“This is a fighting year”


A couple of posts ago I wrote about how this year should be a turning point for America…in one way or another.

Something tells me 2010 will be a turning point for this country…one way or the other. So we must stay vigilant against the forces trying to change our country into something it should not be and was never meant to be.

I believe that we will see an even stronger “tea party”-like rejection of the destruction the Left is bringing down upon our country or, conversely, we will see the anti-American policies of the Obama administration and the Democratic leadership accelerate its speed in rotting American culture, business, self-responsiblity, faith, and tradition.

I read a piece today from Pamela Geller at American Thinker outlining the coming decade as the “Jihad decade”. She makes good points about the American Left’s success in lying about and degrading President Bush and about their efforts over the years to thwart a defense against Islamic terror and jihad focused on Americans.

And while the Bush Doctrine (you are either with us or against us) was the right approach, the well dressed jihadists that Islamists like Grover Norquist ushered into the White House after 9/11 managed to sabotage the best strategy to fight Islamic jihad. The cowboy swagger set against the whole fantasy about the hijacking of Islam and the “religion of peace” nonsense was irreconcilable. It confused people. And it led to the marginalization and even dismissals of brave men and women who evaluated and exposed the jihadist ideology in our government agencies. ….

….Islam scholar Andrew Bostom observed that Couglin’s firing was symptomatic “of the intellectual and moral rot plaguing our efforts to combat global jihadism.”

In February 2009, former Bush administration official Douglas Feith told me that that kind of rot is systemic.

Geller correctly defends Bush’s intent on fighting Islamic jihad and terror….including the removal of Saddam Hussein. But she goes on to talk about a dangerous alliance that is not always so clear to see….and that is the Leftist/Islamist alliance.

And so the drip, drip, drip of jihad continued through the last decade. We became more paralyzed, impotent, and deceived. Meanwhile, the Leftist/Islamic alliance, a deadly marriage between the Democratic Party and their propaganda handmaidens in the mainstream media, engaged in daily beatings of Bush and his administration.

Removing Saddam Hussein was good. There is no way around that powerful truth. But why stop there? Removing Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as well would have been even better. But Bush lost his mojo in 2006. The relentless pounding by the Left, Israel’s halfhearted performance in the war with Hezb’allah in the summer of 2006, and the loss of the House and the Senate in November 2006 all contributed to the rout.

You would be hard-pressed to argue that the media was not complicit in the propaganda campaign against George Bush. The daily lies, half-truths, and accusations from the Left, propagated by the media, were a huge factor in diminishing Bush’s power and America’s reputation while building up the tenacity and boldness of our Islamic enemies.

Unlike Obama, Bush is a patriotic American. Bush was unapologetic about the greatness and kindness of America. Obama bows to foreigners and regularly speaks of America’s “faults”. Bush was raised in American culture….Obama’s background and upbringing is slightly, if that, more “American” than the terrorists he coddles.

Geller seems to indicate that despite his best intentions, one of Bush’s mistakes was his belief that you can reason with jihadists. I agree with her. The Islamic Jihadists who are our enemies are unlike most of our enemies past and present. They can not be reasoned with. They don’t seek the “protection” of their own people, but readily recruit them for jihadi death. They are not necessarily seeking an economic or other human advantage. Our Islamic enemies seek the death of Americans and the West….period.

But what really led to the downfall of Bush’s leadership was the falsity of his premise. He wanted to believe, like Condi and Powell and the soft diplomacy crowd, that Islam would negotiate with the West. Islam cannot negotiate. Yet still the West continues its pursuit of the impossible, despite great risk. This is a function of the Western mind. These people think it inconceivable that talk can’t solve anything and everything, that war is an indelible part of the human condition. But it is. War is as much in the makeup of man as sex, food, art, love, all of it.

And wars must be fought. They will not disappear, but we will.

Couple the radical Islamist efforts against the West with the Left’s anti-war stances and public square infiltration and a dangerous combination has culminated in electing as President– Geller’s words — “an icon of our mortal enemy”.

Of course, we know this. But the Left, our in-house enemy, demonizes any war that America chooses to fight. The egregious, horrible crimes of Mao, Stalin, bin Laden, Che, Lenin, Pol Pot, Ahmadinejad, et al, which are so heinous and so enormous, are in their terrible minds a historical footnote. They become cultural icons for the “radical chic.” Cold-blooded monsters have co-opted our country.

And so successful was the Left at infiltrating our government, schools, and institutions that eight years after the most heinous attack on American soil, we elected an icon of our mortal enemy. A Kenyan, Indonesian, third-worldish boulevardier with as much understanding of the American experience as any foreign national. Don’t call me a racist for calling him what he is — I am not interested in the color of his skin, but in the content of his character. His lack of experience in all relevant areas to the office of the president is breathtaking. And his bowing to Islam and our enemies worldwide is disastrous.

Bush’s premise was false, but Bush was a patriot. Bush loved America, and he protected America, even if he refused to see the enemy for who and what it was. It was no accident that America was safe for eight years post-9/11. Eight years of safety is cracking apart now under a weak and pro-Islamic president. The jihadi attacks on America in 2009 were staggering. And it has only just begun. Dismantling the Bush protections against jihad and launching attacks on Americans, bloggers, tea partiers, town hallers, patriots, and vets is incomprehensible — and if I hadn’t lived through it, I wouldn’t believe it possible.

While the state we find ourselves in is not entirely that simple, I think she makes a bold point about the Left’s efforts to overtake our Constitution and values coupled with Islamic jihadist hate of Americans.

What I believe needs to be made clear to each and every American this coming year is the Obama Administration and the Democrat’s disastrous policy list for this country. Many of us said it before the election, but it should be made clear (to those not drinking the “koolaid” and/or those wearing party blinders) that Obama’s intent for our country is counter to freedom, our Constitution, free markets, citizen welfare, and our traditions. Obama’s background mattered before the election (counter to what many argued) and it clearly matters now.

Geller says this (my emphasis):

I pray that America examines the Left decade and takes stock. It was the appeasement of the Left that destroyed the foundations of this country. We must rebuild them. The advancement of Islam would never have been possible — could never have happened — without our surrender to the Left. The real war is against the Leftist/Islamic alliance.

This is a fighting year.

Indeed it is…..are you ready???

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One Response

  1. I think it will be a very busy year. It seems that more and more people are seeing Obama for what he is and the Democrats policies for what they are. As that happens and the mid-term elections draw near, they may get a bit desperate to force those policies through Congress. I hope we can stop them before it is too late.

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