Last Thursday I received an e-mail asking my position on Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s statements about Iraq. Since I haven’t said anything about it yet, either in person or in writing, I thought I ought to post my response here, with the name and e-mail address of the other party removed, of course. Here it is:
Sorry to keep you waiting, I’m still trying to get my thoughts together on this subject, so I can write them down. Also, I’m in the process of changing e-mail addresses; the old one isn’t working very well since my computer had a major system crash on April 20.
No, you did not miss anything, because I haven’t written about Reid’s statements yet, but I probably will soon, if he isn’t forced to resign because of them. It sounds like you read the my essay called “The Real Enemy“. There I declared that our own liberals are a greater enemy than the terrorists. Because I haven’t updated that essay in more than a year, Reid isn’t in it; nor is our new self-proclaimed “secretary of state,” Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi. If I rewrite it in the near future, I’ll probably add those two jokers.
As far as I’m concerned, Senator Reid crossed the line when he declared that “the war is lost.” There he stopped being part of the “loyal opposition” and became a traitor, undermining the war effort by denying or delaying funding for the troops. I heard treason defined as “aiding and giving comfort to the enemy,” and Reid’s words are certainly doing that; look how quickly they appeared in Al Jazeera, and other agents of the enemy’s press.
For that Reid deserves to be forced out of office before his term is up, and we ought to bring back tarring and feathering just for him! Altogether, I think the only reason why the Democrats picked him to replace Tom Daschle is because he wouldn’t be up for re-election again until 2010, giving him as much as six years to make mischief before he had to answer to the voters of Nevada. As a result, we’ve seen him stumble from one scandal to another, with “the war is lost” statement being the latest. If anyone ever needs a definition of what a “scoundrel” is, Reid fits it perfectly. And then there’s his choice of tactics, which I wrote about in another essay. Quote:
“The Democrats also seem to be like the Bourbons of eighteenth-century France, forgetting what they should remember, and remembering what they should forget. They did not learn, for example, that Americans don’t like politicians who refuse to work, which prompted South Dakota voters to get rid of Tom Daschle, after he became the Senate’s ‘weapon of crass obstruction.’ Instead, they picked Harry Reid as the new Senate Minority Leader, who promised (and delivered) all the obstructionism of Daschle, twice the hatred, and half the intelligence. Reid’s favorite tactic is name calling; so far he has called President Bush a ‘loser,’ Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas an ’embarrassment,’ and said that UN Ambassador John Bolton is ‘abominable, mean, unreasonable and bizarre.’ It won’t surprise me if he calls the next person he doesn’t like a ‘poo-poo head.'”
Unquote: Yesterday I was informed that it was the 63rd anniversary of the battle of Slapton Sands, in which the German navy attacked Americans on a beach of England, while they were training for the D-Day invasion. 749 Americans were killed, and the ambush was so embarrassing that nobody talked much about it for more than a generation afterwards (I didn’t hear about it until the mid-1990s!). Imagine if we had today’s leaders in charge in 1944; after Slapton Sands, would they have allowed D-Day to take place?
Thank you for reading, and come back to visit my website again. Next I plan to upload a timeline, to go with Chapters 1-4 of my Middle Eastern history series.
Pleased to meet you,
By the way, I didn’t send this picture in my letter, but it’s appropriate here. It shows how our current commander in chief isn’t the first president with the initials “G.W.”, who had somebody of extremely questionable character on his side; George Washington had Benedict Arnold. Click on the picture to see the whole thing.