Carol Platt Liebau: It's Purple Finger Day in Iraq

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

It's Purple Finger Day in Iraq

The brave people of Iraq are headed to the polls to determine their own political destiny. Blessings on every Iraqi patriot who has braved the threats of the terrorists in order to exercise the franchise -- and on every American (starting with George W. Bush) whose courage, determination and perseverance has made this day possible.

Morning glow by your light
We can make the new day bright
And the phantoms of the night
Will fade into the past
Morning glow is here
At last!

"Morning Glow", indeed.


Blogger stackja1945 said...

A Digital revolution.

4:03 AM  
Blogger Greg said...

Yea, baby! A Digital Revolution!

1:38 PM  
Blogger Mr. Twister said...

But what kind of government? Should it be a Sunni government or Shi'i government or a Kurdish government or Ba'athist regime? Or maybe we want to bring in some of the Islamic fundamentalists? How long would we have had to stay in Baghdad to keep that government in place? What would happen to the government once U.S. forces withdrew? How many casualties should the United States accept in that effort to try to create clarity and stability in a situation that is inherently unstable?

I think it is vitally important for a President to know when to use military force. I think it is also very important for him to know when not to commit U.S. military force.

Even though we're the strongest military, that if we don't do something quickly, we don't have a clearer vision of the military, if we don't stop extending our troops all around the world in nation-building missions, then we're going to have a serious problem coming down the road.

I agree that our military is the strongest in the world today. That's not the question. The question is will it be strongest in years to come? And the warning signs are real.

8:36 PM  
Blogger Pete said...

What kind of government? For you and the duke, twister, it should be socialist.

Further, our military is one of the strongest, no thanks to Clinton! We woould be the strongest if Clinton hadn't allowed some of the sales and technology transfers to China. Will it be the strongest in the future? Only if we keep a Republican in the White House - we may have our problems, but we understand the Constitution's requirement to defend our people. Too bad those on the left who understand it are ignored!

9:24 AM  
Blogger Mr. Twister said...

Pete, good points. My only defense is that I didn't write those words.

The first two paragraphs are taken from a speech Dick Cheney gave. He was explaining why, even though we knew all about Saddam's atrocious human rights record (gassing Kurds, etc.), we shouldn't have finished him off following the first Persian Gulf War.

The last two paragraphs were spoken by George W. Bush in the 2000 Presidential debates. Back when he was opposed to going to war for reasons other than protecting our national security. (He was against nation building before he was for it--what a flip-flopper.)

Finally, in response to the typical right-wing, "I have nothing so I'll slam Clinton" spiel. The first Bush budget had not even taken effect and Rumsfeld was working on a new military strategy when we went into Afghanistan. It was the "Clinton military" that took down al Queada and the Taliban.

7:42 AM  
Blogger Duke-Stir said...


1:42 PM  

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