Wednesday, May 30, 2007

DeMint, He Opens His Mouth

And a flood of stupidity follows.

His latest attempt at public speaking has a couple of choice moments.

“Al-Qaida knows that we’ve got a lot of wimps in Congress,” DeMint said. “I believe a lot of the casualties can be laid at the feet of all the talk in Congress about how we’ve got to get out, we’ve got to cut and run.”

A few notes for Sen. DeMint.

Al Quade makes up only a very small percentage of the forces involved in fighting against the US in Iraq (and would not even be in Iraq if we had not gone in there). The vast majority of those involved in attacking US forces are Iraqi. These people will continue to fight us until they are totally defeated, something that almost never happens with domestic insurgency.

They are responding to an invasion of their land like I hope Americans would respond to an invasion of the US, with massive resistance. In the US this resistance would not stop based upon the political discussions of the invaders, but only when the invaders were either kicked out, or had killed such a massive amount amount of our population that resistance was no longer an option.

We face the same reality in Iraq.

The sad truth is, they want us out of the way so they can get busy killing each other. Iraq is a land divided by religious, ethnic and family divides, and grudges held onto from the past. These will define their existence for the next few decades if not longer. Our staying in Iraq just delays the now unavoidable.

All you do by demanding that we remain in Iraq is assure the deaths of more of our troops. The Democrats are trying to save some troops, it is you Sen. DeMint who are killing them.

Not only did Sen DeMint display his stupidity while in Spartanburg, He also confirmed that he is very accomplished at spinning a lie.

DeMint also took issue with the now widespread belief that Saddam Hussein had no weapons of mass destruction, saying the executed Iraqi dictator had “stockpiles of chemical weapons” that still exist.

Yes Saddam has some very old, scattered, most likely forgotten, shells that did at one time contain deadly toxins. These are left over from their war with Iran (you know, back when we were allied with them, and were helping with their chemical weapons programs). As chemical weapons, these shells are basically useless. The chemicals have degraded, and are not much of a threat. In fact a couple have been used in IEDs (most likely by accident), and the damage was very limited.

These are not the 'stockpiles' but leftovers, and posed no real threat to our nation.

Stupid, and a bad liar, no wonder so many love to call the Jr. Senator from South Carolina Sen DimWit.



Syd said...

Here here! Apparently Sen. Dimwit has been reading his GOP talking points again.

Mark H said...

DeMint is a vile human and joke of a Senator. If we lived an almost any other state he would have little chance of getting elected. In South Carolina, he is a lock.

Anonymous said...

DeMint doesn't read much, does he?

he sounds as crazy as Curt Weldon -- who was defeated in nov '06 -- thank goodness!

If we want to understand the enemy we're fighting in Iraq, the magic word is "tribe."

-- peg --

Silence Dogood said...

Good post, I am reminded of when former Sec. McNamara went to Vietnam years later and at a dinner where was his former Northern Vietnamese counter part was the following exchange (roughly parapharsed).

McNamara noted to his counterpart "You lost over One million people was it worth it?" (note: the U.S. lost roughly 58,000)

His counterpart replied "we would have gladly lost several times that...after all these years do you still not understand, we were fighting for everything, no amount of casualties would have been too high."

I heard this recounted by McNamara himself.

This lesson has been totally lost on us. The Iraqi's who are now fighting have a little more "at stake" than we do there. That is, I guess, except for Jim DeMint and co. who have decided our sacrafice in face of a war we chose to be involved in is to accept a generous an undeserved tax cut, but I digress...