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The Surge is Working Better all the Time by American Elephant

U.S. Army Spc. Roosevelt Geeslin, a medic with 3rd Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, takes the blood pressure of a Qadisiyah resident during a humanitarian mission in the Baghdad neighborhood, May 15, 2007

More good news from Iraq:

US military deaths in Iraq lowest in 14 months

US military losses in Iraq for September stood at 70 on Sunday, the lowest monthly figure since July last year, according to an AFP tally based on Pentagon figures.

The figure also marks the fourth consecutive drop in the monthly death toll following a high of 121 in May. June saw 93 deaths, July 82 and August 79. The monthly toll in July 2006 was 53. [read more]

May next month be even better.


Impeach Cindy! by Emerald City Elephant

Cindy Sheehan

After all, she’s broken the law far more than President Bush ever has:

Judge Issues Bench Warrant for Cindy Sheehan

A bench warrant was issued Thursday for antiwar activist Cindy Sheehan, who did not appear for arraignment Thursday in a Washington, D.C., courtroom to face charges related to her Sept. 10 disorderly conduct arrest on Capitol Hill.

District of Columbia Superior Court Judge Michael McCarthy issued the order to Sheehan around noon, a court spokeswoman said. The warrant says she is to be arrested and brought before the court. She also faces one count of unlawful assembly. [read more]

That she isn’t impeachable shouldn’t matter much — it’s not as if those calling for Bush’s impeachment understand or even care about either the constitution or basic civics to begin with.

Sorry Lefties, get it through your tinfoil covered empty heads: Democrats aren’t going to pull out either by American Elephant

Democrats Backtrack

Just a few short weeks ago the Democratic presidential candidates were falling over one another to be the one to pledge to pull the troops out of Iraq soonest.

How quickly the spineless, poll-driven weasels change their spots!

Now, just days after polls show the American people gave great credence to General Petraeus’ report and overwhelmingly disapproved of MoveOn’s sleazy gutter politics, all the front-runners are refusing to commit to pulling out the troops even by the end of their potential first terms, in 2013!

The leading Democratic White House hopefuls conceded Wednesday night they cannot guarantee to pull all U.S. combat troops from Iraq by the end of the next presidential term in 2013.

“I think it’s hard to project four years from now,” said Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois in the opening moments of a campaign debate in the nation’s first primary state.

“It is very difficult to know what we’re going to be inheriting,” added Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York.

“I cannot make that commitment,” said former Sen. John Edwards of North Carolina.

Yet another flip in a long, well-documented line of flops.

Better start looking for a third party candidate lefties! Because any candidate with any semblance of responsibility is going to do just exactly what Bush has already laid out as United States policy in Iraq. And even Democrats, who have shown they have no sense of responsibility whatsoever, aren’t going to pull out of Iraq, out of sheer self-interest, lest they be forever associated with defeat.

Paper: Saddam valued WMD more than he valued his own life by Emerald City Elephant

Saddam Hussein

In a classic case of “burying the lede” to push a political agenda, the British website, ThisisLondon reports on a supposed transcript of a meeting between president Bush and then Spanish Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar published yesterday in the Spanish newspaper, El Pais.

The website blares the headline, “Saddam asked Bush for $1bn to go into exile,” and then spends the greater bulk of the article insinuating that the whole war could have been avoided if President Bush only had paid Saddam off.

It’s not until the 9th paragraph that they print the quote in which we find that President Bush actually said,

“The Egyptians are speaking to Saddam Hussein,” said Mr Bush.

“It seems he’s indicated he would be prepared to go into exile if he’s allowed to take $1billion and all the information he wants about weapons of mass destruction.” [emphasis added]

Which is an entirely different matter altogether.

Not only is it an obviously unacceptable offer, but rather than proving how supposedly unnecessary the war was, if anything, it proves the exact opposite by showing how completely obsessed with WMD Saddam Hussein was. So obsessed that he was only willing to negotiate his own freedom if he were able to take, “all the information he wants about weapons of mass destruction,” with him.

At the very least that means that, even in exile, Saddam wanted to keep secret what his WMD capabilities were and were not, and more likely, all the information necessary to produce WMD.

That is not an agreement any responsible leader could accept. That is a man obsessed with retaining WMD knowledge and capability, and that is not a man any responsible leader could leave in power.

But the left have been supplied with their talking point. The web is already bursting with new claims that, “we didn’t have to go to war!” The facts are of absolutely no concern to them.

Katie Couric: Press Overwhelmingly Liberal, Biased and Ignorant by American Elephant

Katie Couric

In a rare moment of accidental honesty from the mainstream press, the anchor of the third largest network news broadcast admitted Tuesday that the mainstream news media are overwhelmingly liberal, uniformly biased and incredibly misinformed.

Addressing the National Press Club, Katie Couric made the astonishing admission that, “Everyone in this room would agree that people in this country were misled in terms of the rationale of this war.”

