Wednesday, May 26, 2004

Democrat's Hysteria Reaches New, Fevered Level

In an unbelievably hysterical speech, Al Gore called for the resignation of Donald Rumsfeld, Condaleeza Rice, and George Tenent. This speech is beyond the pale, but it is the natural progression of the rhetoric currently employed by the Democratic Party. The following is an excerpt from the speech:

There was then, there is now and there would have been regardless of what Bush did, a threat of terrorism that we would have to deal with. But instead of making it better, he has made it infinitely worse. We are less safe because of his policies. He has created more anger and righteous indignation against us as Americans than any leader of our country in the 228 years of our existence as a nation -- because of his attitude of contempt for any person, institution or nation who disagrees with him.

He has exposed Americans abroad and Americans in every U.S. town and city to a greater danger of attack by terrorists because of his arrogance, willfulness, and bungling at stirring up hornet's nests that pose no threat whatsoever to us. And by then insulting the religion and culture and tradition of people in other countries. And by pursuing policies that have resulted in the deaths of thousands of innocent men, women and children, all of it done in our name.

President Bush said in his speech Monday night that the war in Iraq is "the central front in the war on terror." It's not the central front in the war on terror, but it has unfortunately become the central recruiting office for terrorists. [Dick Cheney said, "This war may last the rest of our lives.] The unpleasant truth is that President Bush's utter incompetence has made the world a far more dangerous place and dramatically increased the threat of terrorism against the United States. Just yesterday, the International Institute of Strategic Studies reported that the Iraq conflict " has arguable focused the energies and resources of Al Qaeda and its followers while diluting those of the global counterterrorism coalition." The ISS said that in the wake of the war in Iraq Al Qaeda now has more than 18,000 potential terrorists scattered around the world and the war in Iraq is swelling its ranks.

This at a time of war. The speech goes on:

And the worst still lies ahead. General Joseph Hoar, the former head of the Marine Corps, said "I believe we are absolutely on the brink of failure. We are looking into the abyss."

When a senior, respected military leader like Joe Hoar uses the word "abyss", then the rest of us damn well better listen. Here is what he means: more American soldiers dying, Iraq slipping into worse chaos and violence, no end in sight, with our influence and moral authority seriously damaged

It has been stated in previous posts on A Time For Choosingthat the rhetoric of the "opposition party" was verging on the point of being dangerous. It has now come to that point. This speech will do real damage to the battle for Iraq. This is not political discourse, this speech was made with the express intent of damaging the administration and the war effort. This speech, quite frankly, gives aide and comfort to the enemy. This is the leadership of the party that would like to run the country during one most difficult and dangerous times in its history. This party is not serious enough, not mature enough and not responsible enough to be given control of the country. The choice in November is between a party that is resolute in defeating an enemy that wants to destroy the entire country and a party that wishes to return to the glory days of the youth of its leadership, when anti-Americanism and self loathing became the norm for the Democratic Party.

Read the entire speech here.

Please pass this speech on to anyone you know that is undecided regarding the election this November. If they vote for Kerry or choose not to vote for Bush and stay at home, they are essentially casting a vote for this view of America.