Bury Congress in white flags

posted at 12:43 pm on June 28, 2006 by Bryan

Hah! In the spirit of the Send a Brick campaign, a new site lets you send John Kerry, Jack Murtha and the rest of the Surrendercrats your love–by sending them a white flag.

People don’t “support the troops” by telling them they can’t win and that they should turn tail and run!

The “Send A White Flag” project enables concerned citizens to send symbolic white flags of surrender to the 153 U.S. representatives and 13 U.S. senators who recently refused to endorse American victory in Iraq.

Please send these gloom merchants a “badge of dishonor”-–a small (4″ x 6″) white flag symbolizing their defeatism.

The site has a list of all the congresscritters in both houses who voted to cut and run last week.

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Great idea. While you are at it, send white flags to 53% of surrendercrat Americans, since multiple polls show the majority want a pullout and exit timetable as well.

Oh, and make sure you include that moonbat hippie surrendercrat General George Casey as well, since “cut and run” is on his mind as well.

LOL

better off blue on June 28, 2006 at 1:05 PM

Better off Blue, I think your attack on Bryan’s position could have a chilling effect on freedom of speech here in America. Disent is the highest form of patriotism.

EFG on June 28, 2006 at 1:17 PM

Silly Blue boy! Push polls are for kids!!!

Where shall we mail your white flag? And do we ship that along with your kneepads, or separately?

Kid from Brooklyn on June 28, 2006 at 1:19 PM

BoB, you know good and well that the military has all kinds of plans on the table at all times (or maybe you don’t, since you’re a liberal and therefore don’t understand anything beyond the end of your nose). Since our military is currently deployed in Iraq, it makes sense that there are plans for drawing down that force depending on battlefield and political conditions. You and your ilk are misrepresenting that plan, and you know you’re doing that. And you really don’t care, if it helps you think you’re scoring a cheap point against the GOP or the war.

Bryan on June 28, 2006 at 1:21 PM

BoB,
Please explain how surrendering and pulling our troops out will HELP win the war on terror? just curious, since it worked so well in vietnam… sarcasm off/

pullingmyhairout on June 28, 2006 at 1:25 PM

You are right, Kid, public opinion polls, like the number of dead American soldiers in Iraq (according to Tony snow) and the budget deficit are just insignificant, meaningless numbers.

Maybe you guys should pass a constitutional amendment banning numbers? Then you won’t have to be bothered with their inconvenient realities.

Send the flag and knee pads to:

B.O.B
911 Gay Freedom Rd.
Surrenderville, Mexifornia 02527

better off blue on June 28, 2006 at 1:26 PM

pullingmyhairout,

Are you comparing Iraq to Vietnam? I thought that was taboo amongst Republicans?

better off blue on June 28, 2006 at 1:30 PM

Hey, Blue. What does it say that even the “insurgents” show more common sense when it comes to this timeline nonsense than JFKetchup or George S. Murtha?

Tighten up, Blue. Now, do you want your white flag overnighted, or shipped by ground transportation?

Kid from Brooklyn on June 28, 2006 at 1:32 PM

oops.

Kid from Brooklyn on June 28, 2006 at 1:33 PM

Kid, you really need to study up on HTML, buddy.

Allahpundit on June 28, 2006 at 1:35 PM

Kerry: Hey Murtha, some nice constituents just sent me hankerchiefs
Murtha: Same here! And I was running low
Clinton: Mine sent me red, white and blue ones.

Defector01 on June 28, 2006 at 1:37 PM

AP, I am a “flashing 12″ beyond crayons and construction paper. But thanks for the save, just the same.

Kid from Brooklyn on June 28, 2006 at 1:43 PM

What a great marketing idea! I’ll be holding off until just before November though. That is when these liberals will have need of those white flags. :o)

DannoJyd on June 28, 2006 at 1:45 PM

The distinction that better off blue can’t – won’t – make is between a force drawdown based on circumstances on the ground vs. a Monty Pythonesque, “Run Away! Run Away!!” approach he favors.

Gen. Casey’s idea for a gradual drawdown of US troops is based on a military estimation of the capabilities of Iraq’s security forces balanced against the estimated strength/nature of the threats they face. It should be noted as well that he’d still leave at least five or six brigade combat teams in theater. That’s hardly what I’d call “cut-and-run.”

