More and more America’s enemies are turning to the liberal media and self-absorbed pacifists to win battles they could not hope to win on the battlefield. Sensing a split in American public opinion in regard to the war in Iraq, it seems that all the insurgency has to do is ratchet up the death toll in an insane, kill-by-numbers mentality which has mesmerized a good part of the Democratic Party.
Senator John McCain, a very independent man who should not ever be accused of toadying to any political ideology or clique, is aware of the military implications of the propaganda war. McCain was shot down over Vietnam and survived five and one-half years in a North Vietnamese prison camp. McCain has been outspoken critic of administration policy on prisoner treatment, and has not lined up with the party faithful on other issues like immigration policy. He warned recently of the terrorists staging a new Tet style offensive. Certainly they have a wider audience, now that Republicans like Chuck Hagel, and Democrats like John Kerry, Hilary Clinton, John Edwards, James Webb, Barak Obama, Dennis Kucinich, Nancy Pelosi and a host of others have decided they don’t mind making political hay out of what they hope is a lost cause. With all respect to Senator McCain, it sometimes seems that the entire war in Iraq has been one long Tet offensive, causing the weakest amongst us to rise up in a rebellion of fear and false morality to applaud the enemy side.
If Iraq is a lost cause, it is precisely because America is losing the propaganda war. If not for people like Britain’s Tony Blair or Australia’s John Martin, the Bush administration would be hard put to find allies who understand the impact, scope, virulence, and dangers of atavistic tenth century haters who have done little for their people except to kill them along with the rest of us whenever it suits them.
It’s not the Democratic party itself which is at fault, for there are clear-headed leaders like Joe Lieberman who have been consistent in their stand against the same Islamo-Nazism which wishes to incinerate the state of Israel and all the ‘apostacies’ and kufar infidels, including Apple Corporation Board of Director’s member, Al Gore, inventor of the internet and global warming.
More and more Muslims have turned cold to the Islamo-Nazis who embarrass their own religion and persecute their best leaders for trying to lead their countries out of the dark of a medieval mindset. They know that the Zawahiris of the world would as easily cut off the heads of a Mubarak, a Sheikh Yamani, a Lion of Bashir, or a King Hussein as soon as they would a Daniel Pearl, the brilliant Wall Street Journal reporter who had a kind word to say for every kind of culture.
There is a reason that journalists become a target for terror in this conflict, and the reason is that terror is not terror unless it is widely publicized. What better way to terrorize than to command world media attention by wholesale and indiscriminate slaughter? A Jewish newspaper reporter who fell into their lap was a publicity windfall that Sheikh Khalid could not pass up. But isn’t the man who is believed to have cut off Daniel Pearl’s head the same one who is considered the ‘mastermind’ of the second World Trade Center attacks and others on 9-11? Small world, and it will get still smaller when ideological pacifism becomes the religion of America’s next president and Commander-In-Chief of America’s armed forces. Just imagine President John Edwards jawboning potential future Socialist Party president of France Ségolène Royal about Quebecois sovereignty, hairstyle tips, or her submissive demeanor upon hearing a Hizbollah lawyer comparing Israel’s recent temporary presence in Lebanon to the Nazi occupation of France during WWII. The French socialist party candidate, Segolene Royal, has committed more political gaffes than ten Joe Bidens. Here we thought the mantle of French Socialism was enough to grant complete immunity to political criticism!
Civilized people may cringe at the atrocities of bombs going off in public places where their favored military targets are orange stands, food kiosks, and little girls, but while civilized people cringe, certain liberal U.S. and foreign politicians gain ground by making it appear that moral countries appease and give way to terror in the hope of pleasing their even more terrified and weaker geographic neighbors. In this way, the victims become the problem and therefore deserve what they get, a sentiment that will be trumpeted by a smug and self-satisfied mainstream press and politicians who have had their spines wired to public opinion polls.
No wonder some politically incorrect and ignorant people are led to think of the rise of Nazi Germany and the planned extermination of millions. For now, strong is weak, and weak has become good, and what’s good for people throughout the world is that they fall to their knees in peaceful and blissful surrender.