if this is a close ally, who are our enemies?

Here's a lovely example of our petrodollars at work:

RIYADH (AFP) - Saudi King Abdullah, whose country is a close US ally, on Wednesday slammed the "illegitimate foreign occupation" of Iraq in an opening speech to the annual Arab summit in Riyadh.

"In beloved Iraq, blood is being shed among brothers in the shadow of an illegitimate foreign occupation, and ugly sectarianism threatens civil war," Abdullah said.

Speaking of illegitimate foreign occupations, what about the Saudi madrassa in Villanova, Pennsylvania? Ya think maybe Bush can speak out against that?

And how about the fact that 70% of Iraqi suicide bombers are Saudis? What's that? Friendly fire?

Forgive my sarcasm, but such friendship can be a bit overwhelming at times.

I often think that Iraq is not the only country which needed our help.

I guess the bright side is that we're still over there until the left finally has its way.

Um, need I mention Iran? I'm not even sure such hostage taking bastards deserve a place among nations. The overall situation reminds me of Patton's famous line:

"We are going to have to fight them sooner or later, within the next generation. Why not do it now while our Army is intact!"

posted by Eric on 03.29.07 at 09:30 PM


Nice Patton quote, Eric. I’ll match your Patton and up you a Henry.

Given Iran has sponsored terror attacks for three decades around the globe. Her agents aggressed against Israel from Lebanon and they attack our troops in Iraq. She has stated her intension of destroying Israel and is building a nuclear capacity for that very purpose. Now she has sized a NATO warship.

At times like these modern writing fails to convey what we need to hear. Let me borrow the words of Patrick Henry; you’ll readily realize the relevance.

“Let us not deceive ourselves, sir. These are the implements of war and subjugation; the last arguments to which kings resort. I ask gentlemen, sir, what means this martial array, if its purpose be not to force us to submission? Can gentlemen assign any other possible motive for it? … Have we anything new to offer upon the subject? Nothing. We have held the subject up in every light of which it is capable; but it has been all in vain. Shall we resort to entreaty and humble supplication? … "

"It is in vain, sir, to extenuate the matter. Gentlemen may cry, Peace, Peace — but there is no peace. The war is actually begun! The next gale that sweeps from the north will bring to our ears the clash of resounding arms! Our brethren are already in the field! Why stand we here idle? What is it that gentlemen wish? What would they have? Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God!"

"I know not what course others may take but as for me: give me liberty or give me death.”

Perhaps we need to read this once a week at the beginning of the first session of Congress!

Jason Pappas   ·  March 30, 2007 9:11 AM

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