Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Hillary is the Winner!

Hillary Clinton likes to presents herself as former first lady and a New York senator ready to be commander-in-chief. But a history of exaggerations, half-truths and downright lies made by Clinton over the last 15 years have undermined her credibility and created an image of a dishonest person. In a recent study, she comes out as the undisputed winner among the other 2 presidential contenders when it comes to tail tales. Here’s the chain of lies:

1. Travelgate, June 23, 2000
An investigation was launched into the firing of seven long-time employees of the White House travel office, all of whom were replaced with friends and relatives of the Clintons.

Lie: In a sworn deposition, Clinton was asked if she had any involvement in the decision to fire the staffers: “No, I did not,” she replied.

Truth: The Office of Independent Counsel investigating it and other matters found "overwhelming evidence that she in fact did have a role in the decision to fire the employees” and that her testimony was “factually false.”

2. Iraq War Vote, Jan. 13, 2008

On NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Clinton was asked about her 2002 vote to authorize the use of force against Iraq. Her vote helped authorize President Bush to use force in Iraq.

Lie: Clinton insisted it was “not a vote for preemptive war. It was a vote to put inspectors back in to determine what threat Saddam Hussein did in fact pose,” Clinton said.

Truth: On Oct. 10, 2002, on the Senate floor, Clinton said, “This is a very difficult vote … any vote that might lead to war should be hard, but I cast it with conviction.

3. Sniper Fire, March 17, 2008

In 1996 Clinton visited Bosnia as first lady.

Lie: She told an audience at the George Washington University that she remembered “landing under sniper fire.” She made similar comments to other audiences.

Truth: Videotape of her arrival at Tuzla Air Base shows Clinton walking off the plane, greeting troops and walking calmly around camp. She is then met by a young girl who reads her a poem.

4. Vince Foster Documents, April 22, 1994

After the suicide of Deputy White House Counsel Vince Foster, Hillary Clinton’s chief of staff Maggie Williams had documents removed from Foster’s office.

Half-truth: During a press conference, Clinton was asked why Williams was involved in removing the documents. Clinton responded: “I don’t know that she did remove any documents.”

Truth: Clinton administrations officials later acknowledged that the first lady requested the documents be removed and turned over to Williams. Williams was told to store the papers in the White House residence, where Clinton’s personal attorney later picked them up.

5. Iraq War Criticism, April 5, 2008

Lie: In Eugene, Ore., Clinton said that she was first to criticize the Iraq war, before Barack Obama, during their time in the Senate. “I started criticizing the war in Iraq before he did,” she said.

Truth: On Jan. 18, 2005, Obama criticized the war to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee while questioning Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. On Jan. 26, eight days later, Clinton said the Bush administration’s Iraq policy was “riddled with errors, misstatements and misjudgments.”

6. Brokering Irish Peace, Jan. 6, 2008

Lie: In Nashua, N.H., Clinton told supporters that when she was first lady she organized a town hall in Belfast, Ireland, to help promote peace talks between Catholics and Protestants.

Truth: There is no record of a meeting at Belfast City Hall between Catholic and Protestant representatives that she supposedly arranged. Hillary held a 50-minute meeting of Catholic and Protestant women at a Belfast café on Nov. 30, 1995, arranged by the U.S. Embassy, and she attended a Christmas tree lighting ceremony with President Clinton at Belfast City Hall. That was all!

7. Chelsea Jogging, Sept. 17, 2001

Lie: Clinton told NBC’s Jane Pauley that her daughter, Chelsea, went jogging on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, and had planned to run near the World Trade Center.

Truth: In a Nov. 9, 2001, article in Talk magazine, Chelsea Clinton never wrote she went jogging on Sept. 11, 2001. Instead, Clinton said she was alone inside a friend’s apartment 12 blocks away when the first plane struck the World Trade Center. She watched the second plane hit the South Tower on her friend’s television.

8. Death of a Mother, March 2008

For about five weeks, Clinton told a story related to her by an Ohio deputy sheriff about a pregnant woman who lost her baby and died two weeks later.

Half-truth: Clinton said the woman was uninsured and was refused medical treatment because she could not come up with a $100 examination fee.

