Saturday, December 03, 2005

Who Are Our Enemies? Part II

As I listen to the constant debates about troop withdrawal from Iraq I try to find logic in the Democrats arguments. It is difficult. It is difficult mainly due to the fact that liberals speak in mantras. This is probably due to their ignorance of the facts and tendency to be driven by emotion rather than reality. One of those many mantras is the one about the war in Iraq not being part of the war on terror.

Now I understand that Saddam was not sitting at the table with Bin Laden et al in the planning of the attacks of September 11, 2001. Of course I don't recall anybody every stating this was the case. I also realize that everybody's intelligence, this includes Great Britain's, France's, Germany's and Russia's intelligence, was off the mark regarding WMDs. That all is water under the bridge as far as I am concerned. We need to deal with the reality of the here and now. This is the part that the Liberals have trouble with. They are so busy trying to beat down the President, beating terrorists has taken a back seat.

They are still crying about this not being part of the war on terror when our primary enemy in Iraq is Al-Qaida, led by the Jordanian terrorist leader named Al-Zaquari. You know the guy, the same one who blew up a wedding party in Jordan. Our Jordanian allies are now calling it their "9/11". There is no question about this man's links to Al-Qaida; such links are public knowledge based on Al-Zarquari's own statements. Do I have to "connect the dots" here? We are fighting Al-Qaida in Iraq! Whether by design or not, this is the case; this is the reality of the situation in Iraq.

So those politicians who pledge dedication to the war on terror cannot advocate withdrawal from Iraq without contradicting themselves. Iraq is the hottest front in the global war on terror. To give up there is to give up fighting those who attacked us on 9/11. Call it coincidence or serendipity; I believe in neither. None-the-less the war that started on September 11, 2001 is the war we are now fighting in Iraq. This is the reality, regardless of any of the issues surrounding Saddam and WMDs.

I think it is time the liberals both in political office and in the media realized that we are fighting a war in Iraq against Al-Qaida and we are not waging a war against the President. It is time these people acknowledge reality and begin to love their country more than they hate the President. Then and only then can we do what is necessary to protect our country.
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