spell it out.

And yeah, after everything that has happened this past year, I will question their patriotism, thank you very much.

Rot In Hell Zarqawi

UPDATE: This one will remain on top today. Scroll for updates, if you wish.

Code Pink's favorite Democrat, John Murtha has been saying our soldiers can accomplish nothing further in Iraq and Democrats have been calling for immediate withdrawal from Iraq since before the recently liberated country's December 15, 2005 elections that saw the Sunni Arab population finally choose to engage in the political future of their country rather than just war with those that were already working toward making their country a constitutional democracy. Had we followed their suggestions, the sick, murderous, head of al Qaeda in Iraq would still be making videos of him and his buddies chopping off the heads of those he captured and blowing up innocent Iraqi men women and children in furtherence of al Qaeda's plans to establish a Caliphate to rule the mid-east according to their radical Islamic beliefs. But we ignored Democrat Murtha, his Democrat Media cheerleaders, and the rest of the far-left and now Abu Musab al-Zarqawi (who fled Afghanistan for the safety of Saddam's Iraq) is DEAD. We got him!

2006 06 08 Abu Musab al-Zarqawi killed in air raid

BAGHDAD, Iraq - Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, al-Qaida's leader in Iraq who led a bloody campaign of suicide bombings and kidnappings, has been killed in an air raid north of Baghdad — a major victory in the U.S.-led war in Iraq and the broader war on terror. Iraq's prime minister and U.S. officials said his identity was confirmed by fingerprints and a first-hand look at his face.

The announcement came six days after the Jordanian-born terror leader appeared in a videotape, railing against Shiites in Iraq and saying militias are raping women and killing Sunnis and the community must fight back.

Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki said al-Zarqawi was killed along with seven aides Wednesday evening in a house 30 miles northeast of Baghdad in the volatile province of Diyala, just east of the provincial capital of Baqouba, al-Maliki said.

"Today, al-Zarqawi was eliminated," al-Maliki told a news conference, drawing loud applause from reporters as he was flanked by U.S. Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad and U.S. Gen. George Casey, the top U.S. commander in Iraq.

Al-Maliki said the air strike was the result of intelligence reports provided to Iraqi security forces by residents in the area, and U.S. forces acted on the information.

"Those who disrupt the course of life, like al-Zarqawi, will have a tragic end," he said.

He also warned those who follow the militant's lead that "whenever there is a new al-Zarqawi, we will kill him."

"This is a message for all those who embrace violence, killing and destruction to stop and to (retreat) before it's too late," he said. "It is an open battle with all those who incite sectarianism."

Khalilzad added "the death of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi is a huge success for Iraq and the international war on terror." He also gave a thumbs up and said it was a good day for the United States.

Casey said the hunt for al-Zarqawi began in the area two weeks ago, and al-Zarqawi's body was identified by fingerprints and facial recognition.

The Jordanian-born militant, who was believed to have personally beheaded at least two American hostages, became Iraq's most wanted militant, as notorious as Osama bin Laden, to whom he swore allegiance in 2004. The United States put a $25 million bounty on his head, the same as bin Laden.

In the past year, he moved his campaign beyond Iraq's borders, claiming to have carried out a Nov. 9, 2005, triple suicide bombing against hotels in Amman, Jordan, that killed 60 people, as well as other attacks in Jordan and even a rocket attack from Lebanon into northern Israel.

U.S. forces and their allies came close to capturing al-Zarqawi several times since his campaign began in mid-2003.

His closest brush may have come in late 2004. Deputy Interior Ministry Maj. Gen. Hussein Kamal said Iraqi security forces caught al-Zarqawi near the insurgent stronghold of Fallujah but then released him because they didn't realize who he was.

In May 2005, Web statements by his group said al-Zarqawi had been wounded in fighting with Americans and was being treated in a hospital abroad — raising speculation over a successor among his lieutenants. But days later, a statement said al-Zarqawi was fine and had returned to Iraq. There was never any independent confirmation of the reports of his wounding.

U.S. forces believe they just missed capturing al-Zarqawi in a Feb. 20, 2005 raid in which troops closed in on his vehicle west of Baghdad near the Euphrates River. His driver and another associate were captured and al-Zarqawi's computer was seized along with pistols and ammunition.

U.S. troops twice launched massive invasions of Fallujah, the stronghold used by al-Qaida in Iraq fighters and other insurgents west of Baghdad. An April 2004 offensive left the city still in insurgent hands, but the October 2004 assault wrested it from them. However, al-Zarqawi — if he was in the city — escaped.

