This Week In Quotes: April 4 – April 10

by John Hawkins | June 11, 2010 9:28 am

It used to be said “war is hell.” A more accurate description today might be “war is purgatory.” Political correctness demands that reason must prevail, even though war is conducted precisely because reasoning, aka diplomacy, has failed. We used to understand this. When America was threatened during WWll, we didn’t wring our collective hands wondering “why Japan and Germany hated us.” Such politically correct self-flagellation would have been dismissed as the absurd nonsense it truly is. We didn’t drop atomic bombs on Japan to prolong WWll, but to shorten it. We didn’t do it to increase casualties but reduce them, in the long run. This is where the West has lost its way. — Arnold Ahlert[1]

It almost feels as if all these women winning are kind of a blow to feminism. — Tina Brown[2]

Republicans have done a fantastic job predicting a landslide in the November elections, but not such a good job of doing anything that will actually help them achieve victory. — Ann Coulter[3]

How about just tracking down every single person who said drill baby drill and putting them all in prison. Why don’t we do that? Starting with Michael Steele. — Alan Grayson[4]

I was down there a month ago, before most of these talkin’ heads were even paying attention to the gulf. A month ago I was meeting with fishermen down there, standin’ in the rain talking about what a potential crisis this could be. and I don’t sit around just talking to experts because this is a college seminar, we talk to these folks because they potentially have the best answers, so I know whose ass to kick. — Barack Obama[5]

Call it Socialism, call it Communism, call it whatever you want…Seize their assets. Take over BP! — Rosie O’Donnell[6]

Yeah, drug use is a victimless crime — if you ignore the victims. — Kurt Schlichter[7]

The collapse of the financial system as we know it is real, and the crisis is far from over. Indeed, we have just entered Act II of the drama. — George Soros [8]

When you consider what an enormous windfall gain it is to be born in America, it is painful to hear some people complain bitterly that someone else got a bigger windfall gain than they did. — Thomas Sowell[9]

Just as the American left has adopted blacks as mascots, so the international left has adopted Palestinians as mascots. In both cases, the actual well-being of the mascots is not the point.

Mascots exist to be symbols for others. In all the years when the Arab states controlled the area that Israel took over after the 1967 war, nobody cared what happened to the Palestinians, much less offered them a homeland. — Thomas Sowell[9]

Two years ago this week, then-Senator Obama declared that his very nomination as Democratic-party presidential candidate (never mind his election, or inauguration) marked the moment when “our planet began to heal” and “the rise of the oceans began to slow.” “Well, when you anoint yourself King Canute,” remarked Charles Krauthammer the other day, “you mustn’t be surprised when your subjects expect you to command the tides.” — Mark Steyn[10]

Tell (Israel) to get the hell out of Palestine. …Thomas went on to say that the Palestinian people “are occupied and it’s their land” and that Israelis should “go home” — to Poland, Germany, America “and everywhere else.” — Helen Thomas[11]

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  3. Ann Coulter:
  4. Alan Grayson:
  5. Barack Obama:
  6. Rosie O’Donnell:
  7. Kurt Schlichter:
  8. George Soros :
  9. Thomas Sowell:
  10. Mark Steyn:
  11. Helen Thomas:

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