Friday, August 11, 2006
The antiwar Left wants to wield American power. The jihadists want to destroy it … and us. All of us.
The antiwar Left has a conveniently flexible moral compass. Consequently, the Clinton era Echelon program was fine, but Bush’s NSA Terrorist Surveillance Program is an impeachable offense.
Mishandling classified information by a Clinton CIA director was worthy of a pardon, and destroying classified information (and lying to investigators about it) by a former Clinton national-security adviser was worthy of a pass, but leaking the unremarkable fact that Valerie Plame worked for the CIA is the crime of the century.
Bombing Kosovo without U.N. approval was a moral imperative; invading Iraq after over a dozen U.N. resolutions is a violation of international law.
Renditions conducted between 1994 and 2000 were just good national-security sense; renditions conducted between 2001 and 2006 are war crimes.
Indicting Osama bin Laden in 1998 and then doing nothing to capture him while he bombed two American embassies and an American naval destroyer, killing hundreds, was aggressive yet intelligently modulated counterterrorism; allowing Osama bin Laden to evade capture in Tora Bora while killing and capturing hundreds of his operatives and decimating his hierarchy is irresponsibly incompetent.
Wet fingers firmly in the wind, the Left looks you in the eye and tells you that what is depends on what the definition of “is” is, then votes for it before voting against it. The object of the game is power, and they are willing to gamble, even with our lives, to get it or keep it.
The "anti-war movement" is a lot of things, but it is not anti-war.
Oh, I think they are anti-war, they don't have the stomach for sustained conflict.
What it is not is anti-power.
They lust for it because at heart liberals seek to reshape the world and reality in their image. Into their concept of how things 'ought' to be.
It's elimination of 'unfairness' which they seek. It's the infantile belief that its just not fair that some have more than others, materially and talent wise.
Most of all they seek equality of results.
Which seems psychologically most appealing to the underachievers or emotionally insecure... hmm.
Nice list, but left off 'canceling a CIA operation to capture Osama ibn Laden at the last minute because someone might get killed.'
what a bunch of blather.... I think you've beaten several dead horses here. I thought this blog was more intelligent than this, but now it's seeming like crooks and liars.
where is osama now anyway? And if they catch him will it really help that much?
Take all that info you have about our political history and use it for something other than idiotic demonizing (which you glady accuse others of daily).
Hmm. "Blather," "crooks and liars," and "idiotic demonizing." Right to the ad hominem attack. Either you're lazy or the facts don't support your point of view. Most commenters on this site are more intelligent than this.