This report is not without intended spin: "The Jordanian-born militant, who was believed to have personally beheaded at least two American hostages, became Iraq's most wanted militant, as notorious as Osama bin Laden, to whom he swore allegiance in 2004. "

Sure, he made a point to publicly swear allegiance to bin Laden in 2004, but he was already a member of the terrorist hive infesting Afghanistan run by the Taliban who gave asylum to al Qaida and bin Laden even as we demanded that they turn him over after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. When we'd effectively cleaned out the hive in Afghanistan, he moved on to greener pastures in Iraq. Saddam had offered bin Laden himself assylum in 1998 and was a blatant supporter of international terrorism offering funding, material support and training to those willing to carry out attacks against Israel and western nations including the United States. The left has carried out a disinformation campaign for years attempting to disassociate Saddam from terrorism, but the evidence is vast and was even widely reported by Democrat Media outlets during a Democrat administration.

Killing al-Zarqawi IS a fantastic success in our effort to bring democratic order to a free Iraq, he was a rally point for the murderous terrorists trying to destroy what we've accomplished. Al-Qaeda will have to find a new military leader for their efforts in Iraq - if they can. We're hunting the leadership of their organization across the globe. And it is clear the Iraqis will fight the next incarnation of al-Zarqawi to rise from the charred remains of the one we just sent to hell. Despite all the Democrat Media hysteria about how horrible of a situation Iraq is, we are winning. They know this, which is why the work tirelessly to destroy support for the war here such as this recent effort to smear our soldiers with accusations of "murder" in Haditha (by Democrat Murtha no less). It's success like this that puts such hysteria in perspective.

UPDATE: They are unhappy and skeptical at DemocraticUnderpants.

Supporting the Troops

The patriotism of the American Left shall not be questioned!!!!!

This film illustrates in crystal clear detail why the U.S. military needs to recruit very dumb, totally uneducated, and mostly southern cracker soldiers who are already racist bastards who have never left their hometowns and believe all the garbage they are taught in school about how we are the good guys, and everything we do is just and right. The Army can then brainwash them to treat other human beings in such a grotesque and inhuman manner. Anyone who had any previous education, intelligence or just plain decency, would never consent to treat people in the unbelievably harsh manner in which these prisoners, most of which were just swept up in raids and had nothing to do with he Taliban, were treated.
Movie Review : The Road To Guantanamo

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Maybe sometimes she goes too far...

...and I know that most of it may be schtick, but I love Ann Coulter. I missed this story developing today; here is some information I found to be pertinent once I caught up.

UPDATE / UNRELATED: Spin in San Francisco (which explains why it doesn't warrant its own post).

UPDATE / CORRELATED: Don't misconstrue or anything, but, I think I love John Bolton, too.

Cheap Hydrogen?

We can hope.

Although GE has only built a prototype in their lab, Bourgeois believes that demonstrations can come as soon as the end of next year, and commercialization will follow that. The goal of the project, according to Bourgeois, is to bring down equipment costs enough to take the cost of hydrogen from $8 per kilogram to $3 per kilogram—comparable in energy and price to a gallon of gasoline.

Currently, Hydrogen production is also limited to industrial refineries and agricultural areas, where the gas is produced on-site using methane, says Bourgeois. GE’s system—which, at approximately 10’ x 20’, can fit in a small trailer—could be marketed to smaller-scale industries. And one day, Bourgeois sees a future when drivers fill their hydrogen-fuel-cell powered cars from pumps with built-in electrolyzers. If electricity needed to produce the hydrogen is wind- or solar-generated, the entire process is, essentially, emissions-free.

The more fuel options that we has a country have, the better. When we make one fuel source feasable, we reduce our dependance on all the other types of fuel. I'm not thrilled because "hydrogen will save mother Gaia, and stuff!". I'm happy because once we find a way to make alternative fuels actually work, rather than the ethenol hocus-pokus bullshit we have to deal with now, we can tell a large part of the Middle East to go fuck off.

The only reason the Mad Mullahs of Tehran have any power is because they control a big chunk of the world's oil supply. I'd love to see what happens when we tell them "You know what? We don't need you anymore."

Morning Digest

Brits to use personal gliders:

Elite special forces troops being dropped behind enemy lines on covert missions are to ditch their traditional parachutes in favour of strap-on stealth wings.

The lightweight carbon fibre mono-wings will allow them to jump from high altitudes and then glide 120 miles or more before landing - making them almost impossible to spot, as their aircraft can avoid flying anywhere near the target.

Special forces to use strap-on 'stealth wings' | the Daily Mail

Top 11 Things That Anti-War Protesters Would Have Said At the Normandy Invasion on D-Day (Had There Been Anti-War Protesters At Normandy)

DailyKos - 0 for 19???? Or is it 0 for 20?

