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Archive for November 7th, 2009

There Is No Honor In It

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2009/11/07

As I said in my earlier article (here and cross-posted here), I will attack Obama every chance I get but I will not use a contortionist stretch of an Obama statement to arrive at a false conclusion to attack him. There is no honor in denying the truth or intentionally hiding facts.

And now, news of a liberal showing a massive amount of . . . dishonor (note the elipsis). Glenn Greenwald, aka Gren Gleenwald, aka Green Waldglen, aka Wald Greenglen did a huge dishonorable article regarding blog coverage of Fort Hood (where my daughter is stationed). And Patterico flays him.

Patterico is much more charitable than I. As far as I am concerned, a quotation from the sock-puppet du jour carries the same weight as a quote from KOS or Soros-funded Media Matters, in other words, no weight whatsoever. I don’t care what GG says because GG intentionally lies by omission every breath he takes, it seems. So, moonbats (for you, Jeff), provide a source that isn’t the sock-puppet source if you want me to even consider possibly looking at your source.

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A Quote To Remember

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2009/11/07

From Military

When an Army captain asked him for the direction of the line of retreat,
Col Puller called his Tank Commander, gave them the Army position, and ordered:
“If they start to pull back from that line, even one foot, I want you to open fire on them.”
Turning to the captain, he replied “Does that answer your question?
We’re here to fight.” At Koto-ri in Korea
– Chesty Puller at Koto-ri in Korea
(From “Marine: The Life of Chesty Puller” by Burke Davis)

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I Will Attack Obama Every Chance I Get

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2009/11/07

But this one is not it.

David R. Graham, an apparently new and sporadic commentator at Patterico’s Pontifications (see side-bar), said the following:

C-i-C said in “his” book that if the political winds turn ugly, as now appears the case, he will “side with the Muslims.” On that his word can be trusted.

This very much intrigued me. While I admit I’m ready to believe just about any anti-American and anti-Constitutional assertion regarding Obama, this seemed outlandish. I mean, I would not doubt Obama actually would go full-on Mohammedan in much, along with his socialist agenda and his Ayers agenda, but I highly doubt he’d actually spell things out that clearly and that destructively for America and all freedom-loving countries for all the world to see. I believe Obama is the worst thing to ever happen to the US since King George got too full of himself back in the 18th century. That’s a given.

But this claim about Obama was, on the face of it, way over the top. And, since I knew Obama has said many things and been allied with many people who are indeed way over the top, I wasn’t prepared to set it aside all that quickly. So I requested sourcing information. If this story was real, I wanted to have documentation in my attack.

I got the documentation. And the documentation was a “fail.” It takes a lot of work to get from what he said to what he was reported to have meant. Again, I am ready to believe the worst about Obama because Obama is the worst, but that doesn’t preclude my critical thinking skills. But this particular assertion does not quite fit.

As the documentation shows, Obama said:

The actual quote from the book is from page 261 and is as follows: “Of course, not all my conversations in immigrant communities follow this easy pattern. In the wake of 9/11, my meetings with Arab and Pakistani Americans, for example, have a more urgent quality, for the stories of detentions and FBI questioning and hard stares from neighbors have shaken their sense of security and belonging. They have been reminded that the history of immigration in this country has a dark underbelly; they need specific reassurances that their citizenship really means something, that America has learned the right lessons from the Japanese internments during World War II, and that I will stand with them should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.”

Within that context, I find no fault whatsoever. That means no point on which to attack Obama. No point at all. What I see in that passage is Obama saying he will not let another unconstitutional incarceration of whole swaths of people take place just because we are fighting similar-type folk. And that is a good thing. I can agree with that. No unconstitutional incarceration of all Mohammedans just because we are at war with Mohammedan terrorists. FDR was dead wrong. A second FDR-like action would be equally dead wrong. And that’s what that passage is saying, on the face of it.

I am still ready to believe anything bad about Obama. I am also still ready to believe hidden info not available to anyone. But I cannot, with a clear conscience, attack Obama on this point. There is no honor in it.

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