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Powerline: Congressman Johnson Pleads for the Troops

The last Republican to speak against the Democrats’ anti-surge, pro-defeat resolution yesterday was Sam Johnson of Texas. Johnson was a pilot who flew something like 90 combat missions in Korea and Vietnam. He was shot down over North Vietnam and spent seven years as a POW, most of that time in solitary confinement. He returned to the U.S. in 1973 and was elected to Congress in 1991.

And what does Representative Jack Murtha have to say to this patriot?

Come on Jack, tell the troops that your selfish and foolish pride wants to undercut their mission in Iraq – with a SLOW BLEED strategy.

If you only had the COJONES – OLD MAN……….



Iraq War Watch: House Passes Resolution REBUKING President on Iraq War

Iraq War Senate Resolution Watch: Democrats Run for Cover But the GOP 7 Remain

Iraq War Senate Resolution Watch: Get It Right or Get OUT Part 2

Iraq War Senate Resolution Watch: Get It Right or Get OUT

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CBS News: Poll: Giuliani Leads McCain For GOP Nod

Senator John McCain of Arizona and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani – two of the front-runners for the Republican Presidential nomination in 2008 – both enjoy favorable views from both Republican primary voters, a new CBS News poll finds, but early on in the race, voters favor Giuliani in a head-to-head match up.

Views of Giuliani are especially positive among both moderates and the conservatives that he and McCain are courting.

Voters planning to take part in a Republican primary next year think both McCain and Giuliani share their values, but would currently prefer Giuliani over McCain if the nomination fight came down to just the two of them.

Is Senator McCain in trouble before he even announces?


Patrick Ruffini, Team Giuliani’s blogger offers some rationale for massive yet early Rudy-mentum in the polls.


Just some thoughts…….should Rudy become the inevitable GOP candidate early, might someone from the social conservative right run as a third party candidate like Ross Perot did against Bush I in 1992?

Along those lines shouldn’t Rudy ask all the announced GOP candidates to sign a pledge that if they lose the GOP presidential nomination that they would not run as a third party or independent candidate?

This pledge idea, Flap thinks, has some legs……..


And qualities:


Stay tuned……



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Cox & Forkum: Limited Engagement

Three weeks ago, President Bush made it clear that engaging Iran militarily was not being pursued:

“Some are trying to say that because we’re helping ourselves in Iraq by stopping outside [Iranian] influence from killing our soldiers or hurting Iraqi people that we want to expand this beyond the borders,” Bush said. “That’s a presumption that’s simply not accurate. We believe that we can solve our problems with Iran diplomatically.

Since then even more evidence of Iran’s maleficence in Iraq has been revealed, yet Bush continues to evade the necessity of truly confronting Iran. From CNN: Bush blames Iraq weapons on ‘part of’ Iranian government.

President Bush said Wednesday that “a part of the Iranian government” is involved in sending deadly explosives into Iraq …But the president Wednesday rejected as “preposterous” suggestions that the United States was creating a basis for conflict with Iran.

“My job is to protect our troops, and when we find devices that are in that country that are hurting our troops, we’re going to do something about it, pure and simple.,” he said “… Does this mean you’re trying to have a pretext for war? No. It means I’m trying to protect our troops. That’s what that means.”

“Protect our troops”? What’s preposterous is leaving the Iranians completely unmolested while they kill our troops in Iraq. Here again are articles indicating Iran’s war-making in Iraq:

Rumsfeld: Iraq bombs ‘clearly from Iran’ (CNN, August 10, 2005)
EXCLUSIVE: Iraq Weapons — Made in Iran? (ABC News, March 6, 2006)
Rumsfeld accuses Iran of troublemaking in Iraq (AP via Army Times, March 7, 2006)
Casey cites Iran hand in attacks by Iraqi Shiites (The Washington Times, June 23, 2006)
Barbero: Iran training Shiite insurgents (AP via Army Times, August 24, 2006)
Donkeys harboring weapons stopped at Iran-Iraq border (Army Times, November 2, 2006)
Iran involvement suspected in Karbala compound attack (CNN, January 31, 2007)
Iraqi insurgents using Austrian rifles from Iran (The Telegraph, February 13, 2007)


Isn’t it obvious that Iran is helping incite turmoil in Iraq?

Mr. President, seal the damn borders with Iran and Syria and bomb munitions manufacturing facilities in either country when weapons are traced back to their source.

Stop talking and more action.


From The Moscow Times: Iraq Closes Border Crossings With Iran, Syria for 72 Hours.

The U.S. military said Wednesday that the aim was to choke off the flow of weapons and foreign fighters into the country.

Stay tuned…….

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The Enquirer: Local GOP: We like Rudy

Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani captured the most votes today in a traditional straw poll conducted by the Northeast Hamilton County Republican Club.

Of the 80 votes cast, Giuliani got 27, Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney tied at 14 each, and John McCain got 10 votes.

Several top local Republicans and some national level visitors spoke.

Mayor Guliani is leading in poll after poll.

Is the quest for the nomination over? Is it time to rally around one candidate?

It is early, but the signs are ominous for McCain and Romney unless you believe this idiot.



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