Silence the Rhetoric?
Written by JB Williams
Americans are nothing if not opinionated. When it comes to politics and
war, everyone has an opinion, although few are well-researched. These days, the
facts rarely get in the way of a good marketable story. In fact, best I can
tell, the facts rarely even enter the discussion… So just for fun, lets
see if the facts can change anyones opinion, shall we?
DNC Rhetorical Talking Point # 1 – Bush lied
America into Iraq!
FACTS - Harry Reid:
"The problem is not nuclear testing; it is nuclear weapons. ... The number
of Third World countries with nuclear capabilities seems
to grow daily. Saddam Hussein's near success with developing a nuclear weapon
should be an eye-opener for us all." Dick
Durbin: "One of the most compelling threats we in this country
face today is the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. Threat
assessments regularly warn us of the possibility that...Iraq...may
acquire or develop nuclear weapons." John
Kerry: "If you don't believe...Saddam Hussein is a threat with
nuclear weapons, then you shouldn't vote for me." John Edwards: "Serving on the
Intelligence Committee and seeing day after day, week after week, briefings on
Saddam's weapons of mass destruction and his plans on using those weapons, he
cannot be allowed to have nuclear weapons, it's just that simple. The whole
world changes if Saddam ever has nuclear weapons." Nancy Pelosi: "Saddam Hussein has been
engaged in the development of weapons of mass destruction technology, which is
a threat to countries in the region, and he has made a mockery of the
weapons-inspection process." Ted Kennedy:
"We have known for many years that Saddam Hussein is seeking and
developing weapons of mass destruction."
George W. Bush: “"The history, the logic and the facts lead to one
conclusion: The Saddam Hussein regime is a grave and gathering danger. To
suggest otherwise is to hope against the evidence. To assume this regime's good
faith is to bet the lives of millions and the peace of the world in a reckless
gamble, and this is a risk we must not take."
CONCLUSION - Bush lied?
DNC Rhetorical Talking Point # 2 – Iraq is Bush’s War!
FACTS - In 1991, the Hussein
regime signed a cease fire agreement with coalition forces that required Iraq
to live up to certain conditions of that cease fire. Between 1991 and 1998, the
Hussein regime repeatedly broke those conditions and violated no less than 16
subsequent UN resolutions demanding their compliance. In 1998, the Clinton
administration authored a bill that overwhelmingly passed both houses of
congress, making regime change in Iraq
the official US
policy on Iraq.
In 2002, after 9/11/01,
Bush sought congressional approval to use force to affect that official US
policy and congress voted 370 – 156 in favor of using force to affect
regime change in Iraq.
CONCLUSION – This is Bush’s war?
DNC Rhetorical Talking Point # 3 – Wrong
War, Wrong Place – PULL OUT!
FACTS – Increasingly weary
of the political rhetoric surrounding Iraq,
(known by both military experts and our enemy as the central front in the war
on international terrorism, but referred to by Democrats as “a diversion
from the war on terror”), House Republicans forced Democrats to go
“on record” with their official position concerning troop
withdrawal from Iraq
in 2005. Despite all their heated rhetoric and repeated demands to pull-out of Iraq,
when the time came to stand firmly behind their campaign sound bites, the House
voted 403-3 NOT to pull out. (That’s 3 in
favor of troop withdrawal – count them.)
CONCLUSION – We must change course and get out of Iraq
DNC Rhetorical Talking Point # 4 – Bush
created international terrorism making America less safe!
FACTS – Radical Islamic
Terrorism raised its ugly head for the first time on November 4, 1979 under the Carter
administration when a group of radical Islamic students in Tehran,
Iran took 66 hostages at
the US Embassy. They were released 444 days later, on the day of Reagan’s
inauguration. Between 1982 and 1988, a myriad of Islamic terror organizations
including Hezbollah and Islamic Jihad, in Libya, Lebanon, Kuwait, Spain, Italy,
Austria, Greece, Germany and Scotland, launched no less than thirteen
successful terror attacks killing hundreds and injuring hundreds more around
the globe. Few had heard of Bin Laden or Al Qaeda before their first attempt to
level the World Trade
Towers in New
York City on February 26, 1993. In April of 1995, home-grown
terrorists with suspected ties to Middle Eastern terrorists level a federal
building in Oklahoma City. On November 13, 1995,
militant Islamofascists attacked the US Military base in Riyadh,
Saudi Arabia. In June of
1996, Hezbollah blew up the Khobar Towers Military complex in Dhahran,
Saudi Arabia. Al Qaeda
was a suspected participant. In 1998, Bin Laden’s network Al Qaeda blew
up US Embassy’s in Kenya
In October 2000, Bin Laden’s network then attack US Navy destroyer USS
Cole in the port of Yemen.
