Methods That Work in Iraq

Methods That Work in Iraq

By Frederick J. Chiaventone

The United States is now employing our former enemies to fight Al-Qaeda. This new approach, especially noticeable in the provinces of Anbar and Diyala, is paying off. We shouldn’t be surprised. History has ample precedent.

A number of former enemies – Sunni and Shi’a groups – of the American presence in Iraq have already signed on and are guided by three simple rules: they must promise to stop fighting American forces; agree to attack Al-Qaeda forces; and finally, begin a gradual rapprochement and cooperation with Iraqi military and police forces.
Bringing former insurgents into the fold is a mark not only of progress but of sound, practical thinking, a good grasp of historical precedent, and a much better understanding of local politics. Pols everywhere agree: all politics is local.
U.S. commanders have in fact realized that the best weapon against a guerrilla is frequently a former guerrilla. Except to the political naifs who get their history lessons from Showtime this is not a new concept, but one which has been used by the U.S. Army — indeed by a number of armies — in the past, and frequently with remarkable success.
When the fascist government in Italy finally collapsed, some of the fiercest fighters on the Allied side were Italian soldiers who but weeks before had fought alongside their German counterparts. The Italians, however, had come to fear and loathe their Nazi allies. It hadn’t taken too long for them to realize who their real enemies were. Eager to come to blows with their former oppressors they sought to fight alongside Allied forces. Allied leadership was practical enough to recognize the potential contributions of Italian fighters. Rather than disarm these former enemies or shift them to the sidelines, we took strategic and tactical advantage of our new allies’ hard won experience, their intimate knowledge of Wehrmacht operations, and their enthusiasm to pay back their Nazi overlords.
Payback is by no means a new concept. When Hernando Cortez conquered what is now Mexico he never had more than 500 Spanish soldiers under his command. Certainly the horses, steel swords and primitive muskets gave the Spaniards a limited advantage, but even these would have been fairly useless in confronting an enemy numbering literally in the tens of thousands. Instead, Cortez quickly realized that while the Aztecs were the big dog on the block, they had not made any friends in the region. Arrogant to a fault, rapacious and brutal to neighboring tribes, the Aztec Empire looted and murdered its neighbors without compunction. They herded thousands of captured subjects back to Tenotchtitlan for the sole purpose of butchering them to appease bloodthirsty gods. (Does the behavioral pattern sound familiar?) When the Spaniards arrived they were delighted to welcome the thousands upon thousands of local tribesmen who flocked to their banners in the hope of getting back at their Aztec overlords. This approach worked to a fault. In record time the vaunted and vicious Aztec Empire ceased to exist.
American soldiers in the field were quick to recognize the potential of the disenchanted and yet fierce members of Native American warrior sects. The majority of scouts for the US Army during the extensive Sioux Wars of the 1870’s through 1890’s for example were not, as Hollywood might have us believe, United States soldiers. Instead they were largely Arikara, Shoshone, Pawnee, Winnebago, and Crow scouts. All of these indigenous people knew and hated the Sioux. The Sioux were fellow Indians to be sure, but not well loved by those who by necessity or tradition lived near them. It was a group of Shoshone and Crow scouts who in June of 1876 first discovered and then blunted a massive assault by Crazy Horse’s warriors on Brigadier General George Crook’s encampment along the Rosebud. A week later, George Custer would use Crow and Arikara scouts to discover a large encampment of Sioux led by Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse. Unfortunately for him and many of his men Custer would dismiss the Crow’s declaration that the camp contained “…more warriors than you have bullets.” A cavalier disregard of his scouts’ advice proved disastrous in this event.
The following year the Sioux themselves would actually volunteer to track and fight the Nez Perces. And in later years General George Crook would be faced with the task of bringing to bay Geronimo’s fierce marauding Apaches. No pushovers, Crook described the Apaches as “the tigers of the human species.” Knowing the difficulties facing him Crook quickly enlisted the aid of other Apache warriors as scouts. It was the Apache scouts who finally located and brought Geronimo to bay. They knew the enemy and the terrain intimately. Apaches would continue to serve as scouts for the Army as a separate unit until as late as 1942. In almost every significant case, throughout the Indian wars it was the Indian Scouts who led American forces to the enemy in question.
We should keep this in mind when congressmen and news commentators begin to question a military use of former guerrillas against Al-Qaeda or the Mahdi Army. Perhaps it has taken us some time to relearn the lessons of history but this may just be the approach that our commitment to Iraq requires. Our newly acquired allies have learned their lessons the hard way. They have come to realize that the true enemies of Iraq and the Iraqi people are not American GIs — instead they are fanatical Saudis, Syrians, Egyptians, Chechens, Palestinians and Iranians who have come to feed their blood thirsty gods with the bodies of Iraqis. Or they are criminals and murderers who thrive on the chaos of war at the expense of those who would work and live in peace rather than raise their children in a climate of fear and death.
What we must now strive to do is to not repeat our past grievous errors. Most Native American Indian scouts were woefully treated after they had served honorably and well. Disarmed, abused, returned to reservations, their treatment amounts to nothing less than a national disgrace. In our own history General Crook, in a rare display of integrity, resigned his commission when his promises to his Apache scouts were broken by a duplicitous government in Washington.
But I don’t worry about the generals, it’s the politicians who bear careful watching.
Frederick J. Chiaventone – retired Army officer and award-winning novelist and screenwriter taught counter-insurgency at the Army’s staff college.


