Vol: 75 Issue: 1 Saturday, December 1, 2007
The War for Iraq has been “lost” for almost a year now, according to Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, John Kerry, Jack Murtha, et al. Every Democrat Fox News gives airtime to opens his or her monologue with some comment about the administration’s failed Iraq policies.
The Democrats have made the War for Iraq the central plank in their campaign platform, and “sending George Bush a message” part of every speech.
In the process, they’ve demonized our troops, calling them ‘Nazis’ and accusing them of all manner of war crimes. They’ve blamed American policy for virtually every evil under the sun, from the war on terror to global warming.
They’ve accused the administration of fabricating an excuse for waging an aggressive war, in order to seize another nation’s oil (the basic definition of a ‘war crime’).
This morning over coffee, I listened to a Democratic strategist cheerfully admit to Bill O’Reilly that hatred of George Bush is a major element in their campaign strategy that they intend to exploit until next November.
Even the mainstream media has been forced to admit that the surge is working. When the New York Times ran a front page story about the improving security situation in Baghdad, it made national news.
Let me be clear. What made national news was NOT that the surge was working, but rather, that the New York Times reported that the surge was working.
It is that story within the story that is the most instructive. The New York Times is so openly and obviously biased against the US war effort that the mere fact it published a positive story became headline news.
People read the story, said, “Wow, things MUST be improving if the New York Times can’t spin it,” and for most of them, that was that.
Why is that important? Because it is no longer shocking to learn that a leading American newspaper is openly and actively disseminating anti-American propaganda during time of war.
While most Americans just blow them all off as political demagogues, in Europe, the Middle East and elsewhere, the charges stuck like glue. When the New York Times says George Bush is a war criminal, we write it off as liberal politics.
When the UK Telegraph, the Pakistani Dawn, al-Jazeera, the Iranian News Agency, the French International Herald Tribune and the Sydney Morning Herald all pick up the story, it isn’t liberal politics anymore. It is a reason to hate and fear the United States.
The rest of the world doesn’t blame George W. Bush for all the world’s ills — it blames the United States of America.
Despite six years of fighting the world’s most sophisticated military power with sticks and stones and bottlerockets, al-Qaeda continues to replace its losses with new recruits. The reason is because they believe their cause is right.
Should they ever begin to falter, or doubt in the rightness of their cause or the evil intentions of their enemy, they need only pick up a copy of the New York Times and read some of the comments by American’s leading politicians for renewed inspiration.
There is reason to hope that the constant stream of seditious anti-American propaganda emanating from the Left will backfire politically by next November.
Since they’ve bet it all on failure in Iraq, if the Iraq policy continues to succeed, Bush’s policy of standing our ground will be seen for what it was, an act of political courage.
A year ago, Harry Reid solemnly pronounced ‘the war is lost,’ officially opening the Left’s ‘cut and run’ campaign. When the tide began to turn our way, the Democrats in the House and Congress cut off funding for the war, hoping to starve our own military into submission.
Rather than surrender our forces in the field, the Pentagon is beginning to cut back on operations — in the midst of a war — reducing training, preparing to lay off civilian employees, and possibly closing some military bases.
I read an interesting opinion piece by Cal Thomas that reflected the fact that Bush’s “obstinacy” over Iraq may well soon be seen as courageous statesmanship.
Thomas cited the fact that Bush’s refusal to countenance embryonic stem cell research forced alternative research was vindicated by the discovery of an even better method of harvesting stem cells from skin tissue.
In January, 1898, the influential French writer Emile Zola wrote a scathing editorial accusing the French military establishment of framing Captain Alfred Dreyfuss for treason because he was a Jew.
His editorial, “J’accuse” (“I accuse“) ran in newspapers the world over, and his title became a synonym for the corrupt exploitation of national prejudices.
I’m no Emile Zola, so I am not going to accuse the Leftist Democrat establishment with putting partisan politics above national patriotism, and of putting their political fortunes ahead of national interests.
I am not going to accuse the New York Times of criminal disregard for the truth and of spreading anti-American propaganda every bit as dishonest and insidious as was the French media’s conduct during the Dreyfus Affair.
I’ll let the Apostle Paul do it for me:
“This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof; from such turn away.” (2nd Timothy 3:1-5)
If the shoe fits. . .