Monday, October 16, 2006

Dan Seals for Congress? Peace at Any Price!

I wrote earlier on why Dan Seals, is wrong for the North Shore and wrong for Congress. Seals, a Democrat, lives in the ultra-liberal 9th Congressional District but is running for office in the far more moderate 10th Congressional District. Now, the Backyard Conservative has a post on Seals and Israel, which is worthy of your consideration. You can read it by clicking here.

With Saddam Hussein planning a comeback, and the Mideast rubbing its hands in glee at the prospect of a Democrat Congress, this election matters and it matters a lot.

Somebody took a video of Seals at an interview earlier this year and posted it on You Tube. If you believe that United States should support Israel, you will want to see that video and you can do that by clicking here.

Interested in poll numbers? Commentary on that, along with a number of interesting posts on the 10th District race at GOPulse, based much further north in the district.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

2700+ dead Americans, 600,000+ dead Iraqis, $300+ billion dollars wasted. The assembled chiefs of US intelligence say terrorism is increasing while the press secretary to the President said today he did not know if we were winning in Iraq.

I would say that there would already be a tremendous price for any peace in Iraq. That price would be worth it if the war had any positive results, but there are none -- even you cannot make up a reason for sacrificing a single additional American life -- I dare you to try! (and none of the above is made up, unlike your prior posts)

It is unpatriotic and downright cowardly for our leaders to sacrifice one additional person because they lack the courage to admit that they have made a catastrophic blunder in Iraq.

"Peace at any price"? You don't even know where that phrase originally came from or why it is truly infamous.

Oct 16, 2006, 10:37:00 PM  
Blogger Publia said...

Dear Anonymous,
You mean Leon Trotsky? The Marxist trade unionist who disagreed with Lenin's policy? Dan Seals is heavily supported by the unions, in particular the teacher's unions, but I don't know what that has to do with it. In fact, I don't think it has anything at all to do with it. While the peace policy was a major feature of the Russian revolution, this isn't Russia. Well I guess there are a few people still fighting the Bolshovik Revolution, but I don't think Dan Seals is one of them. In my experience, most directors of marketing are capitalists, especially ones who can affod to take off several months from work to run for Congress.

Oct 17, 2006, 1:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

anonymous, as we don't know your name, the 600,000 number is phony. 50,000 is the highest credible number. Saddam is currently on trial for having killed upwards of 300,000 by using chemical weapons on his own people, torturing children in front of their parents, shooting children in front of their mothers, feeding people into industrial shredders. We lost 3,000 Americans on 9/11. There is a terrorist trial going on right now in Chicago. There have been plots on the Sears tower. Meanwhile the Iranians are making mischief in Iraq while developing a nuke which they have openly stated they will use on Israel.

http://backyardconservative.blogspot.com/2006/02/see-no-evil-peaceniks.html

Oct 17, 2006, 11:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here's the full link:

http://backyardconservative.blogspot.com/
2006/02/see-no-evil-peaceniks.html

Oct 17, 2006, 11:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If ignorance is bliss, then Wilmette must be happy indeed. Nobody credible has "refuted" the Lancet study -- only dismissed it out of hand. The US government figure on the contrary is biased way down and has received no scrutiny itself. I bet neither of you responders has/could read the Lancet from start to finish (all eight pages)nor has any idea about what the study did. You are just making it up as you go along, as usual.

It must be hard to admit that we as a nation have failed to make any progress against terrorism while creating an environment that dismisses the rights and freedoms that our soldiers have fought and died for (see the new antiterror law signed today) and that is more conducive to the killing of Iraqis then Saddam's Iraq ever was.

The networks should start feeding in battlefield scenes live on the evening news so we can all watch the benefits we are providing the Iraqi people -- all while the North Shore lets others do their fighting and dying for them and while getting their taxes kept low in the process. What a country!

It is unpatriotic to waste our soldiers' lives -- they deserve a well thought out strategy and results that justify their sacrifices -- not political manipulations to win elections. Nothing less is acceptable.

Oct 17, 2006, 9:07:00 PM  
Blogger Publia said...

