Friday, April 11, 2008

Bomb Plot? We've Got an Election to Win.

Dan Henninger wonders if the presidential campaign would be different today...

"...if in August 2006 seven airliners had taken off from Terminal 3 at Heathrow Airport, bound for the U.S. and Canada and each carrying about 250 passengers, and then blew up over the Atlantic Ocean?"

For the Democrats, the answer is no. It would still be all George Bush's fault.

14 Comments:

Blogger steve mcdonald said...

for all the criticisms on the president, and all the "homeland security is incompetent/mismanaged" bull that we have to hear everyday, you never stop and think about the fact that this nation has been clear of any attacks since 09/11. I really doubt it's because the terrorists decided not to...

April 11, 2008 at 8:05 AM 
Anonymous r said...

Some smart guy wrote this in another thread:

The shrill anti-Bush Dems have positioned themselves for any event so they can seize power. It’s like this…
Say another attack were to take place prior to the election this Fall. If this were to happen the filthy Donkeys would scream, “See, see, Bush (and guilty by association Repubs) isn’t keeping us safe!” But if no attack were to occur they can then continue with their dishonest mantra that Bush is just using vague threats of terrorism as fear-mongering.
See, they win either way. Filthy, lying Donkeys… Whose side are they on …other than their own?

April 11, 2008 at 9:49 AM 
Blogger David Diano said...

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April 11, 2008 at 10:29 AM 
Anonymous r said...

That’s a whole lotta “If’s” of conjecture, Dave. Lol…

And somehow I don't think anyone believes that Hanoi John with his "kinder and gentler aproach to terrorism" would have done much of anything.
Clearly you just hate Bush and as such you will say anything. Hurt Feelings folks like you are pretty much dismissed anymore. And clinging to all that isn't very "progressive". Evolve, man.

April 11, 2008 at 11:11 AM 
Blogger David Diano said...

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April 11, 2008 at 12:13 PM 
Blogger Spencerblog said...

David,

You might want to take a look at this by your fellow lefties Alexander Cockburn and Jeff St. Clair:

http://www.counterpunch.org/cockburn07292004.html

It's not very flattering about how your boy Kerry conducted himself in Vietnam.

April 12, 2008 at 9:20 AM 
Blogger Spencerblog said...

As in:

Circulating around veterans' websites in early February of 2004 was an email written by Mike Morrison who, like Kerry, won a bronze star won in Vietnam. Morrison who later went on to write speeches for Lee Iacocca, was highly suspicion of Kerry's claims to martial glory. In a letter to his brother Ed he wrote as follows:

"I've long thought that John Kerry's war record was phoney. We talked about it when you were here. It's mainly been instinct because, as you know, nobody who claims to have seen the action he does would so shamelessly flaunt it for political gain.

"I was in the Delta shortly after he left. I know that area well. I know the operations he was involved in well. I know the tactics and the doctrine used. I know the equipment. Although I was attached to CTF-116 (PBRs) I spent a fair amount of time with CTF-115 (swift boats), Kerry's command.

"Here are my problems and suspicions:

"(1) Kerry was in-country less than four months and collected, a Bronze Star, a Silver Star and three purple hearts. I never heard of anybody with any outfit I worked with (including SEAL One, the Sea Wolves, Riverines and the River Patrol Force) collecting that much hardware so fast, and for such pedestrian actions. The Swifts did a commendable job. But that duty wasn't the worst you could draw. They operated only along the coast and in the major rivers (Bassac and Mekong). The rough stuff in the hot areas was mainly handled by the smaller, faster PBRs. Fishy.

"(2) Three Purple Hearts but no limp. All injuries so minor that no time lost from duty. Amazing luck. Or he was putting himself in for medals every time he bumped his head on the wheel house hatch? Combat on the boats was almost always at close range. You didn't have minor wounds. At least not often. Not three times in a row. Then he used the three purple hearts to request a trip home eight months before the end of his tour. Fishy.

"(3) The details of the event for which he was given the Silver Star make no sense at all. Supposedly, a B-40 (rocket propelled grenade) was fired at the boat and missed. Charlie jumps up with the launcher in his hand, the bow gunner knocks him down with the twin .50 (caliber machine guns), Kerry beaches the boat, jumps off, shoots Charlie, and retrieves the launcher. If true, he did everything wrong. (a) Standard procedure when you took rocket fire was to put your stern to the action and go (away) balls to the wall. A B-40 has the ballistic integrity of a Frisbee after about 25 yards, so you put 50 yards or so between you and the beach and begin raking it with your .50's. ( Did you ever see anybody get knocked down with a .50 caliber round and get up? The guy was dead or dying. The rocket launcher was empty. There was no reason to go after him (except if you knew he was no danger to you--just flopping around in the dust during his last few seconds on earth, and you wanted some derring-do in your after-action report). And we didn't shoot wounded people. We had rules against that, too.

"Kerry got off the boat. This was a major breach of standing procedures. Nobody on a boat crew ever got off a boat in a hot area. EVER! The reason was simple. If you had somebody on the beach your boat was defenseless. It couldn't run and it couldn't return fire. It was stupid and it put his crew in danger. He should have been relieved and reprimanded. I never heard of any boat crewman ever leaving a boat during or after a firefight.

"Something is very fishy."

Is it any wonder his fellow Swift Vets didn't like him?

April 12, 2008 at 9:32 AM 
Blogger Pro Christ Pro Gun said...

Gil:

Imagine Diano Edwards being saved on a subway from a mugging by President Bush. Diano wouldn't thank him, he would give him no credit for his heroic efforts, yet he would bitch about his hair getting messed up.

The man is a true lib and will not acknowledge anything good about the president or conservatism.

April 12, 2008 at 10:15 AM 
Anonymous r said...

…all the while grasping to defend indefensible Libism and his fellow Libs.

April 12, 2008 at 12:03 PM 
Blogger David Diano said...

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April 12, 2008 at 12:18 PM 
Anonymous r said...

You sound like a shrill woman on her period that got her feelings hurt.

April 12, 2008 at 2:46 PM 
Blogger Spencerblog said...

Actually, they paint Kerry a war criminal.

I'll willing to take that with a grain of salt, given their unproved contentions against Bush.

Again though, shows why Kerry was thought to be a self-absorbed jerk by his fellow vets.

April 12, 2008 at 5:14 PM 
Blogger Franny Ward said...

r said...
You sound like a shrill woman on her period that got her feelings hurt.

April 12, 2008 2:46 PM


My Wife doesn't appreciate the above comment.. Of course I thought it was funny and we had an argument because of it. Next time I will not comment out loud of what I am reading here.

Cheers.

April 14, 2008 at 2:42 AM 
Anonymous r said...

Lol! Sorry, Fran!
Can't say I blame her for being offended at being compared to a Lib! Lol...

April 16, 2008 at 10:50 AM 

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