Skip to comments.Shut Up, Charlie
Posted on 07/25/2003 6:37:22 AM PDT by Sparta
Poor Uday and Qusay. We all know how persecuted they were, and Charles Rangel, a Democratic (what a surprise!) representative from New York, is genuinely upset by their untimely passing at the hands of U.S. troops. "We have a law on the books that the United States should not be assassinating anybody," he grumbled Tuesday night on Hannity and Colmes. Well, Charlie, thanks so much for living up to your reputation. Charlie didnt even vote for the resolution that simply supported the troops in Iraq. My question is, what is Charlie still doing holding office when he makes these stupid and unverifiable statements? Its not a law, Charlie! Its called an executive order, and it was signed by Gerald Ford. Dont tell me that Charlie doesnt know that. Any representative that will go on T.V. and make such an uneducated and unfounded statement deserves to be kicked out of office if not for sheer stupidity, at least for ineptness. To go past that to the crux of the matter, however Uday and Qusay were not assassinated, Charlie. They were given chance after chance after chance by the U.S. military to simply surrender and have their lives spared. They were given warnings that if they did not surrender they would be killed, and they chose to ignore these warnings. As a matter of fact, not only did they ignore the warnings, Charlie, they fired on the troops that were attempting to peacefully arrest them! But, for the sake of argument, lets get Charlies perspective straight. According to him, the troops that were coming under direct fire from Uday, Qusay, and their bodyguards were not supposed to return fire. What is Charlies alternative? He doesnt indulge us enough to detail that I have my suspicions as to why but let me try to guess. I suppose they could have attempted some sort of negotiation. I can hear the conversation now.
U.S. Commander: Uday, Qusay, you have 10 minutes to come out of that building with your hands in the air and without any weapons!
Uday: Or what?
U.S. Commander: Or well sit here till we get a message from Charlie Rangel telling us what to do next!
I am so sick of listening to people Democrats in general and Charlie Rangel in specific - gripe and moan and whine about what a crappy job the military is doing in Iraq. Id love to see some of them over there, in their Armani suits and their fake khaki desert-shirts that they love to wear when they are slumming it in a Middle Eastern country God knows why, I guess they think it makes them look less like idiots and Id love to see what kind of job they would do when faced with the enemy. Do they know, I wonder, how to shoot an M-16? Of course, we dont want to mess up their manicures. Wed better not force them to do that. I suppose it could be classified as cruelty. Charlie would be a whole lot better off if he simply shut up and stopped making inane comments that only make him look like an idiot. If he really wants to serve this country, he could start by supporting the troops in a way that befits the veteran that he is. He, more than anyone, should be standing up in support of the U.S. military, instead of tearing it down continually as he has done for so long.
The Democrats are bearing out Ann Coulter's charge that they "root for America's enemies".
There is no question to my mind that the Democratic party has become a fifth column.
Well, Charlie, Uday and Qusay are not just anybody. Nice try.
What Messr. Rangel said was not only stupid, but it also dishonors the men of the 101st Airborne, and all Coalition Forces who continue to risk their lives on a daily basis.
From what I understand, we had soldiers seriously wounded during that battle. Just where is Mr. Rangel's concern for our troops that were being fired upon?
Nope... Once again he has to use the moment to bash the President, and this administration, for continuing to carry out a policy that will defend our liberties and security, while bringing two murderous thugs to justice.
It appears that the Democratic leaders are just rudderless out there, with nothing to grab onto, so they become more shrill and meaningless.
Rush Limbaugh has always said that its fun to watch the Libs when they're without power. They become hysterical.
It appears that Charlie Rangel is too happy to prove his point!
Old-fashioned Democrats, like FDR, Truman and JFK must be spinning in their graves. Say what you will about the old-school Democratic Party when it came to domestic issues, but you couldn't touch these guys on national defense. They were all patriots, unlike the majority of today's "Blame America First" Dems.
No, they want to ban guns...
Of course, we dont want to mess up their manicures
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