Thursday, February 08, 2007

Old Fogey's Quotes for Thursday

"There's no doubt in my mind that the dialogue here in Washington strengthens our democracy. Period."
Marine Gen. Peter Pace, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
GOP Senators Back Iraq War Resolution Debate
[AMEN! Here is a quote from a general that places loyalty to country over loyalty to the commander-in-chief. Our military is not the toy of the president, unlike in the military dictatorships that King George the Freedom (Overseas) Defender deplores. ]

"Senators on the fence have a choice. They can stand with veterans like us, or they can stand with the draft dodgers down the road."
Iraq war veteran Jon Soltz
Veterans Group Opposes Surge, Bluntly
[Could he possibly be referring to King George the Weekend (Occasionally) Warrior? It's about time for more soldiers as well as veterans to realize that opposition to a particular war is not the same as being anti-military. Seems to me the worst anti-military action is sending more troops into combat in a war that is not only wrong but also militarily unwinnable.]

"Many have made light of the schedule we have had for the past few weeks, the grueling schedule of naming a lot of federal buildings"
Rep. Sam Graves (R-Mo.)
Congress Has So Little to Do, And So Much Time to Do It
[Have we come to the point that the only useful purpose of Congress is to stroke egos? Of course, that is a much more important endeavor than ending an unjust war, providing adequate health care to our citizens, or finding a way out of the budget morass created by King George the Santa of the Rich and Famous.]

“If we’re an arrogant nation, they’ll resent us; if we’re a humble nation, but strong, they’ll welcome us.”
King George the Unhumble, as a presidential candidate in 2000
Op-Ed Contributor: How Not to Inflame Iraq
[This turned out to be as true as compassionate conservatism. Rove should have entered the Super Bowl ad contest.]


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