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You already know that we’re not a great believer in pledges or the efficacy of petitions.

You most CERTAINLY know that we’re not a great fan of Hugh Hewitt and the Kool Aid Gang.

So us linking to this and urging you to sign the petition and pledge it links to ought to tell you something.

Do I believe that The Surge™ is a magical bullet? No, I don’t. I believe that the only magical bullet in our arsenal is hitting our enemies, ALL of our enemies, and hitting them HARD.

But I know that our Armed Forces and Gen. Petraeus are right when they point out that abandoning the new approach and the Long War will be a massive defeat for us that we’re certain to pay for very dearly.

I also know that the RINOs in the Senate who are currently working on a “non-binding” resolution against The Surge™ are nothing but a bunch of opportunist fuckweasels wanting to eat their cake and have it and that they ought to be dragged outside and shot for providing material aid and comfort to our enemies. If they’re against fighting the war, then let them stand up and block it conclusively, let them be counted as al-Qaeda’s useful idiots responsible for untold thousands of dead Americans.

Don’t let them weasel out of it this way.

And let them know that if they as much as THINK about handing this cheap victory to terrorism, then they will forever be shunned from human company.

Let them know that they, should they as much as entertain the notion of voting for this act of high treason, will be pariahs until they die, that their pathetic pleas for donations will go unheard and that we will all pray for the day when this great nation forever forgets that they were citizens.

And let them know that this great nation, while suffering under an obvious lack of testicular fortitude in Washington, will never run out of utility poles and rope.

(Oh, and if you need another reason to sign it, the fact that freshly-minted moonbat John Cole doesn’t like it ought to do the trick. There is no limit to what he will do to hold on to the Kos readers that he has managed to attract over the years).

27 Responses to “OK, His Majesty Will Make an Exception”
  1. LC HOGHEAD Comment by LC HOGHEAD

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    Misha………… I signed this over at Free Republic. I commend you for putting it on your site. WE have got to get republicans to listen to US and not RINOs like Hagel or Warner or Murray.Hitting them in the pocket might work. THANKS for bending the rules in a worthy cause

    hog

  2. Unregistered Comment by 230Gr JHP

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    Signed,sealed and delivered! Like LC HOG says hitting them in the pocket might hurt but I think the “ping” of an aluminium baseball bat upside their empty skulls would get the message across even better!

  3. Wild-Eyed Charlie Comment by Wild-Eyed Charlie

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    Done.

    May I suggest a new T-shirt?

    “Rope. Politician. Lamppost.
    Some Assembly Required.”

  4. LC Gunsniper Comment by LC Gunsniper

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    Done earlier this evening.

    I’ll second Charlie’s T-shirt idea.

  5. L.C. Rowane Comment by L.C. Rowane

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    Done here, as well. and posted elsewhere.

  6. Unregistered Comment by charles68

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    Character is the most important quality in the people we elect to represent us.

    I have more respect for Kusinich than I do for any Republican who, worried about the shifting winds of public opinion and his/her reelection chances, chooses to provide such a blatant propaganda and morale boon to our mortal enemies.

    Stop the hand wringing and blather. If you are against our efforts in Iraq, then cut off the funding and be done with it. Take a stand. Show some backbone. Don’t undercut our President and more importantly our troops and national interest just so you can save your ass (you think).

    What scum.

  7. Unregistered Comment by Lord Spatula I, King & Tyrant

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    Signed,sealed and delivered! Like LC HOG says hitting them in the pocket might hurt but I think the “ping” of an aluminium baseball bat upside their empty skulls would get the message across even better!

    I prefer center mass, myself.

  8. Unregistered Comment by LC Wes, Imperial Mohel

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    Done. I’ll be following up on this with both my Senators as well…although it’s probably a waste of time with Claire McCaskill…

    Oh, and by the way: Looks like that petition struck a nerve with the Kos Kidz. If you want a laugh, go to the petition page and take a look at the left sidebar, where they list all the bloggers who support the petition and links to their sites. Scroll down to the bottom third of the sidebar; it looks like liberal hackers have discovered the site.

