Saturday, July 23, 2005


A Few Thoughts on Karl Rove and Gitmo, etc.

A few months ago accusations were flying from the Democratic side of torture and mis-treatment of prisoners (suspected terrorists) in Guantanamo, Cuba. More recently we hear constant accusations from many of the same people that Karl Rove illegally outed Valerie Plame. The liberals claim to be concerned about human rights, national security and every thing related.

One thing is certain, the Democrats want to make the Bush administration look as bad as possible with little regard of the cost to our nation. The Dems have reserved the "right" to sit back and criticize while contributing very little to resolve the problems of international terrorism.

During all to this I think of this quote from Theordore Roosevelt:

"It is not the critic who counts: not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again, because there is no effort without error or shortcoming, but who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends himself for a worthy cause; who, at the best, knows, in the end, the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat."

"Citizenship in a Republic,"
Speech at the Sorbonne, Paris, April 23, 1910

President Bush has made plenty of mistakes and I'm not sure he is on the right path. But his overly loud critics are worse and have only one true goal - to grab power away from Bush and the Republicans and take if for themselves. Rove and Gitmo are red herrings to try to fool the public into turing against Bush, et al. Given the lack of leadership and constructive ideas from the left, power in their hands holds more dangers for the future of our country than it does where the powere is now.

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