Wednesday, December 12, 2007

The Story Behind the C-J's Letters to the Editor

Readers of the Courier-Journal were subjected to some ugly letters regarding Republican Senate Leader Mitch McConnell's comments on the death of three Fort Campbell soldiers in Iraq.

Turns out that one of the writers is a leftie-blogger. That allows us to put his screed against McConnell into context -- by looking at what he has previously written about the war:

War will Succeed (#3083)by Troy Torstrick on October 1, 2002 at 6:52 AM
War on Iraq will succeed in 2 respects; 1) it will undermine the war on terror by diverting resources and 2) it will drastically increase the anti-American sentiments of millions of young Arabs and radical Muslims and spawn thousands of new terrorists hell-bent on America’s destruction.
I want to know why George Bush is so determined to undermine his war on terror, which he claimed shortly after 9/11 as his reason for being. Is it so that he can use the fear created by all the additional terrorist activity against America to push America into the fascist dictatorship he has wished for publicly on several occasions?
As we all saw, he and his party had no qualms about doing away with democracy in 2000.

In essence, he is making an argument for why it would be a good thing for America to lose the war in Iraq: he is rooting against his own country.

This same "Troy Torstrick" accuses McConnell of not supporting the troops: " In a revealing moment of candor, Sen. Mitch McConnell expressed his feelings about the men and women in uniform, who are dying every day in Iraq and Afghanistan and whom he otherwise claims to support." (emphasis added).

To accuse McConnell, of all members of Congress, of not supporting our troops just shows how far the Democrats have drifted from reality.

Riehl World View said it best:

Every objective observer of DC politics knows Senator McConnell has been nothing but supportive of our troops. That's why Freedom’s Watch, Vets For Victory, Families United, Band of Mothers, and Gathering of Eagles see McConnell as a go to guy when delivering a petition to Congressional leaders signed by over 65,000 individuals in support of the war

McConnell understands that the best way to "support the troops" is to win the war. That's a point that escapes the C-J. The print media publishes garbage from the likes of "Troy Torstrick" and then wonders, where have all the subscribers gone? In years to come, look for the former employees of the C-J to blame the paper's demise on (what else) Global Warming.

In the meantime, Kentucky voters will have a clear choice: McConnell and the Vets for Victory, Freedom's Watch, Families United, Band of Mothers, and Gathering Eagles; or Andrew Horne (or whomever the Democrats nominate) and, Code Pink, Cindy Sheehan and "Troy Trorstrick." It will be a closely watched election, but it will not be close.

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