    The best of the bunch: “Ima Crook,” which links to the Wikipedia entry on Tom DeLay.

  9. Unregistered Pingback by Basil's Blog » Blog Archive » Blogrolling 2007-01-26

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    […] Emperor Misha I (Anti-Idiotarian Rottweiler) opposes the weasels. […]

  10. maxxdog Comment by maxxdog

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    Thanks Misha. I and others here have been hammering Coleman’s office with calls and e-mails. He’s reconsidering. He better!

  11. Unregistered Pingback by Inoperable Terran » The pledge

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    […] US residents, go ahead and sign it. Send a message to the RINOs. Posted by Ian S. in […]

  12. LC HOGHEAD Comment by LC HOGHEAD

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    yeah the libs have flooded the blog role with the likes of oj simpson, chuck hagel ,and God,etc etc etc.

    Not funny

  13. Unregistered Trackback by Hugh Hewitt

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    Memo To: The Hill…

    It’s not “nearly 10,000″ signatures. It’s 15,000+ signatures.
    And while your reporter couldn’t get a comment from the NRSC, the NRSC’s Chairman John Ensign was interviewed at length, by me, on yesterday’s program and the transcript posted on t…

  14. LC RobertHuntingdon Comment by LC RobertHuntingdon

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    Heh, Emperor, you got trackbacked by Hugh Hewitt. And his article is actually getting a point exactly 100% right on target. Somebody pinch me. Hey wait, was that a pig I just saw fly by my window?

    RH

  15. shamalama Comment by shamalama

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    Do I believe that The Surge will solve all problems in Iraq? Hell no. But to turn tail and run away, to engage in a “phased re-deployment” would leave a weak Iraq police and military in the hands of well-armed vicious “insurgents” that would re-establish a tyranny. It would also make the US the laughingstock of the Middle East, nothing more than a Paper Tiger. It would also make every US injury and death in this conflict in vain.

    No, we must finish the job we started. A living, breathing democracy in the Middle East could change the entire landscape of a region steeped in violence and poverty. A fair election, an education, a secure job, a bright future is far more powerful a weapon against Islamic terrorism that our biggest bomb. With that idea we must establish and protect fair elections, education, secure jobs, and bright futures for Iraqi civilians.

    That protection can only be done with the might of the US forces. To walk away, to leave the struggling Iraqi police and military in their infancy would be a kiss of death for everything we’ve accomplished this far. We shouldn’t come home until our job is finished, and anyone that selfishly demands our troops return before then is telling the fledgling Iraqi democracy, “You’re on your own against overwhelming odds … you’ll probably be dead in six months … good luck!”

  16. Unregistered Trackback by Common Folk Using Common Sense

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    Sign The Pledge…

    To turn tail and run away, to engage in a “phased re-deployment” would leave a weak Iraq police and military in the hands of well-armed vicious “insurgents” that would re-establish a tyranny.

    ……

  17. Unregistered Pingback by Balloon Juice

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    […] One of the most amusing (depressing) aspects of the GOP’s descent into lunacy (I can say that now that I am officially a moonbat! Do I get a certificate in the mail, Misha?) the past few years has been listening to the rhetoric of the 28%er’s, who faced with the fact that their ideas (and that is a charitable name for the babble they spew) are rejected by the majority of the country and a sizable portion of the party, are now focussed on purges within the party. I was only half-joking yesterday when I wrote the silly pledge should actually read “Follow Bush over a cliff or we will make sure that we are a Southern regional religionist party with 12 seats in the Senate!” That is what some of them want. Enter Dean Barnett: […]

  18. Unregistered Comment by GUYK

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    done

  19. SoCalOilMan, LC Comment by SoCalOilMan, LC

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    Signed. Ireally despise “non-binding” resolutions as they accomplish nothing. Vote yeah or nay on the actual issue or shut up.

