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Monday, June 28, 2004


LET FREEDOM REIGN: BUSH'S LEADERSHIP HAS MADE MILLIONS OF PEOPLE SAFER AND MORE FREE 


George W. Bush has transformed the world in just 3 years

When George W. Bush was inaugurated as president he assumed the position at a time when the world was a very dangerous place. However, most of us didn't realize how much trouble we were in. Some of our leaders had shirked their duties during the 1990's and there were terrorists out there plotting to do things we could not even imagine during our darkest thoughts.

By fortunate happenstance, a humble and decent man of faith was our president on 9/11. George Bush was the right man for what became a horrible job and daunting task. The weight of the world became his responsibility. As the vanguard in the War on Terrorism Bush realized that there were evil people trying to destroy what is good in the world. He made it his core mission to save millions of people from the clutches of those who already wiped out thousands of American civilians within a matter of hours.

When George Bush became president, Al Qaeda had already hatched its plot to hijack American jets and crash them into buildings, the Taliban had Afghanistan in its clutches, Saddam Hussein was as bellicose as ever, and hundreds of terrorists like Abu Al-Zarqawi, Osama bin Laden, and Khalid Sheikh Mohammed were free to roam in broad daylight.

Today, the Taliban is gone, Saddam's regime is no more, and these so-called brave terrorists are cowering like cockroaches. Young women in Afghanistan can savor the promise of getting a valuable education, families in Iraq can speak freely, and American families can go to bed at night knowing that there is a president in the White House that is thinking about America first without worrying about the Nattering Nabobs of Negativity and Nuance.

Today is a great day for both Iraqis and Americans. It's another great lesson in the great book of lessons about the United States, a good and decent country that loves its neighbors. America means never turning your back on friends who want freedom.

Thank you, President Bush. Even your fellow Americans feel a bit more free today.

See also, The Galvin Opinion (April 2, 2004): George W. Bush: The Real Human Rights Activist

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CLEARING THE BLOG FOG 

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1. Pejman has a good critique of Kerry.
2. John Cole points out another muddled Supreme Court decision. And it has to do with the bad guys here, not over there.
3. The lawyer in me can't help it, another Supreme Court case. Prof. Bainbridge criticizes SCOTUS "for failing to lay out standards by which lower courts should address claims brought by the prisoners."
4. You say Activist, I say Terrorist. Michele has the scoop.
5. Blackfive gives Bremer a passing grade.
6. Quiz this... Tallglass ofmilk has a message for the decidedly Undecideds.
7. Wanna relive those teenage days when you snuck into Rated "R" movies? Bill Hobbs has an idea about Fahrenheit 9/11.
8. Some people live to work. But, maybe some people should work to live. Window Manager spells it out.
9. John Hudock points out an article that says South Africa is silent on Zimbabwe's horrors.


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DAILY 7: ABORTIONS COSLTY FOR DEMOCRATS; DOCUMENTARY IDEA; VILSACK DESPERATE TO BE V.P.; IRAQI INTERNET; KERRY LACKS MESSAGE; MATT LABASH; JETER 


Millions of Democrats were not allowed to vote in the last election...

1. Larry Eastland reveals how millions of Democratic voters are getting disenfranchised every day. However, Barbara Streisand isn't going to make protest songs and Al Sharpton isn't going to hit the streets with demonstrations. Why, you ask?
Examining these results through a partisan political lens, the Democrats have given the Republicans a decided advantage in electoral politics, one that grows with each election. Moreover, it is an advantage that they can never regain. Even if abortion were declared illegal today, and every single person complied with the decision, the advantage would continue to grow until the 2020 election, and would stay at that level throughout the voting lifetime of most Americans living today.

