By now, I am sure that many of you have seen this despicable quote from Bush regarding the Democrats:
However they put it, the Democrat approach in Iraq comes down to this: The terrorists win and America loses.
Sometimes you gotta fight fire with fire, and that statement really got me thinking about who is really supporting "the terrorists". And just so we are all clear on the definition of "terrorism", here it is:
The unlawful use or threatened use of force or violence by a person or an organized group against people or property with the intention of intimidating or coercing societies or governments, often for ideological or political reasons.
Now, there is one political party whose actions have proven time and time again to fit that definition, and that party's name doesn't start with the letter "D". So I am asking the following questions, you know - just out of curiosity....
Which party ignored the August 6, 2001 PDB titled Bin Laden Determined to Strike Within the US, allowing "the terrorists" to attack the World Trade Center and the Pentagon? Which administration's National Security Advisor was set to deliver a major speech on 9/11/01 about missile defense, and not even mention Al Qaeda? Which party let Bin Laden go in Afghanistan by not sending in the proper number of troops? Which party lied to Congress and the world about WMDs and Iraq in order to invade, leaving Afghanistan to return to chaos? Which top administration officials gave Saddam the very WMDs that they couldn't find years later but invaded Iraq anyway?
Which party's top officials approved torture? Who sent our troops to illegally invade and occupy a foreign country without proper armor or equipment? Under whose watch did North Korea and Iran become nuclear powers (or start down the road of becoming one)? Who is responsible for the decisions and actions in Iraq that have made us more at risk for terror attacks?
Which party is helped by all of the Bin Laden tapes that just happen to surface at politically convenient times? Which party's Vice President warned that America will get hit hard if the other party is elected? Which party's candidate's staffersassaulted a constituent who was trying to ask questions of that candidate? Which party tries to have citizens who are not doing anything other than sitting and watching removed from a debate?
Which party approved the suspension of habeas corpus? Which party approved illegal warrentless wiretapping of US citizens? Which party has cut funding for strengthening the levees in New Orleans? Which party fought against anti-terror legislation back in 1996? Which party has not properly funded initiatives to protect our ports, our railways, our borders, our power plants or our electrical grid?
Which party has such a small number of its elected officials who have served in the armed forces? Which party's top officials have received multiple deferments or have just plain deserted the armed forces? Which party's top officials covered up torture and holds detainees without charges or trial? Which party has mouthpieces who call for the murder of Supreme Court justices or call for terrorists to attack a major American city? Or calls for attacks on US troops with a "Bring it on" taunt?
Which party tries to put fear into the American citizens' minds at every opportunity? Which party rammed through the PATRIOT Act which severely curtails Americans' rights? Which party has eroded basically all of the Bill of Rights? Which party disregards all laws and court rulings that it doesn't feel like following?
Which party lets the President issue signing statements to nullify all of the laws that he doesn't feel like following? Which party's top officials leaked classified information that ended up ruining the US's ability to track nuclear weapons programs in Iraq, Iran and Pakistan? Which party refuses to investigate criminal behavior and impeachable offenses that were admitted by its President? Which party decided that "some torture" is ok? And which party looked the other way when illegal chemical weapons were used on entire cities in Iraq?
Shakespeare had a quote from Hamlet which said:
The lady doth protest too much, methinks
The quote's meaning is that when one protests "too much", people start to believe that the opposite is true. Back in college, we used the term "deny, deny, accuse" for this, which really was when the guilty party denied the actions, then denied them again a second time (but louder) and then accused the accuser of such actions.
But I think an elementary school quote is more applicable here:
Whoever has smelt it, has dealt it
And boy do we know which party has dealt it when it comes to "supporting the terrorists".