Dear Anon,

I am glad that you support our troops. You are probably right that I am not so smart, but I do know that Anne has a Harvard degree and a U. of Chicago degree, so I imagine she could read 8 pages. In fact, you would find, if you did your research that Wilmette has one of the highest education levels of anywhere in the United States, so I imagine many people here could read 8 pages. Some might even be as smart as you!

And why do you hate the North Shore? Taxes are very high here so you needn't worry about that.

I don't agree that Saddam Hussein was a good guy, but you are entitled to your opinion.

Oh, and this is my blog by the way where you are leaving your comments.

Oct 17, 2006, 11:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Backyard Conservative said...

If I recall the report correctly, the "study" takes a small sampling of anecdotal evidence and extrapolates it to cover the whole country---sounds wrong on its face.

Found this link:
http://www.kxma.com/
getARticle.asp?ArticleId=55317

(this is reported analysis by an anti-war website which disputes the lancet study:
"In 87% of cases where deaths were reported, the survey team asked to see death certificates, leading to the Lancet authors’ statement that “92% of households had death certificates for deaths they reported”. Assuming, as the authors do, that this is representative of the population as a whole, would imply that officials in Iraq have issued approximately 550,000 death certificates for violent deaths (92% of 601,000). Yet in June 2006, the total figure of post-war violent deaths known to the Iraqi Ministry of Health (MoH), combined with the Baghdad morgue, was approximately 50,000."

anonymous, you should get out more and read a few more sources instead of relying on leftie propoganda.

As far as rights and freedoms I assume no one has come after you. Oriana Fallaci came here for freedom. So did Hirsi Ali:

http://backyardconservative.blogspot.com/
2006/09/hirsi-ali-comes-to-america.html

We have made progess against terrorism--no successful attacks on this soil since 9/11.

Our soldiers have volunteered, and we support them wholeheartedly.


Anne

Oct 17, 2006, 11:06:00 PM  
Blogger LizDexic said...

Sorry, but it's Mark Kirk who is wrong for the tenth district. I have some problem with an ex-CIA agent being hand picked to challenge Grace Mary Stern when he hadn't lived in the district since he was a child.
I also have a problem when that ex-CIA agent sponsors a bill that allows the strip searching of students without a warrant. (with the Bush-like name of "The Child and Teacher protection act.)
Sorry if I don't want my legislators disregarding constitutional rights in favor of enacting laws that are skewed to enable police enforcement.
And Mark Kirk is a rubber stamp vote for a continuation of the failed policies in Iraq that have killed almost 3000 brave young men and women.

(And WHAT is wrong with being supported by the unions? Jeez, are YOU one of the upper 1% who benefited from Bush's tax cuts?)

Nov 6, 2006, 11:33:00 AM  
Blogger LizDexic said...

Sorry, but it's Mark Kirk who is wrong for the tenth district. I have some problem with an ex-CIA agent being hand picked to challenge Grace Mary Stern when he hadn't lived in the district since he was a child.
I also have a problem when that ex-CIA agent sponsors a bill that allows the strip searching of students without a warrant. (with the Bush-like name of "The Child and Teacher protection act.)
Sorry if I don't want my legislators disregarding constitutional rights in favor of enacting laws that are skewed to enable police enforcement.
And Mark Kirk is a rubber stamp vote for a continuation of the failed policies in Iraq that have killed almost 3000 brave young men and women.

(And WHAT is wrong with being supported by the unions? Jeez, are YOU one of the upper 1% who benefited from Bush's tax cuts?)

Nov 6, 2006, 11:33:00 AM  
Blogger Publia said...

Well Liz, since you have an entire blog dedicated to Spontaneous Human Combustion, it's not surprising that we see things differently. I think we might also be getting our facts from vastly different sources.

I am surprised how many Dan Seals supporters who enjoy verbal intimidation in a quest to get votes for their guy. BTW, Name calling doesn't tend to win many minds or hearts . . .

You disrespect the fallen members of the service when you blame "failed policies" for the death of so many fine young men and women. I would urge you to see the links on my blog for the Invasion of Normany and review the modern history of Germany for the cost in battle casualties and the eventual outcome of so many willing to make the supreme sacrifice.

Nov 1, 2007, 9:10:00 AM  

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