2. Arnold Ahlert wonders if he could win Grand Prize at the Canne Film Festival. He probably has a better chance of winning a Jesse Ventura look-alike contest.
I'D like to make a documentary entitled "What We're Up Against." I'd include the following:
* Scenes from the destruction of the World Trade Center: jets crashing, people jumping from the upper floors, the towers' collapse, the months-long digging through the rubble — and the excruciating body-identification task faced by the medical examiner's office.
* The "beheading videos" — from reporter Daniel Pearl right through to Korean Kim Sun-il.
* The charred and mutilated bodies of four Halliburton workers hanging from a bridge in Fallujah.



3. Poor Little Rich Boys! The NYTimes knows why Iowa's Governor Tom Vilsack is the best choice to be John Kerry's running mate.
For this reason, Mr. Vilsack says he understands Mr. Kerry, who also came from money but did not have as much as his peers at prep school, and learned about loneliness at a young age particularly well.

4. What's an Iraqi teenager to do without internet porn?
More than 240 places have their own two-letter Internet country codes, from ".ac" for Ascension Island to ".zw" for Zimbabwe. There's even ".ps" for the Palestinian territories. But the domain assigned to Iraq, ".iq," is stuck in a strange bureaucratic limbo - the company that had administered it is under U.S. criminal indictment - and could remain there for months.

5. What are you saying? No one knows what the heck Kerry is talking about. Duh.
"What message? Kerry really hasn't found a compelling message," said independent pollster John Zogby. "Nothing of interest is breaking through on his part. Nuance is not going to win it this year. His base is way out ahead of him, and he is going to have to give his base something."

6. Matt Labash didn't like the war in Iraq but he HATES Fahrenheit 9/11.
It is proof, as if we need more, that Moore doesn't make art, he makes fudge. Since fact-checking his work has become a near full-time cottage industry, it is worth remembering that in his debut film Roger & Me, his indictment of heartless General Motors, he was caught fudging evictions, showing people getting bounced onto the street who'd never been GM workers.

7. He's Baaack! Derek Jeter just turned 30 years old and he's not slowing down.
Jeter is batting .386 in June, with 9 home runs and 16 runs batted in. The Yankees, who were 10-11 when Jeter's average bottomed out, are 17-7 this month.


Many thanks to One Fine Jay for helping out The Galvin Opinion. Check out his excellent blog.

Update: See also... Croooow Blog, & Coffeehoue At End of Days, Pandagon, in true liberal fashion, is too overcome by facts and figures to even burp up a response to the abortion article, Michael Williams, Moxie imagines a world without liberals, and Slings& Arrows

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BREAKING NEWS: USA HAS TRANSFERRED POWER OVER IRAQ (AND BLOGGERS BEAT SOME NETWORKS TO THE PUNCH) 

ACCORDING TO WCBS RADIO 880 NEW YORK, DAN RATHER REPORTS THAT USA HAS ALREADY TRANSFERRED SOVEREIGNTY TO THE INTERIM IRAQI GOVERNMENT (just happened about 10 mins ago, nothing yet on CBSNews.com)

Update: FOX NEWS REPORTS The top U.S. administrator in Iraq handed full sovereignty to the new interim Iraqi government on Monday, two days before the June 30 deadline, Fox News has confirmed. Ambassador L. Paul Bremer signed the legal paper in the presence of Iraqi Prime Minister Iyad Allawi on Monday and presented it to the chief justice of Iraq, Midhat Al-Mahmoud.
Fox News: Bremer Hands Over Iraqi Sovereignty Two Days Before Deadline

Update: 3:17 a.m.(EDT) CNN.com still has not reported transfer of power, only "Handover of sovereignty in Iraq will take place Monday, two days before the June 30 deadline previously announced, diplomatic sources tell CNN. Details soon."

MSNBC: U.S. transfers sovereignty to Iraq 2 days early -- L. Paul Bremer said to leave Iraq sometime Monday

CNN STORY APPEARS AT 3:50 a.m. Iraq handover of sovereignty completed

Who needs CNN when you also got... Blogs of War & Command Post

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