US Vote Key In War On Terror: Americans Must Decide This Election Whether To Fight Overseas Or Die On Their Own Soil
By: Rachel Marsden
On Tuesday, Americans will head to the polls to determine who will control
With a gain of 15 seats in the House and 6 in the Senate, the Democrats -- a party which nowadays would consider President John F. Kennedy a fringe member, based on the way they deep-sixed moderate Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman for being too much in sync with the Bush administration -- could end up at the wheel.
The Democrats have been out rallying their base.
New York Sen. Hillary Clinton hunkered down with 40 gay and lesbian leaders in the Big Apple. Her priorities apparently include repealing the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy on homosexuality -- or as I like to call it, the "Let's Just Concentrate On Keeping Our *&%$ From Getting Blown Off" policy.
Massachussets Sen. John Kerry nuanced himself silly in front of a group of college kids, saying that if they don't get a good education, they'll "get stuck in Iraq". He claims critics didn't get his joke. Apparently, he was really talking about that moron, George Bush, who received higher grades than Kerry did at Yale. (After first insisting "I apologize to no one," Kerry later did just that, offering an abject apology to all the troops that his joke was misunderstood.)
Meanwhile, Republicans have been focusing on appealing to Middle America -- also known as all those unenlightened mouth breathers responsible for both the Bush assassination fantasy film Death of President and the Dixie Chicks' anti-Bush documentary Shut up and Sing bombing at the box office this past week.
Some are calling this election a referendum on Iraq and Bush. But voting for liberal Democrats in order to vent frustrations about Bush is like saying, "I don't like this babysitter. Hey, let's get Michael Jackson!"
Take the economy, for instance. Bush's tax cuts may not be your thing because you enjoy having the government spend your money for you, but at least Republicans actually pass budgets. In 2002, when the Democrats controlled the Senate, they apparently couldn't be bothered. (I hear West Virginia Sen. Robert Byrd, who was a KKK member sometime in the last century, was hosting a big bedding and linen blowout on the Hill that day.)
And while Bush has been fighting the war on terror and cutting taxes, he's also managed to somehow slash the budget deficit in half. Not bad for a dumb guy who, according to Kerry, didn't study.
The same Democrat-controlled Senate that dropped the ball on the budget was also in charge when the Iraq war vote was taken, but now their position on the war can be best summed up in this exchange between Fox News' Bill O'Reilly, and talk-show host David Letterman:
O'Reilly: "Do you want the United States to win in Iraq?"
Letterman: "What I would like would be for Americans to stop dying. And for there to be stability in that part of the world. Now if that means an American victory, okay. But I'm not sure that you can have stability in that part of the world with or without an American presence now, so I would do whatever it would take to stop Americans dying."
YANKS WON'T STOP DYING
Liberals like Letterman seem to think that if the U.S. pulls out of Iraq, Americans will stop dying because the jihadists will just go home, unstrap their bombs, download some Beyonce, and start chatting on MySpace.
The only thing keeping terrorists from doing damage in America is their current preoccupation with getting infidel boots off Muslim soil in Iraq.
These are the options: Either Americans will die over there fighting in the sandbox, or they will die on their own soil like they did on 9/11.
On Nov. 7, that is America's real choice.
PUBLISHED: TORONTO SUN (November 4/06)
COPYRIGHT 2006 RACHEL MARSDEN