Hastert Chides Pelosi For Her 'Irresponsible' Iraq Withdrawal Scenario
House Speaker Dennis Hastert calls Democratic House leader Nancy Pelosi's views, expressed Sunday in a CBS "Sixty Minutes" segment, "...foolish, naive and dangerous." Speaker Hastert was being too kind. Pelosi's inability to understand the nature of the Global War on Terror was revealed quite clearly in this statement (From CNSNews):
Pelosi told CBS's Leslie Stahl that yes, there are terrorists in Iraq. "But that doesn't mean we stay there. They'll stay there as long as we're there. They're there because we're there," she said.Pelosi hasn't connected the dots. They're there, and being killed there by the thousands. If we leave, they'll follow us home.
Hastert had more to say about the Democratic leader's gaffe:
"Is the Democrat Minority Leader really turning a blind eye towards the countless number of terrorists that we are fighting in the streets and battlefields of Iraq and also in numerous countries around the world? Does she forget the nearly 3,000 victims of September 11th? The 201 victims of the Madrid train bombings? And the 52 victims of the London bomb attacks? These were all innocent victims of the Global War on Terror. And what about the countless others who have been saved because of our efforts? Hastert said Pelosi could not be further from reality when she say terrorists are in Iraq only because U.S. troops are there: "If the United States had not brought the fight to foreign soil, terrorists wouldn't disappear -- they would deploy to the United States." He said that's why President Bush and the Republican-led Congress "have chosen to go on the offensive and take the fight to the terrorists before we have to fight them in American neighborhoods."
All he did was essentially dismantle a 3000 year old culture and shred it to capture a a president for war crimesRumsfieldhelped him commit.
Posted by: civilbehavior at October 24, 2006 01:05 PM
column (google to obtain), Bush followed Israeli-protecting neocon
strategy based on false intelligence.
And several leaked CIA reports among others, show the jihad
grows because of US occupation of Iraq. Clincher: Sunni
tribal chieftains tell us they can eradicate Al Qaeda foreigners
after we leave better than we can do it while staying.
Posted by: Ken Hoop at October 24, 2006 01:55 PM
Posted by: jesusland joe at October 24, 2006 03:37 PM
Posted by: The Dread Pundit Bluto at October 24, 2006 03:57 PM
We were allies with Saddam when the Kurds were gassed and WE said the Iranians had gassed the Kurds.
Posted by: Greg at October 24, 2006 04:10 PM
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Posted by: Greg at October 24, 2006 06:42 PM
Posted by: jesusland joe at October 24, 2006 08:25 PM
Posted by: Greyrooster at October 24, 2006 11:01 PM
Posted by: Greyrooster at October 24, 2006 11:14 PM
You're kidding - right?
Poo slinger couldn't even spell FACT if you spotted him the F, A C.
Posted by: Max Power at October 25, 2006 12:06 AM
When terrorists do those things you fight them with intel and action.
But when you go into a country armed with bluster and bad planning and
participate in actions that result, somehow, in the deaths of between 100,000 and 600,000 citizens(whether we pulled the triggers or not) you gotta belive we are growing more people who hate us. Probably faster than we kill them.
And if you can't appreciate how much you would hate someone who collaterally blew off your kids legs then you are the foolish one.
We will never ever kill all the terrorists. Our current plan will just make more. Bonehead.
Posted by: MrQuestion at October 25, 2006 12:46 AM
That sums it up so accurately. That is it in a nutshell. And what is bequiling is that the nut in the White House cannot see it!
Posted by: Last gasp Larry at October 25, 2006 07:31 PM
Posted by: Greyrooster at October 27, 2006 12:13 AM
Posted by: Last gasp Larry at October 27, 2006 02:00 AM
The Parthians held what we call Iraq, and defeated Roman Legions that attacked them in 53?BC under Crassus. Wars continued. Then Sassanians replaced the Parthians about 226 AD, and drove the Romans back about 362 AD. A series of wars involving Huns, Kushans, and Turks weakened the whole region. After a slight resurgence, the Sassanian army was destroyed by Arabs at Qadisiyya about 637AD and 12 years later Muslims had completely overrun the peoples that had been the Sassanians. So basically we are dealing with a 1400 year old expansionist military cult, with lots of variation. Wars happen, cultures live, cultures die. I think its time for the 14 century old death cult to finally rest in peace.
This cult has already destroyed the ancient world, and now it's looking at us.
I guess we could sit here and wait till Muslims get the bomb ...?
USA all the way, for another 3000 years! Thats a good start.
Posted by: Michael Weaver at October 27, 2006 10:25 PM
Posted by: Greyrooster at October 28, 2006 06:50 PM
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