Daily Wisdom

September 05, 2006

Engaged in a Global Struggle


"We are engaged in a global struggle against the followers of a murderous ideology that despises freedom and crushes all dissent, and has territorial ambitions and pursues totalitarian aims. This enemy attacked us in our homeland on September the 11th, 2001... And against such an enemy there is only one effective response: We will never back down, we will never give in and we will never accept anything less than complete victory... We will keep the pressure on them. We will stay on the offense. We will fight the terrorists in Afghanistan and Iraq and every battlefront in this struggle... We will defeat the terrorists and their hateful ideology by spreading the hope of freedom across the world."
--President George W. Bush, July 4, 2006

11 Comments:

At 9/06/2006 5:19 AM , Blogger camojack said...

Got your 2996 tribute post ready?

 
At 9/06/2006 11:30 AM , Anonymous west coast liberal said...

errr.. so why are we putting 130,00 troops and hundreds of billions of dollars in Iraq instead of chanelling those resources towards fighting Al Qaeda terrorists?

Oh wait, it's because we are fighting Al Qaeda terrorists In Iraq who currently are responsible for, in the Pentagon's own estimates, 5%, FIVE MEASELY PERCENT, of all the fatalities in Iraq.

Osama bin Laden got exactly what he wanted: US toops being bogged down in a civil war between Shiites and Sunnis instead of going after him.

 
At 9/06/2006 4:05 PM , Blogger Hawkeye® said...

Camo,
You bet! How 'bout you?

 
At 9/06/2006 4:30 PM , Blogger Hawkeye® said...

WCL,
Do you have a link or a source for that "5% of all fatalities in Iraq" comment?

As for your assertion that Osama bin Laden wants US toops bogged down in a civil war between Shiites and Sunnis, you must have missed the President's speech yesterday where he quoted bin Laden on the war in Iraq...

Again, hear the words of bin Laden, in a message to the American people earlier this year. He says: "The war is for you or for us to win. If we win it, it means your defeat and disgrace forever."

That sounds more to me like OBL wants to defeat us in Iraq. OBL would much rather have us cut and run so he can set up a caliphate there.

 
At 9/06/2006 5:57 PM , Anonymous west coast liberal said...

The fact that only 5% of all attacks, fatalities, etc.. is linked to al qaeda has been detailed in numerous political talk shows. i guess the reason you do not know about it cos fox news has not mentioned it.

here is one where the 5% number is mentioned

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aVuXadpyL3M

(at about the 1:45 mark)

Joe Biden also mentioned the 5% number last night on hardball as well

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3036697

Like i said before, bin Laden could not have chosen a better enemy to pick a fight with than the morons in the Bush administration. The greatest gift the devil has bestowed on bin Laden is American conservatives.

Just cos he wants to fight us in Iraq means that we should follow his lead????????

What next? if he wants to have his henchmen challenge US Marines in a swimming contest we should take him up on his offer???

Look Bonehead, bin Laden would like nothing better than to defeat us. you think he gives a rat's ass whether he defeats us in Iraq, Afghanistan or the sunny beaches of the Bahamas? it's not as if he gets a better kick out of killing an American soldier in Iraq than he would have if he had done it in Cabo San Lucas.

 
At 9/06/2006 7:21 PM , Blogger Hawkeye® said...

WCL,
So I guess what you're saying is, that we should pull out of Iraq immediately,hand the country over to bin Laden, and allow him to declare victory. Is that a fair assessment of your strategy?

 
At 9/06/2006 7:29 PM , Blogger Hawkeye® said...

WCL,
Oh, and BTW, I guess Joe Biden and Chris Matthews are now spokesmen for the Pentagon, ehh?

Since you said "in the Pentagon's own estimates...", I incorrectly assumed that you had a link to an official Pentagon website or statistic. I should have guessed that you get all your facts from the Liberal Left Media and not from the actual sources you claim to quote.

 
At 9/06/2006 7:31 PM , Blogger Hawkeye® said...

WCL,
Use of terms like "bonehead" are simply ad hominem attacks that characterize your frustration and lack of rationality.

 
At 9/06/2006 10:57 PM , Anonymous west coast liberal said...

isn't it sad that till today you adamantly refuse to admit that iraq has become the worst possible kind of quagmire for America and that the only person to benefit from all the fighting in Iraq is Osama bin Laden?

The 5% number? here you go.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20060816/ts_nm/iraq_qaeda_dc

by the way, i'm pretty sure i have heard that 5% number being mentioned on other political talk shows besides Hardball. I guess for someone like you who watches fox news all day long, it's not at all surprising that you're ill-informed.

As for the troop situation, believe it or not, I am in favor of sending in more troops to wipe out the insurgents once and for all. problem is, we need about a few hundred thousand to do that and there is no way to come up with that many without instituting a draft.

Solution? There is none. Withdrawing troops right away is not the solution and adding more toops will only fuel the insurgency, not to mention the latter is not even an option to begin with.

THAT is the quagmire that I am talking about.

 
At 9/07/2006 4:07 AM , Blogger camojack said...

Pretty ready...but quit playing with the troll.

 
At 9/08/2006 1:03 PM , Blogger Hawkeye® said...

Camo,
Sorry... sometimes I just can't help myself. I yell at the TV too when libs have their mouths moving.

(:D) Regards...

 

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