State of the Democrats: Capitulation (FrontPageMagazine.com) By David Horowitz 02/02/05)
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So the Democrats have demanded an "exit strategy" as their response
to Bush´s State of the Union address tonight. Iraqis have defied
death to go to the polls to demonstrate they want a democracy and
that they are at war with the terrorists (who have
declared "democracy is evil" and a heresy in Islam). Democrats´
response to this amazing victory in the war on terror: We want to get
Thus continues the pattern of the Democratic opposition in the war on
terror: Appeasement of Saddam before the war, sabotage of the war,
sabotage of the peace.
Every Democrat, every liberal, every leftist who has asked what the
war in Iraq had to do with the war on terror has now been answered:
We have taken down one of the most powerful supporters of
international terror, Saddam Hussein, and established in his place an
anti-terrorist, state striving to be a democracy; an ally in the war
For those who missed it: Saddam hosted the world´s most dangerous
terrorists Abu Nidal, Abu Abbas and Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. Saddam
financed Hamas one of the world´s largest terrorist armies. Saddam
financed the jihadists in the West Bank, and their suicide bombers.
Saddam hosted international gatherings of the terrorists and Saddam
cheered them on. Saddam was a de facto ally of Osama bin Laden.
We have gone into the lair of Iraqi terror, taken on the
international terrorist brigades from Jordan, Syria and Iran, and
beaten them on the field of battle -- not completely but effectively.
We done the same with al-Qaeda, destroying their efficacy; Bin Laden
now sends videos instead of bombs.
Better, we have roused up the population of a former outlaw state and
rallied them to the democratic cause. Whatever the political
framework that is established in Iraq we can count on it being anti-
terrorist. This election was the people´s declaration of independence
from the terrorist jihad. They faced death and lost more than sixty
unarmed citizens in making their heroic stand against the terrorists
and in favor of freedom. They have shed their blood to join our side
in the war on terror.
There is a caveat to all this, and that is that we remain committed
enough to freedom to stay the course in Iraq. The exit strategy is
this: victory over the terrorists. If we follow the Qusiling Kennedy
line and cut and run now, we cede this ground to the terrorists. If
we capitulate, we lose.
In September 2001, President Bush put the matter very clearly: In the
war terror, either you´re for us or against us. Kennedy and the
capitulators have laid down their markers; the rest of us need to lay
down ours. (©2005 FrontPageMagazine.com 02/02/05)
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