MORE LIBERAL HYPOCRISY & DISHONESTY: PARTISAN POLITICS, POLITICAL AMBITION, & THE COMING 2004 ELECTION
CONTINUE TO GENERATE LIBERAL LIES & DISTORTIONS
By Christopher G. Adamo
In what appears to be somewhat of a repeat of his carrier landing several months ago, President Bush once again inspired members of the U.S. military by unexpectedly flying into Baghdad on Thursday, November 27, to serve Thanksgiving dinner to the troops who are deployed there. On the heels of President Bush' s visit, American troops faced a barrage of enemy fire, intended to demoralize and ultimately defeat them in their effort to rid Iraq of its terrorist element. However, these incoming projectiles were not launched from any secret outpost manned by bands of malignant Islamists, but rather from US Senators Hillary Clinton (D. NY) and Jack Reed (D. RI), who also visited the region on a "fact finding" trip over the Thanksgiving weekend.
According to Senator Clinton, President Bush conducted the War on Terror, not from any consideration for the best interests of the United States of America, but according to a timetable dictated by political concerns. That is quite the accusation, coming as it does from the wife of a President known for sudden military strikes, amazingly timed to coincide with key milestones of the Monica Lewinsky investigation.
It is also telling that Senator Clinton and President Bush's other critics can, with straight faces, deride him on the one hand for deploying too small of a force, while simultaneously decrying the "excessive cost" of the War. In response to the events of the last week of November, Democrats and the Left-leaning media caterwauled about how the President was ostensibly using the plight of the troops for his own political gain. Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton essentially escaped any similar criticisms. Instead, the media sought to portray her visit as being completely honorable and sincere. Of course Hillary predictably offerd some token drivel "in support of the troops," which has become the standard prerequisite for Liberals who seek to undermine the War on Terror. Without pause, she then proceeded to demean their efforts and sacrifices as acts of complete futility.
In truth, very little evidence exists suggesting that New York's junior Senator ever possessed a shred of honor or sincerity. Furthermore, the rather lopsided response to both events from media and Democrat mouthpieces ought to be considered against the backdrop of some other significant happenings of the past decade.
Allegations that President Bush is willing to use troops as political "props" tend to ring hollow when weighed against the blatant exploitation of military personnel by the Clinton administration. Early in his Presidency, Bill Clinton pressed the White House Honor Guard, made up of the highest caliber of U.S. Marines, into service as waiters and busboys during official gatherings. Clearly, Clinton thought nothing of demeaning America' s finest military men in this manner. Nor did he hesitate to cheapen the fifty-year commemoration of the Normandy invasion by turning it into an occasion for staged photo-ops on Omaha Beach and at a military cemetery in Italy.
In an amazing political "shell game" of recent years, Liberals, who at one time universally disdained the concept of "patriotism" as being the domain of gun-toting extremists, now, in the wake of 9-11, seek to claim for themselves the title of patriot. So adamant are they in their assertions of "Liberal patriotism" that any mere questioning of the purity of their patriotic motives instantly results in a response bordering on hysteria. Unfortunately, far too many Conservatives have since avoided suggesting that Liberal motives might, in any way, be unpatriotic. Of course, those same Liberals are free to continually assign every despicable purpose, no matter how "unpatriotic," to actions of the President and his supporters.
During the Vietnam War, actress/activist Jane Fonda traveled to Hanoi to be photographed, cavorting with the North Vietnamese soldiers and posing on one of their anti-aircraft guns. Was it wrong to question the "patriotism" of her actions, or to condemn her desire to give aid, comfort, and encouragement to enemies of the United States of America? When Hillary Clinton travels to a war zone, and makes statements in plain sight of America's enemies to the effect that persistence on their part may well gain them an eventual victory, can her actions be called anything else but unpatriotic?
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