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Friday, November 10, 2006

Nuremburg Style Trials in Germany for Rumsfeld et al!

Get this: It didn't take the Left long. The German's high prosecutor plans to bring war crimes charges against Donald Rumsfeld, Alberto Gonzales, Gerge Tenent and others. Germans claim they have "universal jurisdiction"; and, even more troubling, a former U.S. Army Brig. General is in Germany and will testify for the prosecution. Plus, Harry Reid when asked today if investigations were on the agenda in the new Congress he replied that "congressional oversight" was the first order of business! That means YES and the supeanas will be flying. So the storm clouds are thickening; the international Left combined with our Dems are going to see to it that this nation will never again be able to defend itself against foreign enemies who attack us.

Time Mag via Drudge

Facing The Next Two Years

Peggy Noonan has some wise and encouraging words to take us through the wilderness of the next two years:

What can you do in two years? The common wisdom says not much. But here's a governing attitude: First things first.
Do all you can to keep America as safe as possible as long as possible. Make sure she's able to take a bad blow, a bad series of them......Make America in the world as safe as possible by tending to and building our friendships in the world, by causing no unnecessary friction, by adding whatever possible and necessary emollients. In your approach to foreign affairs, rewrite Teddy Roosevelt: Speak softly, walk softly, and carry a big stick.....Much flows from this, including Iraq. This involves a huge and so far unanswered question: How to leave and not make it all infinitely worse. America will never accept a long war whose successful end even its most passionate proponents cannot convincingly envision or articulate. And America will never allow a repeat of the pictures of 1975, with desperate people who'd thrown their lot with us clinging to the skids of helicopters fleeing the U.S. Embassy. We will never get over Vietnam. And it's to our credit that we won't.

McGovern Redux

We note with sadness the re-emergence of George McGovern on the political stage. He has been invited as a consultant to "the Congressional Progressive Caucus , a 62-member group led by Reps. Lynn Woolsey and Barbara Lee." Rep. Lee was the only member of Congress to vote against authorizing military action against al Qaeda in 2001."McGovern, returning from distinguished service as a bomber pilot in WW II, became attracted to leftist politics and joined the pro Soviet Progressive Party of Henry Wallace. Despite carrying only one state, MA, plus DC, in the 1972 presidential election McGovern is nevertheless called upon for sage advice by a quarter of the new Democrats in Congress!

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