Saturday, January 27, 2007
Yesterday's well orchestrated protests by the Angry Left in Washington brought a decent crowd out to the Capitol Mall today, including a half-dozen lawmakers and a few of the usual Hollywood celebrities.
One of them, of course, was Jane Fonda, who, I'm sure, had more than a few acid flashbacks to the glory days of the 1970's. Notice the button she's wearing? `Vietnam Veterans against the war.'
So much for that `apology' Fonda made.
One of the congressmen in attendance was House Judiciary Committee chairman, Rep. John Conyers,who was a featured speaker. he threatened to use congressional spending power to try to stop the war. "George Bush has a habit of firing military leaders who tell him the Iraq war is failing," he said, looking out at the masses. "He can't fire you." Referring to Congress, the Michigan Democrat added: "He can't fire us.
"The founders of our country gave our Congress the power of the purse because they envisioned a scenario exactly like we find ourselves in today. Now only is it in our power, it is our obligation to stop Bush."
Of course, Sean Penn, Tim Robbins and Susan Sarandon were on hand to share the podium with Hanoi Jane..
By the way, anyone interested in finding out who `United for Peace and Justice' is, go here.
There was a small counter demonstration, led by Army Corporal Joshua Sparling, 25, who lost his leg to a bomb in Iraq.
He said the anti-war protesters "need to remember the sacrifice we have made and what our fallen comrades would say if they are alive."
Sorry, Corporal Sparling. These people couldn't care less.
As most of you know, I have some major differences with the Bush Administration on the Iraq War and the almost farcical mismanagement of Iraq by the Bush Administration. Those differences don't extend to what these people want - a forced withdrawal with no strategic conditions of a victorious army who has performed magnificently and who, like in Vietnam is being forced into a premature defeat by outright subversion at home.
Of course, Fonda and many of her pals have been down that road before.
This time, however there's one difference. Thirty odd years ago, when these people's traitorous impulses sabotaged a successful withdrawal and settlement in Vietnam, broke our country's pledged word and led to carnage and slavery in Vietnam and Cambodia, nobody bothered about it too much. The Left was able to pretend there were no consequences and that they bore no responsibility. It was just a bunch of faceless people across the ocean getting whacked.
This time, if these people get their way, the carnage and consequences will be felt here, on American soil.
Right now, we have the power to destroy our enemies, but lack the will, while our enemies have the will but lack the power. The equation won't remain that way forever.
Posted by Freedom Fighter at 8:10 PM