Sunday, October 22, 2006

Why Does Nancy Pelosi Wants the US Military To Come Home?

Watched the 60 Minutes piece on Nancy Pelosi earlier tonight and one thing that stuck me as a potential Republican talking point was when she said, and I am paraphrasing until I can find a transcript, the Islamic terrorists are in Iraq because our military is there and that is why we need to bring them home.

So where does she think we will be fighting them if we cut and run from Iraq?

Update:
Transcript found!

"Do you not think that the war in Iraq now, today, is the war on terror?" Stahl asks.

"No. The war on terror is the war in Afghanistan," Pelosi says.

"But you don't think that the terrorists have moved into Iraq now?" Stahl continues.

"They have," Pelosi agrees. "The jihadists in Iraq. But that doesn't mean we stay there. They'll stay there as long as we're there."

6 comments:

Rexuswdog said...

I thought it came across as a pro-republican piece... if you listened to her and weren't scared, you weren't paying attention.

Playin' Possum said...

I don't know or care what was on Pelosi's mind when she said this, but fundamentally she is right. The greatest single mistake - the mistake that dooms "us" to failure - is this ridiculous insistence on lumping all terror together. "We're all in htis together" makes us responsible for others' unsupportable acts.

At the core of any terror movement is a seed of logical motivation. Some, like Osama's, may be "logical" only within the twisted contexts any middle eastern religion can provide. Others, like the Palestinian resistence, is founded in a huge socio-political inequality, or like the Brits problem, a ghost from their own colonial past.

We're not responsible for that, and we shouldn't have made ourselves responsible for Iraq. As it stands, Iraq cannot survive because all proffered solutions leave behind a huge disaffected group.

And if my country is going to screw me, why shouldn't I kill everyone I can?

It's paradoxical, but our foolish insistence on creating the fiction of a worldwide "war on terror" has made the religious loons that perpetrated 9-11 more credible, because we have reinforced their otherwise tenuous, mostly philosophical connections with legitimately aggrieved groups.

Anonymous said...

Palestinian socio political? By this do you mean them killing each other? Or do you mean they have been driven into their situation by others.

Because they have been given every opportunity available to better their situation but since the only thing that will make them happy is owning all of Israel they are doomed to a sub par existance.

And if you really dig into where the Palestinians came from then you get a whole different perspective on what the media force feeds us. Where they got their name. Why they were ever in Israel in the first place way back in the BC and early AD times. Their argument holds absolutely no water as to why they deserve that land. But their actions, both against Israel and toward themselves as different "factions" shows absolutely why they shouldn't be there at all.

Common misperceptions like the ones in your post show why there is such media and personal hate toward any US policies. The other side of the story is told so often, over and over, whithout any real rebuttal, on the news channels all over the world that people tend not to even know the real goings on or data behind them.

Anonymous said...

Palestinian socio political? By this do you mean them killing each other? Or do you mean they have been driven into their situation by others.

Because they have been given every opportunity available to better their situation but since the only thing that will make them happy is owning all of Israel they are doomed to a sub par existance.

And if you really dig into where the Palestinians came from then you get a whole different perspective on what the media force feeds us. Where they got their name. Why they were ever in Israel in the first place way back in the BC and early AD times. Their argument holds absolutely no water as to why they deserve that land. But their actions, both against Israel and toward themselves as different "factions" shows absolutely why they shouldn't be there at all.

Common misperceptions like the ones in your post show why there is such media and personal hate toward any US policies. The other side of the story is told so often, over and over, whithout any real rebuttal, on the news channels all over the world that people tend not to even know the real goings on or data behind them.

Scout Master said...

The problem is Islam and the focus should be the "War on Jihad"; terror is only a tool, the root is Islam. Not just extremists, not just Islamofacists, etc... Islam. There is no forgiveness in Islam; when you do wrong by the tenants of the Islamic faith there is no other way out except conversion, dhimmitude, or death.

Of course, this re-focusing would never fly because we have become such a politically correction nation. It polices public policy, thought, debate, and issues, always keeping us from the heart of the matter. Without Judeo-Christian elements in a society, the seeds of democracy will simply fall on hardened ground.

In addition to supporting our soldiers, please consider supporting missions focused on the 10/40 Window

Yes, I admit I'm biased and that very few people see this the same way. Thanks for reading anyway.

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