Pancho Palica, the Polish Mexican survived his "Massacre at the Mirage" and I will survive last Saturday's "Bloodbath at Bully's". For you foreigners, Bully's is what passes for a sportsbar in these parts. You devoted readers can thank the Lord that I didn't manage to post my picks of the week last week because I went a horrid 1-4 in College action. Cal, Texas, Oregon, Tennessee all failing to cover. We'll try to rebound this week as my beloved Longhorns travel out to Lubbock and take on my niece's own Red Raiders, or as we like to call them, "dust aggies"...
Getting back to our bread and butter though, how about yet another lesson in liberal hypocrisy? So let me see if I get this straight. When it became necessary for the United States to liberate Iraq from the dictatorial grip of Saddam, liberals were all apoplectic that the United States was acting unilaterally, because of course unless France was on board, then whatever policy the U.S. implemented was bound to be morally bankrupt, ineffectual and without gravitas. Something like the french are as a people. The point being that libs continually tried to delay the war in order to snivel in an unending chorus that we needed to "build a coalition". Forget the fact that President Bush had built a coalition of the willing. Sort of like putting up a new barn, you can invite your neighbors to come help and pitch in but if they don't, it doesn't mean the work still doesn't need doin'.
So in the case of Iraq, despite the fact that we did engage in a multilateral approach, the Bush administration was still accused of going it alone and unilateralism. Now comes N. Korea and the sawed-off Stalinist with a big mouth is starting to stamp his foot and draw our attention. The Bush administration has for some time been actively engaged in attempting to bring the North Koreans to "six-party talks" including all their neighbors, S. Korea, China, Japan, Russia and the United States, in an attempt to diffuse the current crisis. Now that we are trying to publicly pursue a peaceful and multilateral approach to a crisis, the libs cry foul! Now we are told that the policy is ineffective, (because we know how effective those 1994 unilateral talks conducted by IMPEACHED ex-president Clinton and ex-president Carter were) and that we must discard the 6 party talks.
Clearly, democrats have no concern for American security in this matter. Twelve years ago they send the worst president of the 20th century, whose failed approach to the Middle East has spawned the current war, to North Korea. The result? Billions of American tax dollars used against us, millions of North Koreans starving and oh by the way, North Korea now has nukes. The only thing missing would be a photo-op of Bill Clinton posing next to one of the nukes, with a small label on it, saying "Made in USA". So the essence of democrat carping is this, when they act unilaterally, no matter how contrary to American interests, it's ok. When Republicans act unilaterally in support of American interests, it's outside the bounds of deceny and morally reprehensible. Funny how your lefties can never find their way to church but they can always find a way to decry Republican policies as "morally bankrupt".
OK students, now that you've had yet another lesson in liberal hypocrisy, go forth and sin no more....
Smilin' Paul Villa U.S. Senate 2010
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