Friday, November 28, 2003
Baghdad visit fallout: It didn't take long for those on the left end of the political spectrum to come completely unhinged after President Bush's surprise visit to the troops in Baghdad yesterday. Some of it is the predictable whining that this was a political stunt. [While it may benefit Bush politically, the real reason Bush did this was to pay tribute to the troops -- an idea that the left finds uncredible.] But over at the Daily Kos, at least one of their bloggers is living evidence of "intelligence" failure.
Why is it so inherently unsafe for Bush that he has to fly in under darkness without anyone except a handful of top aides and Secret Service and military personnel in the know, then hide out at the airport for a couple of hours with 600 troops, but Hillary Clinton and Jack Reed can drive around the city and meet with American troops, international officials and Iraqi leaders?
Lemmee think for a nanosecond. Could it be because one of them is Commander-in-Chief of the United States of America aka "leader of the free world" and the other is the junior senator from New York? When was the last time someone attempted to assassinate a senator from New York (or a former First Lady for that matter)?
Just a warning for those that follow the link, as is common on most left-wing blog sites, the natives often appear unable to post or comment without punctuating their arguments with obscenities. Venture into the muck at your own risk.