Thursday, April 26, 2007

Osama bin Laden Thanks Harry Reid

Nothing really surprises me anymore. Democrats being traitors is nothing new. What's funny is that democrats in general and Harry Reid in particular probably take the thanks from the terrorists as a compliment.

It is apparent to every watchful eye that recent events over the past few days have exposed a huge crack in America’s administration. With weak declarations from their leaders about events on the ground in Iraq just two months after the so-called “Baghdad security plan” commenced and a growing dispute about funds spent on the Iraq and Afghan wars, the American command has now said “The current security plan is the last chance for the American army and the Maliki government”.

As usual, this was followed by a swift visit by the new (American) Defense Minister “Gates” who said, “The American support to the Maliki government is not unlimited”, insinuating that the American administration is impatient with the Maliki government that is incapable of handling the strikes of the Mujahideen. This comes on the heels of an important statement by House Majority Leader Harry Reid who previously said, “The Iraqi war is hopeless and the situation in Iraq is same as it was in Vietnam.

Hat tip: Hot Air


Anonymous Les said...

Anyone ever seen HBO's fantastic WWII miniseries "Band of Brothers"?

Trust me, I'm going somewhere with this...

April 26, 2007 1:13 PM  
Anonymous jane said...

All this talk about Allah and the Koran is strange. The article itself is very confusing. Where is our country going, will we ever have peace again. Harry Reid doesn't know what true facts are all about.

April 26, 2007 9:48 PM  
Anonymous Linda said...

Harry Reid is nothing but a terrorist loving chump. He's about as patriotic as Bin Laden.
Where does he get off claiming our soldiers have failed. God bless all the military and thank them all for what they do to keep us safe.

April 29, 2007 5:26 PM  
Anonymous Les said...


April 30, 2007 5:41 PM  
Anonymous ray said...

Osama bin Laden should thank Harry Reid for keeping him alive and well all these years. Few of us could do as good a job of it as Reid has done for his friend, Osama.

May 07, 2007 9:34 PM  
Anonymous Les said...

No takers? What a bummer.

CJ, how about you? Have you seen "Band of Brothers"?

May 08, 2007 9:57 AM  
Anonymous Les said...

You've gotta be kiddin' me - NOBODY in this red-state crowd has ever seen "Band of Brothers"?!? I find that hard to believe.

In that case, I highly recommend you all go check it out on DVD. You'll love it - guaranteed.

May 09, 2007 7:35 PM  
Anonymous Les said...

Why is nobody willing to engage me here? I asked a very simple "yes" or "no" question.

Not even you, CJ? Are you afraid I'll post a comment that makes sense?

May 14, 2007 10:10 AM  
Blogger Capitalist Infidel said...

Never seen "Band of Brothers" but awfully nice of you to be so bigoted and prejudiced that you'd think a specific group must have seen it.

May 15, 2007 2:19 AM  
Anonymous Les said...

"...bigoted and prejudiced that you'd think a specific group..."

'scuse me for a sec...


Sorry - I had to choke back the tears of laughter there. This coming from a guy who for YEARS has made it his mission in life here in the blogosphere trying to convince any sap who will listen that it's conservatives - and ONLY conservatives - who admire our troops?!?

'scuse me again...


Oh, CJ - you're killin' me here! You are just TOO much, my friend.

Even though you've never seen it, I'm sure you know what "Band of Brothers" is, yes? For those who don't know, it's Stephen Ambrose's saga about WWII's legendary Easy Company. According to you, only CONSERVATIVES would care to watch something like that, right? Because ONLY CONSERVATIVES care about the military, right? So I make one statement expressing my surprise that nobody here at your site - A "RED STATE" SITE IF I EVER SAW ONE - has ever seen the show, and you call me "bigoted and prejudiced"?!?


You are just too much, CJ. Too much. While I can appreciate the fact that aggressive condemnation of your political enemies is your shtick here at the Infidel, you gotta be a little more consistent, friend. Otherwise you just come off as a bitter, mean-spirited hypocrite who tries to create controversy where there is none for purely rhetorical effect. Kinda like what that horrible liberal media does, no?

And we wouldn't want that now, would we?

May 15, 2007 6:31 PM  
Blogger Capitalist Infidel said...

Did you happen to miss the hundreds of posts proving my point? I seem to have missed your proof. I'd laugh at you but you're far too intellectually dishonest.

May 15, 2007 11:40 PM  
Anonymous Les said...

How I love these little chats with you, CJ. It's just too easy.

"I seem to have missed your proof."

I'm confused. Proof of what? What was I trying to prove? I responded to your accusation of bigotry. I wasn't outlining a political platform or claiming some sort of statistical advantage. You gotta give me something to work with here, buddy.

"'re far too intellectually dishonest."

I challenge you to find one - ONE - single example of me being dishonest in any way, shape, or form in the years we've been bantering, friend. Go ahead - the Museum of Left Wing Lunacy, your old site, or here. Give me one single shred of evidence to bolster your claim. Opinions of mine with which you disagree don't count. I debate each and every issue with you with 100% honesty - "intellectual" or otherwise - across the board. Prove me wrong. I dare you.

"...proving my point..."

