Originally posted by Blue Jays
I'm waiting for Saddam Hussein to subpoena America-hating nitwits like Senator Ted Orca Kennedy, Senator John Kerry, Senator Little Dick Durbin, Senator Chuck Schumer, and other lefty knuckleheads to repeat in court what they've been saying here. You would think that Saddam Hussein was Humanitarian of the Year by listening to them.
~ Blue Jays ~
I'm sorry but I listen to any and all senators, congressmen, or politically involved or issue involved people, and I can't say I ever got anything close to that impression from ANY of those on that list, or for that matter, just about any person ANYWHERE. The concurrence has been that dude was bad news.
What to do about it and what policy should be adopted that wasn't just an emotional reaction from a gut sense of disgust and frustration with him, a policy that had a real world chance of accomplishing the desired end, is where I've seen the discussions and I tended to agree with many of their positions more than I did others. I also feel that the unfolding of the whole situation, the hindsight, is actually proving out a lot of what I felt and much of what they voiced, too. I think John Murtha put it succcinctly when he said, "The solution to this problem will be a political one and not a military one. It's unwinable militarily."
Oh, and for anybody who repeats the mantra that Murtha suggested a clean cut and run, don't look back - that's patently 100% false. Yet it was the way it was reported and repeated time and again on the news, especially on some news.
Listen to him and better yet, listen to the whole hearing on the floor of Congress, and you'll see what was said. It got pretty wild and I'm glad it did. This IS an issue worth getting excited about and voicing your opinion strongly.
I have seen very legitimate discussions and have also seen very political discussions with TREMENDOUS leaps to conclusions that just aren't supported by any facts the pundits presented or facts I've been able to find elsewhere. The legitimate discussions are very informative regardless of which side those involved might come down on. Some of the best I've seen have been on Public Television news and especially Charlie Rose interviews. That guy is good!
Sorry, Bluejay, no Joan Baez singing on this one.