Gov. Dave Freudenthal's recent trip to Iraq
included meetings with Wyoming troops, Gen. George Casey and
Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad. The following are some of the statements
he made while there.
"I'm tremendously glad for the opportunity to show troops from Wyoming and from all over the country that they are very much in our hearts and minds," He said, "This
is not only a chance to see some of them face to face on behalf of their
families, friends and state, but it's also a chance to see where they have
been serving over the past few years."
"The soldiers are incredibly positive and very much filled with pride for what they're doing," Freudenthal told Fox News. They
not only believe they're doing the right thing in Iraq, but also that they're
doing it in the right way."
Some soldiers told Freudenthal they weren't getting a
fair shake in the media. He agreed: "It is much more positive, in the context of the soldiers and their attitudes, than some of the mainstream press would
U.S. troops have a great sense of mission in Iraq, but the American public will need to stick with the mission if it is to succeed. In other words, Freudenthal alludes to the fact that if we loose in Iraq it won't
be because we failed militarily, but because of loss of support at home undermined
the war effort.
These are people who leave behind their families, their work and their normal lives in service to their country, He said, It's
both a remarkable honor and responsibility to take them the message that
Wyoming appreciates them and supports what they are doing.
Wyoming is lucky to have a democrat governor who reflects the conservative values of the state; there are many democrat leaders around the country that could learn a thing or two from Gov. Freudenthal.
Justice Alito has emerge unscathed at the end of the gauntlet hosted by the Senate Democrats much to the chagrin of America's
liberals and he is now our newest Supreme Court Justice
Surely Justice Alito will move Sandra Day O'Conner's chair
to the right, and assuming that Justice Alito and Chief Justice Roberts will
likely vote as strict constructionists of the Constitution, that would mean
that they plus Justices Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas will be in the
conservative wing, Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen G. Brier, John Paul
Stevens and David H. Souter will remain the stalwarts of the liberal wing
of the Court.
Justice Anthony M. Kennedy then becomes the swing vote
on the Supreme Court. Justice Kennedy has voted for abortion, sodomy rights
and the right for the government to take your home and give to a developer.
Considering this, you can bet that as the new media darling of the Supreme
Court, Justice Kennedy will escalate support of liberal agenda cases like
those afore mentioned, we will hardly notice Sandra Day O'Conner is gone.
President Bush in his state of the union speech said a couple of important things that need to be driven home: I have authorized a terrorist surveillance program to aggressively pursue the international communications of suspected al-Qaida operatives and affiliates to and from America. Previous presidents have used the same constitutional authority I have and Federal courts have approved the use of that authority. Appropriate Members of Congress have been kept informed. This terrorist surveillance program has helped prevent terrorist attacks. It remains essential to the security of America. If there are people inside our country who are talking with al-Qaida, we want to know about it - because we will not sit back and wait to be hit again. Here GWB outlines important facts, 1. It is essential to monitor all al-Qaida communications to and from America. 2. Appropriate Members of Congress were kept informed and terrorist surveillance wasnÕt
done behind the back of Congress. 3. It was not only legal, it was his obligation.
He later said: Our economy is healthy, and vigorous, and growing faster than other major industrialized nations. In the last two-and-a-half years, America has created 4.6 million new jobs - more than Japan and the European Union combined. For GWBÕs economy to perform like this in spite of 911, the corporate scandals, unprecedented back-to-back hurricane seasons and an opposition party's
incessant doom and gloom proclamations that slowed the stock market, achieving
this economy is a remarkable achievement for GWB.
Later he went on: Our work in Iraq is difficult, because our enemy is brutal. But that brutality has not stopped the dramatic progress of a new democracy. In less than three years, that nation has gone from dictatorship, to liberation, to sovereignty, to a constitution, to national elections. Our
national media will never deliver this message to you as a positive because
89% of this establishment are democrats that hunger for the failure of republicans
so their fellow travelers can succeed at the poles, i.e. the Dan Rather fiasco.
He also said: We will also fund additional research in cutting-edge methods of producing ethanol. GWB surely must have read my last weeks article, let's start the switch to ethanol-blend fuels.