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Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Whose Side Are Democrats On?

Now that the September 11th anniversary is past, it's time to return to politics and ask: "whose side are you on?"

When the fanatics in Islam demand we "embrace Islam or be slaughtered" how will you answer?

These might be difficult questions for some Democrats. After all, they've been indoctrinated into the groupspeak of moral equivalence and multiculturalism. Any absolute endorsement of the American ideal over the vision of Islamic fanatics/fascists/terrorists/evildoers/radicals (pick one) would violate those principles.

But Osama bin Laden made it clear that U.S. withdrawal from the Middle East and abandonment of Israel to it's fate at the hands of the Islamic Fascists wasn't enough to stop the carnage. The stakes were raised when Bin Laden also demanded that Americans abandon the U.S. Constitution and submit completely to Isalm and "discard[]all the opinions, orders, theories and religions which contradict with the religion [Allah] sent down to His Prophet Muhammad" and replace U.S. law with Sharia law as interpreted by bin Laden.

The Iranian President, a Shiite, made the same invitation to Islam as his Sunni counterpart, bin Laden in a letter to President Bush.

Other than Cindy Sheehan and the most vile leftists, I doubt there are many Democrats or liberals who would submit to the will of Islamic fascists. So why then do so many Democrats spend more time fighting against the efforts of their countrymen dedicated to winning the war against the evil of Islamic fascism than they have in condemning and combating terrorism?

It's been said before that if Democats in office during the Clinton years had devoted half the time to combating terrorism and getting bin Laden that they have recently invested in a pitiful attempt to stop the film "The Path to 9/11" from being seen we might never have suffered the attacks of September 11th.

They say great minds think alike. So when the American Thinker published similar musings it got my attention. Here's an excerpt:

The Moral Emptiness of the Left
By James Lewis
The American Thinker

Life consists of choices, and no choice is graver than war or peace. The 9/11 assault on New York City and Washington, D.C. posed such a choice. Should we go to war against bin Laden and the Taliban? The answer had to be “Yes” or “No.” Those who deny that the President of the United States was confronted with that choice are not morally serious. They do not live in this world.
Once the Taliban were thrown out, the Administration faced another hard choice. Two hateful regimes were known to support the kind of terrorism that endangered this country. Dealing with them was going to be much more difficult.
[N]o sane person could doubt that Saddam had terrorist connections, and that he tried to get his hands on nukes as far back as the late 1970s, when his first nuclear reactor was built by the French. So the question had to be faced: Is Afghanistan enough? Or should we also knock down Saddam?

Now this is the real world—not the dream world of those who believe they know all the answers. The United States faced another agonizing choice, where every avenue had its risks. Knocking over Saddam was full of danger and a failure to act was also dangerous. Passivity wouldn’t fix this. Pacifism wouldn’t solve it. You had to do something or get off the pot. Either way you could be wrong.
Well, here we are again. Uncertainty applies just as much to Islamofascist threats. Everything we do (or fail to do) involves gambles. And as much as the higher-ups of the CIA deserve criticism for constantly back-stabbing the Bush Administration, they cannot be blamed for failing to penetrate what Winston Churchill called “a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma.” No intelligence agency can simply use magic to pull reliable facts from a welter of imponderables. It hasn’t been done. It probably can’t be done. You certainly can’t bet your country on it.

The Left, the media, and the Democrats are still steeped in denial of those simple, stubborn facts. Maybe reality is just too frightening for them. Whatever it is, to live in such denial is to surrender any claim to moral seriousness. It utterly disqualifies one to be a decision maker. We can thank our lucky stars that Bush, Blair and Cheney are adults.
The greatest disappointment since 9/11/01 has been the total moral vacuity of the Left—a complete and utter nullity—both here and in Europe. Today, five years later, psychological denial still rules the day, and the few Democrats who raise their heads above the screaming mob are chased out, like Joe Lieberman and Zell Miller.

One-third of American voters are still being suckered by the left-wing media, who live in some sort of Toon-Town where you can Have your Cake and Eat it Too, where Lunches are Free and Health Care is Too, and where there are no ideological killer movements in this world, and to achieve World Peace you just have to point your finger at the “Warmongers” and scream really loud. The Left is now populated by “mewling, puking infants,” as William Shakespeare put it, utterly lacking an understanding of the world as it is.

