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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Video Outrage: Rumseld says the Phrase 'War on Terror' a Mistake

Gotta give CNN's Piers Morgan credit for this line of questioning with Donald Rumsfeld. After stating that he comes from a large military family, Morgan sides with the premise that 'terror' is not an enemy; it's a tactic. He then asks Rumsfeld if the former Secretary of Defense thinks the phrase 'War on Terror' was a mistake. Rumsfeld answers in the affirmative and then says he voiced his opposition at the time but that George W. Bush made the decision anyway.

Rumsfeld seemed to take mild umbrage at the follow-up question about who overruled him but it's clear that Bush did after watching this. This is outrageous because there were plenty of voices at the time who knew 'terror' is a tactic, not an enemy. Frankly, most conservatives who understood the Islamist threat knew that. Yes, it's much more difficult for a president to make the right call on such a thing compared to the citizenry but isn't that why it's called 'leadership?' Besides, those who thought an actual enemy should have been identified - like the Muslim Brotherhood - were right. That should count for something.

Via CNN:

Here is video of George W. Bush in a Mosque less than one week after 9/11/01 and it speaks volumes nearly 10 years later about how wrong the phrase 'War on Terror' was.

h/t Hapblog

Videos: Wisconsin Protests are Moving to Ohio

These videos come from Ohio Governor John Kasich's State of the State address and the protesters are mirror images of what we've seen in Wisconsin over the last several weeks. The problem is an $8 Billion state budget deficit. This is a problem that public sector union workers simply don't comprehend or don't care about. There is also an interesting narrative that seems to be consistent with all public sector union protesters across the country: Governors who want to balance their budgets are doing so not because they want to balance the budgets but because they are beholden to the Koch brothers.

It's a flat out lie. They're beholden to the taxpayers who pay the salaries of these unions. Sadly, this is the kind of cause Barack Obama has been fighting for ever since his Community Organizing days. Go figure, it's now a national movement.

In this first video, the best part comes at the 1:30 mark, when a woman teacher breaks down with tears of ignorance as she refers to a part of Kashich's speech where he talked about mutual respect. Keep in mind this video is a leftwing propaganda piece assembled by Think Progress so it's designed to appeal to people who sympathize with that teacher. Also take note that one of the protesters is carrying an infant - not smart.

Video number 2. Notice how the union thugs chant profanities in unison quite well.

h/t Gateway Pundit

Video: Juan Williams Responds to NPR Sting Video

With all that Juan Williams has been in the middle of over the last year or so, you'd think he'd be destined to convert to conservatism at some point. First, he's fired by NPR for expressing his true feelings when he sees Muslims on the same plane as him; he's then promoted by the Fox News Channel; now, courtesy of another James O'Keefe orchestrated sting video, NPR CEO Ron Schiller is caught being, well, racist.

This episode might put Williams over the top.

Here is Williams on Hannity, responding to the video.

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