Tuesday, July 26, 2005

The gravest sin: being right

from AMERICAblog:

In recent speeches and news conferences, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld and the nation's senior military officer have spoken of "a global struggle against violent extremism" rather than "the global war on terror," which had been the catchphrase of choice. Administration officials say that phrase may have outlived its usefulness, because it focused attention solely, and incorrectly, on the military campaign.

Gen. Richard B. Myers, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told the National Press Club on Monday that he had "objected to the use of the term 'war on terrorism' before, because if you call it a war, then you think of people in uniform as being the solution." He said the threat instead should be defined as violent extremists, with the recognition that "terror is the method they use."

Although the military is heavily engaged in the mission now, he said, future efforts require "all instruments of our national power, all instruments of the international communities' national power." The solution is "more diplomatic, more economic, more political than it is military," he concluded.

But when John Kerry said this last year:

"In order to know who they are, where they are, what they're planning and be able to go get them before they get us, you need the best intelligence, best law-enforcement cooperation in the world," the Massachusetts senator said in an interview on NBC's "Meet the Press."

"I will use our military when necessary, but it is not primarily a military operation. It's an intelligence-gathering, law-enforcement, public-diplomacy effort," he said. "And we're putting far more money into the war on the battlefield than we are into the war of ideas. We need to get it straight."

the Busheviks went absolutely ballistic in their hellfire damnation.

Kerry and Joe Wilson are perhaps the best known victims of the campaign to extinguish truth, but clearly far from alone.

If there was some way to store and harness the kinetic energy that results from such fevered spinning, we could solve the energy crisis tomorrow.


Blogger via said...

Very good observation! I was reading National Geo this morning about alternative energy sources. This was not mentioned, but should have been. :)


7:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Silly rabbit.....common sense is for libs!

9:41 PM  

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