Fitzgerald: What is wrong with press coverage of Islam

Fitzgerald: What is wrong with press coverage of Islam

Such pictures as this one in Newsweek are akin to the performances of the Muslim women, usually Pakistanis, who come to elementary schools to “talk about Islam.” They bring pretty postcards of mosques and a prayer rug that can be turned Meccawards, and are eager to share information about “family-centered” Islam. Everything concentrates on the trivial (for Infidels) rituals of worship: Shehada, zakat, salat, hajj, and especially Ramadan, which allows for all kinds of wide-eyed wonder at the depth of feeling which Muslims must have to stick to a daytime fast for a whole month.

And then of course the discussion can be all about not only what good things there are to eat at the break-fast Iftar dinner, but how various are those things — because, you see, “Islam is not monolithic.”

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Shoe bomber waiting for Allah to spring him

Shoe bomber waiting for Allah to spring him


Because in the view of Abdul Raheem (Richard Reid), Allah would find nothing objectionable in the mass murder of infidels.

Meanwhile, why is he allowed books about Islam in prison? Do prison officials suppose they will make him better, when it is clear from this article and from everything else that we know about him that they are the things that made him worse?

“Crazed bomber says Allah will get him out of Supermax poky,” by Corky Siemaszko for the New York Daily News (thanks to WriterMom):

Shoe bomber Richard Reid sits and waits in his cell at the Suprmax prison in Colorado. The British terrorist says he has dreamed he will be spared from the life sentence he serves.Failed shoe bomber Richard Reid fantasizes that Allah will free him from the Supermax prison cell where he lives in isolation – and in his socks.

“I had a couple of good dreams about my situation changing for the better in the not-so-distant future, so this is a blessing from Allah,” Reid wrote in letters obtained by a British newspaper.

“I place my trust in Allah that he will bring that into fruition and ask him to give me patience until the time when that occurs.”

The Mirror also secured exclusive photos of the 33-year-old Al Qaeda acolyte who tried to blow up a packed Miami-bound jet with booby-trapped sneakers – and who stares with crazy eyes at the camera.

Behind the British-born Muslim convert are his paltry possessions – a few books about Islam, scraps of writing paper, a bear-shaped plastic container of what appears to be honey resting beside a shabby trunk.

His beard is scraggly and he wears a white, long-sleeved T-shirt and gray sweatpants. He expresses no remorse for his failed attempt at mass murder – and seems serene despite the terrorist path that landed him in prison.

“As long as we strive to follow the laws which he has laid down for us then everything which occurs in this life contains some good for us,” he wrote.

