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It's like Christmas in December! - Ann Coulter
townhall.com ^ | 12/18/03 | Ann Coulter

Posted on 12/17/2003 9:56:09 PM PST by kattracks

Say, has anyone asked Dick Gephardt if this falls under "miserable failure"?

Obviously we'll have to wait for all the politics to play out, but at this stage it's hard to say which was worse for Howard Dean: the capture of Saddam Hussein or Al Gore's endorsement. Until Sunday, Gov. Mean's big applause line in speeches has been to sneer about the Bush administration's failure to catch Saddam Hussein. It seems the governor is better at prescribing bitter pills than at swallowing them.

In a speech to the Pacific Council the day after Saddam was captured, Dean nearly choked on the words, "The capture of Saddam is a good thing," and then quickly added, "but the capture of Saddam has not made America safer." (Possible headline: "Dean Says Saddam's Capture Good Thing, Just Not Really Good Thing.") If George W. Bush announced that a cure for cancer had been discovered, Democrats would complain about unemployed laboratory rats.

On Fox News Sunday, Sen. John F. Kerry, D-Mass., said of Saddam's capture: "This is a great opportunity for this president to get it right for the long term. And I hope he will be magnanimous, reach out to the U.N., to allies who've stood away from us."

It's as if he were reading my mind! After listening to all the bellyaching from European leftists for the past eight months, I think I speak for all Americans when I say I've been on tenterhooks waiting for the right opportunity to grovel to the French. And now we have it – a major win is the perfect opportunity! That Kerry has an uncanny sense for what the average American is thinking.

Actually, he lost me with that one. Maybe it's a good opportunity for the French and the United Nations to reach out to us, but by what logic is this an opportunity for us to reach out to them? As I understand it, the situation is: We caught Saddam. So the obvious next move is ...

(a) Put him on trial.
(b) Get information from him.
(c) Torture him.
(d) Turn him over to the Iraqis.
(e) Appeal to the French.

What was interesting about Kerry's suggestion was that it was the exact same suggestion liberals were making when they claimed the war was going badly. The day before Saddam's capture, the New York Times editorialized: "The way to deal with all that is going wrong in Iraq remains as clear as it was on the day that Mr. Bush declared an end to major combat operations. ... Instead of driving away France, Germany, Russia and Canada with financial sanctions, the president should be creating the room for compromise ..." Damn that Bush. He squandered the good will of a bunch of people who hate our guts.

Apparently, this is what liberals mean by "a plan":

Military setback: Appeal to the French.
Military victory: Appeal to the French.
Saddam captured: Appeal to the French.
Osama captured: Appeal to the French.
Osama catches Saddam: Appeal to the French.

In 24 months, Bush has perceptibly degraded terrorist operations throughout the world. The rebuilding in Iraq is going better than could possibly be expected. Liberals don't care. They just want to turn everything over to the French. (And, apparently, the recent capture of Saddam presents us with a golden opportunity to do so!) The Birchers were right about these people. They believe in world government more than they believe in the United States.

One strongly suspects that the White House sat on the story of Saddam's arrest for a day so the Times could put out its regular Sunday bad news: "A Baghdad Neighborhood, Once Hopeful, Now Reels As Iraq's Turmoil Persists," "Saboteurs, Looters and Old Equipment Work Against Efforts to Restart Iraqi Oil Fields," "It's Going to Be a Bloody Christmas," "Dean Strives for a Nuanced Approach to Foreign Policy." The New York Times hasn't looked this foolish ... well, I guess since the day before.

Liberals should perk up. It's not all bad news. True, Saddam Hussein has been captured. But Norman Mineta is still at large.

Ann Coulter is host of AnnCoulter.org, a Townhall.com member group.

©2003 Universal Press Syndicate

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TOPICS: Editorial; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
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1 posted on 12/17/2003 9:56:09 PM PST by kattracks
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To: kattracks
Bump for later reading.
2 posted on 12/17/2003 9:56:53 PM PST by Enterprise
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To: Enterprise
Deja view: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1042434/posts
3 posted on 12/17/2003 9:59:29 PM PST by Keith in Iowa
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To: Keith in Iowa
Hear me Roar!
4 posted on 12/17/2003 10:00:26 PM PST by ConservativeMan55 (A tiger is a tiger. Some things you can't change no matter how hard you try.)
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To: kattracks
I'm giving out Ann Coulter talking dolls for Christmas. Really.
5 posted on 12/17/2003 10:02:07 PM PST by Deb (My Tag Skies to Gotham & Con-Fabs With Net Prexies)
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To: kattracks
I do like this girl.
6 posted on 12/17/2003 10:09:51 PM PST by RightOnline
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To: Deb
Where can I order one? :)
7 posted on 12/17/2003 10:19:01 PM PST by Dec31,1999
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To: kattracks
*** If George W. Bush announced that a cure for cancer had been discovered, Democrats would complain about unemployed laboratory rats. ***

Heh, heh, heh! I LOVE Ann Coulter.
8 posted on 12/17/2003 10:19:25 PM PST by kitkat
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To: kattracks
The New York Times hasn't looked this foolish ... well, I guess since the day before.

bwahahahAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

Ann at her best ;-)

9 posted on 12/17/2003 10:35:38 PM PST by JohnHuang2 ("GW is driving the Rat Lunatics into a deeper (QUAGMIRE OF) insanity every day," says Grampa Dave)
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To: xm177e2; mercy; Wait4Truth; hole_n_one; GretchenEE; Clinton's a rapist; buffyt; ladyinred; Angel; ..

Ann Coulter MEGA PING!!


10 posted on 12/17/2003 10:37:03 PM PST by JohnHuang2 ("GW is driving the Rat Lunatics into a deeper (QUAGMIRE OF) insanity every day," says Grampa Dave)
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To: JohnHuang2
Thanks for the PING!
11 posted on 12/17/2003 10:40:37 PM PST by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (Season's Greetings)
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To: JohnHuang2
I loved that line
12 posted on 12/17/2003 10:41:28 PM PST by GeronL (Saddam is out of the hole and into the quagmire!)
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To: kattracks
Norman Mineta? It is good news for the Dems that he is still at large as the Secretary of transportation? Whatever. Coulter didn't pick from her multiple choice list about what to do with Saddam. How coy of her.
13 posted on 12/17/2003 10:42:29 PM PST by Torie
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To: JohnHuang2
Thanks, John. Great read...as always. :-)
14 posted on 12/17/2003 10:46:54 PM PST by nopardons
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To: kattracks
She did a good job,again. Of course, the left keeps lobbing her such easy serves.

Good girl, Ann!
15 posted on 12/17/2003 10:47:00 PM PST by hocndoc (Choice is the # 1 killer in the US)
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To: nutmeg
read later bump
16 posted on 12/17/2003 10:47:34 PM PST by nutmeg (Land of the Free Thanks to the Brave)
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To: kattracks
Where's the picture?

I'm going to report you for abusing the system. ;)

17 posted on 12/17/2003 10:47:44 PM PST by Frohickey
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18 posted on 12/17/2003 10:47:53 PM PST by Grampa Dave (George $orea$$ has owned and controlled the Rats for decades!)
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To: kattracks

19 posted on 12/17/2003 10:48:54 PM PST by xp38
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To: nopardons
Welcome ;-) Ann's hits another home-runner. This woman TRULY has -- to borrow a Rush phrase -- Talent On Loan From God ;-)
20 posted on 12/17/2003 10:50:21 PM PST by JohnHuang2 ("GW is driving the Rat Lunatics into a deeper (QUAGMIRE OF) insanity every day," says Grampa Dave)
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