First of all, the National Press Club is one of the largest press organizations in the country — certainly a veritable who’s who of beltway journalism. If you report on Washington, you’re undoubtedly in the club.

With such a large and diverse membership, reporting to news audiences from sea to shining sea, one would theoretically expect their viewpoints to be as vastly diverse as those of the Americans they report to.

Theoretically. But we know better.

Couric not only freely admitted that every one of the hundreds of journalists at the luncheon held exactly the same viewpoint, but that it was common knowledge and so uncontroversial that it could be openly addressed:

Everyone in this room would agree…,”she said.

But not only did Couric admit that they all held the same opinion, she confessed what that opinion is:

“…that people in this country were misled in terms of the rationale of this war.”

And in doing so admitted that the press is overwhelmingly ignorant because that opinion is flatly, demonstrably, 100% contradicted by the facts.

There have now been three separate bi-partisan and non-partisan investigations that have looked at Iraq intelligence: the Senate Select Intelligence Committee Report on Pre-War Intelligence, the Robb-Silbermann Commission and the Dulfer Report (as well as the Lord Butler Report in the United Kingdom) — which interviewed everyone at every level of intelligence, from gathering, to interpreting to disseminating — all of which unanimously concluded that no one lied, no one misled, no one pressured, and no one “cooked the books.”

No, I take that back, the bi-partisan Senate report unanimously concluded that Joe Wilson is a bald-faced liar, but other than him, they all concluded that the intelligence and the processes may have been faulty, but that NO one lied.

And yet here we have Katie Couric brazenly admitting that everyone in the media believes otherwise. Are you beginning to see why Americans are so misinformed?

Furthermore, Couric claimed that among, “accepted truths,” was that the Bush administration erred by“disbanding the Iraq military.”

I’m sorry to break it to you Katie, but that’s not the “accepted truth” by a long shot.

We now know that the Iraqi police force — which never was disbanded — is so riddled with corruption that experts now argue the only chance we have to fix the police is to scrap them completely, i.e. disband them, and start from scratch. So the idea that disbanding the Iraqi army was a mistake is “accepted truth” only by liberals intent on criticizing President Bush without any regard for the facts.

And how can anyone expect the public to be accurately informed when the people disseminating the news are so woefully and willfully misinformed themselves?

The Death of the “Creative Homosexual” by American Elephant
September 25, 2007, 9:36 pm
Filed under: Pop Culture | Tags: , , , ,

This would be offensive, as it was obviously intended to be, if it weren’t so childish, cliche and completely unimaginative. (click image for unobscured pic)

Gays Embarass Themselves

Oooh, a religious image portrayed in a sexual manner! Yes, we get it, left wing homos hate Christianity. Excuse me while I yawn!

Other than being a terribly sad testament to their own lives, it’s thoroughly uninspired. It was old when Madonna did it for the 40th time ten years ago.

But what can be expected from people whose lives so revolve around sex that they actually attend sex-themed fairs? It’s tragic really that these people are so wrapped up in their hate and so obsessed with finding meaning in their sexuality, that they lash out at the one thing that offers more true meaning than anything else.

And no doubt, just as when they tried to ram gay-marriage down America’s throat without any consideration for Americans — if Christians react to this mind-numbingly unoriginal poster at all, it will be they who are labeled as divisive and hateful.

How embarrassing.

“In Iran we don’t have homosexuals” by American Elephant
September 25, 2007, 1:56 pm
Filed under: Foreign Policy | Tags: , , ,

You’ve got to be kidding me, did he really say that? I’m sorry, but listening to the pathetic, dissembling response by Iranian terrorist, Mahmoud Amadinejad, to the in-your-face questions by Columbia University students in New York yesterday, I couldn’t help but be reminded of how another well-known figure might have handled the same situation:

Nathan ThurnAhmadinejad: In Iran we don’t have homosexuals like in your country. In Iran we do not have this phenomenon, I don’t know who has told you that we have it.

Student: Pardon me for saying this, but you seem defensive.

Ahmadinejad: I’m not being defensive! You’re the one who’s being defensive! Why is always the other person who’s being defensive? Have you ever asked yourself that? Why don’t you ask yourself that?

Student: Sir, this photograph was taken in Iran…

Ahmadinejad: I know that! Why wouldn’t I know that? It’s my country, I’m quite aware of that! [ looks at the camera ] Is it me? It’s him, right?

Student: Well, let me finish, this photograph shows two homosexual young Iranian men hanging from the gallows in Tehran…

Ahmadinejad: So, what are you saying?

Student: I’m saying you executed these young men simply because they were homosexual.

Ahmadinejad: Don’t you have capital punishment in the United States? You do too. In Iran there is capital punishment.

The man would be a joke if he weren’t so dangerous. God help the gays that are in Iran.

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