It is a sad sight to behold. We need unity, not denial. As it is, the Left has become a Fifth Column, fighting the civilized world and busily explaining away danger. The New York Times can get away with sabotaging our fight for survival against the worst fascist movement since you-know-who. The Left is even descending to Nazi slogans and scapegoating Jews. A generation ago, who would have believed it?

Yet the world keeps moving. Yesterday’s decisions are past, and we have to live with their consequences. It is five years since the outrages of 9/11. The elected Iraqi government has Saddam on trial in Baghdad, but Iran is speeding toward nuclear weapons. For almost three decades the Mullahs have been shouting “Death to Israel! Death to America!” at the top of their lungs—- ever since a feckless Jimmy Carter allowed Khomeini to take over the geostrategic fulcrum of ancient Persia.

And liberals are still telling us that Tehran doesn’t really mean it. How do they know that?

In the loudmouth department Ahmadinejad even out-does Saddam. The AP just quoted him as saying:

“You must bow down to the greatness of the Iranian nation … If you do not return to monotheism and worshipping god and refuse to accept justice then you will burn in the fire of the nations’ fury”, Ahmadinejad said.
“I officially announce that Iran has joined the world’s nuclear countries.”

We can forget about national unity in facing Tehran, too. The demented Left will never understand that we must make our choices—again—with gaps in our knowledge. Because the Mullahs are expert at psychological warfare—lying—we will not know what decisions are right for a long time. All we know for sure is that the mewling, puking infants of the Left will blame any adults in sight, for the anxieties of having to live in the real world.

And yet, who would choose to put the screaming infants in charge?

Taking the rehtorical stick to the mewling pukes of the left a bit more strongly, Confederate Yankee offers the following in Day of Denial:

Day of Denial
Confederate Yankee:
... Five years later, American Democrats have more hate in their hearts for their own President than they do for the terrorists that killed almost 3,000 of their countrymen. They refuse to confront terrorism. Some would rather blame America and the world they think they understand, rather than face up to the fact that the world we all thought we knew was just an illusion. They are in catastrophic psychological denial, and cannot face the fact that "the other" they have spent their lives providing moral equivalence for were the ones who attacked our country.

It is so much easier to blame Bush than face the fact that we were attacked because we are the beacon of freedom for the world, and the greatest threat to radical Islam. It is so much easier to blame Bush, than realize that decades of denial led us to that horrific moment. If they can only blame Bush for that day—and every day since that their worldview has been shown to be vapid, self-serving, and a fraud—then their denial can go on, and "reality-based community" can continue to live in a world that has refuses to learn, to adapt, to change.

The Left refuses to learn from 9/11 and knows no way forward. It is why they grasp so insistently to the past, clinging to what was and what might have been, instead of moving forward to forcefully determine what should be and what must be done to secure our freedoms for the future. It is they that childishly insist for the "Perfect War" theory, stating a belief that any war not fought with perfect foresight and accuracy is wrong, while knowing securely no war has ever met their standard.
They show that they hate the present and don't understand the lessons of the recent past. They strive for stagnation and stasis and blaming ourselves, but they offer no hope for the future.

They blame Americans for radical Islamic plans for world domination. They vilify our troops instead of the terrorists they fight. They attack western governments fighting for freedom instead of eastern governments and the terrorists they sponsor that are fighting for oppression and destruction of our way of life.

The Left offers America and true liberalism a death sentence, seeking to repeat the failed policies of 30 years in denial.

We will not listen to them again.
That, perhaps, is their greatest fear of all.

A Simple Choice on November 7th:

In seven weeks, the American electorate will be offered a simple choice between two clear and competing ideas. We can either choose to support the party which takes efforts to fight the war against Islamic Fascists and protect the American people seriously or we can elect Representatives from the other party whose confusion and oft-described ambivalence towards those issues are clear.

Two short videos (even for you dialup dinosaurs) illustrate the difference in attitude and perspective:


Whose side are YOU on?

Reminder: Only a few weeks remain to register new voters or re-register voters who may have moved since the last election.

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