"A smear you can't take back"

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

American Battle Monuments Commission

"When all those conflicts were over, what did we do? Did we stay and conquer? Did we say, 'Okay, we defeated Germany. Now Germany belongs to us? We defeated Japan, so Japan belongs to us'? No. What did we do? We built them up. We gave them democratic systems which they have embraced totally to their soul. And did we ask for any land? No, the only land we ever asked for was enough land to bury our dead. And that is the kind of nation we are."

-- Colin Powell
Searchable database, World War II

Speaking truth to windmills

Round and round we go.

"I'll fight this every way I can," said Algoma Alderman Ken Taylor, chairman of the city's marina committee. "The beautiful view we have would be destroyed. ... How many are going to come here if we have these things off our coastline?"
Residents debate windmills on Great Lakes - Yahoo! News


I was going to post Patton's entire speech, but I see that Tim already posted a few excerpts.

Patton was a Soldier's general. He cussed up a storm. He drove people hard, and he wanted to kill as many Krauts as he could. When George C. Scott gave Patton's speech for the movie, the scriptwriters had to clean it up for general consumption.

Patton shat fire and saved matches. And I wish to god we had him in today's Army.

Then again, he'd probably be court-martialed for not being PC enough. Dammit.

In any case, I had a big post planned out today. Snark, invective, and enough verbal abuse aimed at the Left side of the blogosphere to leave nice red welts all over their bodies.

But then I thought... "Why?"

Why should I contaminate the memory of brave deeds sixty years ago by mixing them with references to today's traitors?

I shouldn't. And so I erased that post. D-Day was a hellish accomplishment, a monumental act that literally saved Europe. It required co-ordination between all the allies, the USA, Britain, Canada, the Aussies and Kiwis who fought and died next to us on the beaches of Normandy.

This is the day to remember them.

One more example...

...of Christianist Fundamentalism in 1944.

Letter from Ike, June 6, 1944

Warmongering Fundie. Have a seat next to General Patton.

See at Babalu Blog.

Patton on D-Day

"Don't forget, you don't know I'm here. No word of the fact is to be mentioned in any letters. The world is not supposed to know what the hell became of me. I'm not supposed to be commanding this Army. I'm not even supposed to be in England. Let the first bastards to find out be the goddamn Germans. Someday I want them to raise up on their hind legs and howl, 'Jesus Christ, it's the goddamn Third Army and that son-of-a-bitch Patton again.'"

"We want to get the hell over there. We want to get over there and clear the goddamn thing up. You can't win a war lying down. The quicker we clean up this goddamn mess, the quicker we can take a jaunt against the purple pissing Japs an clean their nest out too, before the Marines get all the goddamn credit."

"Sure, we all want to be home. We want this thing over with. The quickest way to get it over is to get the bastards. The quicker they are whipped, the quicker we go home. The shortest way home is through Berlin. When a man is lying in a shell hole, if he just stays there all day, a Boche will get him eventually, and the hell with that idea. The hell with taking it. My men don't dig foxholes. I don't want them to. Foxholes only slow up an offensive. Keep moving. And don't give the enemy time to dig one. We'll win this war but we'll win it only by fighting and by showing the Germans we've got more guts than they have."
Someone send that goddamned son-of-a-bitch's ghost to the great Sensitivity Training in the sky.

Confederate Yankee

America in context

About that "squandered good will":

The strength of disdain is a measure of Europe’s weakness. Smugness is one of Europe’s great contemporary exports. We may all think that we know America, its music, its culture, its self-confident exceptionalism. We tend to forget that Americans fight only with extreme reluctance. We overlook their penchant for agonised self-criticism; everything bad we know about the US, we know because Americans inexhaustibly rehearse their society’s shortcomings. There has never been greater transparency, whether than on the battlefield or the boondocks, and there has never been more open debate about the country’s virtues and vices...
You should click and read it all.

Times Online

A good day for the boys in blue

Cindy Sheehan is going on hunger strike.

Check it out at Gateway Pundit (likely my favorite blog these days).

Then scroll down and see the fruits of John Murtha's demagoguery.

Monday, June 05, 2006

Toronto Imam Claims Evidence Was Planted, Blames Bush

Laughing my ass off.

Aly Hindy, a Toronto imam, said he knew several of the accused because they prayed at his mosque but said they were not terrorists. "The charges are to keep George Bush happy, that’s all," he added sardonically.
Stupid ass Bush -- what's he doing planting fertilizer on Canadian students when he should be planting Sarin in Tikrit???

