Simi Valley Sophist

The Simi Valley Sophist ruminates on all manner of topics from the micro to the macro. SVS travels whatever path strikes his fancy. Encyclopedia Britannica: Sophist "Any of certain Greek lecturers, writers, and teachers in the 5th and 4th centuries BC, most of whom travelled about the Greek-speaking world giving instruction in a wide range of subjects in return ..."

Location: California, United States

Retired: 30years law enforcement-last 20 years Criminal Intelligence Detective.

Monday, March 26, 2007

Dishonesty-Weapon of the Cut & Run Crowd

We went to war in Iraq with the strong bi-partisan support of Congress. Now we are in an extended battle and the “Cut & Run Crowd” finds it politically expedient to abandon the effort that they approved. Go here and see and hear what Madeleine Albright (Sec. of State in the Clinton Administration), Pres. Clinton, Howard Dean (D-VT), and Sandy Berger (Nat. Security Advisor Clinton Administration) said in 1998. In 2002, Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Jay Rockefeller (D-WV), Joe Biden (D-DE), Harry Reid (D-NY), and Hillory Clinton (D-NY) weighed in on the issue. In 2003, John Edwards (D-NC) and Evan Bayh (D-IN) had their say.

Now, the Democrats have changed their tune. Were they dishonest when they made their statements? Or, are they now dishonest? Doesn’t much matter because they will say whatever is politically expedient at the time, even if it is now deleterious to our military personnel and national security.