Um, you completely missed mine. As you've done so many times before, you're trying to evolve the point of the conversation into something you can put some meat into. CJ, I've said on many occasions that alot of the stories you post here at the Infidel are, indeed, indefensible examples of left wing kooks gone horribly wrong. No question. Again, that's your shtick here - you find examples of left wing crazies and highlight them. I have no problem with that - such idiocy SHOULD be exposed.

The problem is, you don't stop there. You make the assumption that ONLY YOUR SIDE represents America. Sorry pal. Such thinking is not only egocentric and dangerous - it's downright UNAMERICAN. You are absolutely unwilling to empathize with people who lean left. Like me, for example.

Whoops! I almost fell for it! Back to the ORIGINAL point...

You essentially accused me of bigotry and generalization, no? My response simply used YOUR OWN RATIONALE - that is, the notion that only conservatives would be interested in something that sheds a positive light on the military - to express my surprise that no one who reads your blog has ever seen "Band of Brothers". THAT'S IT! Of course I don't think every single conservative has seen the show. I never said that. I'm just surprised none of YOU folks have. Geez - paranoid much?

And finally...

I'm a liberal, CJ. Guess what? I also admire the military. Did I ever serve, you ask? Nope. I graduated high school in '92. Given the fact that my generation was blessed to reach adulthood during a time of peace, I went to college after graduation. Does that mean I think any less of my peers who decided to enlist? Good heavens, no. Check this out:

While I personally chose college over the military, my family has a long, proud military tradition. Both of my grandfathers served during WWII. My maternal grandfather returned from the war with a rifle taken from the body of a fallen Nazi. My father was an Air Force man during the Vietnam Era. One of my uncles was in the Navy, and two others were Marines. One of them VOLUNTEERED for a SECOND tour in Vietnam (that's balls!). Five of my cousins are/were Marines, one of whom I stood with as his best man five years ago. These relatives are all heroes of mine, and I'm proud of each and every one of them for their service to our country.

How can you explain that? How is it that someone like me - a LIBERAL! - can respect and support the military?!? According to you, that's impossible! I hope you can come up with an answer without your head exploding.

Ok - your turn. Whatcha got?

May 16, 2007 1:34 PM  
Blogger Capitalist Infidel said...

That's easy, I don't believe a word you say

May 16, 2007 11:32 PM  
Anonymous Les said...

Well, that's a disappointing response if I ever heard one. I'm not sure how I can convince you I'm telling the truth, but I can assure you that I am, friend. I have no reason to lie to you, and I honestly hoped that by now you and I had at the very least established some degree of trust amidst our numerous disagreements. We've been doing this for quite a while now, and I have never lied to you. Not once.

Curt, the reason I put up with the constant assaults on my character and my patriotism at sites like this is because I'm trying to reach out to folks I disagree with politically. It's just something I enjoy doing. Again, I completely understand the fact that your site's content is selected with the destruction of your ideological opposition in mind. While you have every right in the world to do so, I'm simply trying to present to both you and your readers an alternative image of liberalism than the one you've chosen to highlight here at the Infidel. Have I lost my cool and spouted off at you on occasion over the years? Well, of course. I'm passionate about what I believe in. We're all human, and sometimes that entails letting one's emotions get the best of him. I won't apologize for it, because I am who I am.

But that being said, every once in a while some conservative blogger and I will have a breakthrough. That, my friend, is a fantastic event. It's the core of genuine democracy. It's the way the guys who drew it up envisioned it. It's the epitome of what OUR founding fathers had in mind when they got this whole thing started. Namely, two or more people who COMPLETELY disagree with each other sitting down and hammering out a gameplan as to how we're supposed to make this thing work. In my opinion, there's nothing better. Remember Marshall Art from the Museum? While I unfortunately haven't chatted with him for awhile, he and I became great friends online. He'd stop by my blog and leave his thoughts from time to time, and he was ALWAYS invited to do so. I respect the man greatly, because he understands the concept that political and social progress - even at this somewhat insignificant level - MUST involve a willingness to CONSIDER IDEALS THAT DON'T NECESSARILY MESH WITH YOUR OWN! It can't get any more simple than that, Curt. Talking to folks like Art enables me to see issues in ways I may not have seen them before, and I would hope our conversations have the same effect on fellas like him. That's the way this thing called liberty should work, friend. When one side stops listening to the other, then I fear this whole experiment called America will fail. As patriots, we CANNOT allow this to happen. EVER. Too many people have spilled their blood building what we have here for us to just throw it all away by succumbing to something as petty as partisanship. That is precisely what Washington, in his infinite wisdom, warned us against. As Americans, we have a DUTY to honor those who fall in battle by protecting the very thing they're dying for - what we're doing RIGHT NOW! It's not about who has the biggest yellow ribbon on their bumper or who has the biggest American flag on their front porch. Our soldiers don't make the ultimate sacrifice for cloth and stickers - they make it so two guys can sit down at their computers and debate their differences without having to worry about the Redcoats beating down the door and dragging them away to their deaths. If we stop the conversation, we fail the men and women who give their lives to ensure we keep talking. I will NEVER allow this to happen on my watch, and I would hope every patriotic American feels the same.


May 17, 2007 12:57 PM  
Anonymous ray said...

Long and interesting comments.
Don't have time to write as much as some.

May 24, 2007 6:50 PM  

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