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Thursday, November 17, 2005

IS History Still Written By The Winners?

To hell with them. When history is written, they will be the sons of bitches—not I.
Pres. Harry Truman, On criticism by what he called the “sabotage press,” quoted by Margaret Truman

This is another quote from 1897 in Pudd’nHead Wilson by Mark Twain, “The very ink in which history is written is merely fluid prejudice.” Both of these remarks pertain tremendously to the Monday Morning Quaterbacking efforts of the Democrat Party in the present day.

The U.S. Armed Forces have found no significant weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. I say ‘significant’, as quantities of suspicious chemicals have been found, and it has become increasingly obvious that the weapons of tomorrow are made on a Bunsen burner, not a factory floor. This is not the best way to end what Eisenhower warned of as the ‘military-industrial complex’. At least then, you knew where weapons were and who made them.

Now that the backpedaling on Iraq has begun in earnest, various notables are saying that they had been against it all along. They ‘didn’t receive intelligence briefings’, or those they did receive briefings say they were 'tainted by politics', acording to former Vice Presidental Candidate John . That’s why they voted to authorize the use of force in

One of the few honest Democrat Senators, a different Vice-Presidential Candidate, Sen. , said this, “"It is no surprise to my colleagues that I strongly supported the war in Iraq. I was privileged to be the Democratic cosponsor, with the Senator from Virginia, of the authorizing resolution which received overwhelming bipartisan support. As I look back on it and as I follow the debates about prewar intelligence, I have no regrets about having sponsored and supported that resolution because of all the other reasons we had in our national security interest to remove Saddam Hussein from power - a brutal, murdering dictator, an aggressive invader of his neighbors, a supporter of terrorism, a hater of the United States of America. He was, for us, a ticking time bomb that, if we did not remove him, I am convinced would have blown up, metaphorically speaking, in America's face."

To refresh the memories of others, I ask that you view
THIS BLOGCAST, Dishonest On Iraq, which was sent to Porcupine through a friend. Juxtaposing words is one matter, but juxtaposing videotape is a much more compelling argument.

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, so I include this one for you to think about as well.

"Fifty-eight percent of Iraqis voted in the last election. That's more than we had turn out in 2004." - Former President William Jefferson Clinton on CNN with Wolf Blitzer


Anonymous msdedi said...

refreshing post... I'm tired of the hypocritical backpedaling and constant disassociation and or/ attacking practiced by those on the left who voted for this war... and Leiberman is a stand-up guy

5:56 PM  
Blogger Doug said...

OK, Peter. Granted. Does it not concern anyone but me that neither side is debating whether due diligence was done. Both the administration and the Dems have been guilty of revisionist casus belli but I would prefer my Presidents to investigate and ask questions not just build a case.

Even forgiving that the administration wasn't forthright about why, the safety of the troops in the field is affected by what is known and not known. Assuming everything that the Administration says in recalling the path to war, the fact that the intelligence given was clearly ambiguous but not confirmed one way or the other needs some 'splainin'.

8:18 PM  
Blogger phred said...

Backpeddling indeed.
They crashed 4 airplanes and killed thousands of innocent people. FACT.
I don`t think anybody owes anybody an apology or explaination.
Bush should stop listening to the polls and liberal media and tell the nay sayers that he intends to finish what he started ( which they, by the way, supported in the beginning ).

9:40 PM  
Blogger web_loafer said...

No nation or combination of nations in this world could invade and take over the USofA.

But from the looks of things, many people are trying to bring us down from within.
I say the behaviour of some elected officals in this country borders on treason.

The reason I added some horrific photos of some of the brutality of our enemy, is simple. I want some people to have a bad dream....maybe after that bad dream they will wake up.

We Need the Wide Awake movement to start back up in this nation.

I am still optomistic, but it is hard to not notice how the truth is turned to a lie, by Politicians with the help of the msm. I won't buy newspapers, news magazines, or watch TV, (with the exception of sports) AGAIN.

The traitors of the media need brought down and silenced. Yes, I said it, silenced. President Lincoln had to lock a newspaper out of its own building for spreading seditionous lies, It was in Ohio, where traitors seem to come out of the woodwork in times of peril. WE ARE AT WAR.....LET'S FIGHT TO WIN.....its time folks.....it's either us or them, one has to be silenced.

1:10 AM  
Blogger Jeff said...

What more proof is needed?! Excellent video, Last night, Mark Levin (aka "The Great One") played a clip that was very similar to the video, put together by Mark Simone, of various statements made by Democrat leaders not too many years back supporting regime change in Iraq, telling that American casualties and Iraq civilian casualties would sadly happen, that Saddam had been warned several times but now military action was required, that Saddam would one day attack with WMD because he already had against the Kurds and Iran, etc.

But in today's world of Pontius Pilates ("What is truth?"), those who espouse liberalism and relativism justify changing their stories by putting politics above truth. Liberal Democrats must win, they say, and conservative Republicans must be defeated and humiliated. So whatever Evan Bayh and Howard Dean and Bill Clinton said then was to help the Democrats. Now, it's the same story, different party, and their "truth" of the past doesn't benefit them like today, so it has suddenly changed. If a liberal becomes president in 2008, and he/she holds such views as those expressed in the video, the liberals will cheer that person on.

10:41 AM  
Blogger Tim Zim said...

Interesting blog PP.

4:04 PM  

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