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Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Incoming House intelligence chief botches easy intel quiz
Another genius Pelosi choice:
Rep. Silvestre Reyes of Texas, who incoming House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has tapped to head the Intelligence Committee when the Democrats take over in January, failed a quiz of basic questions about al Qaeda and Hezbollah, two of the key terrorist organizations the intelligence community has focused on since the September 11, 2001 attacks.

When asked by CQ National Security Editor Jeff Stein whether al Qaeda is one or the other of the two major branches of Islam -- Sunni or Shiite -- Reyes answered 'they are probably both,' then ventured 'Predominantly -- probably Shiite.'

That is wrong. Al Qaeda was founded by Osama bin Laden as a Sunni organization and views Shiites as heretics.

Reyes could also not answer questions put by Stein about Hezbollah, a Shiite group on the U.S. list of terrorist organizations that is based in Southern Lebanon."

Remember the all grief they gave Bush about not knowing all the world's leader's names the first day... turn about = fair play


Sunday, November 05, 2006

Saddam Sentenced to Death
MSM remains predictably quiet about the amazing victory for the Iraqi people:
"Former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein and two other defendants were sentenced to death in Baghdad Sunday for crimes against humanity."


Friday, November 03, 2006


So says the NY Times.
Experts say that at the time, Mr. Hussein’s scientists were on the verge of building an atom bomb, as little as a year away.
So, I guess the whole "Bush Lied..." canard can finally be put to rest.
(via National Review)


Saturday, October 28, 2006

The Pentagon is finally fighting back! About time.


Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Why Vote Republican This November?


Sunday, October 08, 2006

Democrats "support the troops..." foreign troops! But whatever you do, don't question their patriotism. They have a profound love for Canada.


Saturday, September 30, 2006

5 minutes and 56 seconds of common sense from Glenn Beck on Hugo Chavez and CITGO. I haven't bought from them in years. Neither should you.


A CAIR press release packaged as a "news" item in the Miami Herald (oh, what passes for news here) gets picked up the Christian Science Monitor... ONE YEAR LATER!!!!

Of course, this year "it's all the Republican's fault" ©

If soooo many US Hispanics are being drawn to Islam, couldn't they have at least come up with a new picture? The same lady?! I mean, really.


Thursday, September 28, 2006

Apparently, the party leadership has finally figured it out:
"In a post 9/11 world, border security is a matter of national security. Securing our borders is not an insurmountable problem … but it has been a problem that too many have been willing to ignore for too long."
The Senate invoked cloture on the Secure Fence Act of 2006, in a 71:28 vote. Tomorrow it will vote on the bill itself, which the House has already approved, and will send this great first effort at border security to the President for a signature. Here, here!


Saturday, September 23, 2006

Historical Revisionism by Bill Clinton, Yet Again

Check out Clinton unhinged, where he basically accuses the Bush administration of not trying to catch bin Laden:
"At least I tried. That's the difference between me and some...{some being who, sir?} They had eight months to try; they did not try."
Surely, Mr. Clinton is not referring to the current administration, who, as the historical record shows, radically changed the U.S.'s approach to bin Laden. Eight months, eight years; eight months, eight years...

But really, when did Clinton try? I mean, we know that he had a chance at bin Laden in Afghanistan, but Sandy "these stolen, relevant to the 9/11 commission investigation documents in my pants sure are heavy" Berger "kept" the President of the United States of America (the most powerful man in the world) from actually doing anything. And we also know that the Sudanese government offered to hand bin Laden over, but Mr. Clinton did not think we had a "legal justification" to grab him. So when, Mr. Clinton, did you try? Other than in your, no doubt constant, mental review of "what would I have done differently?"


Thursday, September 21, 2006

Boycott CITGO

I said it back in February 2003, but it certainly bears repeating today:
"What many people do not know is that CITGO is a wholly-owned subsidiary of PDVSA, the Venezuelan state-owned oil company. Every dollar that you spend with CITGO translates into hard currency which continues to prop up the oppressive regime of Hugo Chavez."
GOP in the City has created some nice art work to go with what should be a nation-wide boycott of CITGO and Venezuela's Castro-puppet dictator, Chavez.

UPDATE: Check out the Boycott CITGO blog!

UPDATE: Florida state Representative Adam Hasner has called for CITGO to be removed from the Turnpike. I fully support this effort, and have contacted Rep. Hasner to express my appreciation. Make sure you contact his office to express your support!


192 Democrat Congressmen (and women) think that it is an "insurmountable burden on voters" to show ID to vote. Excuse me? To get on a plane, ID required. To cash a check, ID required. To open a bank account, ID required (Patriot Act anyone?). Drive a car, ID required. To rent a car, ID required. To use a credit card, ID required. To work legally in the United States, ID required (in fact, two forms of ID are generally required to work!). Buy alcohol, ID required. Buy a gun, ID required. Submit an affidavit, ID required (or personal knowledge).