Reid is serving a life sentence in the ultratough federal prison in Florence, Colo., for attempting to bring down an American Airlines jet with nearly 200 people aboard on Dec. 22, 2001. Fellow passengers and crew members overpowered him before he could ignite the explosives hidden in his shoes.

In missives to his Jamaican father, Robin Reid, the bearded bomber hectored him to get religion – the Muslim religion.

“How’s your situation in regards to upholding the daily prayers?” he wrote. “Hopefully my advice was well received and if you didn’t start praying yet, I’d ask you to re-read the two letters I wrote earlier this year on that subject and to reflect on your situation with Allah.”

Reid also harshly rebutted his dad’s suggestion that a Christian aunt who died suddenly was in a “better place.”

“You should know that while Allah is merciful and forgiving, this applies only to those who upheld His rights,” he wrote. “I do know that if she died while still believing that Jesus and God are one then that’s not good as she had the chance to find out about Islam.”

The Cult of Global Warming

The Cult of Global Warming

By Don Feder
GrassTopsUSA | 7/31/2007

Global warming has become the apocalyptic cult of the new millennium. None of the other jeremiahs, throughout the ages, can hold an end-of-the-world candle to ozone-layer mystics prophesying climate Armageddon.

I just came across the ultimate Al Gore coffee table book, “The World Tomorrow: Scenarios of Global Catastrophe” by Yannick Monget.

On the jacket, the author is described as “the founder and chief representative of the Ankaa Group, an organization dedicated to conceiving and developing ambitious projects for the environmental protection of Europe.”

If that weren’t enough of a contribution to mankind, we are told Monget “has written several volumes of socially committed science fiction in France” – which didn’t sell nearly as well as Gore’s several volumes of socially committed science fiction, including “The Earth In Balance” and “The Assault on Reason.”

“The World Tomorrow” is a lavishly illustrated book that stunningly depicts ecological end-times in familiar settings.

Singapore is demolished by super tornadoes. Fires ravage downtown San Diego (made to resemble Dresden during the Allied bombing). Torrential downpours and “terrible floods” drench Central Europe. (Prague looks like Venice during monsoon season.) Berlin’s lush lawns are replaced by dusty, cracked earth. The ruins of Madrid are in the middle of a jungle. Moscow’s St. Basil’s Cathedral is stranded in a snowy wasteland. New York City is locked in ice. And D.C. is returned to the forest primeval, with what appears to be a giant, mutant iguana crawling in front of the Capitol – oh, I beg your pardon, Senator Clinton.

This enviro-porn compliments the ravings of Global Warming’s nuttier acolytes – chimp girl Jane Goodall, at the Live Earth U.S.A. concert, squawking: “Up in the North the ice is melting. What will it take to melt the ice in the human heart?”

Not to be outdone, and demonstrating that the Kennedy clan loses brain cells with each succeeding generation (impossible as that may seem), Robert F. Kennedy Jr. — son of RFK and president of something called the Waterkeeper Alliance – raved to the Live Earth audience: “Get rid of all of these rotten politicians (presumably, Republicans) we have in Washington, who are nothing more than corporate toadies. This is treason and we need to start treating them as traitors!” His old man, who once worked for Joe McCarthy, would be proud.

Boy Bobbie could have put it differently: “This is heresy. And we need to start treating them as heretics!” Which way to the Global Warming auto-da-fe?

The environmentalist canon may be described thusly: 1) Global Warming caused by carbon dioxide emissions is revealed truth. 2) If we don’t repent, mankind will be eternally damned. 3) Doubters are monsters and mental defectives comparable to Holocaust-deniers and members of the Flat Earth Society. And 4) It’s time to purge our SUV sins by abolishing the industrial revolution and turning to pig manure and solar power for energy. The former may in found in abundance among Global-Warming advocates in Congress and the media.

