Sunday, December 21, 2003

Here is your coincidence McDermott

December 14, the US Army captures Saddam Hussein.

By the end of the week, Libya agrees to end its weapons program.

Back in September, Ghaddafi apparently said the following to Italian Prim Minister Berlusconi:

"I will do whatever the Americans want, because I saw what happened in Iraq, and I was afraid."

Yes indeed.

Friday, December 19, 2003

Bush's Secret Plan Revealed!

You've got it folks! The Looney Left's theories that Bush timed Hussein's capture (and has Osama on ice) are right! I have incontrovertible proof that President Bush has the whole thing planned out for political advantage.

According to my sources,Hussein was drugged and placed in his hole by the CIA so the Army would find him. In fact, my sources confirm that Hussein was kidnapped 3 years ago by Halliburton and held for just such a use.

My sources also tell me that the CIA has several other persons on ice, just waiting to "capture" them for Bush's political advantage.

January 2004 -- Mullah Omar will be "found" "dead" in a cave, right along the path of the pipeline UNOCAL wants to build.

March 2004 -- Jimmy Hoffa will be "arrested" trying to steal anthrax through JFK Airport.

May 2004 -- Judge Crater will be "shot dead" when trying to poison a reservoir in California.

July 2004 -- right before the Democratic Convention, the military will "announce" that they have killed Admiral Yamamoto.

September 2004 -- Osama bin Laden will be "captured " personally by President Bush. Bush will see bin Laden buying a hot dog on Second Avenue. He will chase bin Laden through the streets of Manhattan, into the subway, and across the island. Bush will "arrest" bin Laden on the site of Ground Zero.

November 2004, days before the election, the CIA will announce they have "found" Amelia Earhardt, who, it turns out, was spying for the Iraqis since 1935.

Tuesday, December 16, 2003

Orwell Today

George Orwell is one of the most misunderstood writers the Twentieth Century. But I could not help thinking about him hearing the increasing paranoia of the left. McDermott with his "coincidence" in the timing of Hussein's capture (because all politicians know that the people makeup their minds in December). The increasing shrillness of the Left, claiming the Bush is holding off bin Laden's "capture" until just before the election.

The Left is supposed to be more intelligent, more cultured, that us poor, ignorant conservatives. Which is why these words of Orwell, from his 1945 essay "Notes on Nationalism" have been echoing through my head:

"It is, I think, true to say that the intelligentsia have been more wrong about the progress of the war than the common people, and that they were more swayed by partisan feelings. . . . He could believe these things because his hatred for the British ruling class forbade him to admit that British plans could succeed. There is no limit to the follies that can be swallowed if one is under the influence of feelings of this kind. I have heard it confidently stated, for instance, that the American troops had been brought to Europe not to fight the Germans but to crush an English revolution. One has to belong to the intelligentsia to believe things like that: no ordinary man could be such a fool. "

Some things never change.
Oprah should do a show about me

On the other hand we have Joe Lieberman. Lieberman responses to Howard Dean's speaks by "taking off the gloves" (to use Glenn Reynolds phrase).

"If he truly believes the capture of this evil man has not made America safer, then Howard Dean has put himself in his own spider hole of denial. I fear that the American people will wonder if they will be safer with him as president."

Lieberman says so many of the right things. And he is more of a fiscal conservative than the president.

Maybe I am sold on Lieberman's image. Or maybe I am a conservative Democrat trapped in a Republican's body. In which case Oprah, my neighbor here in Chicago, should do a show about me.
Our nuts versus their nuts

We conservatives have our fair share of nuts. But the big difference is whereby our nuts are marginalized, the left's nuts are given the keys to the car.

How else to explain Democratic Congressman Jim McDermott who told a radio station that the military could have found Hussein a long time ago, but timed his capture to help President Bush. His proof? "There's too much by happenstance for it to be just a coincidental thing."

Yes,I can see it. The generals are sitting there in Baghdad, the situation is grim. The Baathist resistance shows no sign of stopping But they know where Hussein is. So they say to themselves "Let's sit on this until sometime in December." Yea, makes a lot of sense.

Monday, December 15, 2003

Rationality as a casualty of war

I used to laugh at what I called the militia nuts -- the crazy guys running around claiming the UN was an instrument of the New World Order and was adding fluoride to the water to control us, or some such nonsense.

They were so paranoid, they were funny. Until Oklahoma City that is. Then they stopped being so funny, though they remained just as comical.

While paranoia on the far right has not ceased, the left seems to be trying to catch up. I mean, I have heard and read people claim that Bush had Hussein and OBL on ice, and was going to "capture" them when he needed a pre-election boost.

When Uday and Qusay were killed, there was all this talk about how Bush had them killed, as they knew too much.

Now, we hear the left babble on about how Bush is going to arrange an "accident" before Hussein's trial, as Hussein has "dirt" on Bush.

Leave aside the obvious questions, such as why Hussein did not use the dirt to blackmail Bush before the invasion or why Hussein did not release the dirt to someone like Robert Fisk, Eric Altman, Michael Moore or George Galloway for publication in the Guardian, NY Times or Independent. But for some reason, these folks have lost the ability to think straight. They remind me of how Clinton drove one of my cousins to complete distraction that she stopped being rational when talking about him.

Rationality is their casualty of war.

Saddam Found

I really have nothing to add.

Friday, December 12, 2003

I am back!

Though I bet no one missed me. About 7 hours after my previous entry, my wife woke me thinking she was having stomach cramps from something she ate.

Instead, she was giving birth.

My son is 3 weeks old today, and while it is a lot of work, I would not trade it for anything.

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