Monday, August 29, 2005

Even RINO's Get It

[[ John McCain to Chuck Hagel: Iraq Not Vietnam

Sen. John McCain rebuked his Senate colleague and good friend Chuck Hagel on Sunday, saying that the Nebraska Republican was wrong to claim last week that Iraq was becoming another Vietnam.
]] (LINK to story)

Here's a great perspective on it (via Right Wing News)):

"Iraq is just like Vietnam except: We occupy Hanoi. We've captured Ho Chi Minh. The North Vietnamese have just held a free and democratic election. The North Vietnamese are working on a new constitution. Yes, Iraq is just like Vietnam." -- Art Fougner (LINK)

They will try ANYTHING to make the President look bad... and to undermine this war. Why??

You know, this whole thing is insane. The momentum that the DFL is trying to build right now with Cindy Sheehan and Hagel and that ilk... it is just insane. Why on God's green earth would ANY American be doing this? I mean, most of us can see very clearly that these people are unhinged... but, with the help of the old media and then some people that Americans don't really think are whack jobs (like Hagel), it begins to erode support. It also looks very, very, VERY bad to the world and to our enemies.

I suppose they have their elite and sophisticated reasons... but to me, it just looks like a bunch of socialists and ignoramouses barking at the moon.

I guess I just don't understand how any American would be working for the defeat of America. Silly, old-fashioned me...



Blogger saj said...

They will try ANYTHING to make the President look bad... and to undermine this war. Why??

kmg, in my opinion I don't think a normal thinking person could ever fully answer this question. I would think that you would have to get inside the head of a moonbat to ever even begin to grasp the reason. And who wants to go there!!

29/8/05 09:39  
Blogger husker_met said...

You'd really have to be a RINO for John McCain to call you to task. So where to start with Chuck Hagel...

Let's start with this: Apparently achieving E-5 in 1971 makes a person a de facto Joint Chief in 2005. Nothing against enlisted personnel but, I tend to put my faith a little higher up in the food chain when it comes to policy decisions.

Yes, I know Hagel has sat on several Senate committees and is a decorated war veteran. I don't take away from that. But his understanding of strategy comes from a distinctly non-command perspective shaped during Vietnam.

He has what I would call "Vietnamitis". That is, he sees all things through the prism of his experience in Vietnam. I honor that experience, but I hesitate to want foreign policy to be shaped by events, as seen by a noncom, 35 years ago. I like my CiCs to have a little bit bigger and more contemporary horizon.

Then again, I may be overthinking his positions...

Hagel fancies himself a viable presidential candidate, or at least a contender for VP.

Being a two term senator from a rural state that represents a sum total of five electoral votes works against him.

So how to overcome this liability? Work overtime to become what the Democrats consider a "moderate". This gets you lots of face time on the Sunday news shows and casts you as a free-thinking "maverick". Sort of a John McCain without the anger management problems.

That's all terrif until you look at the logical outcome of Hagel's stated policy agendas. First he wanted "more boots on the ground", but failed to mention where exactly those boots would come from. Now he advocates withdrawal, but makes no mention of how to handle the ensuing chaos.

And make no mistake about it, Had Bush listened to him on either point, Hagel would be bitching about something else today. It's never been about legitimate policy questions with him. Everything is about his political future.

What really makes my acid bubble is that I voted for the guy twice.

29/8/05 09:54  
Anonymous Tsar Lazar said...

"Even RINO's Get It"

That may be, but what does that have to do with their politics? set that one up, although I probably should have left it alone... (;-p)

Pomoze Bog.
Tsar Lazar

29/8/05 13:15  

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