Our beloved idiot Janeane Garofalo has done it again. She equated the blue finger salute as a nazi salute. I just love these lefty entertainers, they sure can entertain. (hat tip Kevin McCullough)
Waaaaaaa, these pukes really can cry can’t they? People being proud to have voted in a democratic society is now a fascist salute. Keep it coming you jerkoff’s….your party will never be in power again.
Now onto the MSM, almost the same as the entertainers since that’s all they do nowadays, isn’t any actual news reporting going on from them.
Hugh Hewitt got a interview with the reporter Rony Abovitz who first wrote about Eason Jordan’s idiotic statements earlier in the week.
HH: Did Mr. Jordan make his “targeted” remark in response to a comment by Congressman Frank?
RA: I believe that Congressman Frank was dragged into all of this after the fact. Mr. Jordan gave us all a monologue that evolved from his personal experiences in Iraq about this idea of U.S. soldiers targeting U.S. and foreign journalists. I first challenged Mr. Jordan, and then moderator David Gergen (of Harvard’s JFK School of Government) brought Frank in as a member of the U.S. government to respond to claims that shocked all of us. I remember Gergen in particular being flabbergasted and disturbed to a very high degree by Mr. Jordan’s statements. Congressman Frank told the audience that his briefings indicated that all the journalists killed to date in Iraq were due to “collateral damage”. Jordan disagreed, and gave us an example of U.S. soldiers deliberately shelling a hotel in Iraq which was known to all as a haven for journalists covering both sides of the war. Congressman Frank was pretty much a bystander being dragged into all of it.
HH: Will some members of the audience fairly conclude that Mr. Jordan meant that American military forces had targeted for assassination
RA: The Arab journalists and WEF members who were in the audience and congratulated Mr. Jordan for his bravery and courage for standing up to the U.S. heard what we all heard, and it was pretty damning. Someone should search the Arab language press (web and print) for their reaction to what was said. If the WEF 2005 videotape of this meeting is ever released for public view, it will not help Mr. Jordan at all. He is much better off if the tape (in classic “1984” style) just disappears. I can only imagine the reaction of a U.S. audience to a broadcast of what he said prior to being challenged, prior to his backtracking, and prior to having time to realize the implications of what he said. To be fair, we are all only humans and in the heat of the moment many people say all sorts of things that they later regret.
The contrast of what he was saying before and after he realized what he was saying was pretty incredible. His media savvy, professional executive brain did kick in, but not soon enough. The content and context of what he said would allow groups with an anti-American bias to take what he said and believe that the American military forces had targeted for assassination journalists. For someone with a pro-U.S. posture, you were left confused and in disbelief. It was easy and even credible to believe (in the WEF setting, post Abu Ghraib Prison scandal) that the U.S. military was capable of doing anything. A good answer to this question can come from someone like Afghan foreign minister, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, who also shared the stage with Mr. Jordan. I would also encourage you to get responses to this question from a wide spectrum of Arab journalists. Understanding how they understood Mr. Jordan’s message could be helpful. Getting Senator Dodd’s viewpoint, as well as Professor Gergen’s, would also shed some more needed light.
And still, no MSM coverage of this. Who woulda thunk it huh? Yeah right. Little Green Footballs is reporting that the video of this conference should be out next week.
Rathergate has an interesting question for Mr. Jordan. How many soldier’s have been killed rescueing dumb ass idiot reporters like yourself?
There is also the awesome story out of Iraq about the Iraqi’s fighting off some terrorists themselves. (hat tip Free Iraq)
Citizens of Al Mudhiryiah (a small town in the “death triangle”) were subjected to an attack by several militants today who were trying to punish the residents of this small town for voting in the election last Sunday.
The citizens responded and managed to stop the attack, kill 5 of the attackers, wounded 8 and burned their cars.
3 citizens were injured during the fire exchange. The Shiekh of the tribe to whom the 3 wounded citizens belong demanded more efforts from the government to stop who he described as “Salafis”.
Once they taste Democracy there is no going back.
Lastly I would like to plug Victor Hanson’s new article. It’s a must read.
Do we even remember “all that” now? The lunacy that appeared after 9/11 that asked us to look for the “root causes” to explain why America may have “provoked” spoiled mama’s boys like bin Laden and Mohammed Atta to murder Americans at work? Do we recall the successive litany of “you cannot win in Afghanistan/you cannot reconstruct such a mess/you cannot jumpstart democracy there”? And do we have memory still of “Sharon the war criminal,” and “the apartheid wall,” and, of course, “Jeningrad,” the supposed Israeli-engineered Stalingrad ? or was it really Leningrad? Or try to remember Arafat in his Ramallah bunker talking to international groupies who flew in to hear the old killer’s jumbled mishmash about George Bush, the meanie who had ostracized him.
Then we were told that if we dared invade the ancient caliphate, Saddam would kill thousands and exile millions more. And when he was captured in a cesspool, the invective continued during the hard reconstruction that oil, Halliburton, the Jews, the neocons, Richard Perle, and other likely suspects had suckered us into a “quagmire” or was it now “Vietnam redux”? And recall that in response we were supposed to flee, or was it to trisect Iraq? The elections, remember, would not work ? or were held too soon or too late. And give the old minotaur Senator Kennedy his due, as he lumbered out on the eve of the Iraqi voting to hector about its failure and call for withdrawal ? one last hurrah that might yet rescue the cherished myth that the United States had created another Vietnam and needed his sort of deliverance.
…In place of Harry Truman and JFK we got John Kerry calling the once-maimed Prime Minister Allawi a “puppet,” Senator Murray praising bin Laden’s social-welfare work, Senator Boxer calling Secretary of State Rice a veritable liar for agreeing with the various casus belli that Boxer’s own Senate colleagues had themselves passed in October 2002. And for emotional and financial support, the Democratic insiders turned to George Soros and Michael Moore, who assured them that their president was either Hitlerian, a dunce, or a deserter.
…Why would the world listen to a stumbling George Bush when it could be mesmerized by a poet, biographer, aristocrat, and metrosexual of the caliber of a Monsieur Dominique de Villepin? Why praise brave Iraqis lining up to vote, while at the same hour the defeated John Kerry somberly intones on Tim Russert’s show that he really did go into Cambodia to supply arms to the mass-murdering Khmer Rouge ? a statement that either cannot be true or is almost an admission of being a party to crimes against humanity if it is.