My personal musings about anything that gets on my radar screen--heavily dominated by politics.


A Game: Find the Connection Between These Quotes

Iranian President Ahmedinijad at the U.N.: Oh, Almighty God, all men and women are your creatures and you have ordained their guidance and salvation. Bestow upon humanity that thirsts for justice, the perfect human being promised to all by you, and make us among his followers and among those who strive for his return and his cause. [let's everybody remember that Ahmedinijad is a follower of the sect of Islam that believes that the mystical 12th Imam is prophesied to return from a well in Iran to spread Islam throughout the world--by the sword]

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez at the U.N.:Yesterday the devil [President Bush] was here, in this very place. It still smells like sulfur.

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid: We have killed the Patriot Act

Chris Mathews, host of MSNBC's "Hardball" [as reported to me]: What's going on that the world's leaders can come to New York and disrespect America--disrespect the President?

Colorado House Candidate Ed Perlmutter: If I am elected in November, I can tell you that my first act as a Member of Congress will be to add my name to Rep. Murtha’s list of co-sponsors.

Okay, I'll admit it's a bit of an obscure game. But let me address a few obvious points.

First of all, the world is getting a bit nuttier all the time. Iran is ready to build a nuke, they just had a summit with, among others, Hugo Chavez, and Chavez is a little too close to our shores for comfort.

Let's also not forget that the Democrats are working every day to handicap the country's ability to protect itself from . . .well, nutters like Iran and Chavez.

If Mathews (et al.) were really worried about the world's "respect" of the President, maybe they would shut up a bit. Let's not forget that the world (think Libya) had plenty of respect for America and Pres. Bush after we dug Saddam out of his spider hole; it's only been since the domestic political situation has changed so much that the world feels free to start sniping at us again.

And another thing: what the hell is Mathews thinking about, as a journalist? Wouldn't a real journalist read those quotes and say "what is the short circuit in these guys' brains? How dangerous are they?" But NOOOO Mathews turns it into yet another moment to assess the weakness of the President.

And let's put a wrap on the short thoughts by reminding Mr Perlmutter that one of the arguments John Murtha has been using has been that a change of course was "the right thing to do in Beirut, and in Somalia;" and then remind Mr Perlmutter also that no less an authority on the Islamicist mindset than Osama bin Laden has cited Beirut and Somalia as evidence of American weakness and openness to attack.

So what's the answer to the big question?

The answer is that all these quotes demonstrate the following: that the world is a dangerous place, and one side (which includes most of the media) is persistently, wilfully, and stubbornly WRONG on the most important issue of the day.

Just something to think about as you send in for your absentee ballot.

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