Cut-and-run is, however, precisely what the donkey party is all about. It’s recognizable by things like:

(1) Cowardice and defeatism. Often expressed in a thinly-veiled longing for a redux of Vietnam, Somalia or Beirut. Willingness to make the battle casualties we’ve suffered utterly meaningless by running away in the face of the enemy; willingness to consign millions of Iraqis to a nightmare of renewed totalitarian rule; willingness to see America’s diplomatic and military credibility completely shattered for nothing in return.

(2) Arbitrary dates. These are based on a profound, willful ignorance of military strategy and operations in general, and of low-intensity conflict in particular. Dates are disconnected from any kind of needs-based analysis for US forces on the ground, but have instead a “darts-on-a-board” feel. Should we run away at the end of this year? Or the end of July of next year? Ask John Kerry, he’s suggested both.

(3) Absence of any kind of strategic vision. For example, unrealistic notions of where we should run away to (Okinawa?), or foolishly thinking that if we run away to Kuwait based on some weird “over-the-horizon” presence that the donkey party would ever support our return under any circumstances. Willingness to see Iraq become another “Terrorist Disneyland” a la Afghanistan in the 1990s. Utter inability to understand that victory comes from taking the offensive against the enemy where he lives, instead of adopting a bunker mentality at home and ceding initiative to our foes. Eagerness to appease: thinking of foreign policy and national defense in terms of “popularity contests,” manifested by reliance on “talking” and “understanding” and “world opinion” as primary defensive mechanisms, Euro-weenie style, instead of killing the enemy.

(4) Political cynicism. Inability to learn from past electoral mistakes, coupled with a proclivity to repeat them. Complete inability to connect with the thinking of most Americans, who may “wish” for a time-table based withdrawal but who are unwilling to repeat the disastrous ending to the Vietnam war by leaving the battlefield in the possession of the enemy based on nothing more than hoping that somehow he’ll be mollified instead of moved to even greater contempt for us. Thinking that the whole-hearted embrace of American defeat and humiliation overseas is the preferred path to power domestically, which is really all they care about, anyway.

Yeah, better off blue, I’m “LOL” too – at you.

Spurius Ligustinus on June 28, 2006 at 1:55 PM

BYOB:

multiple polls show the majority [53%] want a pullout and exit timetable as well.

you guys should pass a constitutional amendment banning numbers

Better off Blue, I find your attempts to stiffle and crush Bryan’s freedom of speech profoundly disturbing. America was founded on the rule of law and respect for minority rights. Your attempt to impose some sort of mob-majority rule indicates a lack of respect for our sacred freedoms enshrined in our bill of rights. Bryan’s speaking Truth to Power like he is is a sign that he understands that dissent truly is the highest form of patriotism. I fear that your knee-jerk, mob-rule mentality is just the sort of threat to our freedoms that our fore-fathers so rightly feared.

Better Off Blue, I must take offense at your attempt to impose your narrow, views upon the constitution with your calls for “numbers ban” amendment. Better Off Blue, for the past two centuries, our civil liberties have been expanded and protected by our constitutional ammendments. Yours would be a chilling step back, and would be an assault upon the rights not only of Mathematicans and Statisticians, but that of all Americans and their constitutional right to use numbers.

EFG on June 28, 2006 at 2:01 PM

EFG, that was great. You are an excellent satirist. Pity the point won’t penetrate the meter-thick skulls of those who really need it most.

RH

RobertHuntingdon on June 28, 2006 at 2:50 PM

Allah,
Since posting here is a privalege, at which point do inane posts warrent a ban?

BoB has yet to post anything that constitutes an honest attempt at debate. I think all but maybe one early post from him is nothing more then troll bait. I know I am just as guilty as he is at posting off topic diatribes, and I have been trying to cut back. But all BoB’s post do is derail any talk on a subject. Just curious.

I think the white flags are an interesting idea, will the web page also let us send fish to the NYT’s?

Wyrd on June 28, 2006 at 2:53 PM

RH,

I’m just doing the best I can with what little I have.

Regards,

EFG on June 28, 2006 at 3:22 PM

Shall we send kerry “magic” CIA caps??

gary on June 28, 2006 at 6:01 PM

Wryd,

It did provoke Spurius Ligustinus’ spot on analysis of the Democrat mindset. It may have been off topic, but it was an awesome post, and I was glad to have read it. If BOB’s trolling keeps civilized smackdowns like this coming I’m all for letting him stay…

bspoogeferd

bspoogeferd on June 29, 2006 at 2:05 PM