One who intends to leave others better off for his having existed.

8/8/14

House Speaker John Boehner: "Obama lacks 'strategy' against ISIS" and the opposite

Congressmen who willfully take action during wartime
that damage morale and undermine the military are saboteurs,
and should be arrested, exiled or hanged.

Rep. Don Young (R-AK)

"...Boehner on Friday [8/8/14] said President Barack Obama does not have a strategy against ISIS

...like many Americans, I am dismayed by the ongoing absence of a strategy for countering the grave threat ISIS poses to the region," Boehner said in a statement.

I wonder if they [Democrats] are more interested in protecting the terrorists
than protecting the American people

House Majority Leader John Boehner (R-OH)
September 2006

"Vital national interests are at stake, yet the White House has remained disengaged despite warnings from Iraqi leaders, Congress, and even members of its own administration."

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/boehner-obama-lacks-strategy-against-isis-2014-08-08?link=MW_home_latest_news

Democrat leaders are hoping for our troops to fail 
so their party can gain a political advantage
...in the craven desire that it will boost their party's electoral fortunes

August 2007: GOP chairman Mike Duncan 

December 2001: In response to Democratic plans to question parts of the USA Patriot Act during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, John Ashcroft suggests that people who disagree with the administration's anti-terrorism policies are on the side of the terrorists. "To those who pit Americans against immigrants, and citizens against non-citizens; to those who scare peace-loving people with phantoms of lost liberty, my message is this: Your tactics only aid terrorists, for they erode our national unity and diminish our resolve. They give ammunition to America's enemies, and pause to America's friends. They encourage people of good will to remain silent in the face of evil."

While young Americans are dying in the sands of Iraq
...our nation is being torn apart and made weaker 
because of the Democrats' manic obsession 
to bring down our Commander in Chief.

Senator Zell Miller (D-GA)
September 2004

February 2002: Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle expresses disagreement with US anti-terror policies, saying US success in the war on terror "is still somewhat in doubt." In response, Rep. Tom Davis (R-VA) says that Daschle's "divisive comments have the effect of giving aid and comfort to our enemies by allowing them to exploit divisions in our country."

May 2002: After the disclosure that President Bush received a general warning about possible Al Qaeda hijackings prior to 9/11, Democrats demand to know what other information the administration had before the attacks. In response, White House communications director Dan Bartlett says that the Democratic statements "are exactly what our opponents, our enemies, want us to do."

Rep. Tom DeLay (R-TX), the House Majority Whip, 
criticized those in Congress who are "questioning the president's leadership, 
that are constantly throwing up hurdles 
to keep us from doing what we have to do to protect the American people.

..."These are people that don't want to protect the American people..."

September 2002

May 2004: After Rep. John Murtha (D-PA) said "the direction [in Iraq] has got be changed or it is unwinnable," Rep. Michael Burgess (R-TX) said Democrats are "basically giving aid and comfort to the enemy." Similarly, when House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called President Bush an "incompetent leader,"

Pelosi "apparently is so caught up in partisan hatred for President Bush 
that her words are putting American lives at risk."

House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-TX)

President Bush says, "You can embolden an enemy by sending a mixed message... You send the wrong message to our troops by sending mixed messages."

Democrats are "consistently saying things
that I think undermine our young men and women
who are serving over there."

Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT)

...South Dakota GOP chair Randy Frederick attacked Senator Tom Daschle, saying "Daschle's three years as Complainer in Chief have brought shame to the honor of his office, concern to our men and women in uniform, and comfort to America's enemies."

....John Thune said ..."What it does is emboldens our enemies and undermines the morale of our troops," adding, "His words embolden the enemy."

If you listen to the Democratic leader, our lesson is;

Let's put domestic politics ahead of the security of this country. 

That's the message.

Senator Rick Santorum 

July 2005: Senator Dick Durbin states that a description of US interrogation procedures at the Guantanamo Bay detention facility sounds like something "done by Nazis, Soviets in their gulags, or some mad regime -- Pol Pot or others."

Al Jazeera now broadcasts the words of Senator Durbin to the Mideast,
certainly putting our troops in greater danger.

Presidential adviser Karl Rove 

November/December 2005: With critics of the war in Iraq growing increasingly vocal, Republicans lash out, suggesting that Democrats are encouraging the enemy and want to surrender to terrorists. President Bush says that "These baseless attacks send the wrong signal to our troops and to an enemy that is questioning America's will."

[T]he liberal leadership 
have put politics ahead of sound fiscal and national security policy. 

And what they have done is cooperated with our enemies 
and are emboldening our enemies.

Rep. Geoff Davis (R-KY)

...January 2006: President Bush suggests that "defeatists" on Iraq are disloyal by contrasting them with a "loyal opposition," stating that the American people "know the difference between a loyal opposition that points out what is wrong, and defeatists who refuse to see that anything is right."

March 2006: Senator Russ Feingold introduces a motion to censure President Bush.

Democrat leaders never miss an opportunity 
to put politics before our nation's security" 

"Democrats should to be focused on winning the War on Terror, 
not undermining it with political axe-grinding of the ugliest kind.

RNC chairman Ken Mehlman

January 2007: Defense Secretary Robert Gates "...it seems pretty straightforward that any indication of flagging will in the United States gives encouragement to those folks. ...I think it may be the effect."

I think that's a dangerous position to take, 
to oppose a sitting commander in chief 
while we've got people being shot at on the ground. 

...to openly oppose, in essence, the strategy, 
I think that can be a very risky thing for our troops.

Mike Huckabee 

...February 2007: White House spokesman Tony Snow said that "Osama bin Laden thought that a lack of American resolve was a key reason he could inspire people to come after us after September 11th. I am not accusing members of the Senate of inviting carnage on the United States of America. I'm simply saying you think about what impact it may have."

http://www.brendan-nyhan.com/blog/gop-dissent-attacks.html

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