So says The Anchoress
People blame Bush and the war:
Because before we went into Iraq, there were no terrorist attacks anywhere…
World Trade Center 1993
Khobar Towers 1996
East Timor 1999
USS COLE 2000
Gee whiz…looks to me like in the 1990’s we were seeing an attack almost every 18 months, or so! Then…
New York City 9/11/01
New York City 9/11/01
Washington, DC 9/11/01
Let’s not forget the 1985 hijacking of the Achille Lauro, during which Abu Nidal murdered Leon Klinghoffer - before taking refuge in Iraq.
Let’s not forget the 1983 Bombing of American troops, in their barracks, in Beirut.
Let’s not forget the taking of American hostages, in 1979, held for 444 days.
Let’s not forget the Munich Massacre of 1972.
Let’s not forget The Bojinka Operation of 1995.
Did President Bush’s “moronic policies” do all of that stuff? Oh, wait…we’re not seeing attacks every 18 months, anymore - are we? In fact…it looks like President Bush’s terrible policies helped foil this latest attempt, despite the best efforts by the NY Times and others to cripple necessary programs.
The plot was foiled because a large number of people were under surveillance concerning their spending, travel and communications. Which leads us to wonder if Scotland Yard would have succeeded if the ACLU or the New York Times had first learned the details of such surveillance programs.
In short, Democrats who claim to want “focus” on the war on terror have wanted it fought without the intelligence, interrogation and detention tools necessary to win it. And if they cite “cooperation” with our allies as some kind of magical answer, they should be reminded that the British and other European legal systems generally permit far more intrusive surveillance and detention policies than the Bush Administration has ever contemplated. Does anyone think that when the British interrogate those 20 or so suspects this week that they will recoil at harsh or stressful questioning?
I keep remembering Harry Reid crowing, “we killed the Patriot Act.”
There is a time to be a child, to speak like a child, think like a child, reason like a child. Then there is a time to put childish things away. If you want to disagree with policies meant to keep you safe, do it. If you want to hate a man or even a movement, do it…but do it with something that goes beyond adolescent spouting off, backed up by nothing more than “feelings,” “caring,” and hysterical, dramatic angst. Sometimes I read the drivel some of you folks write me, and I want to take you by the shoulders and shake you and say, “grow up. Grow UP!“
Stop talking nonsense. Just, finally, stop it.
Go read why Brendan Loy has just about had enough, thanks. H/T Melissa. Read why Lorie Byrd thinks reasonable people can find nothing like reason in you. And grow up!
I had the same thought when I read that some lefties reacted to the foiled terrorist attack on airplanes by accusing the powers that be of a political hoax. I have to wonder if it has ever occured to these folks gloating over Bush's poll numbers that whatever his numbers may be he has always beat the socks off folks like them. So where does that leave them?
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