The truth has taken a beating lately. It’s cowering in the corner, bleeding and in need of intensive intervention. Fortunately, the McClatchy Washington Bureau is there.
The Pinnochio President has become increasingly shrill in recent weeks, as he crisscrosses the country, desperately flogging fear in an attempt to get us recalcitrant children back in line and supporting his grand adventure in
His favorite meme is still the absurd insistence that if we leave
Anyone with more than three firing neurons working in concert knows that he is full of shit.
Military and diplomatic analysts say the president is lying when he makes that absurd insistence. They accuse Bush of grossly exaggerating a non-existent threat when he insists that enemy forces in
“The president is using a primitive, inarticulate argument that leaves him open to criticism and caricature,” said James Jay Carafano, a homeland security and counterterrorism expert for the Heritage Foundation, a conservative policy organization. “It’s a poor choice of words that doesn’t convey the essence of the problem - that walking away from a problem doesn’t solve anything.”
Foreign-born jihadists are present in
Daniel Benjamin, the director of the Center on the
“There are very few foreign fighters who are going to be leaving the area because they don’t have the skills or languages that would give them access to the
"The war in
There is no guarantee that
The danger isn’t in waves of terrorists landing on American shores if we pull out of
[An aside: We have really screwed our European allies here. They already had problems in this regard, and now they are much worse; and heading south towards all-hell-breaking-loose on an express train, and the United States paid for the ticket.]