The requirement of ID is a facet of many important daily activities. Surely the Democrats know this, otherwise why have they been insisting, for years now, that illegal immigrants face high burdens becoming normalized in American society due to their inability to obtain ID, and thus forcing the oft counterfeit, and easily forged, matricula consular on many border states? The notion that the cost of obtaining an ID (as if any significant number of citizens are current without an ID) represents some sort of "poll-tax" is a clear effort at creating racial animus, and simply unfounded. The Federal Elections Intergrity Act of 2006 includes an express payment provision for states to provide identifications.

So what are the Democrats really saying? They want to keep trying to steal elections through fraud.


AP vs. Malkin. Advantage: Malkin.
The AP just showed its stripes, in a very embrassing way.


Wednesday, September 20, 2006

World's Funniest Terrorist Outakes
Allahu snackbar, infidel! Make sure to check out the Infidel Bloggers Alliance Jihad Satire Video Contest.


Do terrorist enemy combatants have Miranda rights? Andrew McCarthy makes the argument.
"This Supreme Court has already gone out of its way to find that Common Article 3 of the Geneva Conventions, which literally relates only to civil wars, somehow governs our patently international conflict with al Qaeda. To come to this conclusion, it had to ignore clear provisions that say Geneva rights, including Common Article 3, are supposed to be enforced diplomatically — i.e., not by courts. Moreover, the same Court has found that questioning which merely fails to alert a suspect that he has a right to counsel is constructively coercive and violates the Fifth Amendment.

Knowing all that, you want me to assume this same Court would find that a constitutional provision directed at coercive interrogation really has nothing to do with coercive interrogation? That it is not “cruel” or “inhumane” to coerce a confession?
In its 2000 Dickerson case, the Court held that its 1966 Miranda decision had so evolved that it was now part-and-parcel of the Fifth Amendment privilege. For 30-plus years before then, the Court had said that its judge-made Miranda rules were merely “prophylactic” — a protection around the Fifth Amendment guarantee against compulsory self-incrimination, but not really part of the Fifth Amendment.

Dickerson changed all that. With Dickerson, the Miranda warnings became part of the core Fifth Amendment guarantee. After Dickerson, the failure to give Miranda warnings is not just a “Miranda violation”; it is a violation of the Fifth Amendment right not to be subjected to coercive interrogation.

Thus, according to the Supreme Court, the failure to “Mirandize” a suspect is inherently coercive. That leads me to believe a majority of the current Supreme Court — and many, if not most, federal judges — would rule that coercive interrogation violates the McCain Amendment, the principal purpose of which was to bar coercive questioning."
It would appear that John McCain's personal experience as a prisoner of war in Vietnam may very well affect our ability to wage the current war on terror. Of course, after McCain-Feingold, we may not even be able to speak out about McCain's hijacking of the nation's war powers.


Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey in Chief, Jacques Chirac, has once again shown his treachery.French President Jacques Chirac is a cheese eating surrender monkey Not content to merely step aside and allow actual leaders to craft a solution to Iran's nuclear ambitions, Chirac has now positioned France in direct opposition to the US's effort to impose sanctions for Iran's non-compliance with the nuclear non-proliferation agreement.
"President Jacques Chirac has broken ranks with the US and Britain by calling for the suspension of UN Security Council action against Iran during negotiations over its nuclear programme.

In a radio interview yesterday before flying to New York for the UN General Assembly, the French President provoked a diplomatic storm by backing Iran's demand that the Security Council should halt its involvement in the nuclear dossier."

Chirac is no ally of the United States. It is high time we recognize that fact. Moreover, it is well past time to end the UN charade, while Iran continues its quest for nuclear weapons unabated.


The Senate finally comes around?
"'It's time to secure the border with Mexico,' Majority Leader Bill Frist said last night before filing the parliamentary motions to force the House-passed bill onto the Senate floor in a final effort to get a major immigration bill on the president's desk before the elections."
Border security IS national security.


Friday, September 15, 2006

Over at Opinion Journal, James Taranto nails it!
"As a prisoner of war in North Vietnam, McCain suffered actual, brutal torture--not just aggressive questioning of the sort that the Bush administration seeks to legalize. America's adherence to the Geneva Conventions did not protect McCain--even though he, unlike the al Qaeda detainees, was a legitimate prisoner of war; and Hanoi, unlike al Qaeda, had ratified the Geneva Conventions and thus was legally bound by them.

The whole point of the Geneva Conventions is reciprocity: Nations agree that when they fight wars, they will do so in accordance with some civilized rules. Extending the conventions' protection to terrorists, who reject those rules, transforms Geneva into a suicide pact. John McCain is one of the Senate's true war heroes, but in this area his personal experience seems to be clouding, rather than clarifying, his views."