Krauthammer is a wise man. His theory may sound odd on the surface, but it
makes sense: Environmentalism is being used in an attempt to accomplish many of
the same things that socialism has attempted, such as more restrictions on
peoples lives, greater government control over the means of production and
distributions (i.e., businesses), rationing, higher taxes, etc., all with the
accompanying loss of freedom. The environmental approach appears to
be more successful than the direct socialism approach, because it promotes a
fear of the future (the unproven-and-dubious theory of man-made global warming,
and other doomsday predictions) and exploits the desire of good-hearted people
to be good stewards of the earth.
Hats off to Roland K., who, in the wee hours, managed to include both "simpering
sycophant" and "insipid invective". As for Chuck K., it's amazing that guys like
him can be so wrong for so long about so much and never have to account for it.
They must contract through the syndicate by the decade. Being a big neocon
pundit evidently means never even thinking "I'm sorry".
MEB,you are right. I would like to comment about the stipulation listed in
the bill that says the president must report to congress within 48 hours of
attacking iraq and pass these requirements - "(1) reliance on
further diplomatic or peaceful means alone will not achieve the above purposes;
and (2) acting pursuant to this joint resolution is consistent with the United
States and other countries continuing to take necessary actions against
international terrorists and terrorist organizations, including those who
planned, authorized, committed, or aided the terrorist attacks of September 11,
2001. Declares that this section is intended to constitute specific statutory
authorization for use of the armed forces, consistent with requirements of the
War Powers Resolution." if you think bush exhausted his diplomatic
resources and that iraq had anything to do with 9/11 maybe you should ask Mr.
Bin Laden about this.the war powers resolution is the vote i
referred to in my comment anyway.
Bush lied. The real reason to attack Iraq was to gain control over the flow of
oil. All the propaganda about intelligence, WMD, war on terror was just a cover
up for the actuall reason.Congress and the American people bought it
hook-line-and-sinker. Many people still believe in the big lie.
Uh, Peperlake, you missed something. What do you call HJ Res 114 passed on
October 2, 2002? Go back and read the entire resolution. It's clearly
authorizing the President to use the US Armed Forces in Iraq in order to bring
to pass a number of demands (all of which were reasonable, I might add). This joint resolution was passed by almost 70% of the Congress,
including 81 Democrats. Isn't it interesting that you hear so many
people yell out 'Bush lied', but none of those 81 Democrats who voted for the
resolution are saying that. Why do you suppose that is??? Why did Hillary
start down that path, then quickly pulled back those comments? Because, like
Sniper Fire, people were calling her on the comments, and she realized that
people were once again seeing through her disingenuous claims.
i am tired of reading comments from conservatives that congress gave Bush
permission to attack Iraq. they did no such thing. they gave him permission to
fight a war on terrorism, to catch Bin Laden. Bush used that as his excuse to
attack Iraq. he cherry picked the intellegence reports and finished what he
thought his daddy should have finished.
Krauthammer is a partisan hack, nothing more.
They said they would get Sadddam. Where they wrong?
Roland, didn't you hear the rumor about the debates going on in the editorial
board room? Before they went with Deseret Morning News, they were considering
the name Deseret Neocon News.
And so was Hillary Clinton, Charles Schumer and Barbar Boxer.You are
being very selective in who was right and who was wrong in the Iraq war. In hind
sight we could have done better but in hind sight I could be a billionaire who
also played professional football. Everyone's a genius in hindsight. What's your
point? There is a quote from the current President of the Czech
Republic that basically says the greatest threat to democracy is not socialism
but environmentalism. This gentleman was born and raised in a communist society
and knows the differences. He also watches as so many of the die-hard socialists
are no longer pushing "socialism" but now are environmentalists. And in order to
save 'mother Earth' they are pushing the exact same policies. Now they are no
longer fighting for the proletariate masses but instead clean drinking water,
etc.If the left/Democats/environmentalists get their way we will be
buying $8 a gallon gas! And for many of them they are happy for that. This way
we can all dump our automobiles and walk or ride bikes.
Democrats/enviromentalists/Left just outlawed the incandescent lightbulb, true
story! By 2014 we have to buy flourescent lights! Holy cow!
I like that word, claptrap.
Go back and read a couple of the comments on Sunday after the original article
ran. The are pretty right on. Read "wait a minute" and "Kevin". You will find
very intersting and right on comments.Paul and Roland: You just
have shown how truly arrogant you are. Krauthammer is a brilliant man and
should actually be listened to more. And, by the way Roland, name calling is
truly immature and classless, not to mention utterly unnecessary. There is an all out effort to control us and we better get wise to it. Gore
is incorrect and is misleading millions. Funny to me that true scientists who
disagree with GWARMING cannot get listened to by the media. They are seldom
quoted and when they are, they are maligned. Wake up everyone...
environmentalism is dangerous for you, your children and your grandchildren...
Would you be so kind as to give us a few examples that he was 100% wrong about
about everything regarding the run up to the Iraq war?Some how I
must have missed it.
Every single pundit, every single neo-con, every single administration member
who wrote columns, appeared on the news shows, or made speeches during the
run-up to the war was 100% WRONG. How do these people still get their drivel
published? How do they still get well paid spots on news shows? Why do any of
these people still have jobs? Thank you Scott McClellan for coming out of the
closet even if it was so late.It is long past time for the American
people to learn the difference between news and propaganda.
Read Krauthammer's columns in the run-up to the Iraq war. He was 100% wrong
about everything. Why does anyone still listen to this simpering sycophant?
Why does any newpaper still publish his insipid invective?