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The betrayal of America
The Augusta Free Press ^ | February 20, 2006 | Max Friedman

Posted on 02/28/2006 3:36:19 PM PST by EveningStar

This column is a rant, not a soft, cuddly piece of fluff opinion. It is going to tell the truth like you have never heard it before. To quote Jack Nicholson from the movie "A Few Good Men" - "You want the truth? You can't handle the truth" - but I'm going to give it to you anyway.

So, as your mother used to do to those of you readers who are old enough to remember, hold your nose and take your medicine, because the doctor is in, and he's operating with a chainsaw.

After 35 years in the news/journalism business, from D.C. to Vietnam, I can honestly say that most of the leading Democratic Party politicians and their far-left support groups are traitors to this country. Besides the few who are deceased or out of office, today's DP is loaded with leaders who have sold out this country to the communists, to the Islamofascists and to their egos. Others are just plain stupid, addle-brained and knee-jerk jerks.

(I'll get to the Republicans in a minute)...

(Excerpt) Read more at augustafreepress.com ...


TOPICS: Editorial; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 109th; betrayal; cowardice; democrats; dnc; journalism; liberals; libs; maxfriedman; republicans; thebetrayalofamerica; treason; wot
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1 posted on 02/28/2006 3:36:21 PM PST by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

Wow Max! You go guy! What a fabulous rant.


2 posted on 02/28/2006 3:38:01 PM PST by MNJohnnie ("Good men don't wait for the polls. They stand on principle and fight."-Soul Seeker)
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To: EveningStar

holy cow..my keyboard is on fire..this guy says it like it is..blasting both parties..a paper actually ran this? I'm truly impressed..


3 posted on 02/28/2006 3:41:51 PM PST by GeorgiaDawg32 (Islam is a religion of peace and they'll behead 13 year old girls to prove it...)
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To: GeorgiaDawg32

Got to wonder how their press did not burst into flame! "Unless Republicans grow a backbone". What a fabulous idea Max.


4 posted on 02/28/2006 3:45:58 PM PST by MNJohnnie ("Good men don't wait for the polls. They stand on principle and fight."-Soul Seeker)
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To: EveningStar

A brave soul. How long before he has a "car accident", his airplane "crashes", or he commits "suicide"?


5 posted on 02/28/2006 3:48:53 PM PST by Nachum
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To: MNJohnnie; Howlin; onyx; Clemenza; Petronski; GummyIII; SevenofNine; martin_fierro; veronica; ...

I don't know how accurate or responsible this article is. However, it's certainly entertaining.

Miscellaneous ping list...


6 posted on 02/28/2006 3:49:58 PM PST by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

Bump!


7 posted on 02/28/2006 3:52:04 PM PST by anoldafvet
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To: GeorgiaDawg32
..a paper actually ran this? ......DISCLAIMER RAN!

Nevertheless...Great column....First time in years (decades?) I have seen Duranty mentioned....Very well read dude this guy.....

8 posted on 02/28/2006 3:52:20 PM PST by litehaus
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To: EveningStar

Major bump a dee bump....

I couldn't have said it better myself.


9 posted on 02/28/2006 3:52:34 PM PST by TruthFactor (The Death of Nations... pornography,homosexuality,abortion)
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To: EveningStar

Thank you Max!


10 posted on 02/28/2006 3:53:14 PM PST by armymarinemom (My sons freed Iraqi and Afghanistan Honor Roll students.)
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To: EveningStar

BUMP..


11 posted on 02/28/2006 3:54:35 PM PST by MEG33 (GOD BLESS OUR ARMED FORCES)
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To: Nachum
A brave soul. How long before he has a "car accident", his airplane "crashes", or he commits "suicide

Im sorry you are confused. This is the United States, not the PRC, Cuba, the EU or Putin's Russia. Mr Max will enjoy and long and full retirement. Nothing at all will happen to him except inevitable old age that one day claims us all.

12 posted on 02/28/2006 3:54:46 PM PST by MNJohnnie ("Good men don't wait for the polls. They stand on principle and fight."-Soul Seeker)
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To: EveningStar

Man! He's smokin!
Blistering rant!
Brought tears to my eyes just reading it.


13 posted on 02/28/2006 3:55:00 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: MNJohnnie

NOW HERES A MAN WITH THE BALLS TO CALL A SPADE A SPADE.


14 posted on 02/28/2006 3:55:07 PM PST by snowman1
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To: EveningStar

Maybe not responsible but fun. Some times you just got to let it all hang out.


