CHARLIE RANGEL -- "AMERICAN" CONGRESSMAN:
DEMOCRATIC PARTY POLITICIAN & UN-PATRIOTIC "AMERICAN"
By Paul Walfield
But, for many leaders of the Democratic Party, U.S.A., it was apparently bad news. They were hoping for a Hussein comeback and now two out of the three great Iraqi hopefuls, the folks the Democrats were counting on to discredit America and the Republican ad- ministration are gone. That being the case, you would think the Democrats would not display their disappointment. Unfortunately, that is not the way it is.
Charlie Rangel is an American Congressman and, according to his website, represents “New York’s 15th Congressional District, which comprises East and Central Harlem, the Upper West Side, and Washington Heights/Inwood.” Charlie has been elected for 17 terms to Congress and is “ranking Member of the [U.S. House] Committee on Ways and Means, Chairman of the Board of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, and Dean of the New York State Congressional Delegation.”
Charlie Rangel voted against a Congressional resolution supporting American troops in Iraq. He also recently tried to have the draft reinstated in an effort to thwart America’s quest to rid the world of tyrants and despots. Charlie Rangel appears to dislike the Bush administration so much, that he is quite willing to trash America’s military forces, as well as the American President.
On FoxNews’ "Hannity and Colmes" show a few days ago, Charlie expressed his anger over the killing of Uday and Qusay Hussein. Stating his belief that the killings were illegal, Charlie said: “We have a law on the books that the United States should not be assassinating anybody.” Charlie then went further: “When you personalize the war and you say you're killing someone's kids, then they, in turn, think they can kill somebody.”
Apparently Charlie Rangel, member of the U.S. House of Representatives, either spoke without knowing the facts, or chose to ignore them. According to FoxNews, the American military forces in Mosul tried to take the Hussein “kids” alive by first knocking on the door and then “U.S. troops called over loudspeakers at 10-minute intervals for anyone else to come out. ‘Surrender yourselves or face harsh military action.”’
The people in the house chose to fire their weapons on the American troops, rather than surrender. It was only then that the Americans fired on the house. “Those who had bar- ricaded themselves inside responded with gunfire from the upper floors, witnesses and neighbors said.”
In any case, Charlie seems to believe that killing monsters is a bad thing because, if you kill mass murderers, that may anger terrorists and enemy forces, who, in turn, will change their decent and civilized ways and become just as bad as America is. Charlie is in effect claiming he believes that America is the “Great Satan,” and the cause of evil all over the world.
Charlie seems to forget documented proof that Saddam’s “kids” are collectively re- sponsible for raping and murdering children and of terrorizing and slaughtering literally millions of Iraqis. Charlie wants all of us to believe that, if America fights back and if America eliminates the real threats to civilization as we know it, America is somehow contributing to the hatred many people across the globe already feel about America.
Charlie doesn’t understand that it is people like him, "American" leaders who, in effect, aid and abet America’s enemies by damning America’s foreign policy and damning America for acting in her own self interest that is the real cause for concern, and not what America actually does.
It is not just a coincidence that an article on WorldNet Daily noted that Al-Jazeera News --a hate-America "news" organization--described the deaths of the two Hussein “kids” as “killed in cold blood, in what was a crime.” For America-haters, the end of two des- pots’ lives in Iraq was a sad day, and an opportunity to attack America.
Charlie goes even further than Al-Jazeera News and claims that having two less miser- able and horrid murderers in the world is not something to be happy about, “How can you get so much satisfaction that two bums have been killed? We got bums all over the world and some in the United States.”
Apparently, at least for Charlie, the concept of relief and satisfaction is as foreign a no- tion as being proud of America’s military and the American nation is to Al-Jazeera. But, that isn’t enough of an attack on America’s accomplishments in Iraq for Charlie. He adds the following, as his understanding of the assault on Saddam Hussein’s offspring: “I personally don't get any satisfaction that it takes 200,000 troops, 250,000 troops, to knock off two bums.” For Charlie, there apparently is nothing that our military does that he can be proud of, short of open rebellion against the Bush administration.
Hopefully, Charlie’s constituents have not been electing him to Congress because they too see America as the world’s bully, but rather because of his name recognition. We can only trust that his constituency will now have the real Charlie Rangel in mind when they go to vote next time and not just his name.
Charlie Rangel is, after 17 terms in Congress, an American icon. Unfortunately, he is turning into an American embarrassment for many.
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Paul Walfield is a freelance writer and member of the State Bar of California, with an undergraduate degree in Psychology and
post-graduate study in behavioral and analyt- ical psychology. He resided for a number of years in the small town of Houlton, Maine,
and is now a California attorney. His articles appear in numerous periodicals and on numerous websites. He has been the featured guest
on KTSA News Talk Radio. Walfield has his own website, USA NEWS & VIEWS, located at www.usanewsandviews.com. His email
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