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Bloviating Zeppelin: Moonbat of the Week Award

Bloviating Zeppelin

(in-ep-toc'-ra-cy) - a system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of producing, and where the members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed, are rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers.

Monday, December 05, 2005

Moonbat of the Week Award

And the award goes to:

Our first two-time recipient, Congressman John P. "Jack" Murtha.

Murtha is a retired Marine Colonel and deserves respect for serving in the Marines in the early 1950's, for re-enlisting in 1966 and serving in Vietnam, earning a Bronze Star, two Purple Hearts and the Vietnamese Cross for Gallantry. My respect, however, ends there.

First, Murtha advocated an entire pullout from Iraq and, for having done so, earned my previous Moonbat Award.

Now, speaking before a civic group in Latrobe, Pennsylvania on Thursday, December 1st, Murtha said that most U.S. troops will leave Iraq within a year because the Army is "broken, worn out" and "living hand to mouth."

I'm sorry, but that's simply a flat-out lie.

Our armed services are the best equipped they've ever been, better than in Vietnam, Korea or World War II. You would expect that, would you not?

We are making progress in Iraq. Progress you don't hear about. Did you know there are:

- 120 Iraqi Army and Police combat battalions
- Batallions are comprised of between 350 and 800 Iraqi forces
- 80 Iraqi battalions are fighting side-by-side with coalition forces
- 40 others are taking the lead in the fight
- 90 square miles of Baghdad province turned over to Iraqi security forces
- Over a dozen bases in Iraq handed over to the Iraqi government
- Iraq has now six basic police academies, and one in Jordan
- They produce over 3,500 new police officers every ten weeks

And this isn't even taking into account the December 15th elections.

We are in Iraq. We should not leave, unless we don't mind dumping millions of people back into a confusing and dangerous maelstrom and creating an horrendous vacuum -- which would be filled only by the most powerfully treacherous of killers; i.e., read: terrorists.

Let me distill it down even further, Mr. Murtha: "withdrawing" troops from Iraq on a timetable palatable to yourself or other defeatists would not only be tactically beyond stupid, it would be, in a word:



Blogger Little Miss Chatterbox said...

You beat me to it. I was going to give Murtha my "Gag Me With a spoon" award :-). Great post. I appreciate your stats on why we are making progress.

Mon Dec 05, 03:02:00 PM PST  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

I am wondering just how much these events will drive the 15th elections, the Iraqis knowing that there is a greater push to leave their country. Will we see the large turnouts we saw before, now that we're making leaving noises -- kind of like 1991?

Mon Dec 05, 03:08:00 PM PST  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Also funny you should mention your award -- at one point I was considering naming mine the "Gag Me With a Woodchuck" award. . .

Mon Dec 05, 03:10:00 PM PST  
Blogger Little Miss Chatterbox said...

Well--I wanted my award to have a unique name and my friends associate me with that phrase so it fit :-).

Mon Dec 05, 08:57:00 PM PST  
Blogger bigwhitehat said...

LMC, go ahead. This guy deserves a whole trophy case full of awards.

Mon Dec 05, 09:40:00 PM PST  
Blogger echotig said...

That is the freakiest picture I have ever seen. I hope I don't have nightmares. You should photoshop all the scariest features of various Dems. Pelosi, Hill, Kerry are a few of the scariest looking to me. Oh yeah, Alan Colmes.

Mon Dec 05, 10:36:00 PM PST  
Blogger Little Miss Chatterbox said...

Echotig: My daughter frequently mentions how scary looking Alan Colmes is :-). Ofcourse next to Sean he doesn't have much of a chance :-).

Mon Dec 05, 11:04:00 PM PST  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Wow. Come to think of it, Alan Colmes is pretty creepy and a bit skeletal -- but not quite so much as Michael Chertoff.

Tue Dec 06, 05:08:00 AM PST  
Blogger Mahndisa S. Rigmaiden said...

12 06 05

Good post, as usual! I love your pics!Have a good day tomorrow:)

Tue Dec 06, 11:14:00 PM PST  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Hey lookee!! A new Mahndisa photo!! VERY nice photo!!

Wed Dec 07, 05:44:00 AM PST  
Blogger Mahndisa S. Rigmaiden said...

12 07 05

Hey Blo Zep:Thx:) I gave some info on trackbacks for the previous posts. :)

Wed Dec 07, 03:16:00 PM PST  

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