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Tuesday, July 17, 2007
In The Sand He Drew A Line...
by Cordeiro
Somebody really needs to teach Senate Majority Leader Dusty Harry Reid (D-Circus Circus) a lesson on the perils of believing his own press releases. Dusty Harry is hell bent (and I say that with no due respect what so ever) in snatching defeat from the jaws of victory in Iraq that he’s decided to throw a Pajama Party tonight on the Senate Floor.

One can only hope we don’t have to endure the sight of Dusty Harry, Scotch Kennedy, and (Little) Dick Durbin in silk night shirts and fuzzy bunny slippers. I’d venture a guess as to what Babs Boxer would wear, but I realize some of my readers may have just finished eating breakfast.

There is today a line being drawn between those who understand the need for victory over the Islamofacist Murdering Thugs and those who would rather revisit the Chamberlain-esque strategy of appeasement, retreat, and ultimately surrender. Those who would invoke Uncle Neville must say to themselves, “well, it worked so well for the French.”

Photo HT - Military Motivator

The ultimate folly of Dusty Harry’s incompetent strategy is that he forgets one very important fact about the American people. General George S. Patton, Jr. once very eloquently stated that

Americans love a winner and will not tolerate a loser. Americans play to win all the time. I wouldn't give a hoot in Hell for a man who lost and laughed. That's why Americans have never lost and will never lose a war. Because the very thought of losing is hateful to Americans.
Way back in 1836 a group of 185 men gathered in a crumbling Spanish mission near San Antonio. They were charged with stalling the armies of Santa Ana long enough to allow Sam Houston’s Texicans to stand up a force capable of fighting for Texas’ independence from Mexico. When word reached Colonel Travis that no re-enforcements would be coming and he would be facing a far superior enemy, he gave his men a choice. Leave and live, or stay, fight, and quite likely die for the cause of freedom.

The Ballad of the Alamo states that, “In the sand he drew a line with his Army saber. Out of 185, not a soldier crossed the line." They believed what they were fighting for and despite the lack of support from the rear echelons, they stood their ground.

W has chosen, despite fierce and vitriolic rhetoric from the Congressional Jackass Caucus and the leftmost wing of the Democratic Party, to stand in the gap and fight. He has drawn a line in the proverbial sand. He believes this man – General David Petraeus is America’s best hope for victory.

Photo HT - Michael Yon. Simply the best war correspondent in the field. Period.

W has given Petraeus everything he’s asked for – including time. Dusty Harry, The Pelosi and Company are dead set on cutting Petraeus’ legs out from under him. Why? Because they are scared The Surge just might work. They want America to see Iraq through the hazy filter of the MSM rather than the crystal clear unfiltered lens of people like Michael Yon. In short, dear reader, guys like Dusty Harry are terrified of victory.

So, you have to ask yourself – who do you stand with? Do you stand with withered spineless politicians like Dusty Harry – a man who rants and raves almost incessantly for America’s self-inflicted defeat? Or will you put two months worth of faith into America’s General – a man whose only mission is victory?

There is no substance to Dusty Harry. There isn’t enough foam padding to make that suit look like a real man is filling it. Petraeus, on the other hand, has a record of proven combat leadership and strategic know-how – not to mention a chest full of medals that sets off airport metal detectors in Los Angeles even though the man himself is in Iraq.

So, Harry, have fun at your Pajama Party. The MSM will no doubt tout your “courage” in perpetrating this PR stunt. They’ll most likely ignore the Veterans for Freedom who’ve come to give you a piece of their mid. You’ll forgive me if I don’t bother to watch – I’m sure there’s a more interesting re-run of Gunsmoke or similar riveting television.

Here endeth the lesson.
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