In a 2003 speech to San Francisco’s Commonwealth Club, popular science novelist Michael Crichton described the religion of environmentalism, predecessor to the Church of Global Warming:

“Today, one of the most powerful religions in the Western World is environmentalism,” Crichton disclosed. “Environmentalism seems to be the religion of choice for urban atheists. . There’s an initial Eden, a paradise, a state of grace and unity with nature, there’s a fall from grace into a state of pollution as a result of eating from the tree of knowledge, and as a result of our actions there is a judgment day coming for us all. We are all energy sinners, doomed to die, unless we seek salvation, which is now called sustainability.”

Facts are irrelevant, Crichton explains, “because the tenets of environmentalism are all about belief. It’s about whether you are going to be a sinner, or saved. Whether you are going to be one of the people on the side of salvation (the elect), or on the side of doom, whether you are going to be one of us, or one of them.” Them being RFK Jr’s “corporate toadies,” “traitors” and other wretches yet to be saved by the amazing grace of biodegradable products.

Ditto, Global Warming. The CO2 witch doctors view a modest rise in the Earth’s temperature with the alarm of Stone Age savages in Borneo encountering a 747. It’s as if the surface temperature of the planet has been a constant for the past 5 billion years and suddenly things are heating up – due to greenhouse gases.

In reality, the Earth has regularly gone through hot and cold cycles. A thousand years ago, Viking settlements in Greenland were growing crops. (It really was green then.) When Hannibal crossed the Alps with elephants in 218 A.D., it wasn’t nearly the feat many imagine. There was little ice and snow.

Reid Bryson, professor emeritus at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, is known as the father of scientific climatology. Bryson is a Global Warming iconoclast, and thus is shunned by many of his colleagues.

The professor does not doubt the Earth is warming, as we come out of what’s known as the “Little Ice Age.”

“However, there is no credible evidence that it is due to mankind and carbon dioxide,” Bryson told a reporter for (in an interview published on June 18). “We’ve been coming out of a Little Ice Age for 300 years. We have not been making very much carbon dioxide for 300 years. It’s been warming up a long time.”

Why then do so many scientists bring offerings to the altar of the Greenhouse God? Says Bryson: “There is a lot of money to be made in this. If you want to be an eminent scientist, you have to have a lot of grad students and a lot of grants. You can’t get grants unless you say, ‘oh global warming, yes, yes, carbon dioxide.'” Or, as Big Brother told Winston Smith: “Right thinking will be rewarded – wrong thinking punished.”

“Speaking out against global warming is like being a heretic,” Bryson significantly declares.

Dennis T. Avery, a senior fellow at the Hudson Institute, observes that much of the recent warming trend occurred prior to 1940 – “before the emission of much greenhouse gas from human activities.”

On March 22, 2002, the Associated Press reported that a study “appearing in the March 21, 2002 issue of the journal Science analyzed ancient tree rings from 14 sites on three continents in the northern hemisphere and concluded that temperatures in an era known as the Medieval Warm Period some 800 to 1,000 years ago closely matched the warming trend of the 20th century.” Is AP in the pocket of Exxon?

Avery sees a sunny (you should pardon the expression) future: “We’re in a mild, erratic natural warming cycle (driven by a cyclical uptick in the sun’s energy) that will gradually return us to the finest weather pattern in all recorded history – the Medieval Climate Optimum (circa 900-1300 A.D.). Winters will be milder, storms less powerful, and rainfall more abundant. The polar ice caps will not melt, and the sea level will continue to rise very slowly.”

You mean the Eiffel Tower won’t end up in the middle of a lagoon? Drat!

Scientists have documented nine moderate global warming cycles and nine somewhat harsher global cooling cycles in the last 12,000 years. Each cycle lasted roughly 1,500 years and – miracle of miracles — coincided exactly with the known cycles of the sun’s magnetic activity.

But this is an inconvenient truth for the Church of CO2 Emissions. We can’t enact an international treaty to control the sun’s magnetic activity. We can’t legislate against it. Nor can it be used as a club to beat energy companies bloody or to institute the type of draconian controls over humanity for which the left has always lusted.

Global Warming a la Gore is merely the left’s latest attempt to frog-march us into its brave new world.

