Sunday, September 23, 2007

Stand Tall

maybe he should do a little research on R.P's racial attitudes but dig the rap!

The James Gang Provides "Security" For Northfield Minnesota

By KATARINA KRATOVAC, Associated Press Writer 25 minutes ago

BAGHDAD - An Iraqi official conceded Sunday that Blackwater USA's exit would create a "security vacuum" in Baghdad and said the U.S. and Iraq were instead working on revamping regulations governing private security companies after a deadly shooting of civilians.

It is interesting to consider the definition of security implied in this statement. When getting rid of a heavily armed, private militia which operates under no known laws or regulations and is responsible for the "deadly shooting of civilians" is considered a "security vacuum", there is definitely something strange going on. Do they expect us to believe that convoys of SUVs hurtling through city streets at ninety to one-hundred miles an hour and firing on anyone or anything that gets close enough with automatic weapons represents a security benefit?

Or is it that absent Blackwater the US military would have to assume it's traditional responsibility of protecting embassy and state department officials, leaving them stretched even thinner and leaving even more holes in the already inadequate Baghdad security plan? A few days ago, Tucker Carlson said the problem with the war is that its a big government response to a foreign policy problem. What the Blackwater problem underscores is that the Bush administration tried to do this war on the cheap and that private companies were contracted to do much of the work. Even if it were possible, we never, and to this day still do not, have enough military on the ground
to secure Iraq. This is a war which has been prosecuted under the ideology of small government and privatization.

The bizzare idea that Blackwater is a positive influence on Baghdad security is a direct result of the philosophy that profit is a good motive for making war.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Postings Recently Left On Gathering Of Eagles Web Site

# scraping liberal off the wheel Said:
September 20th, 2007 at 9:17 pm

The greatest thing about GOE is their courage. Despite suffering the oppression - yes oppression, ridicule and mockery - of the majority of Americans, they have the (pardon me ladies) balls to stand up and call that majority moonbats and freaks!

# scraping liberal off the wheel Said:
September 20th, 2007 at 9:37 pm

No. The Greatest thing about the GOE is their faith! They know in their guts that God gave freedom to Humanity and created America to enforce it for everyone. Furthermore they are cognizant of the fact that, for all intents and purposes, the voice of our Commander in Chief IS the voice of God. He points the way toward peace. He points the way toward freedom! He points the way toward security.

# scraping liberal off the wheel Said:
September 20th, 2007 at 9:37 pm

No, No, No. I know what the greatest thing about the GOE is. The greatest thing about the GOE is their loyalty. They support the troops who support the mission to the very last ounce of their strength. They would defend a pro-war veteran with life and limb against commie, liberal, traitor, scum like Murtha and Webb. They know that all Vets who do not support the mission (to say nothing of the majority of active duty who are at this moment contributing to the democrat party) are the enemy and must be regarded as such. The soldier loyal to the Sargent, loyal to the CO, loyal to the general and so on up to the CIC. Any break in that chain is an opportunity for Osama Bin-Laden. The GOE holds loyalty up as the bedrock of civilization.