Democrat monkey business

posted at 8:44 am on September 27, 2006 by Bryan

NIE key judgements
Gary Hart’s tinfoil blog post
Rangel would defund the war
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Rangel defund the war? That’s no surprise. Democrats are constantly undermining our military and our national security.

roninacreage on September 27, 2006 at 9:03 AM

You know, it’s a wonder they haven’t gone after these leakers. I’d imagine there are only so many people with high enough clearance to have access to this materiel, it shouldn’t be hard to come up with some suspects. They should be prosecuted, or at the very least, they should be fired and replaced with someone serious about the job.

Jezla on September 27, 2006 at 9:15 AM

Treason is still a capitol offense. For the encouragement of others, some harsh penalties need to be handed down- and swiftly. We don’t need to do a decimation like the French did in WWI when they chose 1-in-10 soldiers and executed them for the mass mutiny in 1917, but we need something to get the attention of the leakers. Right now they are led to believe that they are heros and patriots because of their treasonous activities. Can a member of Congress be arrested for leaking or are they protected by law? The news media should also feel the sting for their collaboration in the leaks.

DAT60A3 on September 27, 2006 at 9:29 AM

Another great Vent. Thanks Michelle. You are right on target, as always.

Lawrence on September 27, 2006 at 9:37 AM

Not to worry Jezla, little Chrissy Matthews will be right on those leaks calling for the leakers head. NOT!

roninacreage on September 27, 2006 at 9:38 AM

Concerning these new leaks. I have to blame the President now for these leaks. If he would have gone after the NY Times, and other newspapers straight away and with the fury of a demonically possessed rabid dog in heat, then perhaps the MSM would think three times before printing classified material.

If press cards would have pulled from the Times in the beginning, then perhaps there would be more hesitancy to publish classified material…after all, it is very devastating for a newspaper not to have access to the White House, or access to the rest of the government for that matter, during news conferences and for interviews.

But, nothing was done. They were given a free pass then, and it appears that they will always get a free pass.

Also, I have not heard anything concerning the prosecution of the leakers…it is all quite. Is ANYONE in the Justice Dept trying to find them?

Years ago, the CIA was apolitical. They avoided politics and simply did their job. Nowadays, they are involved in politics, leaking info if they do not agree with, or like, Pres Bush, writing books on the CIA, etc.

Incredible…AND DANGEROUS.

The False Dervish on September 27, 2006 at 9:38 AM

Treason is still a capitol offense…

DAT60A3 on September 27, 2006 at 9:29 AM

Indeed it is. Yet our legal system rarely procecutes, and when they do a number of or higher court judges consider it free speech.

Lawrence on September 27, 2006 at 9:39 AM

The CIA is a democrat majority civil service chek cashing system.

Need to return intelligence gathering back to the Navy when intel was accurate

EricPWJohnson on September 27, 2006 at 9:46 AM

Indeed, too many judges seem to believe that to preserve society, they must take a stand against Pres Bush.

Also, they want more involvement in the legislating process of our government which is clearly not their function. Years ago, during wartimes, the judges never interfered with a President as the Commander-in-Chief, nor did they legislate from the bench. Pres Bush should have told the courts to mind their own business and stick to their judicial stuff. Instead, he seems to cater to them (SOMEONE CORRECT ME IF I AM WRONG, PLEASE!)

Mr. President….MORE COJONES, PLEASE!!!!!! YOU ARE DEALING WITH LEAKERS, A RENEGADE CIA AND STATE DEPARTMENT, AND THE MSM WHO DELIGHTS IN PUBLISHING CLASSIFIED INFORMATION BECAUSE YOU APPEAR TO BE GIVING THEM A PASS!

The False Dervish on September 27, 2006 at 10:01 AM

The left isn’t worried about finding or punishing the leakers (at least some of them already know who the leaker(s) is/are).

They’re not worried about whether our actions in Iraq will help or hurt the War on Terror and our nat’l security.