Truth: Trina Bachtel, 35, died last August, two weeks after her son was stillborn. But she did have health insurance and was not denied treatment for her troubled pregnancy when she sought help at a hospital in Athens, Ohio. She had, however, been asked to pay $100 for treatment at a clinic she first visited.

9. Refugee Borders, March 12, 2008

Lie: Clinton said in a cable news interview that she “negotiated open borders” in Macedonia to fleeing Kosovar refugees.

Truth: Macedonia’s ambassador to the U.S. at the time, said during a March 2008 interview with NPR that her government always had a policy to allow refugees’ passage into the country.

10. Origins of the Name, April 2, 1995

Lie: At an airstrip in Nepal, Clinton told Sir Edmund Hillary, the first man to conquer Mount Everest, that she had been named after the renowned mountaineer.

Truth: Clinton was born in 1947, when Sir Edmund was still an obscure beekeeper from New Zealand. He did not climb Everest until 1953, six years later.

11. National Guard Health Insurance, Dec. 20, 2007

Lie: Clinton’s television ad, “Guard,” which ran in New Hampshire, claimed National Guard and Army Reserve personnel had no health insurance until she took action.

Truth: Before Clinton took office, all active-duty Guard and Reserve troops were covered by federal insurance, and four out of five non-active-duty National Guardsmen and Reservists were covered by their civilian employers or other sources.

12. Bill Kennedy Endorsement, April 15, 2008

Clinton scored an endorsement from a Montana politician, Yellowstone County
Commissioner Bill Kennedy.

Lie: A press release from Clinton’s campaign said Kennedy was prompted to go for Clinton because of remarks Barack Obama made to a group of California donors in which he said small-town Americans get bitter and “cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them” as a way to explain their frustrations.

Truth: Kennedy told FOX News a day after the release: “I had been leaning toward Hillary for months. I actually decided to endorse her two weeks ago.” In other words, Kennedy decided to back Clinton on April 1, five days before Obama’s comments.

No wonder that most of the Democrats' politburo, her ex-Hollywood pals and even close allies from the Clinton era (Bill Richardson) are leaving her in droves...

Monday, May 19, 2008

Hamas for Obama, Jews for McCain

In a recent interview, a Hamas official, Ahmad Yousef stated: "We like Mr. Obama, and we hope that he will win the elections. I hope Mr. Obama and the Democrats will change the political discourse... I do believe [Obama] is like John Kennedy, a great man with a great principle. And he has a vision to change America to make it in a position to lead the world community, but not with humiliation and arrogance."

In view of Obama's albeit unrequested endorsement from Hamas and Hussein's stated intention of meeting with murderous dictators without any preconditions, the Democratic politburo is starting to doubt the victory in November.

One of its main bases of support, the Jews, may slip right through their fingers. Frustrated by Obama's association with anti-Semites such as Rev. Jeremiah Wright or racist Louis Farrakhan, or rabid anti-Israelis such as Carter and Brzezinski, American Jews are taking another look at the Democratic party.

Leading Democrats fear that if their party nominates Obama to run against McCain, the Jewish vote will help contribute to a Democratic loss in November, CBS reported last month.

CBS noted that Sen. Obama lost the Jewish vote in Florida by double-digits. It said that an Obama victory in the primaries would forge an unusual alliance of Hispanics, blue-collar whites and Jews who would help send Sen. McCain to the White House.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

History Lessons

Speaking before the Knesset on the 60th Anniversary of founding of the State of Israel, President Bush took a shot at those who claim that talking with terrorists will result in "peace" and said that they are experiencing a “foolish delusion.”

Feeling the pinch, the Democrats immediately launched a barrage of "outrage and criticism" although Bush never mentioned them or any one by name. Apparently, if the shoe fits....

"Personal and aggressive diplomacy" with Iran is one of Obama's stated mantras so he was one the first to feel personally attacked. The Senator is obviously ignorant of history, which clearly shows the fallacies of such irresponsible policies.