With Marxism (another doomsday cult), the apocalyptic vision was a world where the rich kept getting richer and the poor sank deeper and deeper into drudgery, near-starvation and despair. The party elite was the priesthood sent to exorcise these political demons.

Since then, there has been a succession of leftist secular faiths – each calling on us to repent social sin, prophesizing doom and holding out the hope of salvation if only mankind can be coercively saved from itself.

In the ’50s and ’60s, it was the military/industrial complex. Then came overpopulation. Does anyone recall Paul Ehrlich’s 1968 bestseller “The Population Bomb”? Dr. Ehrlich confidently forecast worldwide starvation and the exhaustion of natural resources sometime between 1970 and 1985, due to overpopulation. With birthrates falling worldwide, and well below replacement levels in most industrialized nations, Ehrlich joins the League of Distinguished Malthusians.

The pollution scare started with Rachel Carson’s “Silent Spring” (1962). We were poisoning the Earth. Species were becoming extinct. We would shortly choke to death on our own garbage and toxic fumes. Part of the service for this particular faith was banning DDT – which led to millions of Third World deaths from disease-laden mosquitoes.

And now we have the Church of Global Warming, under the leadership of Pope Albert I and his college of cardinals (the Natural Resources Defense Council, Sierra Club and editorial board of The New York Times).

Its Office for the Propagation of the Faith works overtime, churning out books, movies (from the fictional “The Day After Tomorrow” to the fictional “An Inconvenient Truth”), textbooks, concerts, congressional hearings, media pleading and inquisitions.

There are even children’s versions of the Ozone Bible. “Arctic Tale” (opening in theaters August 17) is a “documentary” that follows the adventures of Mama Polar Bear and Mother Walrus and their cubs, as they try to deal with catastrophic changes in their environment due to – what else? – Global Warming.

Not to worry, soon they’ll be cavorting among the ice floes of Manhattan.

As science, Global Warming ranks right up there with the Piltdown Man and the gay-gene theory.

All of the left’s quasi-religions seek to take us to the same final destination – a state of rigid control, central planning, rationing, pre-industrial living standards and flagellation to purge us of our sins.

The end of the line can be vaguely discerned. In the United Kingdom, a group of Eco-Doom fanatics, called The Optimum Population Trust, recently got hysterical over a slight blip in the British birthrate (from 1.8 children per woman in 2005 to 1.87 in 2006 – still well below the replacement level of 2.11).

In its report, the Trust noted that a child born in Britain today will have a lifetime environmental impact (carbon-dioxide output) equal to the energy consumed on 620 round-trip, trans-Atlantic flights.

Brits have to limit childbearing, the Optimum Population Trust insists. If they won’t do so voluntarily, the government should adopt coercive measures – which in China has meant forced abortions and sterilizations, and infanticide.

Be afraid. Be very afraid.

How about this for a colorful coffee-table book “The World Tomorrow – Scenarios of Economic and Social Catastrophe Courtesy of the Church of Global Warming”?

This article originally appeared on and appears here with the author’s permission.

Don Feder is a former Boston Herald writer who is now a political/communications consultant. He also maintains his own website,

Fasting Against America

Fasting Against America

By Mark D. Tooley | 7/31/2007

Muslim Groups in the U.S. have joined with left-wing Protestants and Catholics in planning an “interfaith fast” on the upcoming “day officially known as ‘Columbus Day,’” according to fast organizers. Called “From Conquest to Community, From Violence to Reverence: An Interfaith Fast to End the War in Iraq,” the day of October 8, 2007 will conveniently synchronize with Islam’s “Night of Power” during Ramadan.

The fasters include officials from the Islamic Society of North America, the National Council of Churches, the Council on American Islamic Relations, the Catholic Maryknollers, Sojourners, the United Methodist Board of Church and Society, and the Quaker Fellowship of Reconciliation.

What better way to draw religionists together than to transforming the sinister day of conquest formerly known as Columbus Day into a Ramadan fast devoted to opposing American imperialism?!