    As a side note, on the petition signature page, I looked at the “by state” map and noticed that California has over 4 x’s more signatures than any other state. Guess we haven’t all gone over the edge yet.

  20. NCLivingBrit Comment by NCLivingBrit

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    I prefer center mass, myself.

    Yeah, but some of those poliweasals have got the uprated armour in the midsection…. Of course their heads can be pretty solid too.

    Maybe if you just inserted the whole bat rectally?

    But with that delightful image in your minds, signed and passed on.

  21. NCLivingBrit Comment by NCLivingBrit

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    23154 as of 0247 EST :)

  22. juandos Comment by juandos

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    But I know that our Armed Forces and Gen. Petraeus are right when they point out that abandoning the new approach and the Long War will be a massive defeat for us that we’re certain to pay for very dearly

    Noted military historian Fred Kagan says, “Failure in Iraq today will require far greater sacrifices tomorrow in far more desperate circumstances. Committing to victory now will demonstrate America’s strength to our friends and enemies around the world“…

  23. Agent Orange Comment by Agent Orange

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    Much as I hate to disagree with Misha and the fine LCs around here, I wholly oppose the surge.

    We don’t need to add more troops to Iraq, we don’t need to try and stabilize the nation. What we need to do is what we should have done the moment Saddam was toppled: pack up and leave, and allow the country to collapse into civil war.

    This whole democracy-building business in Iraq is a complete exercise in futility. You simply cannot build a free, democratic state in any nation where Islam reigns supreme, for the two are completely contradictory ideologies. Sure, you can have what resembles a democracy, if you define “democracy” simply as giving each citizen the right to vote, in an Islamic state, like the Shiite majority is using it now - to transfer power from the Sunni minority to themselves. Like Hamastine (which, incidentally, has its own civil war. Par for the course as far as Muslims are concerned - if you don’t get what you want peacefully, start a war.) But a democracy as Americans know it, with separation of church and state, individual liberty, and the like? Never.

    Instead, we can take advantage of the 1300-year-old rift between the Sunnis and the Shiites, a rift that should be split further rather than mended as we are doing now, and allow them to fight each other, for every Muslim fighting another is two less to turn on the nonbelievers. That very situation is happening in Iraq right now, which would be great were it not for the fact that brave American soldiers are caught in the middle, dying to IEDs and snipers and other various threats - stabbed in the back without being able to defend themselves - all for a mission that Bush has sent them on, without even first taking to understand Islam.

    There were quite a few things we could have done to produce a more suitable result, make this whole campaign at least worth our while, something that would have been worth committing 70 billion dollars and the priceless lives of 3,000 of out finest to. Unfortunately, we failed to take those opportunities.

    I’m sure you’ll all agree with this list here:

    We could have forcibly removed Sharia law from the Iraqi constitution - shoved a Sharia-free constitution down their throats, just as we forcibly demilitarized Germany and Japan following WWII. We failed.

    We could have given the Kurds their own state like they deserve, instead of forcing them to lay themselves at the mercy of the Arabs in the name of quid pro quo. We failed.

    We could have blown away Muqtada al-Sadr the first chance we got. We failed.

    We could have told Nouri al-Maliki and Co. just exactly what we think of their friendliness towards the Shiite militias, and their cuddling up to the Iranians. We failed.

    We can talk about staying on until the job is done (an admirable goal in itself) as much as we want, but the job as currently defined is wholly impossible.

    Defeating the terrorists? We can’t just keep on killing the terrorists as they appear, for the supply of jihadists is limitless as long as there is the ideology to spawn them.

    Earning the trust of Iraqis? Sure, there are a few million Kurds who are genuinely grateful for all the things America has done for them over the years, policing the no-fly-zone and ensuring their continued survival. And there are, no doubt, hundreds of thousands, maybe even millions of Betty Dawishas, who are similarly grateful for the US liberation of Iraq from Saddam Hussein.