15 posted on 02/28/2006 3:55:17 PM PST by MNJohnnie ("Good men don't wait for the polls. They stand on principle and fight."-Soul Seeker)
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To: GeorgiaDawg32

The Republican and Democrats are nothing more than a "good cop / bad cop" scheme designed to keep the sheep distracted as they are shorn. It's that simple.


16 posted on 02/28/2006 3:55:24 PM PST by The Duke
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To: tet68
Brought tears to my eyes just reading

Oh me to. Me too. It is a thing of rare beauty.

17 posted on 02/28/2006 3:56:12 PM PST by MNJohnnie ("Good men don't wait for the polls. They stand on principle and fight."-Soul Seeker)
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To: dennisw; Cachelot; Nix 2; veronica; Catspaw; knighthawk; Alouette; Optimist; weikel; Lent; GregB; ..
If you'd like to be on or off this middle east/political ping list, please FR mail me.
Articles on Israel can also be found by clicking the keyword or topic Israel.

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Worth clicking the link and reading.

18 posted on 02/28/2006 3:56:40 PM PST by SJackson (There is but one language which can be held to these people, and this is terror, William Eaton)
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To: Stellar Dendrite

Come over and read this thread. We don't agree on much but I think we can agree on this article.


19 posted on 02/28/2006 3:58:19 PM PST by MNJohnnie ("Good men don't wait for the polls. They stand on principle and fight."-Soul Seeker)
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To: EveningStar

I think I agree with just about everything he said. Only I just suspected these things and he seems to know where all the bodies are buried.


20 posted on 02/28/2006 3:59:48 PM PST by yarddog
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To: EveningStar

This will be going to our local newspaper editors and many on my e-mail list. THANKS!!!
WMM


21 posted on 02/28/2006 4:00:50 PM PST by westmichman (Please pray with me for global warming)
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To: EveningStar

Bookmark.


22 posted on 02/28/2006 4:02:11 PM PST by SeaBiscuit (God Bless America and Friends, the rest can go to hell.)
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To: MNJohnnie

The reason I said that is because I've criticized Ann Coulter for making similiar statements. But that's because she's a leading conservative pundit. It's not that I don't agree with her. I do a lot of the time, but things like that should generally be said privately.

Now, this Friedman guy, hardly anyone is going to read this, so it may as well be said in private. Hell, it went unnoticed by FReepers for over a week. I just happened to spot this on another forum and was surprised that it hadn't been posted here yet.


23 posted on 02/28/2006 4:03:56 PM PST by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

I wonder what he really thinks.


24 posted on 02/28/2006 4:05:43 PM PST by Tomalama
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To: EveningStar; Fzob
These are the most treacherous Democrats ever to sit in Congress, the most incompetent, the most egotistical, and the most stuck on stupid bunch of SOBs in modern American political history (Sen. Harry Reid and Rep. Nancy Pelosi being the prime examples), and a lot of the American people are the dumbest bunch of yahoos ever to go into a voting booth to help them carry out this betrayal.

As for the mainstream media, hell is too good for them. There must be a special place for traitors and fools, and I know that it isn't half full yet. Ask any soldier in Iraq about the mainstream media, and they will tell you they prefer the honesty of Al-Qaeda and the Ba'athist terrorists.

Great Post. Words fail me.

25 posted on 02/28/2006 4:06:53 PM PST by Popman ("What I was doing wasn't living, it was dying. I really think God had better plans for me.")
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To: MNJohnnie

What a great rant that was! I agree with nearly every word and would like to have it framed!


26 posted on 02/28/2006 4:07:13 PM PST by Peach
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To: EveningStar


Thank you. The font is tiny. I'll read it when the lights come on.


27 posted on 02/28/2006 4:07:23 PM PST by onyx (IF ONLY 10% of Muslims are radical, that's still 120 MILLION who want to kill us.)
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To: Tomalama

I have no idea. He beats around the bush too much.


28 posted on 02/28/2006 4:07:24 PM PST by EveningStar
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To: onyx

Heck. Paste it into a Word document, increase the font size, and print it out. :)


29 posted on 02/28/2006 4:09:29 PM PST by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

my eyes are burning! :) nice rant


30 posted on 02/28/2006 4:10:06 PM PST by Echo Talon
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To: EveningStar

Thanks for posting- found myself muttering "he's right" at just about every paragraph.


