Sunday, September 23, 2007

A New Slogan

Occasionally as I drive around Des Moines, I'll see bumper stickers and yard signs with sentiments like "Support the Troops. Bring Them Home" or "Support the Troops. End the War." They represent the basics of good advertising slogans: short, catchy, to the point. Even though I don't agree with the message, I cannot fault the effectiveness of it.

As an advocate of free speech, instead of trying to have these signs and bumper stickers banned, I decided to come up with a slogan of my own. Short, catchy, to the point.

Support the Troops. Impeach the Democrats.

To some, this will be seen as extreme partisanship, and they'd be right. After watching the disgraceful displays of disdain from the Democrats in the past few years, I think any criticism is warranted and valid. Here are some of their greatest misses:

John Murtha - accused Marines of shooting Iraqi citizens "in cold blood" in the Haditha massacre before said Marines had even been charged

Richard Durbin - compared American soldiers guarding Gitmo to Nazis

Harry Reid - said "The war is lost" as the troop surge was going on and succeeding

Hillary Clinton - accused General David Petraeus of lying before Congress

Dianne Feinstein - chastises Vice President Dick Cheney for allegedly making money off the Iraq War while being married to a man who actually is making money off the war

And there are many, many more examples. And after 25% of the Senate (all Democrats, by the way) couldn't even vote to condemn the ad calling General Petraeus "General Betray-Us," the gloves are coming off. With leadership like what we've seen from the Democrats lately, there can be no real victory in Iraq or elsewhere. And there's only one way to change that dynamic.

Support the Troops. Impeach the Democrats.


Anonymous said...

BAGHDAD (AP) - Iraqi investigators have a videotape that shows Blackwater USA guards opened fire against civilians without provocation in an incident last week in which 11 people died, a senior Iraqi official said Saturday. He said the case was referred to the Iraqi judiciary.

Iraq's president, meanwhile, demanded that the Americans release an Iranian arrested this week on suspicion of smuggling weapons to Shiite militias. The demand adds new strains to U.S.-Iraqi relations only days before a meeting between President Bush and Iraq's Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.

Interior Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Abdul-Karim Khalaf said Iraqi authorities had completed an investigation into the Sept. 16 shooting in Nisoor Square in western Baghdad and concluded that Blackwater guards were responsible for the deaths.

He told The Associated Press that the conclusion was based on witness statements as well as videotape shot by cameras at the nearby headquarters of the national police command. He said eight people were killed at the scene and three of the 15 wounded died in hospitals.

Blackwater, which provides most of the security for U.S. diplomats and civilian officials in Iraq, has insisted that its guards came under fire from armed insurgents and shot back only to defend themselves.

Blackwater spokeswoman Anne Tyrrell said Saturday that she knew nothing about the videotape and was contractually prohibited from discussing details of the shooting.

Khalaf also said the ministry was looking into six other fatal shootings involving the Moyock, N.C.-based company in which 10 Iraqis were killed and 15 wounded. Among the shootings was one Feb. 7 outside Iraqi state television in Baghdad that killed three building guards.

``These six cases will support the case against Blackwater, because they show that it has a criminal record,'' Khalaf said.

Anonymous said...

Blackwater are HEROES. Period.