Carol Platt Liebau: The Whining Voice of Cut 'n Run

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

The Whining Voice of Cut 'n Run

Boston Globe columnist Joan Venocchi pretty much channels the voice of every cut 'n run liberal in America today. We need to leave Iraq. President Bush has made mistakes. Things are tough in the Middle East. Whine, whine, whine.

Like a bride-to-be whose fantasy of marriage extends no farther than the dress, the cake and the party on her wedding day, cut 'n runners like Venocchi seem remarkably unwilling to answer the questions of what's going to happen in Iraq once American soldiers leave. Is it in America's interests to have the region dominated by Iran? For Iraq to become a haven for terrorists, a la the old Afghanistan? Is it right for America, having asked for the Iraqi people's courage and commitment, to leave brave, purple-fingered people to fend for themselves in a country abandoned to the blood thirsty remnants of Saddam's regime? Would doing so enhance or destroy America's image in "the world" (a preoccupation of the liberals)?

Venocchi's trick of quoting General Abizaid's assertion that "it is possible" that Iraq could descend into civil war is dishonest in the extreme. It's an old lawyer's trick to ask if something "is possible" when a hostile witness is on the stand -- after all, it's also "possible" that Iraq could quickly transform into a healthy, flourishing democracy.

Yesterday, Hugh Hewitt interviewed General Abizaid on his radio show. The General is optimistic about our chances of stabilizing Iraq, and very, very clear about the frighteningly negative consequences of failing to do so.

It's an interview Joan Venocchi -- and others like her -- would be well-advised to read.


Blogger Editor said...

General Abizaid wasn't under oath at the interview as he was in Senate hearing. If he isn't cheerleading Bush's failed policies, he'd be asked to resign.

9:50 AM  
Blogger COPioneer said...

The whining voice of the editor...

10:24 AM  
Blogger Cliff said...

Dittohead or Editor, whatever you are calling yourself, what would it benefit us to have our military pull out of Iraq?
And what do you think it would accomplish? I have
NEVER, EVER heard ANYONE on your side of the debate answer that question, but I think I know what the answer is. You, and people like you WANT our president to fail, in order to drag him through the political mud later, all at the expence and humilition of not only our fine military,(the finest in the world) but our country. What you HATE is his Christian faith, right?

3:01 PM  
Blogger Editor said...


Is Bushboy a christian or a snake oil salesman carrying a bible? Seems to be a whole bunch of killing going on as a result of this fool's crazy ideas.

Many are saying reinstate the draft and get 2 to 3 million troops into Iraq or simply withdraw because you can't win without having a major force there.

Bush sending 3,500 additional troops is obviously a joke.

3:25 PM  
Blogger Marshall Art said...

eddy's neither a Christian scholar nor military expert so asking him anything is futile. Obviously he knows little of law since he missed Carol's comment about asking about a possibility. eddy-boy lacks the sense to understand anything is possible. If asked, "Is it possible eddy has a brain in his head?" even I would answer "yes". But if asked, "Is it likely it works?" I'd have to say, "Not based on anything he posts at Liebau's blog, no."

I heard the interview. He speaks as if he knows, which he should since he does. eddy and other Bush haters can't handle the truth.

10:02 PM  
Blogger Editor said...


Keep praying, that'll win the war. NOT! Who would Jesus kill for oil, Sunnis or Shites?

11:33 PM  
Blogger Cliff said...

Jesus said, "I've come not to bring peace, but a sword."

9:35 AM  
Blogger Editor said...


Sword symbolically represents "truth". A thing in short supply with Bush and his warmongering followers seeking tyranical control over world (the lords) resources.

Very sad to claim this gang of theives and robbers as anything remotely christian.

10:26 AM  
Blogger Marshall Art said...

Prove thieves and robbers.

The rest of the Scriptural reference speaks of turning fathers against sons...on account of ME. He doesn't speak to how nasty it could get. Don't pretend you understand Biblical teaching, you'll only hurt yourself. For One Who said, "Blessed is he that lay down his life for another..." to think Christ would be so confused as a lib to be unable to determine who's cause is noble or righteous, well, you don't have any knowledge of the Bible, so try some other losing argument.

10:28 PM  
Blogger Marshall Art said...

One thing Christ would definitely NOT go for is eddy's constant accusations, such as "thieves and robbers" without any evidence to support it. That's just what "Judge not..." covers.

10:30 PM  

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