"This war is for real"
By Major General Vernon Chong, USAF, ret.
October 1, 2005
Read every word. Pay particular attention to the paragraph on France, which is chilling in its prescience.
Then read Radioblogger's posting of interviews with Republican Senators Coburn, DeMint, and Burr. Hugh Hewitt has plenty more on the subject of today's travesty in the U.S. Senate.
We, as a nation, are in trouble. Al Zarqawi is directing our foreign policy from his secret undisclosed location. The vast majority of senators are far too preoccupied checking their bleached teeth and eye jobs in the mirror, ordering new toupees, and practicing their president-elect waves and smiles to realize, or even care about, the peril they have placed all of us in.
The Senate turned on President Bush while he was out of the country, distancing themselves from a policy that might harm their political amibitions. These fools are more dangerous than mere cowards. Cowards can be quite cunning; just observe the Islamo-terrorists. But the senators who rushed into a vote to show the enemy our hand are stupid cowards, and stupidity kills faster and with greater efficacy than does cowardice.
This war is for real, and we need to win. There is no room in the calculus for either cowards or fools. Sadly, today's vote leaves us hamstrung by both.
UPDATE: From Hugh Hewitt's blog:
Senate Majority Leader Frist, (202) 224-3344, e-mail
Majority Whip Mitch McConnell, (202) 224-2541, e-mail
Armed Services Chairman John Warner, (202) 224-2023, e-mail
You can also use the Congressional switchboard: 202-225-3121.
Demand the resolution be withdrawn. At a minimum the Senate must allow a few days for the American people to weigh in on this proposed retreat. ~ Hugh Hewitt