Friday, May 26, 2006

VDH On Iraq
As usual, Victor Davis Hanson writes beautifully on what the Operation Iraqi Freedom has gained for us.
Some believe that the odyssey of jihadists to Iraq means we created terrorists, but again, it is far more likely, as al Qaeda communiqués attest, that we drew those with such propensities into Iraq. Once there, they have finally shown the world that they hate democracy, but love to kill and behead — and that has brought a great deal of moral clarity to the struggle. After Iraq, the reputation of bin Laden and radical Islam has not been enhanced as alleged, but has plummeted. For all the propaganda on al Jazeera, the chattering classes in the Arab coffeehouses still watch Americans fighting to give Arabs the vote, and radical Islamists in turn beheading men and women to stop it.
Indeed, moral clarity is what the world seems to be severely lacking at this time. Some people oppose the war on well thought out, factually justifiable grounds. Others are so blinded by their hatred of America and self they can't see past their nose. The latter can be found holding signs in rallies such as these (WARNING: VERY foul photos here).
We should remember the achievement this Memorial Day of those in the field who alone crushed the Taliban and Saddam Hussein, stayed on to offer a new alternative other than autocracy and theocracy, and kept a targeted United States safe from attack for over four years.
Read it all.

God Bless America.
God Bless the fighting men and women of this great nation.

Hat Tip: Little Green Footballs

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