[I]n his speech to the National Endowment for Democracy, President Bush gave a vivid and, I believe, compelling description of the threat to America and to freedom from radical Islamic fundamentalism. He made, in my view, a powerful case for what is at stake for every American.You can read my thoughts on aWol's NED speech here. But what Repug lickspittle uttered the nonsense above? Bill Frist? Tom DeLay? Pat Robertson? Rush Limbaugh?
Simply put, the radical fundamentalists seek to kill our citizens in great numbers, to disrupt our economy, and to reshape the international order. They would take the world backwards, replacing freedom with fear and hope with hatred. If they were to acquire a nuclear weapon, the threat they would pose to America would be literally existential.
The President said it well. The President is right that we cannot and will not retreat. We will defend ourselves and defeat the enemies of freedom and progress.
Senator Joseph Biden (D-DE). Supposed presidential aspirant. Biden was quoted by Werther (pen name of a Northern Virginia-based defense analyst), in a Counterpunch article highlighting the total complicity of the Dumbocrats in all of the Repug foreign policy disasters. Werther starts with this quote from Huey Long:
Corrupted by wealth and power, your government is like a restaurant with only one dish. They've got a set of Republican waiters on one side and a set of Democratic waiters on the other side. But no matter which set of waiters brings you the dish, the legislative grub is all prepared in the same Wall Street kitchen.Werther concludes with this:
[A]ll calumny by Karl Rove to the contrary, the Democrats can hold their heads up high. They are a pillar of the National Security State. As for the American people, if they have a shred of intelligence or self-respect left, they will find themselves another restaurant.
To which I'll add: Just say "NO!!!!!!" to pro-war Democrats. No Biden. No Hillary. No Kerry. No Edwards. NO WAY.