George W. Bush did not become President until January 20, 2001…
Al Qaeda’s first attack on US
soil was in 1993 at the World Trade
Center. Al Qaeda’s second
attack on US
soil was in 1998 at US Embassy’s in Kenya
Al Qaeda’s third attack on US
soil was the attack on the USS Cole in 2000. All of these attacks went completely
unanswered by the Clinton
administration. There is no other way to paint it.
Eight months into the first Bush administration, Al Qaeda launched
there biggest attack on US soil, September 11, 2001 at the World Trade Towers,
the Pentagon and a Pennsylvania field. Almost 3000 innocent Americans, men,
women and children, died that day. This plot was not hatched in Afghanistan,
but in Germany.
It was not planned during the Bush administration, but rather during the Clinton
administration, beginning in 1996.
CONCLUSION – Bush created terrorists and America
is less safe?
DNC Rhetorical Talking Point # 5 – Bush let
Bin Laden get away while diverting attention away from the war on terror!
FACTS – In the words of
Mansoor Ijaz, senior member of the Council on Foreign Relations and Clinton
administration insider, “President Clinton and his
national security team ignored several opportunities to capture Osama bin Laden
and his terrorist associates, including one as late as last year.
I know because I negotiated more than one of the opportunities.
>From 1996 to 1998, I opened unofficial channels between Sudan and the Clinton
administration. I met with officials in both countries, including Clinton, U.S. National
Security Advisor Samuel R. "Sandy" Berger and Sudan's president
and intelligence chief. President Omar Hassan Ahmed Bashir, who wanted
terrorism sanctions against Sudan lifted, offered the arrest and extradition of
Bin Laden and detailed intelligence data about the global networks constructed
by Egypt's Islamic Jihad, Iran's Hezbollah and the Palestinian Hamas.
Among those in the networks were the two hijackers who piloted commercial
airliners into the World Trade Center.
The silence of the Clinton administration in responding to these offers was deafening.
As an American Muslim and a political supporter of Clinton, I feel
now, as I argued with Clinton and Berger then, that their counter-terrorism
policies fueled the rise of Bin Laden from an ordinary man to a Hydra-like
monster.” Ijaz was a Clinton
administration insider and directly involved in international affairs. In his
closing statement, “Clinton's failure to grasp the opportunity to unravel increasingly organized
extremists, coupled with Berger's assessments of their potential to directly
threaten the U.S., represents one of the most serious foreign policy failures in
CONCLUSION – Bush let Bin Laden get away?
For the record, I can keep going for another few pages, but I doubt it
will make much difference.
Should reality silence the rhetoric? ABSOLUTELY!!!
Now let me tell you why it won’t…
If truth be told - then Democrats can’t get elected and that
doesn’t set well with DNC leadership and the anti-American socialist
billionaires currently in control of that party. So the rhetoric must continue.
The Democratic Party is on the brink of extinction. Their MSM
ratings are in the toilet, as are DNC contributions (outside of the funding now
coming through bogus 527 organizations that McCain-Feingold attempted to
outlaw), and any American in love with America can no longer stomach the
bellyaching and sniveling from these limousine liberal morons.
However, if you are one of the many new Americans, those with nothing
left to lose, nothing to live for and no one to secure America’s
future for, then any story will do as long as it promises you more favor from
the federal trough. In this case, the pack of lies that make up today’s
Democratic Party talking points might just be your cup of tea…
If November’s mid-term elections are to be a referendum on the
war on terror, national security or more specifically, the “wrong
war” in Iraq,
then let it be. But let it be based on reality, not rhetoric!
Commemorate the fifth anniversary of 9/11 by watching ABC’s
miniseries The Path to 911,
airing this Sunday the 10th and Monday the 11th, 8/7C. A
dramatization not so loosely based on the official findings of the 9/11
Commission Report, signed by all members of the Commission.