May 12, 2004

Winston Churchill had it Right

In a piece of inspired Bush hate, pundit John Baer said that because of the atrocity against humanity and the beheading of Nick Berg we should pull out of Iraq. churchv.jpg

And even if (and what are the chances?) this is the worst of pledged al Qaeda retaliation for U.S. abuse of Iraqi prisoners, then hopefully it's enough to start a chain of events to get us the hell out of that country sooner rather than later and stop this insane waste of young American lives.

What? I think this should shore up support for the Iraq war. The way these things (I call them things becasue even animals don't act like this) treated Nick Berg shows of their blatent disregard for human life. Not only that, but it shows of their blind hatred for America, and the way of life that America represents.

Baer continues his mindless punditry:

A young American, a son of Pennsylvania, beheaded for the world to see. Why? For what I believe is condoned, if not outright ordered, humiliation of prisoners, and for photos and videos taken for (what else makes sense?) intimidation of other prisoners. And all this in the same place, Abu Ghraib, where Saddam tortured and murdered Iraqis, one of the supposed reasons, I'd remind you, we invaded his sorry country.

I find it amazing how this guy can basically excuse the behading of a 26-year old man who is trying to make Iraq a better place because of some relatively harmless photos of scumbag terrorists undoubtably with American blood on their hands.

If history is any judge of how things pan out, we must not pull out of Iraq. Doing so will only enable those who wish to destroy our way of life. Look at World War II. Chamberlain in England tried to appease Hitler, giving a little, giving a little more, until it was past the point of no return. He ignored the gathering storm. He said:

We should seek by all means in our power to avoid war, by analysing possible causes, by trying to remove them, by discussion in a spirit of collaboration and good will.

That didn't work did it?

We must face this head on, it will not be easy, but it will make us safer in the long run.

Winston Churchill said it best:

"One ought never to turn one's back on a threatened danger and try to run away from it. If you do that, you will double the danger. But if you meet it promptly and without flinching, you will reduce the danger by half."


Never give in--never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.

The gathering storm is upon us. Hurricane warnings have been posted. The question is should be abandon our posts and hope the hurricane misses us, or through the grace of God we are spared? Or do we stand our ground, protect our homes, and face this danger head on.

The decisions we make right now will determine if our children and children's children will face a world free of threat of Islamofacist terror, or if we are forever giving more and more to those who want us dead, and never being secure in home, country, and livlihood.

Posted by Tom Jefferson at May 12, 2004 12:29 PM

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