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Wednesday, October 26, 2005

No. Shame. Whatsoever.

(From: AJ Strata via Michelle Malkin) My answer: As many as it takes, but no more than is necessary to ensure freedom for millions. is a horrible left-wing site that cares nothing for those soldiers, other than the fact that they can use them for political capital. To these people, the honored dead of this country are nothing more to them than pawns for their own anti-American campaign.

Speaking of left-wing whackos, they got some bad news today when the "quagmire" in Iraq produced a ratified constitution with only 4 provinces voting against it. Why is this bad news to them? Because from the outset, they have done nothing but naysay, criticize, and predict utter failure in Iraq because that's what they wanted.

Incidentally, this news story is a great example of liberal bias in the media (again!). Note how it opens with the good news, and then quickly dives into the "this news as the death toll reached 2000 soldiers..." Sure it's news, but it doesn't belong in an article about the ratification of the Iraqi constitution! It's tempering the good news with some bad news just to keep the tone of "quagmire" in the minds of all those reading it. Unfortunately, journalistic spin can't overcome what obvious good news this is.

BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Iraq's new constitution was formally ratified Tuesday after an overwhelming 79 percent of voters cast ballots in favor of the draft, but the result also revealed the deep sectarian divisions that threaten the country's still precarious future.

The passage of the constitution was accompanied by the passing of another grim milestone: the 2,000th American death in a 2 1/2-year-old war that shows no signs of winding down.

Hours after Iraqi officials in Baghdad confirmed the passage of the constitution the Pentagon announced that Staff Sgt. George Alexander Jr. of Killeen, Texas, had died of wounds suffered in an Oct. 17 roadside bombing in the town of Samarra, bringing to 2,000 the number of American deaths since the March 21, 2003, invasion.

He was also the 30th serviceman to die since the Oct. 15 referendum, an event that U.S. officials hoped would turn the tide of violence and enable American troops to start going home. But the bitter differences evident in the referendum results could also lead to renewed violence, embroiling U.S. forces even more.

In response to the 2000-mark news, and all the parties libs are throwing around the country for this momentous occasion, Lt. Col. Steve Boylan comments thusly:

"I ask that when you report on the events, take a moment to think about the effects on the families and those serving in Iraq," Boylan said in an e-mail. "The 2,000 service members killed in Iraq supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom is not a milestone. It is an artificial mark on the wall set by individuals or groups with specific agendas and ulterior motives."

So if the soldiers, the ones who these whackos are supposedly doing this for, don't like how they're using the honored dead, then who, exactly, are they doing it for? Oh, that's right! Themselves. Michelle Malkin's latest column covers this whole deal in better detail and recaps the whole story using Casey Sheehan's mother as face for this (bowel) movement.

Our cause in Iraq is just; it's helping others in the world, who can't help themselves, learn to help themselves. Those who are against this war are implicitly for the continued torture and oppression of the Iraqi people because they wanted Saddam to stay in power. There is NO (zero, nada, nyet, non) WAY that simple fact can be resolved using a platform of non-violence. Therefore, those against the forceful overthrow of Saddam are also against the democratic elections of a parliament, prime minister, etc. Liberals have been continually proving themselves to be on the wrong side of history, and this is no different.

Now, if only Bush would start acting like the President I re-elected...