They’re not worried about whether more or less terrorists are being created.

They’re not worried about whether our operatives will be placed in greater danger.

They’re not worried about Iran’s pursuit of nuclear weapons; and the effects on Middle East stability.

The only thing they’re worried about is politics-as-usual; will any particular action help or hurt the Democratic party.

Pitiful!

dalewalt on September 27, 2006 at 10:01 AM

It is time. God gave the life of his only begotten son. Was it Abraham that was asked by God and had the faith to follow through with the sacrifice of his son until God stayed his hand. Let us give the country to these loons and withdraw under the caveat that the millions slaughtered are their responsibility!!!! When the billions of gallons of blood are poured onto the floor of the House and Senate, your blood my blood the blood of our children and the that of all the moonbats let those that remain take stalk and then decide who was right. They will not believe until the inevitable happens. They will blame those that attempt to protect life for endangering it. I say let it happen.

Priest on September 27, 2006 at 10:03 AM

like i have been saying – Democrats are loyal to Osama Bin Laden & Al-Qaeda, & now here’s more proof that they are.

Starblazer on September 27, 2006 at 11:03 AM

Priest

They will blame those that attempt to protect life for endangering it. I say let it happen.

Gotta disagree with you there, Priest. The price you’re asking is simply unthinkable. You’re advocating the defeat of this country and the open slaughter of its people just to ‘prove’ a political point.

I completely agree that the leakers should be identified, tried, and procecuted, but I’m advocating victory and strength and sanity. I also think that the declassification of this one leaked document has done more to damage the airheaded dems than people currently realize. Have faith!

We’ll win this war, both the one internally being actively (though actually pretty ineptly) by the leftist dems and the MSM, and the one against the jihadists. Defeatism from those who believe themselves on the correct side of these issues is just as insidious an enemy as those that leak, deceive, and behead.

Buck up, America. Dispite what you’re hearing, we’re actually doing quite well in these wars.

techno_barbarian on September 27, 2006 at 11:06 AM

correction – Democrats are more loyal to Osama Bin Laden & Al-Qaeda than they are to this country & now here’s more proof of that

Starblazer on September 27, 2006 at 11:12 AM

techno barbarian I seek not defeat only complete victory! The example given to me in the old and new testament enlightens in glorious detail that they cannot win. I am ready to draw the line in the sand are they? The Jihadist always state that the fat and comfortable Americans are unwilling to pay the price like we fascist islamist pigs are. I am here to say that the American history for freedom has been one that freely gives life for freedom and the line is again drawn in the sand and with eyes wide open I accept death for anothers freedom and the fascist can go to HELL!!!

Priest on September 27, 2006 at 11:24 AM

Priest

Let us give the country to these loons and withdraw under the caveat that the millions slaughtered are their responsibility!!!! When the billions of gallons of blood are poured onto the floor of the House and Senate, your blood my blood the blood of our children and the that of all the moonbats let those that remain take stalk and then decide who was right.

techno barbarian I seek not defeat only complete victory!

That’s certainly not what you say in that first quote, is it. We have to completely lose and all the blood, etc, before we can take stock?

That’s a suicidal advocation. I know you’re feeling passionate, and I appreciate that passion. I also believe that your heart’s pretty much in the right place. But I strongly disagree with what you’re saying above.

Genocide on our part is NOT going to solve this problem. Like it or not, the wisest course of action is to do our best to free the Muslim people, remove the bondage of the brainwashing they’ve been coersed with from birth, in a lot of cases, and giving them an actual choice. This is a multi-generational task. There are no microwave quick instant solutions. Stop expecting one.

We need to kill all the jihadis we possibly can, agressively, and free the Muslim world to the extent we can. Muslims are really the only ones who can actually solve their jihadi problem, but they definitely need our help.

