Saturday, February 17, 2007

Pandering Idiots and Fools

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a disgraceful resolution yesterday denouncing the Iraq troop surge by President Bush. Ed Morrisey said:
"Unfortunately, the House just sent a huge signal to the terrorists that waiting us out is a winning strategy, one they will not have to endure for very long. I don't believe that the politicians who voted for this resolution are traitors or Quislings, and in fact I strenuously reject that characterization. I think they're idiots and fools, though, and idiots and fools can be almost as dangerous."

Ed left out a word which I inserted into the title of this post - pandering. From Wiktionary:
"To offer illicit sex with a third party; to pimp. To tempt with, to appeal to (improper motivations etc.); to assist in the gratification of. His latest speech simply panders to the worst instincts of the electorate."

Only pandering idiots and fools would endanger the safety of this nation by engaging in a direct dialogue with our enemies and telegraphing our intentions. Only pandering idiots and fools would tell their respective districts what they want to hear instead of what they need to hear. Don't tell the voters what Maj. Gen. Joseph Fil, commander of U.S. forces in Baghdad said about the insurgents, that "they have a thirst for blood like I have never seen anywhere before." Don't remind the voters how the outcome in Iraq will affect them, their country and Western civilization.

No - instead they set up a closed loop feedback cycle consisting of Oprah, The New York Times and The Democratic Party, stick their fingers in their ears and shout LA LA LALALALALAL while impatiently stamping their feet.

Bring the troops home NOW,
change the channel

Because that's what pandering idiots and fools do.


Thomas said...

War cannot give life
It can only take it away

Country Squire said...


First of all, thank you for taking the time to leave a comment. I would be interested to know how you came across my blog.

As for your comment - don't you think that it is a bit simplistic? The fact of the matter is we are in a war and we are in a war with people that delight in taking American's lives. I would suggest to you that if we stopped today - they would not.