Monday, May 25, 2009


Of President G.W. Bush, Bill Press said the following on "Washington Journal" on May 24, 2009, "How refreshing to have a president who thinks." I've heard the same statement many times before and it still stuns me. Bush may have thought differently than his opponents on all the issues, but I'm confident he did think.

On "This Week with George Stephanopolous" this Sunday, Donna Brazile supported the possible nomination of Sonia Sotomayor for Supreme Court Justice by saying, "A graduate of some of the best schools in the country. Someone who's not only taken on Affirmative Action but so many other important issues that this country will face." I wonder why the litmus tests for appointments must include attending the "best" schools. Why should that be at the top of the list? In addition, why is support for policies which take race into consideration a plus? I thought we were beyond looking at race in order to determine policy.

Both Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) and President Obama have said that Guantanamo causes terrorists to be recruited. They are a hundred percent wrong. Frank Gaffney (of the Center for Security Policy) has it right. He said (on "Washington Journal") recently that if we close Gitmo it will motivate Al Qaeda into believing it was won a great victory. That would be the recruiting message for terrorists. They will see it as a significant victory against us. Both Durbin and Obama also implied that water boarding three high-profile terrorists to obtain critical information was also a recruiting tool. Actually, the announcement that we will not use water boarding plays into the terrorists' hands. They will become emboldened to learn that they can be captured and not fear anything. That is the true recruiting tool.

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