In 2007 both Barack Obama and Joe Biden continually spoke out against the Bush troop surge in Iraq.
From the video: Speaking at Camp Lejeune on February 27, 2009, Barack Obama talked about the success of our efforts in Iraq which he and the Democratic Party tried to undermine on a daily basis.
But that was 2007. Today, Vice President Joe Biden was on with Larry King. During the conversation Vice President Biden, a cut-and-runner, said that Iraq was one of the great accomplishments of the Obama Administration.
BIDEN: Well, you’ve heard me say that for the last 10 years. I think it’s the — it’s a big country. It has nuclear weapons that are able to be deployed. It has a real significant minority of radicalized population. It is — it is not a completely functional democracy in the sense we think about it. And so it’s — it — that’s my greatest concern.
I am very optimistic about — about Iraq. I mean, this could be one of the great achievements of this administration.
via Gateway Pundit.
I never saw anyone live like him, on a diet of Red Bull, cigarettes, and danger at sea. I feel for his family and as a fan of the show, he will be missed.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A spokesman for The Discovery Channel says the captain of the "Deadliest Catch" fishing vessel Cornelia Marie has died.
Capt. Phil Harris suffered what his family described as a massive stroke on Jan. 29 while the boat was in port at St. Paul Island, Alaska. The 53-year-old fisherman was flown to Anchorage for surgery.
A Discovery spokesman says the Harris family contacted the network Tuesday evening with word of his death.
Discovery Channel spokeswoman Elizabeth Hillman issued a statement on behalf of sons Jake and Josh Harris. It says in part, "It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to our dad – Captain Phil Harris. Dad has always been a fighter and continued to be until the end."
In the network’s own statement, Hillman says, "We will miss his straightforward honesty, wicked sense of humor and enormous heart."
This is not an “accident” or a “mistake”. As far as they are concerned, the only “mistake” was that they got caught doing it.
Last year, there was a firestorm over Janet Napolitano’s right wing terrorist list. This list included war veterans and pro-lifers. Once the list was leaked, conservatives were understandably outraged, and the Obama administration tried to cover it up immediately.
However, it looks like there might have been some truth to that list. A pro-life group in Wisconsin was recently investigated by police and the government for literally no reason at all.
The Department of Homeland Security admitted today that it improperly conducted a threat assessment on pro-life and pro-abortion groups in Wisconsin. The assessment came before an expected rally last year in response to the University of Wisconsin Hospital board decided to allow abortions.
In February 2009, pro-life advocates planned to protest the hospital’s decision to open up a new Madison Surgery Center doing abortions.
The Associated Press reported today that the department said in a memo that it “destroyed all of the copies of the assessment after an internal review found it violated intelligence gathering guidelines about ‘protest groups which posed no threat to homeland security.’”
Last week, I was having a discussion with a friend of mine concerning a news story that we had seen. Think about this:
A doctor walks into a hospital. He heads to the maternity ward, where newborns are placed. As he passed each child, he pulls out a scalpel and kills each one. Infant after infant is killed remorselessly with surgical precision.
Along comes a person, who hearing what was going on, grabs a broom handle, runs into the room and hits him, killing the doctor instantly, but stopping his killing spree.
Is the person who stopped this a hero? I would say so, even though, technically, killing the doc is illegal too.
Now, replace it with an abortion doctor. The scenario is strikingly similar. Defenseless victims. Surgically killed by a doctor. Especially when it’s a late term that would be viable outside the womb. The child is just a few inches from being pulled completely out of the womb and being a newborn. They are not considered a newborn by a simple technicality.
Scott Roeder ran into that clinic and killed Doctor Tiller, stopping his killing.
Here’s the thing. I am not sure how you are thinking right now, but the first thing my mind did was say, “well they are very different. You can’t defend Scott’s actions”. Yet as I look at them, they are not.
I still can’t wrap my head around defending Scott Roeder in any way, but how is it so completely different? Why to they equate as completely different to me, morally?
I am not what I consider Pro-Life or Pro-Choice. I think that Roe vs. Wade needs to be overturned because its just bad “law”. Let the states decide on it.
As I thought about this, I realized that my moral compass has been subverted. Why can I, in my mind, praise the person who stopped the killer in one instance, but condemn them in the other? How does the term “abortion” manage to make it ok?
If the law said it was ok to kill any child who was under the age of 1 year old who the mother didn’t want, no one would accept it.
Why is this different? More importantly, why do I see them as different?