George Bush gave a press conference today and judging from the transcript I have linked to I wish he would do more of them.
As the debate concerning civil war vs civil unrest continues I can not help but notice the delight of the antiwar movement at the very thought of civil war in Iraq. Sure people will die, but hey, it will drive down Bush's numbers and that is all that counts to these folks.
I left the Left for the simple reason that they were anti everything, especially the United States. So far as I know the antiAmerican Left never liberated anyone, never airlifted in supplies to feed, clothe and shelter people, never righted a wrong, never rescued a people facing genocide, never fought an epidemic and never brought hope to millions.
They blame, they are the aplogists of dictators and tyrants the world over, they delight in the misery of others and now it seems they have become the official fan club of Saddam Hussein.
I do not know what will happen in Iraq, but I do know that any regime that trained its Fadayeen to be tough by ordering them to kill children and feed old ladies to starving dogs was not going to be a source of good in the region. But I think the more interesting thing is the willingness of the Left to completely ignore the brutal nature of Saddam's regime while at the same sanctimoniously lecturing us chicken hawks on the sanctity of life. As far as they are concerned it makes perfect sense that the people of Iraq and the greatest military in the world should be defeated by a thousand suicide bombers. In fact it seems they yearn for it.
So what is this really? The rebellion of teenagers against the father figure? The feeling of being cool and cynical and chic while speaking truth to power? Kind of like George Clooney, a movie star who can spend more money catering a party than most Americans live on in a year, standing up for the little guy. Do they believe their propaganda? Probably.
But that does not change the fact that America is the best hope of the world today. If we fall, we take a lot of people with us. And all those people who hate America for the sake of hate have nothing to offer but malice.
If I am wrong, then name the one good thing the forces of antiAmericanism have accomplished. Tell me what they stand for.
So far as I can tell they are just one big black hole of despair...they are antihope, antifreedom, antioppurtunity and antifuture.
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