We have to try this first, and really get behind it, and prepare ourselves for a protracted and difficult struggle. Just like W told us from the very beginning.

techno_barbarian on September 27, 2006 at 11:39 AM

I wonder if Turban Durbin realizes that his countenance is now on display at VFW’s all over Florida. Of course, I don’t believe it can be viewed as a sign of respect as they are being utilized as urinal targets. Look for Rangel to be next.

there it is on September 27, 2006 at 11:43 AM

I originally thought we should isolate the analysts on any leaked report like amputating a gangrenous leg. We can always get new analysts in a nation of 300 million.

However, the leaker could be a clerical worker, an administration mole, a spy, web data thief etc.

False Dervish has a better idea:

If press cards had been pulled from the Times in the beginning perhaps there would be more hesitancy to publish classified material

Why should anybody who prints stolen information be allowed into press conferences?

How good are these reports anyway? The CIA hires genius analysts the likes of Valerie Plame and her pet mole Wilson.

entagor on September 27, 2006 at 11:49 AM

Excellent vent.

The CIA obviously needs to clean house, as the agenda of polictics precedes the interest of our country. And since they appear unable to tend to the matter themselves, the President and/or Congress should intervene.

It is always disappointing, but no longer surprising, to see elected Democratic officials and partisans play politics with the war in Iraq.
Consider their patriotism questioned…in my opinion they have little if any.

MarkB on September 27, 2006 at 12:30 PM

Well in reality all the terrorists have to do is sit back and let the Dims when this war for them.

Catie96706 on September 27, 2006 at 12:38 PM

Well said Catie

EricPWJohnson on September 27, 2006 at 1:20 PM

Gary Hart’s blog has proved two things:

1. It’s hell for a politician to be out of the limelight.

2. He reads too much Tom Clancy.

dalewalt on September 27, 2006 at 2:34 PM

The word describing the leakers and the press is “traitor.”

And treason should be prosecuted.

3 days before Pearl Harbor, the FDR-hating Chicago Tribune printed the leaked war plan for Europe in an above-the-fold, page 1 story. So this business of an opposition paper trying to sabotage a President has gone on for a long time.

And it needs to stop. Especially as this sabotaging for the last two decades seems to ONLY goes one way — against Republicans. Remember, it what Newsweek that sat on Monicagate for 5 weeks trying to spike the story, until Drudge broke it.

For those who are unaware, the passing of the last convicted American traitor, “Tokyo Rose,” was reported over night. “Tokyo Rose” (Iva Ikuko Toguri) served 6 years of a 10 year sentence (sentence reduced for good behavior) after WWII. She was pardoned by President Ford in 1976 as he left office. The reasons for her being pardoned were that the judge at her trial was prejudiced, preventing a fair trial, and that there were a number of “Roses” doing the broadcasting; the proof that she was the specific one was questionable.

georgej on September 27, 2006 at 3:21 PM

What’s easy to see in this latest NIE spat is the obvious: the donkey party and its allies in the media and within our own intelligence organizations see themselves at war with no one but the Bush Administration. They also see this in terms of “total” war – meaning no tactic or strategy is off the table as long as it might lead to what they consider to be victory.

But less obvious is what point, if any, the leaked portions of the NIE were getting at. OK, so perhaps the terrorists are whipped up by our presence in Iraq. And?? The Japanese and Germans kept growing stronger after we began fighting against them in December, 1941 – their military manpower kept increasing well into 1943, and their war production peaked in 1944. Does that mean that we were “losing” against them during that time, or that we should’ve done what the donkey party wants to do today – throw up our hands and quit when quick, easy and painless success didn’t simply fall into our lap?

In a related sense, this points to a serious problem for today’s left: they’ve become so mentally lazy that they’re largely incapable of any kind of in-depth analysis of how the world works.

That laziness, in turn, leads them to one of their critical failures in reasoning: Arrogant Ethnocentrism. The liberal world view is that there’s no problem in the world that can’t be solved, no enemy who can’t be mollified, by the simple expedient of America changing its behavior. In short, by appeasing our enemies, and by currying favor with those who would be slaves, we can become “popular” – and evidently, obsequious popularity is their benchmark of “success” when it comes to foreign policy and foreign relations.

