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Posted on 12/27/2003 9:32:03 AM PST by cgk
A few more gifts
Oliver North (archive)
December 26, 2003 | Print | Send
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Yes, it's that time again -- the time of year you've all been waiting for. Ollie Claus has made his list, he's checked it twice and, believe me, he knows who's been naughty and nice. And unlike in Finland, where the elves have been laid off for Christmas, the elves at this "North" pole have worked hard all year. We've put our heads together and come up with just the right gifts, but instead of enlisting the help of Rudolph and his reindeer, I've got a Marine helicopter squadron to help me make the rounds.
Without further delay, here is a sample of the gifts Ollie Claus has picked for 2003:
For Howard Dean and Maddy Albright, I give each a copy of Sidney "Grassy Knoll" Blumenthal's 1976 work, "Government by Gunplay: Assassination Conspiracy Theories from Dallas to Today." This book is chock full of "interesting theories," as Dean might say. In it are essays such as "A New Look at the Zapruder Film"; "From Dallas to Watergate"; and "Richard Nixon and Organized Crime." To rise to the top in today's Democrat Party, such paranoid prose is required reading, and Howard Dean -- who looks more fit to govern Jonestown than the United States -- has.
Of course, I was careful to buy these books at underground bookstores in Greenwich Village -- after all, if John Ashcroft had caught the elves checking them out of the library, he'd have sent men in white jackets to the North Pole to get them.
Oh (expletive deleted)! What the (expletive deleted) should I get for Wesley Clark and John Kerry? Of course, several bars of fine French-milled soap to wash out their dirty mouths. Despite their pathetic performances at the polls, Clark and Kerry are neck and neck in the profanity primary. In Kerry's defense, I suppose I, too, would be reduced to cursing and confusion if I were trailing Al Sharpton in the polls! In fact, Kerry's use of the f-word to Rolling Stone interviewers is probably nothing compared to what his wife Teresa Heinz and his CPA and banker said to him when he unveiled his plan to mortgage the house for his failing candidacy. Since Kerry was a sailor, let me give him a word of advice regarding his campaign that he might understand: Abandon ship!
As for Wesley Clark, get real, Wesley, you're not going to "beat the (expletive deleted)" out of anyone, least of all President George W. Bush. If you do as well in the primaries as West Point's football team did this year, you'll be lucky.
Poor Al Gore. The guy just can't get it right. His bold effort at making an early endorsement in the presidential sweepstakes led him to the most antiwar radical whose views mirror his own, and less than a week after endorsing Howard Dean's pessimistic pronouncements on Iraq, the 4th Infantry Division dragged Saddam out of a rat hole.
Al Gore needs to understand why liberating the Iraqi people is important to America's security, so I am giving him a copy of my latest book, "War Stories: Operation Iraqi Freedom." Besides, the former vice president, whose own books are the literary equivalent of the Edsel, should have a book from at least one best-selling author in his personal library.
I've also bought 535 calculators, which I am distributing to each member of Congress. Hopefully somebody on Capitol Hill will add up all the wasteful, pork barrel spending that is going on. Unfortunately for the American people, the bills always come due after Christmas.
To the "Blame America First" Hollywood crowd like Barbra Streisand, the Dixie Chicks, Jeanine Garafolo, and others, I give you the lyrics of Irving Berlin's "God Bless America" to remind you that the blessings of liberty are worth defending and celebrating.
To the Iraqi people, I give copies of America's founding documents, including the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and the Federalist Papers. You have a historic opportunity to rebuild your nation and stand as an example to all the countries in the Middle East that politics is about the rule of law rather than the Middle East's zero-sum game of winner-take-all.
For Baathists and terrorists who remain at large, I give you the words of Ronald Reagan as a reminder: "You can run, but you can't hide." Here's hoping this message will be delivered to a rat hole near you.
For the Marines of HMM 268, with whom I was embedded for Fox News last spring in Iraq, Semper Fidelis. You have my deepest affection and admiration. Your skill and bravery are without parallel in the world today.
To all American servicemembers, you have the love and affection of the American people. You never waver in your courage and duty. No matter how sophisticated military technology will become, it's the resolve of individual soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines who decide the success or failure of battle. This Christmas, I pray for you and your families: dona nobis pacem.
Oliver North is host of Common Sense Radio with Oliver North and founder and honorary chairman of Freedom Alliance. Both are Townhall.com member groups.
©2003 Creators Syndicate, Inc.
With Dean (and the Democratic wing of the Democratic Party), they have stepped out of the subversive shadows and into the light of populist scrutiny.
This could set the counter-culture revolutionaries back decades as the doctrinal underpinnings of their adherent plants are exposed in academia, on the judiciary and in the entertainment and informational media.
The angry, outspoken, and intemperate liberal simply cannot be trusted with the revolution within. The Mujahi-Dean has jumped the gun. But with the counter-revolutionaries in their most influential positions and the younger generation repudiating their dogma, what choice did they really have?
He would have been Senator North if not for his fellow Republican senator the great John Warner, then of course there was that scathing denouncement from Nancy Reagan.
Exactly. And we still have yet to exact our full measuere of revenge against Big Jawn!!
ME too! I'm hoping to get a copy of his War Stories book through FNC shortly.
I like this so much, I'm asking your permission to use a part of it in my tagline.
This kid was in Oliver North's platoon, and after Lt North rotated to the States, he got in big trouble in Vietnam. There was no one to testify that he'd been a good Marine. North came back to Vietnam and testified at the kid's court-martial. Everything came out alright for him -- and he is a bigger Ollie North fan than you and has been for 35 years.
I just think you'd like the book, based on what you said here.
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