Mere months ago, left-wing bloggers and demonstrators were wailing Support our troops, bring them home! seven days a week. Now their presidential candidate has announced that he won't bring all those troops home, but will simply transfer combat forces from Iraq to Afghanistan - expanding that war.
And the left's quiet as a graveyard at midnight.
It's good stuff and Ralph Peters seems to be exactly correct about the astonishing hypocrisy of the Left- the only problem with toppling Saddam and overthrowing the Taliban was that Bush got to do it instead of Gore.
Next, we have Obama in Germany. The schedule's apparently been packed too tightly and something has to go. Barack obviously can't do without basking in the adoration of thousands of swooning fans so he ditched the US troops. You know, the kind of guys he thinks are "occupying" Iraq-
SPIEGEL ONLINE has learned that Obama has cancelled a planned short visit to the Rammstein and Landstuhl US military bases in the southwest German state of Rhineland-Palatinate.
Anyone surprised by his priorities? Mmm, let me see- visit wounded troops or talk to a bunch of Germans. I'm sure it took him a long time to make that decision. And you know, as bad as that is- it gets worse! No, really, you see Obama even told the press he had some time off on the hectic schedule. And even then he couldn't be bothered to visit those wounded troops.
Obama noted that in a break from his whirlwind schedule, “we’ve got some down time tonight. What are you guys gonna do in Berlin? Huh? Huh? You guys got any big. plans? …I’ve never been to Berlin, so…I would love to tour around a little bit.”
And there are some Americans who want to vote this into the highest office in the land?
Obama’s decision to sponsor the Games in print and television ads after criticizing Bush’s plans for attendance belies the moral posturing Obama took on the Beijing Games. It supports the same false show by the Chinese that Obama demanded Bush reject. Sponsorship doesn’t just imply support, it explicitly demonstrates it with large amounts of money.
Not a huge deal you might say and, were it a one off, I would be inclined to agree with you- the problem though is that this is now an established pattern for Obama. The Dem convention hasn't even taken place yet and I think he's out nuanced John Kerry already.
Finally, one for all the liberals who howled with anguish about George Bush's Christian beliefs, fearing he was trying to establish some kind of totalitarian theocracy. As you look at this picture think of Barack's own words -
“Kneeling beneath that cross on the South Side of Chicago, I felt I heard God’s spirit beckoning me,” he said of his walk down the aisle of the Trinity United Church of Christ. “I submitted myself to his will and dedicated myself to discovering his truth.”
"I am a Christian.… So, I have a deep faith. I'm rooted in the Christian tradition."
So, where's all the Leftist wailing and gnashing of teeth over this self-confessed Christian's deep faith?