Saturday, December 27, 2003

Howard Dean Makes Fools of Press


TRAIT: Honesty***

"..wouldn't most Americans feel strongly that bin Laden should be tried in America – and put to death?"

"...I've resisted pronouncing a sentence before guilt is found," Dean said. "I still have this old-fashioned notion that even with people like Osama, who is very likely to be found guilty, we should do our best not to, in positions of executive power, not to prejudge jury trials. So I'm sure that is the correct sentiment of most Americans, but I do think if you're running for president, or if you are president, it's best to say that the full range of penalties should be available. But it's not so great to prejudge the judicial system."

" Dean not sure Osama's guilty
Says he has 'old-fashioned' notion about 'jury trials' "

Anyone with half a brain and a professional and fair sense of journalism would fully understand that it is very American to
believe in American justice, even with its flaws. Our Founding Fathers did not intend American justice to mean going out and hacking to pieces or summarily executing someone we suspect of even the worst of crimes.
It is only the bravest American who would maintain that the American justice presumption of "innocent until proven guilty" would apply even to the very worst of defendants. I can understand how an Americans' trust in the American justice system would be destroyed after the O.J. Simpson trial and especially after (S)election 2000.
Hearing a completely civil and American justice-reliant Howard Dean speak of his confidence in American justice is a bold step indeed. We Americans have become quite divided in our feelings and our doubts about the American justice system. The Patriot Act has raised visions of secret trials on American soil and has sent a non-American message to America and the rest of the world. That's a damned pity. The judicial system in the United States has its flaws, but it is by far the most fair and balanced system of justice in the world. The very fact that a defendant is considered innocent until proven guilty and is judged by a jury of peers has made the U.S. justice system of the U.S. more advanced than most of the rest of this world. The Bush administration has direspected and disregarded the system of U.S. justice at nearly every opportunity...and it is the very instrument by which he came to power! There can be no justice unless everyone is treated the same by the system of justice.

Dean's reminder that American justice...a system which has long recognized the fundamental rights of all humanity a la the Founding Fathers... puts him in the picture frame of an American uniter. He creates in us a rekindled hope for a healing of all the damage done to American justice. The People decide upon justice...not the Executive.

Has the ignorant media forgotten that "we hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal"?
It didn't say all said "all men".

WE--The People-- own America.

If WE choose to put Osama Bin Laden to death, it shall be done.

Let's catch the bastard first, shall we?

The media has lost its collective mind.

World Net Daily gets a big fat zero on intellectual honesty this time.
I wrote them a letter to tell them so.

Mona Charen is Ugly

Mona Charen Shows Her Ugly Soul--
Complains that the American soldier was not deserving of Time Magazine honor...
Shows total lack of human empathy for the Dean family loss of a beloved son

TRAIT: Thankfulness, Respect, Empathy***

Charen says:

"....Time magazine has chosen the American soldier as its Person of the Year. Ha! .."

**This is a most ungrateful wretch of a woman**

"...Last August, the Quad-City Times of Davenport, Iowa, circulated a questionnaire to the Democratic candidates for president. The newspaper asked the candidates to complete the following sentence: "My closest living relative in the armed services is - ." Dean wrote: "My brother is a POW/MIA in Laos, but is almost certainly dead." In point of fact, Dean's brother Charles, whose remains have recently been returned from Laos, was not in the armed services. He was a tourist, visiting Laos as part of a one-year world tour. The Quad-City Times editorially expressed dismay at Dean's mendacity. Instead of apologizing for misleading readers, Dean dashed off an indignant letter to the editor....
Dean is more than a liberal, he is a liar and a narcissist."

**This is an antipathetic wretch of a human being**


I love revealing ugliness for exactly what it is..and there it is, people.

The same type who have classified any reasoned criticism of Dubya Bush as "hate-speech".
The bloody hypocrites.

Charen will drop any sense of decency to rally around a leader that half of America itself does not trust.
She'd rather see honor given to the proven war-evader from the Viet Nam era who sent so many of our brave loyal men and women into battle in a smotheringly hot and dangerous desert for shady and dubious reasons.
Time Magazine would lose at least 50% of their subscriptions if they gave false honor to this untrustworthy leader whose bravery took him as far as sneaking into the Iraqi desert in the dead of night, donning an Army workout jacket, and holding a decorative turkey for a quick in/out photo op.

Mona Charen should listen to ANDREW GREELEY

"....The administration legitimized the invasion of Iraq as part of the ''war on terrorism'' and deceived the American people into believing that Saddam was involved in the Sept. 11 attack and that he had ''weapons of mass destruction.'' No one, except possibly Vice President Dick Cheney and the Wall Street Journal, believed that Saddam was involved in the attack on the World Trade Center. The weapons of mass destruction have disappeared. The president asks a TV interviewer what difference the mass destruction question makes, now that we have eliminated Saddam from power.
Note how slippery the administration line has been. The purpose of the war now is to get rid of an evil man who had done horrible things to his own people, even if he wasn't a real threat to us. Would those Americans who are willing to settle for that rationale have bought it at the beginning of the war? Such is the slipperiness of the administration's dishonesty that it can get away with a change in motives for the war...."

"....brave and good American men and women continue to die in Iraq, as do good Iraqi men and women. The military tells us that the Army will have to remain for two more years. The war was not only unnecessary, it was unjust by any and all of the traditional canons of an unjust war."


See my comments about the Quad-Cities Times Editorial


Here is another piece of hateful, partisan, pessimistic, foul-smelling spew which found it's way to this internet site which gives itself a deceiving name. This is surely no news site.
It's more like Pessimism Central.