July 26, 2006

A Blaze of Hypocracy

I don't understand the Democrats, well, actually I do, but I don't like it. In the interests of full disclosure as well, sometimes I don't understand the Republicans either, especially on spending, earmarks and their general obtuseness as to why they were elected and by whom.

But over the last several days, the hypocracy of the Democrats in the U.S. Senate has shocked even me; and that is saying something. No doubt, some of my more leftward friends and relatives will disagree with this statement, but they can't and still be honest withthemselves.

In todays "Best Of The Web Today" in the Wall Street Journal's Opinion Journal, James Taranto starts off with this bon mot:

Iraq's Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki spoke this morning to a joint meeting of Congress, and some Democrats seized an opportunity to burnish their credentials as supporters of Israel, CNN reports:
In a letter to al-Maliki, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada, Democratic Whip Dick Durbin of Illinois and Sen. Charles Schumer of New York called the Iraqi leader's comments troubling.

"Your failure to condemn Hezbollah's aggression and recognize Israel's right to defend itself raise serious questions about whether Iraq under your leadership can play a constructive role in resolving the current crisis and bringing stability to the Middle East," the letter said.

The senators said some Democrats are considering boycotting al-Maliki's speech before Congress.

"I want the prime minister to denounce what Hezbollah has done," Reid said at a news briefing. "I will lose a lot of confidence in al-Maliki if he does not denounce what Hezbollah has done."

Now, Durban, Schumer and Reid have castigated Bush and Company for at least the last several years over the war in Iraq, so for any of them to say "...raise serious questions about whether Iraq under your leadership can play a constructive role in resolving the current crisis and bringing stability to the Middle East," should make each of them shudder in shame. What the hell have any of the three done to "...play a constructive role in resloving..." the crisis or in "...bringing stability to the Middle East," exactly what gentlemen?

Taranto also notes these two quotes from Prime Minister al Maliki:

"We call on the world to take quick stands to stop the Israeli aggression."
"What is happening is an operation of mass destruction and mass punishment and an operation using great force that Israel has--and Lebanon does not."
Taranto then compares those two statements to two statements made by none other than that great America basher Kofi Anan:
"[Israel's] excessive use of force is to be condemned."
"While Israel has stated its military objective is to hit Hezbollah's infrastructure and physical strength, it has, in the words of the Lebanese prime minister, torn the country to shreds."
As Taranto says, where is the Democratic condemnation of Kofi Anan? I'll add to that "Should we hold our breath?"

Today, Howard Deaniac (dean+maniac) called al Maliki an(gasp anti-semite. Oh my goodness, the chair of the Democratic Party calling someone else an anti-semite. Well, Mr. Deaniac, you of course know that Arabs are semites as well, so, if you say bad things about an Arab does that make YOU an anti-semite? No? Hypocrite!

I'm also curious as to how the Democrats including the four mentioned in this post can harp about Israel's self defense against Hamas and Hezb'ollah in the "occupied territories" and defend Israel in it's battle against Hezb'ollah. Is it possible that the Dems have read the polls and understand (understand.... you've got to be kidding...ed!) that the vast majority of Americans support Israel in the war on terrorism and the Dems want to play politics? Nah, that can't be, we all know that the Democratic Party is full of "plans" for ending the carnage. Just ask John F. Kerry:

"If I was president, this wouldn't have happened,"
"The president has been so absent on diplomacy when it comes to issues affecting the Middle East," [...] "We're going to have a lot of ground to make up (in 2008) because of it."
Oh really Senator? Let us harken back to 2004 when you had a "plan" for the Middle East in general and Iraq in particular. Did you ever, and I mean even once mention that "plan" to anyone so that after you lost it could have been implemented and lives saved? Could you have been bull-s***ing us? Or, more likely, were you merely mouthing things you thought would get you elected, oh, say like Nixon's "secret plan" to end the war in Vietnam in '68 in the runup to the election or perhaps like John Kennedy's tag football games that you tried to emulate by playing catch on the tarmac so often? Just who did you think you were fooling Mr. Sportsman? Yourself or the public? If it wasn't so much BS then, where are the photos of you doing it on the tarmac NOW Senator?

Yes oh beloved readers, the Democrats are absolutely playing politics with this, and we have to call them on it. No wonder that the vast majority of American's don't trust the Democratic Party with our National Security. And no, I don't mean all Democrats, Zell Miller for one, Joe Liberman for another, and quite a few of my conservative friends who consider themselves Democrats.

As a side note, 11 Mayors in the Rio Grande Valley, the vast, vast majority of whom are Democrats have endorsed Rick Perry (R) for Governor. Interesting isn't it? Wonder what that portends for this solid bastion of Democratic voters?

Cross Posted at The Real Ugly American

A tip 'O The GM Derby to James Taranto

Posted by gmroper at July 26, 2006 05:22 PM | TrackBack

At this point taking Nuri al-Maliki to task over Israel and Hezbullah is ridiculous. He has more than enough to worry about in his own country. If he successfully stops terrorists operating in his country, he will have done more than almost any other Arab country to help Israel.

The Dems are grandstanding and using the opportunity to make themselves look bad (although they don't realize it).

Posted by DADvocate at July 26, 2006 08:59 PM

DADvocate, the Democrats of today never MISS a chance to make themselves look bad, LOL. Any political party that supports the likes of Kerry and Dean simply INVITES humiliation.

Sort of a variation on Abba Eban's remark that the Palestinians never lose the chance to miss an opportunity, I suppose.

Posted by Seth at July 27, 2006 03:23 AM

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