31 posted on 02/28/2006 4:11:09 PM PST by backhoe (Just an Old Keyboard Cowboy, Ridin' the Trakball into the Dawn of Information)
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To: EveningStar

Being a traitor is "in" now with the libs and the 'rats. They worship traitors as "heroes".


32 posted on 02/28/2006 4:22:04 PM PST by Supernatural (Lay me doon in the caul caul groon, whaur afore monie mair huv gaun)
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To: EveningStar

Tagged


33 posted on 02/28/2006 4:23:01 PM PST by Pylot
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To: MNJohnnie

A brave soul. How long before he has a "car accident", his airplane "crashes", or he commits "suicide

Im sorry you are confused. This is the United States, not the PRC, Cuba, the EU or Putin's Russia. Mr Max will enjoy and long and full retirement. Nothing at all will happen to him except inevitable old age that one day claims us all.


12 posted on 02/28/2006 3:54:46 PM PST by MNJohnnie


Not if the clinton gang gets hold of him. Who would vote for hill after reading this?


34 posted on 02/28/2006 4:24:34 PM PST by sam I am
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To: Diva Betsy Ross; Leatherneck_MT; kingattax; livius; the invisib1e hand; longtermmemmory; ...

Ping to the big kahunas to perhaps send elsewhere.......

A smokin' read.


35 posted on 02/28/2006 4:25:35 PM PST by combat_boots (Dug in and not budging an inch. NOT to be schiavoed, greered, or felosed as a patient)
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To: EveningStar

bttt


36 posted on 02/28/2006 4:25:48 PM PST by jamesm51
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To: EveningStar; ~Kim4VRWC's~; ~Vor~; 1Mike; 1stMarylandRegiment; 3catsanadog; A CA Guy; ...

If you haven't read this yet, you absolutely SHOULD.

I'll be back in a bit; my eyeballs are SINGED after ready this!


37 posted on 02/28/2006 4:26:35 PM PST by Howlin ("Quick, he's bleeding! Is there a <strike>doctor</strike> reporter in the house?")
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To: EveningStar

Career politicians! Rant? Exasperation...

Anyone over 50 years old know that Max speaks the truth.


38 posted on 02/28/2006 4:27:07 PM PST by purpleland (Elegy 9/11/01 Vigilance and Valor! Socialism is the Opiate of Academia)
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To: Iowa Granny; Ladysmith; Diana in Wisconsin; JLO; sergeantdave; damncat; MozartLover; ...
If you'd like to be on or off this Upper Midwest outdoors list, please FRmail me.

Off topic, but after rereading it, I think that's OK.

39 posted on 02/28/2006 4:30:06 PM PST by SJackson (There is but one language which can be held to these people, and this is terror, William Eaton)
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To: Howlin

Thank you Howlin


40 posted on 02/28/2006 4:31:09 PM PST by firewalk
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To: MNJohnnie

Please define "responsible" as used in he context of this critique.

Seems to me "responsible" is in the eyes of the beholder (to used an old, hackneyed phrase.) *S*


41 posted on 02/28/2006 4:32:25 PM PST by dk/coro
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To: Eaker; AK2KX; Ancesthntr; ApesForEvolution; archy; backhoe; Badray; t_skoz; Becki; Jack Black; ...

CWII ping.

Nice rant. Worth clicking through, increasing the font size, and reading.


42 posted on 02/28/2006 4:32:32 PM PST by FreedomPoster (Guns themselves are fairly robust; their chief enemies are rust and politicians) (NRA)
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To: EveningStar
Now, this Friedman guy, hardly anyone is going to read this...

But, I wonder how many Americans are thinking it? Probably a lot more than many of us suspect. The traitors had a pretty easy time of it in the Vietnam era since the US homeland hadn't been attacked. Well, things are more dangerous now.

The Dims always appear to be ahead in the spinning world of politics because their policies are about what people desire- namely nirvana. However, reality can't be made to disappear; and so, the Utopians have always lost in the long run.

