Thursday, August 25, 2005

I Can't Imagine Anything Worse Than This Iraq War

As Tony Blankley observed recently, September 29 is the anniversary of the Munich agreement signed in Czechoslovakia in 1938, which pacified Hitler and brought “peace in our time”.

Those calling for an early end and pullout of American troops from Iraq probably can’t imagine anything worse than the way things are now. They ought to listen to what Dr. Henry Kissinger said recently, "The war in Iraq is less about geopolitics than about the clash of ideologies, culture and religious beliefs. Because of the long reach of the Islamist challenge, the outcome in Iraq will have an even deeper significance than that in Vietnam. If a Taliban-type government or a fundamentalist radical state were to emerge in Baghdad or any part of Iraq, shock waves would ripple through the Islamic world. Radical forces in Islamic countries or Islamic minorities in non-Islamic countries would be emboldened in their attacks on existing governments. The safety and internal stability of all societies within reach of militant Islam would be imperiled."

And from Christopher Hitchens, “ How can so many people watch this as if they were spectators, handicapping and rating the successes and failures from some imagined position of neutrality? Do they suppose that a defeat in Iraq would be a defeat only for the Bush administration? The United States is awash in human rights groups, feminist organizations, ecological foundations, and committees for the rights of minorities. How come there is not a huge voluntary effort to help and to publicize the efforts to find the hundreds of thousands of "missing" Iraqis, to support Iraqi women's battle against fundamentalists, to assist in the recuperation of the marsh Arab wetlands, and to underwrite the struggle of the Kurds, the largest stateless people in the Middle East? Is Abu Ghraib really the only subject that interests our humanitarians?”

Maybe the reason some people can have such a warped view of what is going on and what is at stake is an age old problem described by David Horowitz,” How can they support the Palestinian Nazis who are responsible for the Jew-hatred in the Middle East? The answer is: They hate the Jews more…. The leftist world outlook is conspiratorial in its essence. According to the left, the world is controlled by THEM – capitalists, corporations, Halliburton. THEY are responsible for evil throughout the world.

Are there Islamic fanatics who blow up tall buildings? That's only because THEY made them desperate. And of course the Jews knew in advance.
Is Saddam Hussein a monster who needed to be removed? Only the Jews thought so, but THEY have control of the White House. Neocon Jews are behind it all. Just ask Cindy Sheehan. Since the Jews and Halliburton are responsible for global evil, eliminating THEM is the only way to create a world in which there will be "social justice."

And as Tony Blankley continued, “But a week after the Munich agreement -- Oct. 5, 1938 -- Chamberlain, on the floor of the House of Commons, had been much more up beat -- even exuberant: "The path which leads to appeasement is long and bristles with obstacles. The question of Czechoslovakia is the latest and perhaps the most dangerous. Now that we have got past it, I feel that it may be possible to make further progress along the road to sanity."

If one substitutes the name Iraq for Czechoslovakia, above, the resultant language probably would closely approximate what President Bush's Iraq war opponents would be saying the week after a "successful" Iraq exit strategy had been completed -- especially the phrase "further progress along the road to sanity." Can't you just hear Sen. Boxer making such a statement?

But "stopping the killing" doesn't always stop the killing, while surrendering to violence rarely leads to "sanity." Sept. 29, 1938's "progress along the road to sanity" ultimately cost the world the death of 60 million souls before it reached VJ Day on Aug. 15, 1945.”

Only a short while ago, a terrific series of battles was going on in Fallujah. Today the main news out of Fallujah is about complaints of the shortage of voting booths for the upcoming elections. Of course, you will not read that in the NY Times or the Washington Post or hear about it on CBS, NBC, ABC or CNN.

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At 6:15 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you.

Most of the free world is still asleep, raging against reality. 911 wasn't enough to reach them.

It's more 1938 than 1945 or Vietnam, I think.

We need to continue to bypass the press to get out the news, to support our troops and CinC, pray - and hope our neighbors wake up before the jihadist is at the gate.

At 9:40 AM, Anonymous steve said...

I think the recent "leaking" of the plan to support a minimum 100k troops for a minimum of the next 4 years is strong deterent...much better than a proposed timeline for withdrawal...that's what the "insurgents" need to hear.
I was happy to hear a mother in the anti-Cindy camp voice so simply "how can she claim that the US is NOT worth dying for?"


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