Skip to comments.Why those who love America are feeling brokenhearted (GREELEY ALERT)
Posted on 10/24/2007 3:43:02 PM PDT by Chi-townChief
I am ashamed for America. Note carefully that I do not say I am ashamed of America. Despite all its inherent flaws and all its tragic mistakes, the United States stands, however incompletely and with whatever imperfections, for the highest standards of freedom and democracy that the world has yet known.
I am ashamed for America because all the evil done in the nation's name in recent years is turning off the light on the mountaintop.
1. The president urges Congress in effect to accept the Turkish protest against the attribution of Armenian genocide because it might interfere with Turkish logistic cooperation in the ill-starred and foolish Iraq war. That's like silencing all congressional action on the Holocaust because we need Germany on our side. If Turks expect to become part of Europe and the West, they must acknowledge what their ancestors did. They could pass a resolution of their own accusing us of genocide against Native Americans if it would make them happy. How humiliating that the president wants us to ignore what happened to the Armenians so we can be victorious in the "global war on terror" (the current replacement for "weapons of mass destruction''). That's called appeasement, and it was appeasement when President Bill Clinton did the same thing.
2. The government kidnaps, tortures and murders the way the Gestapo did in Nazi Germany. The president blithely dismisses these charges. The United States, he says, does not torture. But that deception is based on a memo from Attorney General Alberto Gonzales defining torture, which the White House won't let anyone else look at.
3. The government pays large salaries to 148,000 "individual contractors" in Iraq -- more than the total American military there. A third of these are toting guns. They are mercenaries -- often, it would seem, with very quick trigger fingers. Ironically, the most recent victims were two Armenian Christian women. These contractors are a kind of American Foreign Legion, like the notorious French and Spanish foreign legions. They may well be very brave people who do very tough jobs. They also compensate for Mr. Rumsfeld's criminal underestimate of the number of troops required. If, however, the country is going to have a Legion Etranger, it should make sure that it works under tight control. An unrestrained security force quickly becomes a mafia. Humphrey Bogart, where are you when we really need you?
4. At a remarkably frank meeting of middle-range officers (majors and colonels) at Fort Leavenworth, the soldiers debated not whether there should have been a war in Iraq, but who was to blame for losing it. Was it the senior officers or the joint chiefs or the civilian leaders? The war is not even over yet, and already the officers who fought it and will have to fight its continuation have already given up hope. Too bad for them, because the president has made up his mind that we are still going to win the war and the Democratic presidential candidates speak about a 10-year presence in Iraq. Whatever the political leadership is or will be in 2009, no candidate seems capable of saying, "We're getting out now!" And the rest of the world laughs at us because both parties are led by fools.
Anyone who cares about the United States and its legacies has to be brokenhearted at what has been done to our beloved country by the crazy people who are running it -- people who have become so skilled at deception they don't even realize anymore that they are deceiving. Just like the Democrats don't realize they are again stealing defeat out of the jaws of victory.
I guess I’ve never read this dude’s stuff - he’s gone bonkers. What a goof.
If I were President, mr. greely would be swinging from the end of a rope for treason and sedition.
I’m ashamed that we have Liberal Marxist in the US Congress and Liberal/Marxists running for President like Hitlery Clintoon.
I’m brokenhearted because American men and women have killed 60 million unborn babies.
I’m brokenhearted because children in California can no longer have fathers and mothers.
I’m brokenhearted because America is slowly reintroducing slave labor.
Greeley! What a bunch of unmitigated, treasonous crap! This piece of unutterable filth is a knock off of John Murtha! Let’s throw ‘em out of office!
If you can call it that.
Hey Greely........please move yourself to another country, OK?
Yeah, I can smell the stench of death from the concentration camps burning the corpses the 100,000's of innocent dead Muslims detained at gunpoint, dragged away in the middle of the night
Each morning getting the ash build up off my car is a bitch
What a freaking loon
Yeah, Fr. Greeley, we long for the good old days when your beloved Dem presidents dropped atomic bombs, rounded up 100,000 Japanese Americans into concentration camps, got us into an inconclusive war in Korea that cost 30,000 American lives, and started the war in Vietnam that cost 50,000 American lives.
Neoliberalism truly is a mental disorder.
Gosh, with praise like this, who needs insults?
How humiliating that the president wants us to ignore what happened to the Armenians so we can be victorious in the "global war on terror"
Is it really so black and white? By being smart about our timing -- like if we wait a few years to harangue the Turks -- we can stroke our moral vanity and win the war on terror.
That's called appeasement, and it was appeasement when President Bill Clinton did the same thing.
No doubt you'd search in vain for Greeley's article condemning Clinton at the time.
The government kidnaps, tortures and murders the way the Gestapo did in Nazi Germany.
When spoken by liberals, the words Gestapo, Nazi, and Hitler are banalities. Congratulations on debasing the language of high moral criticism, dorks.
And the rest of the world laughs at us because both parties are led by fools.
The rest of the world will eat crow when we win the war.
“the highest standards of freedom and democracy that the world has yet known.”
Not in recent memory.
I stopped reading right here.
Peloser started this crap on purpose. She knows that the Air Base we have in Turkey supplies over 70 percent of the needed supplies to Iraq. She started riff between the US and an Ally during a time of War. I construe this act as treason.
Back seat drivers have cushions in front of them when they crash.