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Iran’s president publicly states he wants war with the U.S., boasting that Iran has an army of 40,000 suicide bombers ready to commit mayhem on the world. He has stated Israel needs to be wiped off the map, and boasts about the capability of the Iranian armed forces.
Our answer: We allow the current president of Iran to travel from Cuba to New York, to address the U.N. General Assembly. We grant the previous president of Iran a visa, so he can speaks Harvard, and at the National Cathedral in Washington. Currently, he’s also slated to go to Georgia and meet with former President Jimmy Carter. What next? A Medal of Freedom for him?
We are still not restricting the visas of people from Islamic countries, unless they are on a “Terrorist watch list.” Does this mean our intelligence is so good that we know the names of all the potential terrorists in the world? No, it simply means that our government is continuing to practice collective insanity!
The politicians in Washington, both Democrat and Republican, wouldn’t know how to conduct a war if someone gave them all the answers. Our president and all his advisors should read a good book on how to properly conduct a war. I’m sure the any Marine officer can recommend several, since it is required of them. It might not be perfect advice, but it would be an improvement on what they are currently doing.
For that matter, any conservative grandfather could give them better advice than they are currently following.
Americans are disgusted and sick of excuses and nuances. God help the politicians in this country if there is another more serious attack. The American public will not simply sit around, waiting to be murdered in our beds, while our government wrings its hands.
President Bush’s lousy poll numbers are the result of his soft, meandering approach to the war on terror. Initially, he talked a good game, and all the conservatives were behind him. Now, we wonder if he has the stones to keep us safe until the end this year, let alone the end of his term. Is Iran going to get the bomb? Is North Korea really going to shoot a missile at the United States? What happened to the doctrine of pre-emption?
The key definition of military victory is defeating your enemy on the battlefield, and breaking his will to fight. You don’t do that by nation building, nor do you earn the respect(defined as fear of consequences) of potential enemy nations by hesitating. Having military capability without the courage and guts to use it, when necessary, does not result in respect. Sadly, it’s nothing but a colossal waste of money.p>My grandchildren are going to inherit the nation our current leaders will leave them. Our current leaders had better change the way they do things, or they will go down in history as the group that lost our freedoms. br> — R. Goodson br> Vero Beach, Florida /p>
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?