My comments to the Lefties, when I can't avoid the wretches, are short and sweet. They tend to run along this line:

Years of taking the easy way out in the struggle against terrorists have brought us to the point where it ultimately doesn't matter who wins this or that election; like it or not, we're in a war to the death. Temporary sidesteps to put bleeding hearts into office will only prolong the struggle.
43 posted on 02/28/2006 4:32:42 PM PST by PerConPat (A politician is an animal which can sit on a fence and yet keep both ears to the ground.-- Mencken)
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To: EveningStar

Walter Pincus
pincusw@washpost.com

Born in Brooklyn, Walter Pincus worked as a copyboy at the New York Times after graduating from Yale University. He was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1955 and served in the U.S. Army Counterintelligence Corps in Washington from 1955-1957. After his discharge, he worked on the copy desk of The Wall Street Journal's Washington edition. He left in 1959 to become Washington correspondent for three North Carolina newspapers. In 1963, he moved to the Washington Star before joining The Washington Post, where he worked from 1966 to 1969. From 1972 to 1975, he was executive editor of The New Republic. He covered the Watergate Senate hearings, the House impeachment hearings and the Watergate trial, writing articles for the magazine and op-ed pieces for The Washington Post. In 1975, he returned to The Washington Post to write for the national staff of the newspaper.

When he resumed writing for the newspaper, he also was permitted to work as a part time consultant to NBC News and later CBS News, developing, writing or producing television segments for network evening news, magazine shows and hour documentaries.

Pincus has taken two 18-month sabbaticals from journalism. Both were spent directing investigations for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee under its then-chairman, Sen. J. William Fulbright. The first was into foreign government lobbying (1962-63) and the second into U.S. military and security commitments abroad and their effect on U.S. foreign policy (1969-70). Both investigations led to legislation. The first in a revision of the Foreign Agents Registration Act; the second in a series of limiting amendments on defense appropriations bills that culminated in the Hatfield-McGovern legislation to end the Vietnam War.

At The Washington Post, Pincus has written about a variety of national news subjects ranging from nuclear weapons and arms control to political campaigns to the American hostages in Iran to investigations of Congress and the Executive Branch. For six years he covered the Iran-contra affair. He covered the intelligence community and its problems arising out of the case of confessed spy Aldrich H. Ames, allegations of Chinese espionage at the nuclear weapons laboratories.

Pincus has won several newspaper prizes including the George Polk Award in 1977 for stories in The Washington Post exposing the neutron warhead; the 1961 Page One award for magazine reporting in The Reporter, and a television Emmy for writing on the 1981 CBS News documentary series, Defense of the United States. In 1999 he was awarded the first Stewart Alsop Award given by the Association of Foreign Intelligence Officers for his coverage of national security affairs. In 2002 he was one of six Post reporters who won a Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting.


44 posted on 02/28/2006 4:34:10 PM PST by Garvin (Oxymoron: Slick Willy signed my Honorable Discharge)
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To: combat_boots

Sent to the world, via email.

Thanks!!!! This is ONE powerful article!!


45 posted on 02/28/2006 4:34:44 PM PST by Bradís Gramma
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To: cyncooper; Shermy
Guys like Seymour Hersch (NYT), Walter Pincus (WP), Dana Millbank (WP) and other hatchet-job writers have always been assigned the dirty work of exposing and destroying America's intelligence systems and internal-security operations. Somebody should look into Pincus' background around 1959. They might find something very strange.

Hey guys....lets stroll down memory lane and see what happened in 1959.

46 posted on 02/28/2006 4:35:18 PM PST by Dog
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To: Howlin

Thank you for the ping, I would have missed this.

Now must return to emailing this article across the country.


47 posted on 02/28/2006 4:35:50 PM PST by Right_in_Virginia
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To: EveningStar

Awesome find. If your blood ain't pumpin by the time you finish this, you are not alive or just don't give a damn about this country.


48 posted on 02/28/2006 4:36:42 PM PST by commish (Freedom Tastes Sweetest to Those Who Have Fought to Preserve It)
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To: dk/coro
I don't know. Have to ask the person who made the comment TO me. I find it perfectly responsible however not everyone agreed. I was merely being polite to the person who posted to me they started their comment "Well it may not be responsible...." Maybe not but it sure was fun to read.
49 posted on 02/28/2006 4:37:57 PM PST by MNJohnnie ("Good men don't wait for the polls. They stand on principle and fight."-Soul Seeker)
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To: Dog

Walter Pincus doesn’t joke around. He’s an investigative reporter by nature and training. He worked for Army intelligence after college and investigated foreign-government lobbying for a Senate committee before becoming a reporter. He’s been reporting on nuclear weapons since the 1970s. He’s known former UN weapons inspector Hans Blix since 1959. His sources in the intelligence and scientific communities are plentiful and deep.


http://www.washingtonian.com/inwashington/buzz/2004/081304.html


50 posted on 02/28/2006 4:39:00 PM PST by maggief (and the dessert cart rolls on ...)
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