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November 16, 2005

Fighting Back

On Veterans Day and the day after, George Bush and Karl Rove each finally launched a counterattack on the Democrats and their liberal socialist masters, responding to incessant attacks the Bush Administration has been weathering for years, including the disproven accusations that Vice President Dick Cheney coerced the CIA into altering intelligence to indicate there were WMDs in Iraq, in order to create a defensible reason for invading Iraq and deposing Saddam.

This sudden offensive posture on Mr. Bush's part is quite understandable, given the fact that spineless Republicans we mistakenly voted into or reelected to Congress haven't been giving the boss any back-up, too busy as they've been arse creeping for the Democrat minority or preening for their next reelection campaigns.

We really need to give a lot of thought to these career ruling class do-nothings when next we go to the polls and consider bringing in some newbies who haven't had the opportunity to become complacent like those now purporting to represent us.

But as I am well known to do, I digress.

Back on track, one of the things I've always liked about reading Cal Thomas is that I find his columns are always spot-on.

In a Veterans Day speech in Tobyhanna, Pa., President Bush took on his critics who have said he lied about intelligence to justify deposing Saddam Hussein. While acknowledging it is ''perfectly legitimate'' to criticize his conduct of the war, the president said, ''Some Democrats and anti-war critics are claiming we manipulated the intelligence and misled the American people about why we went to war. These critics are fully aware that a bipartisan Senate investigation found no evidence of political pressure to change the intelligence community's judgments related to Iraq's weapons programs.'' The president said the stakes in the global war on terror are too high ''and the national interest is too important for politicians to throw out false charges.'' He said too many of his critics are ''deeply irresponsible'' and sending the wrong signal to America's enemy and to U.S. troops. Democrats reacted immediately, accusing the president of using Veterans Day to politicize the war. What have they been doing the other 364 days of the year, if not trying to undermine the war effort by playing politics and contributing to disunity, thus encouraging the enemy?

And Carl Rove?

In his speech to the Federalist Society on Nov. 10, Rove gave a brief history of the consequences of judicial activism and how it has violated the separation of powers clause of the Constitution and contributed to disrespect for the courts and the law.
He noted the changes to the courts that were made in Texas when citizens realized their will and constitution were being frustrated because of ''millions of dollars from a handful of wealthy personal injury trial lawyers'' that were ''poured into (Texas) Supreme Court races to shift the philosophical direction of the Court.'' He noted the court ''earned the reputation as 'the best court that money could buy.' '''

It's a great column, read the whole thing.

Posted by Seth at November 16, 2005 04:34 AM