The interfaith fasters are calling on “all armed forces and militias to ‘fast’ from killing at least for one day, reminding them that Ramadan calls for a fast from violence as well.” They also want to exploit the fast so as to “educate people in our religious communities about electing a president and representatives who are committed to ending this war.”


It’s nice that al Qaeda and other insurgents in Iraq are also invited to join the interfaith fast. Maybe there will be a spontaneous Ramadan soccer game among all the contending parties in Iraq, as during the famously unofficial Christmas Truce between British and German troops in World War I.

“American culture, society, and policy are addicted to violence at home and overseas,” the interfaith fasters explained. “In our time, the hope of a decent future is endangered by an unnecessary, morally abhorrent, and disastrous war. Ending this war can become the first step toward a policy that embodies a deeper, broader sense of generosity and community at home and in the world.”
The interfaith fasters hope to “end the shattering of Iraqi and American lives by offering American generosity and support – but not control – for international and nongovernmental efforts to assist Iraqis in making peace and rebuilding their country, while swiftly and safely bringing home all American troops.”

Calling upon a long religious tradition of abstaining from food for spiritual purposes, the interfaith fasters cited the Prophet Isaiah, Jesus, Gandhi and Cesar Chavez as potent fasters who “changed the course of history.” Strangely, Muhammad is not specifically mentioned in the litany of admirable fasters. Perhaps his own record as a military conqueror makes his inclusion slightly inappropriate on a day meant, in part, to bemoan Christopher Columbus’s “conquest” of America, not to mention modern America’s “conquest” of Iraq.

The interfaith fasters want to condemn all conquest and war. Their underlying assumption is, of course, that the presence of United States forces in Iraq is the sole cause of war there. The departure of U.S. forces will automatically precipitate peace in Iraq, they seem to assume, in an assumption common throughout the Religious Left.

“Today we call for an end to this war, an end to our reliance on violence as the first, rather than the last resort, an end to the arrogant unilateralism of preemptive war,” typically insisted a recent declaration from the 1.1 million member United Church of Christ. The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) also recently pronounced that it is, “conscientiously opposing the war in Iraq as an action inconsistent with the teachings and example of Jesus Christ.”

What the Religious Left is denouncing and fasting against is in fact not the war in Iraq per se, but only U.S. participation in that war. These indignant prelates prefer to assume that the war as a whole can be turned off like a car ignition, as soon as the American President decides, or Congress forces him to do so. To acknowledge that the war in Iraq would continue, or expand, absent U.S. participation would be to admit that the U.S. presence is not exclusively responsible for the conflict. For the Religious Left, this admission is unacceptable.

These interfaith fasters have suitably targeted Columbus Day for their time of protest. America’s discovery by the European adventurer marks the start of cultural genocide and Western imperialism, in the minds of Religious Left activists. For them, the Iraq War is simply the latest sinister episode in four centuries of Western and America, aggression, for which Christianity is ultimately responsible.

The interfaith fasters and their various Religious Left allies have little genuine interest in ending the war in Iraq or in the welfare of Iraq’s people. They were not concerned about Iraqi suffering under Saddam Hussein, except as victims of U.S.-supported sanctions. And the interfaith fasters will have no interest in Iraqi suffering under an Islamist regime or under an expansive civil war, if the U.S. does as the Religious Left desires and departs Iraq precipitously.

For the Religious Left, the war in Iraq is an urgent cause only because the United States is the perceived villain. And for the Religious Left, reflexively opposing the United States, wherever it is active, is a theological and cosmological imperative.

Mark D. Tooley directs the United Methodist committee at the Institute on Religion and Democracy.

Congress Gone Wild: Wants All Three Branches of Government

Congress Gone Wild: Wants All Three Branches of Government

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The US Congress has apparently decided that one branch of government—the Legislative—is not enough for its ambitions. Acting in an increasingly irresponsible manner, its members have decided to not only usurp and control the Executive Branch but the Judicial as well. Following the lead of such legal community notables District Attorney Mike Nifong (who prosecuted three college students based upon manufactured and suppressed “evidence”) and Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald (who has recently made a career out of indicting individuals for non-crimes—and continues to get away with it), liberals and leftists from both sides of the Congressional political aisle persist in lambasting officials of President Bush’s Administration. Their crimes? Being part of President Bush’s administration.