The Left "New Appeasement" theory has its roots in the basic belief that America is "down right a mean country" (Michelle Obama) and as such, we are the cause of all that's evil in the world. American "Imperialism and Capitalism" is what pushes people to blow themselves up and kill innocents who do not agree with them. Since we are the problem, the theory goes, we should blame ourselves and "reach out" to those poor creatures out there ("terrorists have mother and fathers too" - Rosie O'Donnell), understand them, negotiate with them and we will leave like a big happy family.
If there were no history to contradict such rosy-psychedelic-marijuana smoke-filled theory, I'd simply say "Stop smoking the grass and wise up!". But when history provides so much testimony to the dangers of this type of thought, I think that entertaining it is not only delusional, but down right criminally insane.

France and Britain appeased monsters like Hitler and Mussolini because they felt that they were "misunderstood" and that they shared some blame in the conclusion of WW I ("the Treaty of Versailles was too harsh on Germany"). Meeting with Daladier and Chamberlain served only to legitimize Hitler and show him as a world "leader" instead of the murderous thug that he and his Nazi gang were.

Obama meeting with the new Hitler from Tehran will serve the same purpose, since Obama and the Left are completely ignorant of radical Islam's true plans. Obama doesn't know or doesn't care that he will be talking with a genocidal maniac who sees the world in terms of Islam and the rest and whose stated dream is to bring about an Apocalypse which will usher in the Age of Lost Imam.

Just like Chamberlain and his group of deluded politicians thought that what is written in "Mein Kampf" should not be taken seriously, so do Obama, Hillary and their Leftist cohorts ignore the stated goals of today's Islamo-Nazis. This political blindness has the potential to do much more damage than the casual political expediency which we're witnessing from the Democratic Party. Like in the late 1930's, this policy can bring about another world war. And if Iran is allowed to acquire nuclear weapons, it may just cause the Armageddon that the Hitler from Tehran is praying for.

We need a president who is not paranoid about confronting these threats and does not have a problem with hunting down terrorists and killing them. You do not negotiate with Al-Qaeda, Hamas or Hezbollah. You crush them! And this is how you send a message to their masters in Damascus or Tehran that you mean business and they are next.
After seeing the US resolute in the wake of 9/11, Qaddafi thought it is wise to abandon his weapons of mass destruction dreams. Standing firm and resolute with Iran will send the message to its "dogs" - Syria, Hezbollah, Hamas that the US is serious about confronting them and the military option is on the table.

Obama and Hillary are too weak and too dependent on their far left base to confront Islamo-Nazism. Only John McCain can continue the Bush Doctrine of Preemptive strikes against criminal nations.

Those who do not know history are condemned to repeat it.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Memorial Day

Every year, a week after Holocaust Day (Yom Ha’Shoa) and exactly one day before Independence Day (Yom Atzmaut), Israel commemorates the memory of those who fell in its wars, special operations and terror attacks. This is Memorial Day (Yom Ha’Zikaron) and it started today with a ceremony held at the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem, Judaism’s holiest place.

Yom Ha’Zikaron is widely observed throughout all sectors of Israel. Unlike in America, in which Memorial Day is often used as an excuse for another sale, Israeli shops, restaurants, movie theaters, etc. are shut down. The radio and television stations play programs about Israel's wars, interviews with the families and show programming that convey the somber mood of the day. Perhaps the most widely recognized commemoration, as on Yom Ha’Shoah, an air raid siren is played twice during Yom Ha’Zikaron. All activity, including traffic, immediately ceases. People get out of their cars, even in the middle of otherwise busy highways, and stand in respect for the sacrifice of those who died defending Israel. The first siren marks the beginning of Memorial Day and the second is sounded immediately prior to the public recitation of prayers in military cemeteries. Ending at sundown, the somber, reflective mood of Yom Ha’Zikaron gives way to the celebration of Yom Atzmaut, a transition which emphasizes the lasting tie between the sacrifice of the country’s fallen and the continued existence of a vibrant and dynamic State of Israel.

This year, Israel remembers the 22, 437, dead since 1860 – those who died in the Arab pogroms of 1936 and 1939, the War of Independence (1948), Operation Kadesh (Sinai occupation, 1956), 6 Day War (1967), War of Attrition (against Egypt-USSR-PLO, 1967-1970), Yom Kippur War (1973), Lebanon War (1982), Second Lebanon War (2005), the many special operations and commando actions (known and secret) against Arab states and the terror organizations all over the world and the victims of terror in Israel and throughout the world.

Ha’Shem Inkom et damam.