Skip to comments.'Iraq not part of war on terror'? - (Hal Lindsey exposes Pelosi as embarrassing ignoramus!)
Posted on 06/30/2005 8:11:43 AM PDT by CHARLITE
President Bush appealed to the nation to stay the course in Iraq on Tuesday in a nationally televised speech that was nationally televised only when the Big Three Networks made a last minute decision to carry his comments live. Reaction was fascinating in both its scope and its idiocy.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi immediately accused the president of "exploiting 9-11" which, she informed the nation, had nothing to do with the war in Iraq.
According to Rep. Pelosi (who is actually allowed to participate in making important homeland security decisions)
"The president's frequent references to the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11 show the weakness of his arguments. He is willing to exploit the sacred ground of 9-11, knowing that there is no connection between 9-11 and the war in Iraq. Iraq is now what it was not when the war began a magnet for terrorism because the president invaded Iraq with no idea of what it would take to secure the country after Baghdad fell. The insurgency took root in the unstable conditions that have now existed in substantial parts of Iraq for far too long.
No connection with the war in Iraq? Somebody should nudge her and inform her that the war in Iraq isn't a war against Iraq it is a war against the terrorists who planned and executed 9-11.
It just happens that the war is being fought in Iraq, but I suppose that is much too deep a distinction for her to grasp. Our forces aren't fighting against Iraq. Al-Qaida is fighting against Iraq. Our forces are fighting against al-Qaida in Iraq.
Her second complaint is that Iraq is now what it wasn't when the war to remove Saddam Hussein began. This is just too rich! Of course it isn't. Before that, it was a dictatorship where the government dropped people into tree shredders feet-first for failing to amuse Uday Hussein or forgetting to kiss Saddam's armpit when greeting him.
Now it has a representative government, an independent judiciary and is no longer a threat to anybody except terrorists. Which brings us to part two of Rep. Pelosi's second complaint. Now it is a "magnet for terrorism because the president invaded Iraq ..."
Evidently, Rep. Pelosi thinks that is a bad thing for America. Where would she prefer to locate the "terrorist magnet"? New York? Washington? Los Angeles? I thought that was the strategy fight them in the Middle East instead of fighting them in the Midwest? Maybe I am missing something about the nuances of politics.
The insurgency "took root" in the unstable conditions of post-war Iraq? How could that have been avoided? Well, we could have nuked Baghdad. Then there wouldn't be any "insurgents" which is a catch-all phrase that includes remnants of the Bathist regime and thousands of foreign al-Qaida fighters (who, if they were not attacking American military forces in Iraq, would have resumed attacking American civilians in the homeland).
American forces are protected with Kevlar vests and helmets, armed with great, big guns, are supported by radar, unmanned reconnaissance aircraft, heavy weapons, helicopters and fighters, and are trained for exactly this eventuality.
American civilians at home have been disarmed by the government, fly in unprotected commercial aircraft and are protected by business suits and briefcases, and aren't even supported by the liberals in Congress. This is a rebuttal?
Maybe I am missing something. If al-Qaida has concentrated its forces in Iraq, doesn't that limit its ability to concentrate its forces elsewhere? Like Philadelphia? And if al-Qaida is bound and determined to bring war to Americans, isn't it a good idea for them to run into the U.S. Marines instead of a civilian office building?
What has she been smoking?
Hal Lindsey is the best-selling author of 20 books, including "Late Great Planet Earth."> He writes this weekly column exclusively for WorldNetDaily. Be sure to visit his website where he provides up-to-the-minute analysis of today's world events in the light of ancient prophecies.
"Osama Bin Laden built roads, hospitals and day care centers. We (USA) didn't do that." Such benighted ignorance on the part of a public official doesn't say a whole lot for the IQs of Washington State voters. Ditto for Pelosi in California.
Does someone have a photo of Nancy Pelosi with a tin foil hat on?!........please?!
Osama and Saddam worked together for years. All the links here:
Pelosi ignoramus ping!
Pelosi, a hard committed socialist (Progressive Caucus) is even more stupid than she is an extremist. She, like the rest of the extreme libs, have no plan, no ideas, no suggestions, no NOTHING except to criticize Bush -- that is the agenda of the irrelevant Dems. They don't even make an effort to come up with a "better idea" --- and it shows what they are about -- again, ABSOLUTELY NOTHING but their own empowerment.
They are so transparent they have long past the point of being boring and detremental to America, our war effort, and everything else that is America...
Nancy Numbskull does not comprehend that that train left the station a couple of years ago. STFU Nancy!
Hal Lindsey?!? Of course. I know when I want hard hitting fact I go to someone who keeps missing the date he prophesies the end of the world will happen...
She claimed the war in Afghanistan is over.
I'd like her to tell that to the 17 families of the special forces soldiers that were killed when their helicoptor was shot down Tuesday.
I WANT LEGISLATION INTRODUCED THAT WOULD MAKE IT A CRIME AGAINST THE USA FOR ANY POLITICIAN TO GIVE DIRECT OR INDIRECT AID AND COMFORT TO THE ENEMY.
At the very least she should be stripped of her position in the Senate.
I don't recall Lindsey ever claiming a specific date. If so, please provide it.
Could be her Dr Scholl's inserts......yuck!
The Iraq war resolution which THE CONGRESS APPROVED also linked Saddam Hussein and the threat posed to 9/11, in that America was not willing to sit by and watch it happen again.
Liberals always say conservatives are "not nuanced in their thinking" - ususlly when the liberal does not want to answer the substance of the argument, they just throw mud. This time, they are falling back on "Iraq did not attack us on 9/11." As I recall, Germany did not attack us on December 7, 1941 either. But the threat we face is a broad one.
The Democrat leadership has apparently chosen where to place their loyalties. Their words and actions threaten us as well.
"Hal Lindsey is the best-selling author.."
Didnt he also play Barney Miller in the 70's?
Never forget it.
"Pelosi ignoramus ping!
With all due respect, in the case of extremist liberals like Pelosi, the correct term is "ignoranus." ;-)
Proverbs calls people like Pelosi FOOLS. Can't improve on that.
Hal Lindsey and Chuck Missler (www.KHouse.org) have
some fascinating Biblical insights on modern geopolitics.
And then there's always VDH and Jack Wheeler.
And our own Southack.
"At the very least she should be stripped of her position in the Senate."
Don't think that would matter since she is in the house. But I get your drift. :)
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