If you're confused also, you're not alone. Trolling through the Internet for newsworthy items to comment upon, I found two headlines on The Drudge Report right next to each other. The first, from The Politico said "Pelosi calls Iraq a 'failure' ". The second, from the British Times Online said just the opposite: "Al-Qaeda leaders admit: 'We are in crisis. There is panic and fear'".
So which is the truth and which is the lie? Well, according to Montag's Immutable Law of Nature No. 6 ("What's good for America is bad for the Democrats and vice versa") it would have to be Nancy Pelosi, the Democrat Speaker of the House.
Oh, to be sure, Ms. Pelosi made a point of praising out troops in Iraq. “The troops have succeeded, God bless them.” After all, the Democrats' canards have always included "But we support the troops!"
So, if the troops have succeeded, where is the failure? The Politico tells us that Ms. Pelosi explains: “The purpose of the surge was to create a secure time for the government of Iraq to make the political change to bring reconciliation to Iraq. They have not done that.”
Don't worry, folks! I'm as confused as you are! The troops have succeeded, but they have failed? That's sort of like John Kerry: "I actually voted for the $87 billion -- before I voted against it." Will the Legacy Media rush to Pelosi's defense and say that she, like Kerry, are too nuanced and intelligent for us mere mortals to understand?
The simple fact is, today's Democratic Party is owned -- lock, stock and barrel -- by the Kook Fringe. These are the lunatics who are still fighting over the 2000 election and how it was "stolen" from Al Gore. Many of them even think the 2004 election was stolen from Kerry. These are the guys who tell us it was all a war for oil, while the price keeps shooting through the roof. They are also those freaks who frequent web sites like 9/11 Truth and such. And if a Democrat dares to be sane? Well, look what happened to Joe Leiberman. The Kook Fringe Base will try to destroy him.
Pelosi goes on at length, denigrating the achievements we have made in Iraq. When asked by Wolf Blitzer (the report was about a CNN interview) if she wasn't worried about losing any ground gained by the surge, she replied:
“There haven't been gains, Wolf. The gains have not produced the desired effect, which is the reconciliation of Iraq. This is a failure. This is a failure. The troops have succeeded, God bless them. We owe them the greatest debt of gratitude for their sacrifice, their patriotism, and for their courage and to their families as well."
People, you can't make this stuff up! The troops have succeeded, but Iraq hasn't had the reconcilliation that Ms. Pelosi wants. Correct me if I'm wrong, but the Constitution has no provision for the Speaker of the House to handle foreign policy, right? I mean, that's an Executive Branch responsibility, isn't it? I thought so.
And hasn't General David Petraeus reported, in an interview with Reuters, that the influx of foreign jihadists entering Iraq is down some 50%? And this is a failure how?
Could Iraq be doing better in the political sphere? I'm sure they could. But they just elected their own government, and they've got an awful lot on their plate. After all, the Founding Fathers didn't just conjur up a government immediately after the Revolutionary War. It takes time to build the institutions that make up a government.
And wasn't it only a couple of years ago that the Left was accusing the United States of creating a puppet government in Iraq? If it's a puppet government, then why can't the President just order the reconcilliation expected by Nancy Pelosi?
No, the Iraqis are governing themselves, and any reconcilliation or political reforms will be on their terms, not Nancy Pelosi's. But then when haven't the Democrats want things both ways?
Meanwhile, we have to go to Britain's Time Online to find out that captured documents and letters from Al Qaeda in Iraq show that the terrorist organization is crumbling and in disarray, thanks to the surge in American troops and the wholesale defection of Sunni tribal leaders who have decided to join the Americans and the Iraqi government in fighting the insurgents.
Correct me once again, but, if the Sunni tribal leaders are joining the Iraqi government, isn't that reconcilliation? What in the world is Nancy Pelosi talking about?
Well, don't expect Ms. Pelosi or Hillary or Barak to get any tough questions about American successes in Iraq. After all, we had to go to a British paper to find out about them. Haven't you noticed how Iraq has dropped from the Legay Media's coverage of the news? Sure! I know that "if it bleeds it leads" and all that. But let's not forget the political ripples good news such as this can create.
The Legacy Media is -- let's face it -- in the tank with the Democratic Party. L. Brent Bozzell and others have long ago documented their Liberal bias. It is an established fact. And since the Legacy Media is in bed with the Democrats, then you just know that any news that's good for America will be buried and/or ignored. So you can guarantee that the leaders of the Democratic Party won't get any serious questions about out successes in Iraq.
But then, that's what the New Media is all about. I'm talking about talk radio, places like the Drudge Report and Montag's World, the little blog that could!
Don't think that we'll let this happy nonsense slide by unremarked!
Copyright Feb. 11th, 2008