Cheer up, Buckaroos (You too, Knuck)

Tuesday, December 05, 2006
All is not yet lost.

“We’re not going to have stability in Iraq until we eliminate those militias, those private armies,” Reyes said. “We have to consider the need for additional troops to be in Iraq, to take out the militias and stabilize Iraq … We certainly can’t leave Iraq and run the risk that it becomes [like] Afghanistan” was before the 2001 invasion by the United States…
---Rep. Silvestre Reyes, the new chair of the House Intelligence Committee.

h/t: Hot Air

19 comments:

Skookumchuk said...

Órale pues, hombre!

A statement like that - given the likely reactions of many in Democratic moonbatterydom - calls for a tall, cool Modelo Especial from the fridge...

chuck said...

...given the likely reactions of many in Democratic moonbatterydom...

There could be attempts to discredit him, but that might kinda sorta put the Democrats in a difficult position vs the tejanos. Not to mention that he is a Vietnam vet. Maybe we'll get to see how those moderate and conservative Democrats who were elected last month play their cards if a debate breaks out.

terrye said...

I am not surprised. The blue Democrats are not like Lamont. I think that Lieberman winning that election will have real impact on the direction the party goes here. They will say they want the troops out {don't we all?} but there will be certain preconditions. I think that when push comes to shove they do not want to blamed for the chaos that would ensue. And besides, like it or not the Democrats voted this thing too.

Buddy Larsen said...

Just when all was not lost, some is maybe is--

Skookumchuk said...

Well Buddy, I never said anything about honesty...

I try to limit my expectations here.

Knucklehead said...

It does not matter that some individuals who happen to be Democrats will sometimes say, or even do, the right things. It is the party itself that is corrupt to the core and makes it impossible for any one person or group of people within it to do anything useful for the country or the world. They are our domestic version of the UN. And just as hopeless and useless.

Buddy Larsen said...

And, too, it's not really "corruption" unless you disapprove of it (advantage: "Democrats").

Seneca the Younger said...

I dunno, guys --- one person may not be able to do much to make them do the right things, but one or a few can make it much harder to do wrong things.

Come to think of it, that could be the underlying principal of democracy.

Rick Ballard said...

C'mon, Knuck. I fully expect to see as many honest Dems out there swinging away as we see moderate muslims making their voices heard. We all know there are just scads and scads of them, right?

I bet you don't even clap for Tinkerbelle. Well, I'm off to feed the unicorns and then I'm going to finish my letter to Santa.

Just remember, honest Dems are as common as leprechauns. They're just very, very shy.

Seneca the Younger said...

C'mon, Knuck. I fully expect to see as many honest Dems out there swinging away as we see moderate muslims making their voices heard. We all know there are just scads and scads of them, right?

Rick, have you spoken to anyone about this depression?

Rick Ballard said...

I'm positive all will be better as soon as my cheerleader's burkha arrives. Just wait and see.

Fresh Air said...

Rick--

Obviously you didn't read Prayers for the Assassin.

All cheerleaders in the future will be male.

No burkhas, just leotards.

Buddy Larsen said...

Oh, great, now that my leotard years are a little behind me.

Knucklehead said...

Leotards!?!? Oh, the possibilities. I'd be cheered up if I had some time to explore this a bit.

Skookumchuk said...

Buddy:

Leotard!

Isn't that the guy Bugs Bunny was imitating when he conducted in the Hollywood Bowl?

Syl said...
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Syl said...

Speaking of moderate muslims, Iraq is the only muslim country with a woman's team in the Asia games.

They're out in shorts playing volleyball.

Rick Ballard said...

Iraq is the only muslim country with a woman's team in the Asia games.

See!!

If that doesn't give you the warm fuzzies all over, nothing will. One out of more than fifty. There's true progress for you.

Let's hope that some of the team members live 'til the next competition - that'll show 'em.

GO ISLAM!!!

Seneca the Younger said...

Uh, Rick? One out of fifty is one more than zero out of fifty.