If you read my post: President Bush's Iraq Policy SAVES 61,586 Iraqi Civilians, I hope you also visited the source article at Logic Times. Such thought provoking analysis was sure to draw some criticism from those who cannot face the fact that their opposition to democracy in the Middle East really does leave them with "blood on their hands." So much for their "save the children" rhetoric.
As you might expect, admitting you are wrong about Iraq is just too painful for most lefties to bear. So they are ratcheting up the disinformation campaign once more in a doomed effort to convince themselves that somehow it will all end in tragedy.
Here's my response. It's a further distillation of earlier posts:
Jack's contribution (at logic times) is just another iteration from "the sky is falling crowd."
Readers will recall that before we went into Iraq, these defeatists claimed that the "Arab street" would rise up throughout the region in spasms of anti-U.S. violence. Millions of heretofore peaceful Moslems would be radicalized and go off to join the jihad. Millions more refugees would swamp the ability of humanitarian organizations to care for them.
Well, the Arab "street" is rising... for FREEDOM! Millions of Iraqis with purple stained fingers cannot be dismissed as U.S. propaganda. Hundreds of thousands in Lebanon demanding an end to Syrian domination and uniting against factionalism cannot be dismissed. If you follow what news gets out of Iran, you know that the wave of freedom is stirring hope there as well.
Oh sure... there are likely to be bumps along the road; disappointments and even bloodshed. But the advocates of "stability" would enshrine genocidal dictators as the norm of their standard for "peace."
Senator Kennedy is his ill-timed speech just before the incredible Iraqi election warned us of the lessons from history. But I would remind readers that history has shown us the same shopworn defeatist rhetoric from these folks before.
Kennedy and the Dems opposed President Reagan's strong stand against soviet communism. You remember the stuff: Reagan is a warmonger.. .nuclear winter... blah, blah, blah... And after the wall fell, these same folks said: it will be a disaster, a dictatorship, no stability, blah, blah, blah.
Wrong then and wrong NOW!
I understand that to admit the wisdom of what I call President Bush's "keystone strategy" in Iraq would completely undermine those on the left who have so ingrained their ideology with perverted notions of "peace" and "evil" that they now resemble the characters in George Orwell's "1984."
I'll just leave you with a quote from Edmund Burke: "Evil triumphs when good men do nothing." If we follow Jack's advice... evil WILL triumph.