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Friday, November 25, 2005

David Ignatius, Wrong..

David Ignatius at WaPo, is wrong again, which isn't a surprise. In today's editorial, he wants us to replant the idea of "America" overseas as the kinder, gentler country. His specific rant is against Dick Cheney's defense of "torture". Except, as I and (probably hundreds) of other bloggers have posted, what Dick is advocating isn't torture, not even close. (click "read the full post" for the rest
of the story)

In fact, it wasn't deemed "torture" by some international legal or government body, the media has decided that stinky hoods, cold rooms, and yelling at someone are torture.

What Cheney is specifically against is the idea that the only methods we used have to be out of the Army field manual for interrogation. If you'd like to see a copy, go to al-Jahzerha's website, they have it, along with other sites friendly to insurgents and jihadists. Which is why Cheney doesn't want that limit.

Think about it from a different perspective. If you were a football coach, and knew that your opponent had been studying your playbook for the last 3 years, would you be pissed if the league said, NO! You can't deviate from those plays, they are the only one's you can run, period.

As for our world standing, I'll attribute that to the media and the ACLU, for the most part. Guys like Matthews saying the 9/11 folks aren't evil, suing to give suicide bombers in Iraq US court rights, and complaining when we treat them like "terrorists" instead of criminals. Wake up, they are terrorists. .

The Post's own "analysis" piece today is a good example. The media is so wrapped up in polls and numbers, they miss an obvious fact, Bush doesn't care about them (GASP!!!) He's actually concerned that we leave Iraq stable and able to control itself, not whether he can get back to a 50% approval rating.

The article makes a reference to how he'll be viewed historically. Very easy to point out, in the future, I'm quite sure history will view him more favorably for doing it right in spite of polls, than pulling out simply because of them. That's called leadership, something too many of our politicians have no clue about.

Postwatch has more coverage of the Post's content today.


4Comments:

Blogger Rebekah said...

SURE DICK CHANEY SAYS TORTURE ISNT TORTURE -YEAH RIGHT!! HOW CAN YOU SAY THAT?!?!?! NAZI FASHIST PIG!!! THE WORLD HATES US NOW THANKS TO FASHISTS LIKE YOU AND BUSH!!! HOW CAN YOU DARE DESECRAIT ISLAM?!?!! CHRISTIANITY IS FASHIST ISLAM RULES!!!

codepink.org

Oops. How'd that happen? The paranoia must be contagious...

3:40 PM  
Blogger Crazy Politico said...

Rebekah, we are going to have to start watching what web pages you hang out on :)

3:54 PM  
Blogger Mark said...

Rebekkah likes Ann Coulter. Here ya go:

http://knockinonthegoldendoor.mu.nu/archives/125582.php

8:34 PM  
Blogger Rebekah said...

HOW CAN YOU SAY I LIKE ANN COLTER????!!!! THAT STUPID FASHIST CRUSADE-ADVOCATING NUT!!!! SHE CAN'T EVEN BE HONEST WITH HER HAIR COLOR!!!!!!! CODE PINK RULES!!!

Darn, it happened again. This is getting creepy...
Really, I stopped by the "Impeach Bush Coalition"(Daniel linked it at ravingconservative.blogspot.com) and left a similar message and I swear I don't think anyone noticed I was being facetious.

5:59 PM  

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