1.21.2007

Let's join hands and sing "Koom-bi-ya"

You really have to love the logic used by Democrats when it comes to the War and oil. This comes from Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer. My personal favorite is this here:

"Mr. President, there are animosities between Sunni and Shiite people in the Middle East that have developed over centuries," Schweitzer said Saturday in the Democrats' weekly radio address. "Outsiders cannot resolve this conflict unless the Iraqi people want security and freedom at least as much as us... We can achieve energy independence in 10 years, create a whole new industry with hundreds of thousands of high-paying jobs, and you'll never have to send children and grandchildren to war in the Middle East again."

Now, if we were to follow that "logic" all we need to do is achieve energy independence and the Islamic extremists that have been attacking us for the last three decades will stop hating us. Well, I guess that's it. We can pull the troops out now!

We could, if we didn't live in the real world.

This notion that Iraqis don't really want peace and stability is the most arrogant, self-serving argument I have ever heard. Right. All the Iraqis I met and saw during my tour of duty really do enjoy living in fear of death squads and car bombs because hey, it's part of their culture.

Also, if Democrats are really serious about energy independence, why have they opposed drilling in ANWR and the Gulf of Mexico and building any new oil refineries? I am all for renewable sources of energy, but if independence is the goal I don't see any quicker way than that.

Their rhetoric may sound nice, but there sure isn't a lot of substance to go with it.