David Huntwork

Triumph of the Bush Doctrine
Preparedness: Hoping for the best, but preparing for the worst
Wikileaks War
The Rise of the Tea Party
Why I Signed The Manhattan Declaration
Boycott The One
Into a Twisted Future with Gary Wolf
We Shall Not Go Quietly Into The Night
Dancing Under the Ugandan Skies - A Book Review
The 99 Most Memorable, Interesting and Outrageous Political Quotes of 2008
Obama's Natural Born Problem
The Giggle Monster Lost His Giggle (A children's story)
Victory at any Price
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
You're to Blame for Everything
Hillary's Close Call
The Jerry Springer Party
Christianity, Obama, Identity Politics and Liberation Theology
Tis the Season to be PC
I Am NOT An Animal
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
2996: A tribute to the victims of 9-11
Myths (and Truths) of the Illegal Immigration Invasion
Out of Control Teacher Reinstated after Anti-US Rant
Alternating Worlds: A Book Review
Defending Christmas
The Execution of Terri Schiavo
The Saga of SpongeBob SquarePants
Civility at Saddleback
Embedded Reporters: A Bad Idea
Death of a Monster: Yasser Arafat
Immigrations Unarmed Invasion
Post 47 and RAthERGATE
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
They Say Trevor Made a Mockery of MLK Day
Did You Lie to Your Kids at Christmas?
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

As the world watches the liberation of the Iraqi people and the last remnants of the Saddam regime flee from justice one cannot help but admire the international policy of President George W. Bush. The horrific events of 9-11 have turned a mild-mannered president into an iron-willed Commander-in-Chief and a great enemy of tyranny and terror.

The Bush wars of liberation and retaliation have been remarkably successful. In a year and a half not just one, but two, terror regimes have been relegated to the dustbin of history. Despite the opposition of "old Europe", various totalitarian regimes and the United Nations, the Bush doctrine has liberated millions from the clutches of fear and systematic oppression of the worst kind. Additionally, the international terror movement of Al-Quaida has been relentlessly pursued across the globe resulting in the death or capture of many in its senior leadership. Thousands of its foot soldiers have been killed or arrested, and scores of terror plots successfully prevented.

The Bush doctrine is a policy of pre-emption over deterrence, of killing ones enemy before he kills you. At its core it is the pro-active preservation of Western civilization against those who seek its destruction. This radical change in American doctrine stands in stark contrast to the military and political doctrines of the post-Vietnam era.

The years of President Reagan and Bush the elder were dominated by what is now known as the Powell doctrine. Undoubtedly influenced by the Vietnam syndrome, the Powell doctrine may be defined as the use of overwhelming military force to achieve only limited, easily defined objectives. Even then, it must be used rarely and with extreme sensitivity to the status quo and world opinion.

After the Beirut bombings of the U.S. embassy and the marine barracks Colin Powell argued, forcefully and successfully, against any retaliation against Hezbollah or the terror training camps that bred those who carried it out. There was no defined or attainable objective argued Powell. To this day no action has been taken against those responsible.

The first Gulf War also exemplified the Powell doctrine. The full might of the U.S. military certainly had its effect. The clearly stated goal of Kuwaiti liberation was easily obtained. But as the American military turned its full fury to the destruction of the fleeing Republican Guard it was Powell who feared the spectacle of Saddams elite troops being slaughtered in the sand. Fear of the Arab Street spared the pillar upon which the Baath regime rested.

This was an unfortunate move as events were soon to prove. In a matter of weeks, with the survival of Saddams regime in serious peril, these same damaged but intact Republican Guard troops savagely put down the revolt by Kurds, Shiites and mutinous troops. As a result, tens of thousands were killed and over a million fled as refugees. Nothing stood between the tanks of Gen. Schwarzkopf and Baghdad but the Powell doctrine. The defined limited objective had already been completed and there was no room for innovation or risk.

The Clinton doctrine that followed was even more bizarre and counterproductive. It consisted primarily of symbolic military strikes and grandiose speeches. The military highlights of the Clinton doctrine were limited to expelling the Serbs from Kosovo and the barbecuing of the Branch Davidians in Waco. The philosophy was to take no risks and risk no casualties.

A decade of defiance by Iraq, violations of the Gulf War cease fire, and the attempted assassination of former President Bush resulted in only pinprick strikes and the destruction of empty buildings. Osama bin Laden suffered no worse despite the massive embassy bombings in Africa, the U.S. Cole bombing and the targeting of U.S. troop barracks in Saudi Arabia. The destruction of a few of his tents in Afghanistan was the terror chiefs only punishment for waging jihad upon the American people.

What is now unfolding is a far cry from the military doctrines of the past. The events of 9-11 have awakened the sleeping giant.

The list of grievous acts against Americans and American targets is long, and the list of those responsible reads as a "whos who" of the worlds terrorists, thugs and despots. The terror states of Iran, Syria, Sudan, Libya and North Korea have provided funds, arms, training, logistics, and sanctuary to a myriad of religious and secular ideological terrorists. The result has been a trail of dead Americans, hostages, destroyed embassies, assassinated diplomats, hijacked airplanes, bombed buildings and devastated lives.

Those who have instigated and sponsored the shadow terror wars against the Republic and the West will receive no sanctuary or mercy under the Bush doctrine. The goals of the Bush doctrine are also clearly defined. He is willing to take the battle beyond dealing with the symptoms and deal with the sickness. He doesnt bother trimming the foliage of the weed but destroys the root. It is not empire building to pursue and destroy terror but a sacred duty in remembrance of those who have fallen.

"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