Support The Troops By Attacking The War?
In response to the Palestinian cartoons that portray:
Palestinian child urinating on the Statue of Liberty
The Statue of Liberty as a suicide terrorist
The Statue of Liberty's torch igniting the world's fires
The Statue of Liberty as a prostitute
The Statue of Liberty being imprisoned by the FBI and CIA
The Statue of Liberty as an evil Condoleezza Rice, representing Israel
The Statue of Liberty destroyed with Superman at the "Gates of Baghdad"
The Statue of Liberty symbol as a heroic Palestinian woman. However, instead of representing freedom, the defiant Palestinian Statue represents violence and terror, wears a crown of machines guns and holds an infant grasping a stone.
Andrew "Skip" March writes:
Somehow there's this belief, largely in the Democratic Party, that if we don't bother Islamic extremists, they won't bother us. Or, if we're nice to them they'll be nice to us. Or that if we make a mistake in the battlefield or wherever that they will propagandize it so we should get out. Given that they were blowing up innocent people and attacking the US plenty before we went into Afghanistan or Iraq is evidence enough to refute these arguments. And if we didn't make any mistakes or weren't there they'd be making lies up anyhow....It's in their employee handbook for God's sakes.
At least now there is an alternative point of view, opportunity, way to lead your life in the Middle East. Everyone over there is waiting to see whether the US will see this through or not...it is as basic as that. An editorial in the "Ridgefield Press" newspaper from a local soldier stationed in Iraq makes this very point. The overall point of his editorial is that you cannot not support the war and support the troops...I never got that one either as hard as I tried to figure it out. This brave soldier goes on to point out that the continued undermining in our own country of the war effort and our Commander-In-Chief, while claiming to support the troops, has only put our soldiers in danger, emboldened the enemy and created casualties both civilian and soldier. So, thanks New York Times, et al for endangering our troops
This is a war that will last a generation and when we kick the hell out of these murdering barbarians in the Middle East, they will move to sub-Saharan Africa. And when we kick the hell out of them there they will move to South America. Enemy documents seized have articulated this enemy strategy. So we can tell the world that we are just willing to live with it or.......
My added comments are:
The theory of how one can be against the war, act against it, even provide aid and comfort to the enemy and still support the troops, is that the troops are mere pawns of mistaken leaders who wantonly place these innocent soldiers in harm's way. They then believe that by ending the war quicker, they have saved more soldier's lives than otherwise would have died had they not ended the war.
My view is simply that our doing nothing in response to the many attacks (chronicled earlier by Skip) created a more bellicose enemy than has been proved today by aggressively engaging them on their turf. The enemies will grow as they see success. The majority of saner members will choose life over going toe-to-toe with US soldiers. The Islamic terrorists are not fighting for their survival. We, and our allies including Israel, are. They are asserting themselves in the "re-taking" of territories they deem their due. Whether they want to return to the world caliphate they possessed circa 1200 A.D. or have designs on a new Islamic world, they have chosen the wrong enemy. Had they kept to the Europeans, they would have a shot at major territorial inroads. As a matter of fact, per Bruce Bawer, the author of "While Europe Slept", the takeover of Europe by Muslims is demographically and spiritually certain. (Can the Italians procreate, at least?).
While we may be merely witnessing the demise of the Euro West, it is heartening to know that in the face of the Leftist media, academia and fellow-citizens, there are stalwarts among us who volunteer to serve in our armed forces, citizens who articulate a survivor message to neighbors and family and people in government, yes I said "government, thank you Mr. Rumsfeld, who take the threat seriously and ensure our likely success.