David Huntwork

Powell the Pacifist
Preparedness: Hoping for the best, but preparing for the worst
Wikileaks War
The Rise of the Tea Party
Why I Signed The Manhattan Declaration
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Into a Twisted Future with Gary Wolf
We Shall Not Go Quietly Into The Night
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The 99 Most Memorable, Interesting and Outrageous Political Quotes of 2008
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The Giggle Monster Lost His Giggle (A children's story)
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The History of the Huntwork Clan
Palin and those "scary" Christians
Our "Little Barracuda"
Civility at Saddleback
The Top Ten Reasons Obama Should Not Be President
The Coming Fascist State
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Hillary's Close Call
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Tis the Season to be PC
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The Sad Saga of Amanda Marcotte
The Left attempts to define Political Correctness
In Defense of Blackwater and the Modern Day Merc
Some Thoughts on the Senate Sleepover and the Iraq War
The Salt Lake Shooter and Sudden Jihad Syndrome
Successes and Setbacks in the "Long War"
The Rise of the Anti-Jihadists
The Little Boy and the Magic Snowman (A Children's Story)
Exploiting Children in the Name of Climate Change
Workshop of the Second Self: A Book Review
The Mystery of 9-11, Dr. Graham and Jamal Khan
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The Execution of Terri Schiavo
The Saga of SpongeBob SquarePants
Civility at Saddleback
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Death of a Monster: Yasser Arafat
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September 11th: Lives Lost and Lessons Learned
An Alliance of Evil
The Holy Land - A Book Review
The Nature of the Enemy
The Embracer: A Book Review
Final Battle of the Culture Wars
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The Twists and Turns of the Jessica Lynch Story
Valley of the Dry Bones
Rush and Race
What's Wrong with the Caucasion Club?
The Seductive Temptress
A Just War
Living the Bill of Rights
The Institutionalism of Liberalism
Triumph of the Bush Doctrine
New Alliances for a New Century
The Real Reason for the Iraq War
The Family Historian
There Once Was A Little Brown Bug (A Children's Story)
Happy Birthday Ronald Reagan
The U.N. Agenda
Powell the Pacifist

Throughout the history of this nation there is probably only one example of a general who truly hated to fight. A leader of men who reached the pinnacle of military position and power only to struggle too never lead his troops into battle. The greatest generals in American history are heralded for their aggression, willingness to fight, and eagerness to win the nations battles. The names of Grant and Sherman, McCarthur and Patton, Eisenhower and Schwarzkopf come to mind. Fighting generals and tacticians that fought for the American cause with zeal, determination and unabashed confidence in ultimate victory over their enemies. Such cannot be said about General Powell who has shown himself to be a pacifist political general who fights to prevent the force of American arms from being leveled on our enemies. Its time to throw a little light on Colin Powell's questionable historic and present actions.


In 1983 hundreds of American servicemen and diplomats were killed in twin bombings of the American embassy and Marine barracks in Beirut, Lebanon. The radical Shiite Iranian-trained and supplied terrorist group, Hezbollah (Party of God) was responsible for the attacks. An American fleet was just minutes away ready and eager to unleash a punishing firestorm of retribution on the terrorist training camps and complexes in the Bekka valley, but then the senior military assistant to the Secretary of Defense Major General Powell fervently lobbied then President Ronald Reagan to not retaliate. To this day Hezbollah has not been punished for the American marines killed on that bloody day or for the many Americans that were subsequently kidnapped, held hostage and occasionally executed throughout the eighties.

The Powell Doctrine, as I like to call it, continued before and during the Gulf war. As American forces prepared to protect the Saudi oilfields, liberate Kuwait, and teach Saddam Hussein a lesson, one shrill voice cried out against military action and lobbied for "economic sanctions to have a chance to work". Thats right, you guessed it, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Colin Powell. A decade of sanctions later we can see the folly of such words.

General "Stormin Normin" Schwarzkopf, the hero of Desert Storm, in his autobiography describes Powell as a political general. Good at being the diplomat and playing the political games of Washington but whose military strategy was questionable at best. It was also General Powell (having the ear of George Bush the elder) who restrained the hand of General Schwarzkopf from completely destroying the Iraqi army as it retreated from Kuwait. Complete victory certainly is not in Powells vocabulary. "Unconditional Surrender" Grant would have made short work of such a band of looters, rapists and killers. Within just a few weeks Saddam set these same soldiers, allowed to escape by Powell, loose in an orgy of slaughter on Kurdish and Shiite rebels. With the road to Baghdad open, Powell missed the opportunity and let the Butcher of Baghdad live to fight another day.