    But five million, or even 10 million people, is not a realistic figure upon which to base policy regarding a country with a population of 26 million. And if there were so many grateful Iraqis, there would be no insurgency.

    A peaceful Iraq? Leaving aside the question of whether a united, harmonious Iraq is beneficial to the long term goals of America, and indeed the whole camp of Infidels, such a situation is very unlikely to happen. The Sunnis will never accept transfer of the power which they have held so long to the Shiites, and the Shiites will similarly never accept the Sunni minority wielding power over them again in any way, not after so many decades of Saddam’s despotism.

    The best course of action would therefore to not attempt further nation-building efforts on a people who are neither capable nor deserving of a free democracy, but instead end this Light unto the Arabic Nations nonsense, and allow the inevitable conflict to run its course. We can divide and split the house of Islam, and step back and watch as they wear each other into the ground.

    Sure, Iran will immediately jump at the opportunity to further expand its influence. However, that is what they are already doing, and the Sunnis under the current system have no recourse. With no attempts by the US to maintain peace in the region however, they can put up an armed struggle against the Shiites, supported by the immense oil wealth of the Gulf Arabs. We can station troops in Israel and Kurdistan to protect the people there if we must, but other than that there should be no intervention in the bloodbath.

    Exploit your opponent’s weaknesses - don’t remove them.

  24. Unregistered Comment by Lord Spatula I, King & Tyrant

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    Maybe if you just inserted the whole bat rectally?

    Did I say anything about a bat?  (malevolent grin)

  25. Emperor Misha I Comment by Emperor Misha I

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    Much as I hate to disagree with Misha and the fine LCs around here, I wholly oppose the surge.

    I’m no fan of it either, as I’m sure you know (I know that I’ve mentioned it more than once).

    The problem in Iraq, as far as I’m concerned, has precious little to do with our numbers there and EVERYTHING to do with the insane ROE that tie our troops’ hands behind their backs, not to mention the Administration’s obstinate refusal to quit dealing with the symptoms and go to the source, as in Syria, Iran and our “eternal friends” Saudi Arabia.

    But that’s not the point of the pledge.

    The point IS that it is completely irresponsible, not to mention the most shameless display of political opportunism to come down the pike in a while, for our politicians to protest the war in a non-binding resolution while, at the same time, pretending to be in favor of it when it comes to an actual vote.

    Either they’re in favor or they’re against. If they’re against, then I expect them to stand up and be counted. That is to say, I WOULD expect them to do so, had I been delusional enough to think that politicians are in any way familiar with concepts such as “honor”, “integrity” and “common decency.”

    Or how about this: General Petraeus, who is the one ASKING for the additional troops, was UNANIMOUSLY confirmed by the very same Senate (Democrats included) who now want to pass a non-binding resolution expressing their opposition to the plan endorsed by him.

    Hypocrisy and swinish, spineless cowardice on full display. They don’t want to vote against the surge because it might work, but they also want to be on record as being against it, because it just might NOT work.

    That’s the point.

  26. LC Wil Comment by LC Wil

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    I ran across a quote today that seemed appropo for the authors of this ill considered resolution:

    Commanders should be counseled chiefly by persons of known talent, by those who have made the art of war their particular study and whose knowledge is derived from experience, by those who are present at the scene of the action who see the enemy. If therefore anyone thinks himself qualified to give advice respecting the war which I conduct, let him come with me into Macedonia.

    Lucius Aemillius Paulus, Roman General and Consul, 168 B.C.

  27. Grits Comment by Grits

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    If it ain’t productive work, it is a waste of time. “Non binding resolutions” are a chance to blow hot air without actually accomplishing anything therefore a waste of time. I don’t think the public teat should be sucked for things that are a waste of time. Therefore, non binding resolutions should be on their personal time at some place other than the Capitol Building unless they want to rent it for an outrageous price. They should have their pay docked for this last exercise in futility.

    Grits