Somebody once said we are all Americans, sometimes born in the wrong places.
I decided to join my new homeland.
I've come to appreciate the ideals that helped create this great country.
...have in common? They've lost one war for the US. Now, they are trying to lose another one. And all of it because of pure hate for the President
I don't listen to O'Reilly, I don't watch his show (I don't even have cable) but I agree with most of what he wrote in his column
for Human Events Online:
After President Bush won reelection last November, there was much consternation among some powerful anti-Bush Americans. They were stunned that John Kerry lost and feared that if Bush succeeds in his second term, the Democrats would lose again in 2008.
Then came the successful election in Iraq, and the fear on the Left multiplied. If Iraq turned out to be a success, Mr. Bush would become a hero. So the need to undermine the Bush administration became more intense than ever. But how to do it? Social Security wasn't emotional enough, particularly for young voters. What could be done to hurt Bush?
Then came the revelation: Let's torture the president.
The New York Times had already primed the pump, running more than 50 front-page stories on the abuses at Abu Gharib. Then came reports from the International Red Cross that more abuse was happening at Guantanamo. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) was already challenging detentions there, and so a strategy was sealed: The Bush administration was full of torturers and human rights violators. It was ruining America's reputation throughout the world. Bush was a villain.
And the rest is history. With the constant pounding from the media without the Administration trying to defend itself, the public gets biased information and may eventually turned against the President.
But I think there is hope. As Power Line points out
today, the new media have the power to counterbalance the nonsense coming from the left. I'm very proud of my blog-friend Chrenkoff
for doing just that.