Unfortunately, a decade later the United States is preparing to begin round two of the Gulf war. It has fallen to George Bush the younger to complete what his father and Powell failed to finish. Iraq is, depending on whom you listen too, between 1-3 years from developing a nuclear weapon. Imagine such a weapon in the hands of a man who has spent his life executing opponents, lobbing missiles at Israel, using biological weapons against both internal and external enemies, invading his neighbors, funding Palestinian suicide bombers, spending billions on palaces while his people starved, and generally making a nuisance of himself. The thought of this member of the "Axis of Evil" possessing such a weapon of massive destruction is simply not tolerable. A good many American boys, not to mention a lot of Iraqis, are going to die finishing something that Powell argued against ten years ago.

Just a short time ago this lone dove in an administration full of hawks was sent to the Middle East to try to find a solution to the Palestinian-Israeli "problem". Now Secretary of State Powell, the man with a mission, toured a series of Arab countries before visiting Israel. The media was full of stories of leaders of these two-bit countries lecturing Colin Powell. The Lebanese Prime Minister was described as "dressing down" the Secretary of State of the United States of America. And Powell took this? President Roosevelt passed on the rather wise advice to "speak softly and carry a big stick". Apparently Powell just did a little soft speaking and a lot of listening. In a region still stricken with tribal traditions, power, force and victory are the only things that matter and are understood. He should have been telling the Lebanese and their Syrian backers to watch themselves and squash the militants of Hezbollah or we would do it for them. One has to be willing to use the stick once in a while.Once Powell actually arrived to play the role of shuttle diplomat between the old war horse Sharon and the old master terrorist Arafat he had little to say except to, rather hypocritically, pressure Israel to halt its own war on terror and bolster Chairman Arafats flagging image.

Missing from his muddled moral clarity was a distinct lack of condemnation of the Palestinian culture of death. Now he wants to send hundreds of millions of your tax dollars to the man who teaches four and five year olds the benefits of martyrdom and calls for the total destruction of Israel as a nation. The dove has returned home to roost and hopefully to be caged so that the rest of us can actually fight the War on Terror without any interference of the pacifist Powell. Hes done enough already.

"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free."

- President Ronald Reagan

 ”I will not cede more power to the state. I will not willingly cede more power to anyone, not to the state, not to General Motors, not to the CIO. I will hoard my power like a miser, resisting every effort to drain it away from me. I will then use my power, as I see fit. I mean to live my life an obedient man, but obedient to God, subservient to the wisdom of my ancestors; never to the authority of political truths arrived at yesterday at the voting booth. That is a program of sorts, is it not? It is certainly program enough to keep conservatives busy, and Liberals at bay. And the nation free.”

—William F. Buckley Jr.

"Liberals want to regulate just about everything: where we live, what fuels we use, what car we drive, whether we can drive or be forced to use government mass transit, where we send our kids to school, what doctor we see, and even to what extent we express our approval or disapproval of others’ lifestyles. It’s hard to find something liberals don’t want to regulate. Is that a world you want to live in?” 

"At such a time in history, we who are free must proclaim anew our faith. This faith is the abiding creed of our fathers. It is our faith in the deathless dignity of man, governed by eternal moral and natural laws. This faith defines our full view of life. It establishes, beyond debate, those gifts of the Creator that are man’s inalienable rights, and that make all men equal in His sight. "

Dwight D. Eisenhower

"And if we elect a government that subverts or weakens or ends our war against terrorism, we can count on this: We will soon face enemies that will make 9/11 look like stubbing our toe, and they will attack us with the confidence and determination that come from knowing that we don’t have the will to sustain a war all the way to the end."

- Orson Scott Card

"In response to skyrocketing gas prices, liberals say, practically in unison, 'We can’t drill our way out of this crisis.”' What does that mean? This is like telling a starving man, 'You can’t eat your way out of being hungry!'  'You can’t water your way out of drought!' 'You can’t sleep your way out of tiredness!' 'You can’t drink yourself out of dehydration!' Seriously, what does it mean? Finding more oil isn’t going to increase the supply of oil? It is the typical Democratic strategy to babble meaningless slogans, as if they have a plan. Their plan is: the permanent twilight of the human race. "

-Ann Coulter

"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen."
-Samuel Adams