Gateway Pundit

Be Sensitive

Fly no English flag.

Insensitive Louts in Trafalgar Square

It is time for your head to explode

But let's start with some quick levity.

Okay here we go...

Democrats Misspeaking Badly: "You don't need papers for voting"

If you read blogs from the Right, by now you know there was a big "terror" bust in Canada. Lee points out some similarities in the arrested, as does Michelle "broad strata" Malkin. At Riehl World View, Seixon, and Roger Simon, it is noted that if you are looking for details in MSM, you'll be looking for a while. There's a reason why, of course.

Meanwhile, Gateway Pundit sez Code Pink are like cockroaches.

A cross is falling in San Diego.

Smearing Marines: it's become quite a pastime for the Left.

That is all, unless you are having trouble getting that ole blood to pumpin' this morning, in which case you need to click here.

My God, these people vote?

Go check out a fisking by Misha over at the Rottweiler, the subject of which is an op-ed post about how President Bush made a woman have an abortion.

You think I'm kidding?

It was a decision I am sorry I had to make. It was awful, painful, sickening. But I feel that this administration gave me practically no choice but to have an unwanted abortion because the way it has politicized religion made it well-nigh impossible for me to get emergency contraception that would have prevented the pregnancy in the first place.

"I had sex, and now I'm pregnant, and the President himself won't let me get the Morning-After Pill, and so I had to have an abortion! WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!"

Christ on a crutch! Let's go over this really quickly, since The Emperor did such a great job.

A woman in her 40's. Married. Doesn't want any more kids. "Forgets" to put her diaphram in before sex, and now has to deal with the consequences.

NEWS FLASH! SEX LEADS TO PREGNANCY! If you haven't ensured that you can't have kids (i.e. tubal legation or vasectomy) you stand a good chance of getting knocked up! And lets count the different types of birth control, shall we?

1 - the afore mentioned diaphram (which she was too horny to use)
2 - Condoms
3 - IUD's
4 - Birth control pills
5 - Birth control patch
6 - Depo shot
7 - Norplant
8 - Spermacidal sponge

Eight different types of birth control, right off the top of my head, which this woman and her husband were either too stupid or too lazy to use. And if you're in your forties, and you don't want any more kids, why the hell don't you just get snipped? Either him or her, doesn't matter, it works either way!

So in short, this woman, through her own stupidity and negligence, refused to use the birth control she had, and got herself knocked up. And rather than bring life into the world, she chose to have an abortion.

And she blames President Bush for it.

They're insane. Loony. Kookoo for Cocoa Puffs. Off their rocker. Competely detached from reality. Unable to comprehend the basic facts of life, and yet these mental retards ARE VOTING!

God help us all.

Sunday, June 04, 2006

It's been said before

And it needs to be said again. Yes, we are losing soldiers in Iraq. And losing soldiers is never a good thing. But when a soldier in Iraq is safer than your average Joe in Washington D.C. -

Despite media coverage purporting to show that escalating violence in Iraq has the country spiraling out of control, civilian death statistics complied by Rep. Steve King, R-IA, indicate that Iraq actually has a lower civilian violent death rate than Washington, D.C.

Appearing with Westwood One radio host Monica Crowley on Saturday, King said that the incessantly negative coverage of the Iraq war prompted him to research the actual death numbers.

"I began to ask myself the question, if you were a civilian in Iraq, how could you tolerate that level of violence," he said. "What really is the level of violence?"

Using Pentagon statistics cross-checked with independent research, King said he came up with an annualized Iraqi civilian death rate of 27.51 per 100,000.

While that number sounds high - astonishingly, the Iowa Republican discovered that it's significantly lower than a number of major American cities, including the nation's capital.

"It's 45 violent deaths per 100,000 in Washington, D.C.," King told Crowley.

Other American cities with higher violent civilian death rates than Iraq include:

Detroit - 41.8 per 100,000

Baltimore - 37.7 per 100,000

I would rather be deployed to Iraq than stationed in D.C.

Powerline also has some startling facts for you.

A total of 2,471 servicemembers have died in Iraq from 2003 to the present, a period of a little over three years. That total is almost exactly one third of the number of military personnel who died on active duty from 1980 to 1982, a comparable time period when no wars were being fought. Until very recently, our armed forces lost servicemen at a greater rate than we have experienced in Iraq, due solely to accidental death.

Iraq isn't a quagmire, Bagdad is not Ho Chi Min City, and all the Dimocrat fucktards shrieking for us to get out of Iraq are nothing more than shit-filled surrender-monkeys seeking American defeat at any cost.