Rep. Boyda's (D-KS) New Iraq Strategy: Flee From Good News

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ImageI thought the people of Kansas were hearty souls. Apparently not. Nancy Boyda, it seems has a hard time handling good news. Read that again please. Rep. Nancy Boyda (D-KS) was so upset upon hearing good news this past Friday she had to flee the area.

She was sitting in an Armed Services Committee hearing on Iraq policy listening to retired Army General Jack Keane talk about the positive news happening in Iraq -- the good news related to implementing the revised Iraq strategy. How did Nancy Boyda react? She fled the room distraught that we might actually now be winning in Iraq.

After General Keane left, Rep. Boyda chose to return and said

As many of us -- there was only so much that you could take until we in fact had to leave the room for a while. So I think I am back and maybe can articulate some things -- after so much of the frustration of having to listen to what we listened to.

She's also apparently upset that members of the miltary have said the Iraq war was the right thing to do. Her words:

Where is [Gen. Keane] and where is the rest of this military to say this is the right thing to do?

Apparently they were there telling Congress that, but Rep. Boyda couldn't handle it and fled the scene.

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...and the voters in KS-02 bring Jim Ryun back. Note to StayRedKansas: how's the Ryun campaign thus far?

“.....women and minorities hardest hit”

..from the political party that lists the poster boy of high treason as one of its most august members?
In WWII, the US Armed Forces dealt with our John Kerrys in the same manner as they dealt with it's privates Eddy Slovak, with a firing squad. Our failure to do exactly that in our time allowed the Democrats to seat an individual reknown for his acts of outright treason in the United States Senate. This outrageous act has burgeoned over the years to the point it is today, where we find an entire political party committed to the military defeat of the counrty they have sworn an oath to defend.
Winston Churchill once said "In War;Resolution: In Defeat; Defiance.." and that 'any nation that was unwilling or unable to honor that statement, wouldn't have their freedom long.'
The Democrats, in the arrogance and zeal for political power, argue that those words no longer hold any merit.
We are on the verge of losing our freedom due to that.

is a taint on the memory of the Private.
CongressCritter™: Never have so few felt like they were owed so much by so many for so little.

please remind Nancy Boyda (D-KS) that "this military" is OUR military which unfortunately means it is also HER military. Please make your reminders known at the voting booth.

The longer we dwell on our misfortunes the greater is their power to harm us - Voltaire

just one of their many admirable and relentlessly self proclaimed virtues.
How much can a woman take? When your heart is set on your nation's defeat do you expect her to sit and listen to some crap about hope?

Not that they're destructive, we've had some strong demurrals on that score the past couple of days. Let me check my thesaurus for something gentler, something a little less realistic but easier on the bruised feelings of those for whom scurrility is a one way street, outbound.

"a man's admiration for absolute government is proportinate to the contempt he feels for those around him". Tocqueville

... of our older daughter when she was six or seven. We'd be out on the boat and one of our standard South Florida afternoon thunderstorms would suddenly sweep in with torrential rains, lightening, thunder and all the rest. Her solution was to go below and go to sleep. "If I'm not awake it can't hurt me."

Maroon. And childish to boot.

Why would God invent something like whiskey? To keep the Irish from ruling the world of course

I reject your reality and substitute my own.
-Adam Savage, Mythbuster

It is not obvious to me what qualifies him to talk about the "good news" out of Iraq. Now obviously he has a wealth of experience and can contribute to strategic decision making on the part of policy makers, but only the commanders on the ground are in a real position to give us news of any variety, good or bad.

Without more context it seems to me Rep Boyda's quote is saying exactly that, the active military needs to validate Jack Keene's remarks.

"It takes two people to lie Marge"
"One person to lie and one person to listen...."

Keane is actually one of the architects of the new Iraq Strategy. I believe he is also in constant contact with the commanders on the ground and give somewhat regular briefings on "The Hill". And I do also believe hearing on the news that he does make trips to Iraq as well. No, he is not an active military General but he is a retired one and is heavily invloved with Iraq as such.

Oh, and I believe that the commanders in Iraq are doing what Boyda wants...they are giving briefings and reports all the time. Chalk full of information both good and bad. Patraeus was on with Mike Medved not to long ago. Their message is getting out, but is anyone listening? I mean, who cares about winning giant strategic wars that have immense consequences attached to george there is an election is '08!

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