The notion that islamists who hate us feel that way not for what we do or say but for their own reasons – and can thus form and act upon their own agendas regardless of our actions – completely escapses the liberals’ grasp. It’s just like the old joke of a liberal watching somebody being viciously mugged, then running up to the victim when it’s over and exclaiming, “Wow, you must’ve really said something to upset him for him to beat you up like that!”

Michelle got the “Bingo!” award when she observed in her Vent that while one may not be entirely satisfied with the way the Republicans are running things, to let the donks take over would open us up to a far, far worse alternative.

Spurius Ligustinus on September 27, 2006 at 3:56 PM

Spurius

In a related sense, this points to a serious problem for today’s left: they’ve become so mentally lazy ill that they’re largely incapable of any kind of in-depth analysis of how the world works.

There. Fixed that for you. ;o)

And GREAT comment, btw.

techno_barbarian on September 27, 2006 at 5:18 PM

Great Vent Michelle! This is the information we need but will not appear in the Mainstream Media (MSM).

In my opinion we will become accustomed to the United States Government being betrayed by the liberal press – espeically the New York Times. The liberal MSM is actively engaged in espionage under the guise of “freedom of the press” for profit and partisan political advantage. This condition is not going to change, and will continue to get worse, until severe disaster forces the government to act and define the limits of free press and enforce laws prohibiting espionage.

As far as the United States going to war with Iran before the next presidential election – I would have to say that is a very strong probability. Iran with nucelar weapons is where their delay is going, everyone knows it, and fortunately for us Bush is strong enough to protect our interests. The Chamberlain Left, of course, will continue to sacrifice the national interest for their own political advantage and profit – even when faced with such a severe threat.

Thank you Michelle for such clear reporting and sounding an alarm so far in advance. Your vents are essential information for many.

omegaram on September 27, 2006 at 5:23 PM

The Japanese and Germans kept growing stronger after we began fighting against them in December, 1941 – their military manpower kept increasing well into 1943, and their war production peaked in 1944

Well yes, but there were a finite amount of Japanese and Germans, all of whom we considered the enemy from the get go. The point the report makes is that Iraq is converting more and more into jihadists, a different dynamic altogether.

There seems to be a need to force-fit a comparison to past wars with Iraq. If I hear one more reference to Hitler I will scream. Watched Triumph of the Will over the weekend. Should be required viewing before making these sweeping comparisons.

honora on September 27, 2006 at 5:28 PM

Hey folks, I’m not sure why no one else picked up this story, and I even tried to email AP, Michelle and others… but more recently Al Qaeda admitted in an intercepted letter that they’re essentially screwed in Iraq. Remember that the NIE report was written in April based on info from February. This letter was found in June…

Spread the word, this totally contradicts what the Dems and media are trying to tell us.

RightWinged on September 27, 2006 at 5:58 PM

It is time. God gave the life of his only begotten son. Was it Abraham that was asked by God and had the faith to follow through with the sacrifice of his son until God stayed his hand. Let us give the country to these loons and withdraw under the caveat that the millions slaughtered are their responsibility!!!! When the billions of gallons of blood are poured onto the floor of the House and Senate, your blood my blood the blood of our children and the that of all the moonbats let those that remain take stalk and then decide who was right. They will not believe until the inevitable happens. They will blame those that attempt to protect life for endangering it. I say let it happen.

The blood of my family will not be spilled by these heathen.

No burkas for my daughters nor bomb-belts for my son. I’ll die, and kill, first.

I know what you’re saying, Priest. But there is no “turning the other cheek right now.

HerrMorgenholz on September 27, 2006 at 6:15 PM

There seems to be a need to force-fit a comparison to past wars with Iraq. If I hear one more reference to Hitler I will scream- honora

Got one thing to say to that:

HITLER!!!!!!!

