Rush Limbaugh. 1951-2021.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Tuesday Quick Takes

I put this off too long, so I'm going to load these up nice and short:

Bush to Deport Foreigners Critical of Administration

President Bush announced today that the Federal government will deport foreign visitors critical of his Administration. "How long are we going to allow a person - from any country in the world - to come to our own house to say there's a dictatorship here, that the president is a tyrant, and nobody does anything about it?" President Bush said in a recent speech.

Federal government officials will be responsible for monitoring the statements of foreign visitors to the United States to determine whether they should be allowed to stay.

In another move, President Bush spoke of his desire to extend his term in office beyond 2008.

Got your attention did I?

Of course I simply substituted President Bush for Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez who is busy consolidating his dictatorship in Venezuela.

Funny how many of the same lefties who would go absolutely bonkers if President Bush did anything remotely similar (and there is no valid comparison) have all been down to Venezuela to praise Castro Chavez as he destroys freedom of the press, makes himself the permanent leader of Venezuela, packs the courts and the legislator and rapes the Brazilian Rain Forest with a 5,000 km natural gas pipeline.

Meanwhile, thousands of doctors which Castro sent to Venezuela are fleeing across the border to Columbia and attempting to come to the United States. If the United States is such a rotten country, why do the captives in communist paradises like Cuba or Venezuela risk their lives coming here?

Iraq Surge Success Spreading

An unprecedented agreement between Shiites and Sunnis to work together and with the United States to end terrorist violence in Iraq is already bearing fruit. It's the first sign of significant political progress necessary to met the conditions of victory laid down by President Bush.

Al Queda Defections in Iraq

The surge and related efforts have also led to increased defections of Al Queda fighters who have become repulsed by the barbarity of terrorist leaders.

Al Queda Leadership Struggle?

Newsweek has this interesting article suggesting that Al Queda #2 Ayman al-Zawahiri might have overstepped his bounds by launching the jihad wave against President Musharraf in Pakistan. Doing so have removed any illusions Musharraf may have had about leaving Al Queda and Taliban efforts free to organize in the tribal areas of Pakistan.

Democrats Struggle with Leadership

In a similar vein, terrorist enabling anti-war and "peace" activists in the Democrat Party are not pleased with their congressional leadership. Both House Speaker Pelosi and Senate Leader Reid were booed by activists at a rally on the eve of the big Senate sleepover where Democrats failed again to deliver the promised surrender withdrawal of U.S. forces in Iraq.

Led by Queen Bee of the Moonbats, Cindy Sheehan, who has returned to public activism two months after saying "Good-bye America ... "I'm going home for awhile to try and be normal;" Cindy found herself leading a march from Arlington National Cemetery to Capitol Hill. Along with fellow moonbats, she invaded the office of Congressman John Conyers (DEMOCRAT-MI) (photo right) demanding that as Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee Conyers should begin impeachment proceedings against President Bush.

After all her recent marching, we wonder if perhaps Ms. Sheewitch might have been hungry and simply shown up at Conyer's office in search of the missing turkeys Conyer's staff stole from a Detroit food bank where they had been destined to feed the poor at Thanksgiving a few years back.

Washington Post: Harry Reid "irresponsible..cynical politicking and willful blindness."

Ouch! That's got to hurt!

The Phony Debate

Washington Post Editorial

...The decision of Democrats led by Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (Nev.) to deny rather than nourish a bipartisan agreement is, of course, irresponsible. But so was Mr. Reid's answer when he was asked by the Los Angeles Times how the United States should manage the explosion of violence that the U.S. intelligence community agrees would follow a rapid pullout. "That's a hypothetical. I'm not going to get into it," the paper quoted the Democratic leader as saying.

For now Mr. Reid's cynical politicking and willful blindness to the stakes in Iraq don't matter so much. The result of his maneuvering was to postpone congressional debate until September, when Gen. David H. Petraeus, commander of U.S. forces in Iraq, will report on results of the surge -- in other words, just the outcome the White House was hoping for. But then, as now, the country will desperately need a strategy for Iraq that can count on broad bipartisan support, one aimed at carrying the U.S. mission through the end of the Bush administration and beyond. There are serious issues still to resolve, such as whether a drawdown should begin this fall or next year, how closely it should be tied to Iraqi progress, how fast it can proceed and how the remaining forces should be deployed.

Amazing that after pointing to television screens chronicling the barbarity and violence of our enemies in Iraq anyone, let alone a leader of the U.S. Senate would dismiss the likelihood of a bloodbath following a premature U.S. withdrawal as "hypothetical."

Yet still, no Democrat, even those who have continually berated President Bush for not having a better post invasion plan for Iraq will stand up and describe what their plan is for a post-U.S. withdrawal.

Senator Mitch McConnell: Leader of the GOP

With as much griping as we do about the U.S. Senate, at least we have Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) as the GOP Leader. Hugh Hewitt describes how McConnell's effective maneuvering have tied Harry Reid and the defeatist Democrats efforts into knots.

As approval ratings for Harry Reid and Congressional Democrats continues to drop, the star of Mitch McConnell and similar GOP fighters like South Carolina's Jim DeMint continues to rise.

U.S. Becoming Like France?

Considering the denial and delusion of Senate Democrats is it any wonder that Thomas Sowell describes our current situation as a "moral paralysis" akin to France in the 1930's?

His point is in reference to efforts to prevent Iran from gaining nuclear weapons, but it may as well apply to our entire fight against Islamists everywhere.

It's clear that Democrats are still in total denial and prefer their anti-Bush prejudices over any united effort to tackle the real problem.

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