Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Tuesdays with Paulie 8/14/07

Barack Obama Offends...Everyone
Claims U.S. troops in Afghanistan are just "killing civilians"

For months Paulies Point readers have been learning about the intellectual ineptitude of Illinois Senator and Presidential hopeful Barack Obama (D). The favorite son of the Progressive movement and mainstream media stuck his foot in his mouth Tuesday, when he addressed a New Hampshire crowd.

"We've got to get the job done there," he said of Afghanistan. "And that requires us to have enough troops so that we're not just air-raiding villages and killing civilians, which is causing enormous problems there," Obama said.

Wow! Barack Obama believes our service men and women are conducting random bombardment of Afghan villages with the hope of killing Taliban fighters, while having a complete disregard for the lives of innocent men, women and children. Glad to know he has such great respect for our heroes in uniform.

When Obama was elected, I tried to give him the benefit of the doubt. I hoped he would be like former Tennessee congressman Harold Ford (D), who is a true moderate that I may not usually agree with, but respected his common sense and love for America. When Obama makes asinine comments such as this, I have to question his patriotism and doubt his intellect.

I know people will say he misspoke and I'm sure his campaign will have a clarifying statement before most of my readers see this post. However the fact is that he speaks without understanding a situation and believes he is knowledgeable when he is ignorant.

Remind you of anyone?

Jimmy Carter believed he could read a book or a report and be an expert on any subject. History shows that he was the most incompetent President of the 20TH century. Barack Obama is not as intelligent as Carter and possesses the same flaws. If you want a President who will be a worse version of Jimmy Carter (if that's possible), Obama is your man.

Victory in Iraq?
Anti-America publication admitting U.S. success

I would of loved to be a fly on the wall during the editorial board meeting of De Spiegel magazine when they decided to run a positive story about the war in Iraq. The German publication is as anti-America as the NY Times, Al Jezeera and the BBC. However, recently they decided to see for themselves what is really happening in Iraq and upon return they decided to eat some crow.

"The US military is more successful in Iraq than the world wants to believe." Those written words by journalist Ullrich Fichtner is an honest yet sad indictment of the worlds attitude toward the situation in Iraq.

De Spiegel is not the only critic of the war to admit America is having success. Last month your brilliant blogger told you about New York Times writers Michael O’Hanlon and Kenneth Pollack who wrote a positive story about Iraq. "We were surprised by the gains we saw and the potential to produce not necessarily “victory” but a sustainable stability that both we and the Iraqis could live with," the longtime war critics wrote.

So why the sudden change of heart? Admittedly I don't know. Up until now, these media outlets ignored positive news coming out of Iraq. However, next month General Petraeus will report to congress on the state of the military surge. Right now conventional wisdom believes his report will be very positive. News the mainstream press and Democratic Party don't want you to hear.

If victory or at least a sustainable peace can be achieved, the political ramifications would be devastating for the Democratic Party. In the near future, a positive report on the surge will divide the Democrats. The Progressives will still want to cut and run, while the Blue Dogs who are worried about being re-elected in conservative districts will be thinking about their own future.

Regardless of the politics, Americans should feel good about these recent news reports. When those who despise you admit your success, you know hearts and minds are changing and that is usually the hardest victory to achieve.

Paulie

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