Hitler-Hitler-Hitler-Hitler-Hitler-Hitler-Hitler-Hitler-Hitler-Hitler-Hitler-Hitler-Hitler-Hitler-Hitler-Hitler-Hitler-Hitler-Hitler-Hitler-Hitler-Hitler-Hitler-Hitler—-

entagor on September 27, 2006 at 10:56 PM

The NIE gives the big LIE to the democRATs. They have pinned all their hopes on a donkey’s butt.

Is it just me or is Michelle absolutely gorgeous?

shermacman on September 27, 2006 at 11:21 PM

Pelosi’s weak attempt to go into “secret session” was an attempt to keep any “good news” in the report as a whole being released with the leaked “bad news”, and to keep the probable ambiguity of the leaked info as a whole (them liberals shun the big picture like it’s the plague) from being considered. Democrats aren’t that eager to see the full NIE released since it’s probably not as clear-cut as the newspaper headlines have suggested.

I wonder how far they’ll go to find the source of the leak. Michelle Malkin has done some excellent prelim work on that already. Or, maybe they should also start asking Laura Rozen at The American Propsect who her “contact” is? She seems to have some source of insight that the rest of the citizens of the United States don’t have.

This whole fiasco is yet more proof that the liberal Democrat’s (formerly; The Lunatic Fringe) “Us vs Them: Win At All Costs” mentality is a cancer destroying America from within. They and their ilk are akin to La MEChA, who’s slogan and mentality is: “For the race, everything; for those outside the race, nothing.”

SilverStar830 on September 28, 2006 at 12:21 AM

One of the Rovian “October Suprises” that I’m really hoping for is mass indictments of politicians, bureaucrats and media people for treason.

(The other one I’m hoping for is the release of proof of Saddam’s WMDs)

LegendHasIt on September 28, 2006 at 12:46 AM

While I love the vents, I especially appreciate the closing lines by Michelle and the way she delivers them. Incredibly effective.

Also, the beat in the background, the notes/music, are especially effective.

Entelechy on September 28, 2006 at 1:38 AM

(The other one I’m hoping for is the release of proof of Saddam’s WMDs)

Don’t worry, I know it’s a lonely feeling being one of the few WMD believers, but I’m with ya, and I know there are plenty of others. There is so much evidence that they were there and that they were moved to/through Syria it’s ridiculous, and the lack of reporting on it tells you all you need to know about the media, although the Prez and elected Republicans aren’t helping much either just conceding an “intelligence failure”. Maybe it’s all been a big set up to save and pull out the smoking gun next month, or maybe in Oct. 2008, I don’t know, but they were there.

By the way, how annoying was it that the 500 old chemical weapons found barely made the news for a day, and it certainly wasn’t the top story on most newspapers (if any). I will concede that they weren’t the stockpiles left from an ongoing program, but hold on a sec. Wasn’t Saddam supposed to “disclose, disarm, (something else that I think started with a D)”. He didn’t disclose these 500, and logic tells you he’d try harder to hide the “good stuff” much better than he would some expired crap, right? Why not disclose that stuff and say “Hey, we’re going to be totally up front, we’ve got this old crap. It can’t do much now, but we want to be honest and disclose this so you know we’re being straight with you”.

That is all just my train of thought, but there is plenty of other evidence to suggest they were there, not the least of which were satellite photos of trucks moving to Syria in days before the war, the comments of Gen. Sada and others, and recovered documents that showed that Saddam was hiding Turkish and Russian scientists from UN inspectors right up until the war. Etc. etc. More than anything the lack of any follow-up on this has really irritated me.

Beyond that, what ever happened to those millions of documents and thousands of hours of tape recovered in Iraq? Why did we get a few hundred pages (if that, I can’t remember the exact amount) and then nothing since? Weren’t they going to begin releasing it in bundles every few weeks or months? Anyone have any updates or knowledge about this?

RightWinged on September 28, 2006 at 2:31 AM