Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Brave, Brave Sir Biden

The New York Daily News reports on a touching gesture by Sheiks in Anbar province:

When members of the government of Anbar Province met with President Bush last week, they presented him with a letter dedicating their success in wiping out Al Qaeda here to the victims of Sept. 11...

The letter, which was obtained by the Daily News, was signed by Anbar Governor Mamoun Sami Rashid, Provincial Council Chairman Abdul-Salam Abdullah, and Sheik Sattar abu Risha, the sheik credited with beginning the Anbar Awakening.

"In the month when the terrorists attacked the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center, we dedicate the victory of Anbar Province to the families of the victims who suffered that criminal act," the letter said, which was addressed directly to Bush... "With the help of the president of the United States, we pledge to continue to cooperate and communicate with you to continue to get good results," the letter said...

Last week, Democratic Senator Charles Schumer (L-NY) paid his usual compliments to the troops by calling them incompetent.

The violence in Anbar has gone down despite the surge, not because of the surge. The inability of American soldiers to protect these tribes from Al-Qaeda said to these tribes, "We have to fight Al-Qaeda ourselves." It wasn't that the surge brought peace here. It was that the warlords took peace here, created a temporary peace here.

Not to be outdone, John "Genghis" Kerry issued his own unique slander slant:

It's really important that people in quick visits to Iraq don't get, uh, sidetracked by what's really at stake here. Anbar province is Sunni violence, eh, by Al-Qaeda against -- it was originally Al-Qaeda, and -- and -- and the Sunni sheiks decided they were tired of seeing their daughters raped and their sons beheaded and violence in their villages, so they took advantage of this moment, and they've decided to cooperate with us in order to protect Sunni within their pruh -- essentially Sunni province...

And, in his usual quest for C-SPAN face-time, Slow Joe Biden squeaked out a caustic retort to Gen. Petraeus' testimony -- before he'd even testifed:

I think [Petraeus is] dead, flat, wrong. The fact of the matter is that there is -- that this idea of the security gains that we've made have had no impact on the underlying sectarian dynamic. None! None! Whatsoever.

As all of us know, Biden's qualifications for making these statements include his seemingless endless career on the public dole, including his prestigious service on the Wilmington, Deleware city council.

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Quick quiz. Which doesn't belong?

a) Harry Truman
b) John F. Kennedy
c) Franklin Delano Roosevelt
d) Joe Biden*

* Substitute any of the following -- Durbin, Feinstein, Kennedy, Kerry, Kucinich, Pelosi, Reid, Schumer for Slow Joe Biden -- and repeat test

The mission of the modern Democratic Party? Demoralize and smear the troops -- with plan B out-and-out surrender. That's a platform that should really resonate with the American people in 2008.

Hat tips: Prairie Pundit and Larwyn

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