OK, after ground operations successfully ousted Saddam Hussein from power, President Bush visited an American aircraft carrier and delivered a speech with a banner behind him that read, “Mission Accomplished.” And indeed, the mission to depose the Butcher of Baghdad WAS accomplished. So the banner was accurate.
But that didn’t stop the media and those suffering from Bush Derangement Syndrome from mocking the banner and the president.
Fast forward to 2010.
The president now is one Barack Obama….whose middle name we’ll leave out of this item….who famously declared last week the end of U.S. combat operations in Iraq, though without using the exact words “mission accomplished.” Then, just one week later, “an Iraqi soldier sprayed gunfire at U.S. troops guarding a U.S. commander as he visited an Iraqi military base and killed two of them.”
And with the exception of Steven Colbert last night, where is the media’s mocking of Obama’s claim that combat operations are over?
Why is it OK for the President of the United States to go into the home state of the Republican leader of the United States House of Representatives and attack him, but the Republican leader of the United States Senate won’t come to Nevada to campaign on behalf of Republican U.S. Senate candidate Sharron Angle just because she’s running against the Democrat leader of the United States Senate?
Here’s another riddle-me-this: Why is it OK for Muslims to decapitate people in the name of Islam but it’s not OK to burn a Koran in the name of Christianity?
BTW, the headline over a new column by Clarence Page in the Las Vegas Sun today reads: “Terrorists are our enemies, not Muslims.” Problem is, most of the terrorists are Muslims. So how do you square that circle?
The new head of government-owned General Motors, Daniel Akerson, told employees in a webcast this week “that the automaker needs to make cars and trucks that are better than those of competitors such as BMW.” To which free-market capitalists everywhere responded, “Duh!”