David Limbaugh

Democrat honchos, while forever complaining that President Bush has hurt America's image in the world, have themselves been engaged in a systematic campaign to slander President Bush, particularly over foreign policy, consequently undermining America's image in the world.

Indeed, if you wanted to discredit America in the eyes of other nations, how would you go about doing it? Would you:

Constantly wring your hands over our alleged torture of terrorist detainees, likening certain mildly tough and infrequently implemented interrogation techniques to the worst kinds of torture practiced in history?

Falsely accuse high administration officials of virtually authorizing certain renegade military personnel of employing clearly unapproved interrogation methods?

Unconscionably accuse the Bush administration of lying about Saddam Hussein's weapons of mass destruction to deceive the public into support for the war? (Sorry for repeating this one, but its egregiousness requires that it be on every list, no matter how often.)

Ludicrously accuse the Bush administration of attacking Iraq for the purpose of exploiting Middle Eastern oil?

Lambaste the administration for "unilaterally" attacking Iraq, though, in fact, many other nations were on board and we earnestly tried to recruit others, including those whose intelligence agencies agreed that Saddam had WMD stockpiles -- not to mention that some of them had been bought off by Saddam?

Downplay any good news coming out of Iraq, especially concerning the Iraqi people's steady march toward constitutional autonomy?

Also downplay just how brutal Saddam's regime was and sometimes even imply Iraq is worse off now than under Saddam?

Portray the terrorist anarchists sabotaging the Iraqis' drive for freedom as insurgents, freedom fighters or revolutionaries: those with different, yet morally equivalent ideas on Iraq's governance?

Promote the convenient canard that our preemptively motivated military action against Iraq has caused otherwise peacefully inclined Islamic radicals to hate us? (France, anyone?)

Speciously argue the Wilson/Plame debacle besmirches the entire administration even though the very Scooter Libby indictment you cite as validation for your charge is a precise refutation of it?

Cite that same Libby indictment, which is bereft of evidence implicating anyone in the administration of violating any crimes pertaining to national security, as a compelling reason for President Bush to "clean house"?

David Limbaugh

David Limbaugh, brother of radio talk-show host Rush Limbaugh, is an expert on law and politics. He recently authored the New York Times best-selling book: "Jesus on Trial: A Lawyer Affirms the Truth of the Gospel."

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