Carol Platt Liebau: Tomorrow's To-Do List

Thursday, December 08, 2005

Tomorrow's To-Do List

(1) Wear something red.

(2) See "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe." How I loved the book when I read it in the autumn of my fourth grade year! Aslan, here I come!

5 Comments:

Blogger Duke-Stir said...

(3) Review White House talking points.

10:38 PM  
Blogger Ruth Anne Adams said...

(4) Blog a review of the movie for your readers.

1:13 AM  
Blogger Duke-Stir said...

(5) Avoid, at all costs, addressing these quotes by Republicans (traitors?) during the humanitarian-inspired war in Kosovo:

"The President now needs to show leadership, consistently and with great clarity, from devising an exit strategy to developing favorable rules of engagement, from defining the criteria of success to detailing the timetables of operations. We have learned the hard way in this country that muddled military missions lacking clear leadership hurt our national credibility while putting our troops in harm's way."

-Representative Tom Delay (R-TX)

"This is President Clinton's war, and when he falls flat on his face, that's his problem."

-Senator Richard Lugar (R-IN)

"My job as majority leader is be supportive of our troops, try to have input as decisions are made and to look at those decisions after they're made ... not to march in lock step with everything the president decides to do."

-Senator Trent Lott (R-MS)

"You can support the troops but not the president"

-Representative Tom Delay (R-TX)

"Victory means exit strategy, and it's important for the President to explain to us what the exit strategy is."

-Governor George W. Bush (R-TX)

6:36 AM  
Blogger Greg said...

duke-stir:

It's obvious to me that you and I disagree concerning the War in Iraq.

But I have to hand it to you. Given the current debate and the positions most Democrats and Republicans find themselves in regarding this debate; pointing out past Republican comments is both smart and effective.

Logic and tactics like this would do better to serve the Democratic Party than Dean and Company's, "We can't win." rhetoric.

I disagree with the Democrats now and I disagreed with those Republicans then. And it doesn't offend me when Republican hypocracy is brought to view.

However, I have to say I believe the Democrats have greatly surpassed what the Republicans did back then. Today, the Democrats are much more unified and full-throated in their efforts to put partisan politics ahead of national security. It has gotten to the point where the Democrats are actually aiding the enemy. Intentional or not, it is actual.

7:18 AM  
Blogger Duke-Stir said...

"Logic and tactics like this would do better to serve the Democratic Party than Dean and Company's, 'We can't win.' rhetoric."

I agree, Greg. I wish there was a real dialogue occurring between those of us who are as alienated by Dean and Company as they are by Cheney and Company, a cross-section of the population that I dare say would encompass two-thirds of us Americans.

But it's not. The two extremes are shouting at each other and the intransigence of both sides is not serving our troops or our goals very well.

And as for your belief that "Democrats have greatly surpassed what the Republicans did" in the '90s, we will just have to agree to disagree.

Have a good day.

7:37 AM  

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