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Wednesday, March 26, 2008

None Dare Call it Treason

The sad part is that today's news that a 2002 trip to Baghdad by three Democratic Congressman was paid for by Saddam Hussein is hardly a surprise to anyone with more than a third of a brain.  There's a reason why I casually - but justifiably - refer to the Democrat Party as "the party of treason."

After all, seriously, how long has it been since the left was on our side in a major international conflict?  They're not on our side in the present war.  They weren't during the Gulf War.  They certainly weren't during the later half of the Cold War.

The moderate left was onside for the World Wars and the first half of the Cold War - until they bailed and/or were annexed by the far-left.  But the far left, well, I think you'd have to go back to the Second World War to find a time when they didn't take the side of our enemies during a dispute.  And that, I submit to you, is directly correlated to the fact that we were allied with the USSR during that conflict.

I'm not suggesting, even that these Democratic Congressmen were actually knowingly in the pay of Saddam Hussein.  He was a practical man.  Why would he have paid them for what they were clearly willing to give away for free?  The left, for reasons which can only be described as psychologically demented, has been whoring itself out to anyone who wants to weaken, kill, or destroy us for as long as anyone reading this has been alive.

These three were, like most Democrats, against America by default.  I believe them when they say that they didn't think much at all about where the money was coming from.  After all - the shadowy agent of Saddam they were dealing with was on the same side as them.  One doesn't ask too many questions of friends.  In any case, I'm sure the left will claim that there's nothing to see here.  It's certainly not something to get worked up about, like oil companies paying for research into oil!

The same, of course, applies to this country as well.  The late, great James Jesus Angleton thought that Lester Pearson and Pierre Trudeau were Soviet agents.  Well, I don't know if that's true - but I do know that they couldn't have done much more damage if they were.  They destroyed our culture.  They gutted our military.  They shackled our economy.  Whatever else they were, they were wreckers.

One wonders if we - or the Americans - will ever awake to the dangers of the enemy within.

Posted by Adam T. Yoshida on March 26, 2008 in International Politics | Permalink


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Adam -

I encourage you in exploring the point of your present post. It is vitally important.

I ALSO ASK that you take a look at the Opinion Page of today's Wall Street Journal for an article written by Robert McFarland, the former National Security Adviser to President Ronald Reagan. McFarland's article is the most encouraging commentary-information that I've seen come out of Iraq in the last twenty years. Basically it says the Iraqi religious leaders admit and understand their own responsiblity for the violence (e.g. four years following the American overthrow of Saddaam) in Iraq, and they are finally going to resolve it! This is HUGE good news for the entire world (particularly the 1/4 which is Arab/Muslim).

I apologize if this was too much of an intrusion on your post, but I hope you will consider the McFarland article as a topic for discussion.

Posted by: Conrad-USA | 2008-03-26 9:11:29 PM

OBL doesn't urge support for the Democrats without good reason. In addition to being partisan enemies of his enemies, they are mired in contradiction, hypocrisy, appeasement, political correctness, and from his perspective, will exacerbate the moral unhinging of the West, making us ripe for defeat and enslavement. In other words, useful idiots.

Posted by: John Chittick | 2008-03-26 11:50:03 PM

>"One wonders if we - or the Americans - will ever awake to the dangers of the enemy within."
Adam T. Yoshida on March 26, 2008

Of course people will awake.....but first let me watch this hockey game.

Oh, ah, what was I talking about?
Man can't you just barely wait for the Olympics?
Canada is really going for the gold this year, eh?

Posted by: Speller | 2008-03-27 12:06:12 AM

"One wonders if we - or the Americans - will ever awake to the dangers of the enemy within."

One wonders? The enemy within? If this were American Idol and I were Simon I'd probably be picking on your 'big note' fetish. Let's set aside the melodrama and try to find your voice Adam. You're not a 60 year old grump in a tweed jacket with a freshly clipped cigar at your oak desk. Don't write like that guy.

Posted by: Pattern Recognition | 2008-03-27 8:23:32 AM

Adam -

I am writing in response to Pattern Recognition above, but I don't care at all about him; you are the one who is important.

If one expresses himself frankly and honestly about events and the world around him, then his "voice" will resonnate with everyone of good will, be the hearer a 15 year old girl or a 90 year old man.

If you are actually able to grab that Wall Street Journal Opinion page from yesterday (3/27/2008) to read the McFarland article, then please also look at the article right next to it on the same page, reporting on the U.S. Supreme Court (Roberts Court) opinion concerning the great big slap in the Leftist's (i.e. United Nations World Court guys) faces which the court meted out precisely and definitively (in the Medillen murder case).

Then get hold of a copy of "The Christian Science Monitor" newspaper, also from yesterday, and read that LEFTIST rag, in its commentary regarding the Medillen Supremem Court decision. Their propagandist headline for the article was something along the line of "Supreme Court Denounces Bush Administration". HUH ????

I subscribed to the Monitor for years, and absolutely treasured that newspaper (sending gift subscriptions to friends, sending clippings and copies to business associates, referencing the superb research and insights gleaned from it innumerable times; I was actually proud just to be a subscriber!), then their long time editor-publisher died or retired, and the new guy absolutely shifted that paper into a typical Leftist skewed "campaign pamphlet" for the Bill Clinton for President effort, and the paper just dropped off completely into the Leftist sewer from that point onward. I wrote innumerable letters to the editor (never a response) and ultimately just dropped that long association.

Please read and compare their absolute left-partisan junk-drivel with the Wall Street Journal Opinion page treatment (exactly accurate and comprehensive) of the same Supreme Court case (and its context).

"Your voice" will be heard and hailed by anyone of any political stripe if you use your mind and words to accurately uncover-expose facts and bring forward insights logically derived or even potentially implicit in events you examine. And you lift your fellow men when every insight is couched in expanded freedom within openly debated-developed-enforced Rules of Law.

Very unfortunately the Leftists are exclusively propagandists and deviant distracters from true knowledge (i.e. which works for everyone), in order to advocate only a skewed presentation of their hideous idiology of big government anti-freedom anti-family, anti-sanctity of innocent human life, Totalitarianism.

Posted by: Conrad-USA | 2008-03-27 10:12:13 AM


"When the KGB famously had their chief agent in America photographed shaking hands with Trudeau, they never actually told Trudeau what was happening, still less used the occasion to pass on instructions. They were just having a little fun at his expense."

However, as the world has learned, when the KGB had their chief agent in Iraq photograhed shaking hands with Rumsfeld, everyone understood it was the politburo's way of controlling Reagan's middle east foreign policy.

Posted by: h2o273kk9 | 2008-03-27 12:42:24 PM

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