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How to Win in Iraq…

Posted by Mark on March 30, 2007

and how to lose. An excellent column from OpinionJournal.

It is indeed striking that war critics like Sens. Harry Reid and Joseph Biden, who in 2005 were calling on the Pentagon to mount a proper counterinsurgency campaign in Iraq, and to send enough troops to make it happen, should now be seeking ways to revoke legislative authority for that very operation. Exactly why they should have changed their minds on the issue is not obvious, although they and their colleagues do claim to be expressing not only their own judgment but the opinions and sentiments of the American people at large. If recent polls are to be trusted, however, these politicians may well turn out be wrong about popular sentiment. And if past history and our current experience in Iraq are any guide, they are certainly wrong about the war on the ground. 

In fact, the historical record is clear. The roots of failure in fighting insurgencies like the one in Iraq are not military. To the contrary, Western militaries have shown remarkable skill in learning and relearning the crucial lessons of how to prevail against unconventional foes, and tremendous bravery in fighting difficult and unfamiliar battles. If Iraq fails, the cause will have to be sought elsewhere.  


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Are You A Liberal?…Great!…Hey, Could You Bail Me Out PLEASE?

Posted by Mark on March 30, 2007

So….here’s the scenario….you’ve married the woman (or man) of your dreams. You’ve likely made the single biggest decision of your life. Unfortunately, a few years into your union…for some reason, the marriage gets off track, and then just as suddenly- it gets unhinged, and you’re headed for divorce. Yah..big trouble lies ahead….but seriously, would you call the government to fix your marriage?

No….you wouldn’t. Of course not! So, then….how about the second or third biggest decision you ever make?

Borrowers, don’t hold your breath for a bailout.

As mortgage delinquencies soar, many consumer advocates and political leaders are calling on government to help what may ultimately be millions of homeowners facing foreclosure.But the modest federal and state aid proposals advanced so far suggest that most people struggling with onerous loan payments are unlikely to get government assistance.

The Bush administration has ruled out a blanket program to help homeowners stave off foreclosure, reasoning that it’s “not an appropriate role for the federal government,” White House spokesman Tony Fratto said.

Of course it’s NOT APPROPRIATE!

“Borrowers don’t hold your breath.”

Why is this even being ASKED OR DISCUSSED? You got yourself into the house…you signed the damn documents! Why in the name of Katrina would you expect the government to bail you out?

God…I loathe liberals. Someone get me some Prozac.

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Video Friday

Posted by zaphriel on March 30, 2007

Why We Fight

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