Sunday, October 17, 2004

The 'Non-Partisan' Press Makes Another Little Mistake

Democrats are anxious to show that our campaign in Iraq just a big pile of mistakes. One of their favorite things is to complain that we don’t have enough troops in Iraq (despite the fact the President has repeatedly told his generals to ask for more troops if they need any).

Kerry has claimed that former Army Chief of Staff Eric Shinseki was forced to retire early for criticizing troop levels, but Shinseki actually retired on time.

The Washington Post, always eager to help the Left, reported that, while it was true that Shinseki was not forced to retire early, “Defense Department officials leaked the name of his replacement 14 months early, effectively undercutting his authority” in revenge for his comments.

As reported by Fox News, however, The Post has admitted that this could not be true, since Shinseki made his comments after the Defense Department had already identified his successor.


At 5:29 PM, Blogger Partisan said...

Hi Dan,

You may want to check the validity of the Chruchill quote.

Nice blog, keep fighting the good fight. When speaking with liberals (as I used to be one) I find the quickest way to get to the core of their argument is to ask them why we were attacked on 9/11. Once they descend into anti-American rhetoric, you can kill them with facts.

At 6:26 PM, Blogger The Monk said...

I read your article on the Weekly Standard site. It seems the Bailey standard has declined since I was your age (class of '88). My partner-in-blog, the Wongdoer, and I were two among few at our high school, which in 1984 polled the student body to find out that 79% would vote for Mondale if they could, only 21% for Reagan. Sad that four-fifths of the student body at an elite high school had moss-for-brains.

At 7:08 PM, Blogger michele33618 said...

Hi Dan,
I just read your article in "The Weekly Standard" online. KUDOS!!!!
What a breath of fresh air you are!
I am a good bit older than you, I'm sure, but I am a returning college student (after some time), concentrating on a poli sci degree, and if you think that the text books you are subjected to in high school are liberal chicanery, wait until you get a load of college texts!

I also love that Churchill quote.

Here is another excellent quote that I heard from Shimon Peres, ex-Israel's Minister of Foreign Affairs, "A true leader understands that he must make the hard choices for the future people of his country, those who are not yet born or able to vote. He is often unpopular in his time, but revered long after he is gone."
This is why I have so much repsect for President Bush.
He is not making choices that will secure him a victory, but making the hard choices that will secure his beloved country.

Great Blog by the way, keep up the great work!!

At 7:18 PM, Blogger josh narins said...

I was going to comment on the Churchill quote, too.

Yeah, that was dumb of the press to say, without checking the dates of the announcement of the succesor.

You have to have noticed, however, that a more than a few of the Generals from Iraq retired.

At 9:17 PM, Blogger Randomscrub said...

Congrats on being linked by Powerline! I can sympathize with the theme of your weekly standard article. I attended a high school where I spent two months discussing the Holocaust and didn't get to the fact that there was a war on until the day before the test. And it was a fairly big war... Kinda hard to miss.

If you plan on attending college, it probably won't get any better. I attend Valparaiso U, a "conservative" Lutheran school. The paper's editorial page is dominated by idiotic liberals (I just shredded one of their editorials in my blog), and the Honors College, which I am a member of, is sponsoring a viewing of Fahrenheit 9/11 on THE DAY BEFORE THE ELECTION. Good luck making it through college without being bludgeoned by a liberal prof or two.

Best of luck with your blog. I'll be checking back!

At 7:09 AM, Blogger Matthew Schiros said...

Hey, great article in the Weekly Standard. It's nice to see that even public school students can read through the lines of garbage that teachers try to force feed these days, and that, through it all, you can emerge with eloquence. Keep up the good work, it's going to get a lot worse in college :)

At 7:33 AM, Blogger Phantom-46 said...


Just finished your article "An Army of One" on the Weekly Standard website. I was particularly alarmed about the comments regarding the other's students loathing of this great nation.

I feel for you and initially wanted to tell you to transfer to antoher school, but that would remove any glimmer of hope that school has.

Hang in there guy, I know what it is like to be surrounded by liberals. I work in mental health and all of my co-workers are dyed-in-the-wool, liberal, leftover hippies from the 60s (thank God they are all retiring soon).

God has a plan for you. You are right where you are supposed to be right now. Just keep hitting them with the facts.


Jim Stanley
USN Ret.

At 7:34 AM, Blogger Paul said...

It's great that you are paying attention to what's going on in the world, and I would simply encourage you to go beyond just reading newspapers and books and see on Fox news from the comforts of your home in Connecticut. You are much too young to throw around labels like "liberal" and "anti-American" and much too inexperienced (relative to what you will have experienced 10 years from now, NOT relative to anyone else) to read biases into papers of record like the Washington Post. I want to remind you that the goal of every debate and election is a better America, not winning for the sake of winning. Keep reading and writing; you show much promise.

At 9:01 AM, Blogger Tim McNabb said...

Good article in the Weekly Standard. Keep the faith. Your red folder is a great tool - you could PDF it to make it available to others.

I'm going to forward your WS essay off to my granddaughter. She'll swoon.

Tim McNabb

At 10:58 AM, Blogger Jamie said...

I want to second Paul's final comment: debates and elections are about bettering our nation, not just about winning. Which makes Mr. Edwards', Mr. Kerry's, Mrs. Edwards', and Ms. Cahill's recent comments entirely inexplicable, and the election of Mr. Kerry entirely untenable.

Keep the faith, Dan. And I'd love to bogart your red-folder sources!

At 11:15 AM, Blogger NJA said...

Also here from your WS article...
I just wanted to say, thanks for your contributions - it's refreshing to see a young person who is unafraid of the liberals out there. I go to a large liberal university in CA (a more wretched hive of scum and villiany you will never find) and I have a hard time convincing people of facts either...even with hard proof the kids are still swallowing the Dems agenda hook line and sinker.

And keep the folder, you will need a bigger one for college...and possibly a stun gun for protection.
Keep up the good work =)

At 12:14 PM, Blogger AmityHS'82 said...

I found your article on powerline. Good job. Since I also went to Amity I took an added interest in it. I just thought I would write and say don't fret. Inspite of all those liberal teachers and text books with their selective versions of history...old Amity has churned out more than a few Republicans.

At 8:39 PM, Blogger Marcos said...

Hi Dan,

Read your article on the Weekly Standard and have added your blog to my favorites, as I plan to check back often.

Major kudos for leading the good fight on your school, I know how you feel and it's not easy being in the slim minority --but look at the world stage, the U.S. and Israel are also pariahs in an increasingly crazy world, so at least we can take comfort (of sorts) in the fact that it's a "world phenomenon."

As I often say, it's not easy "being right" ;o) But like Homer Simpson said when he was about to eat a spoonful of soup with a bug in it: "well, what are you gonna do?" (He of course ate the bug.)

Keep up the good work and spirits, and the best of luck from south of the border... down Mexico way...



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