The Congress’ latest attempt to bring down the Executive division of the US government is its ongoing and absurd effort to destroy US Attorney General Alberto Gonzales. Congress’ efforts to try Gonzales focus on the firing of a few US Attorneys by a Republican President Bush. Of note is the fact that Democrat President Clinton fired all 93 US Attorneys while he was in office. Suffice it to say, there was no Congressional outcry when these dismissals occurred. Why? Because appointed US Attorneys serve at the pleasure of the President of the United States. Their appointments are political and they may be dismissed by any sitting president for political or other reasons—or for no reason at all. All US Attorneys are aware of this. But, as President Bush is a Republican president the Democrat-run Congress has made the decision that he may not follow the same rules and regulations as Democrat presidents are allowed. So, Congress—unwilling to actually pursue the business of the American people—has decided to press forward in making another crime out of existing law. US Code, Title 28, Part II, Chapter 35, § 541 clearly states: “Each United States attorney is subject to removal by the President.” There is no caveat to that statement. The president may remove them at will—for any or no reason. Still leftist Congressional Democrats and RINOs have pursued and are continuing to pursue the issuance of subpoenas directed against current and former Bush employees—in their attempts to create a crime out of a non-crime and pay no attention to existing law. Note: Considering many senators’ refusals to uphold existing immigration laws, this comes as no surprise to many of us.


In its enduring attempts to illegally overrule laws already on the books, Congressional Democrats are doggedly and decidedly continuing their efforts to both ignore and disband the law of the land; or only have the “positive” ones apply to Democrats and RINOs (Republicans in Name Only—or those who are in reality Democrats). Is this the caliber of individuals we-the-people decided to elect—those who blatantly and wantonly disobey the law? Note: These are the people who should be investigated and prosecuted.


Apparently not satisfied with Congressional attempts to usurp power from the Executive branch, liberal Senator Arlen Specter (RINO-PA) has also decided to attack the more constructionist Associate Justices on the US Supreme Court for recent decisions made by that body. The reason for this lunacy? The US Supreme Court recently reversed a couple of cases decided by a past SCOTUS liberal faction—which included two decisions on the busing of students away from their Louisville, KY and Seattle, WA home school districts. Specter has decided to investigate these decisions. One has to wonder if the Associate Justices will be dragged before some Senate committee to ‘splain themselves to the senators. Specter strongly appears to be claiming that Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts and Associate Justice Samuel A. Alito lied to the Senate committee that approved their confirmations. Note: When conservative-turned-liberal justices (can anyone say Justice Souter and Justice O’Connor?) have reversed prior more conservative decisions the US Congress has remained silent.


These latest wild outrages affected by Congress—if we-the-people allow them to continue—seem designed and destined to elevate this Legislative Branch of government to the ruling body of the United States of America and place both the Judicial and Executive branches into subservient roles to Congress. Since the founding of the USA, the three branches of government have been co-equal. If our form of government is to survive, these insane Congressional activities must not be allowed to continue. It’s one thing to investigate illegal actions. But, it’s quite another—altogether—to use one’s color of authority in order to pursue investigations into legal behaviors and then imply there is something illegal about them. Isn’t it about time for the American people to reign in our rogue Senators and Congressional representatives? Isn’t it time to—once again—tell them they must follow the laws of the land or work with the people who brought ‘em to the dance to change said laws? We did it in a non-partisan way to stop the Illegal Alien Amnesty bill.


While we still have the vote, it looks like our elected officials are challenging we-the-people to a duel—once again. There was and is a strong and viable reason that we have three equal branches of government in this country. It looks like it’s again time to explain it to the members of the US House of Lords—AKA the US Senate.





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Pro-Taliban Militants Seize Pakistan Mosque