What, with getting married and now havingÂ someone to be withÂ after work and in the evenings rather than sitting at my computer for hours blogging, I haven’t had the time to visit my favorite blogs like I used to.Â This morning, however, I had a little extra time, and so I read Dr. Sanity for the first time in quite awhile.Â She expresses so well what I want to say:
George Bush made the correct moral choice in going into Iraq and eliminating Saddam Hussein as a threat. Those who claim this war is somehow immoral have their priorities and their morality completely warped. No one is saying that mistakes have not been made–what war has ever occured without mistakes –except in the bubble that passes for a brain in the leftist utopian? The essential morality of confronting this kind of evil pre-emptively should be obvious to any student of 20th century history.
Iraq has revealed the enemy for what it truly is–a mindless, death-worshipping ideology that cannot be reasoned with; cannot be appeased; and cannot be ignored. We cannot walk–or run– away from it; we cannot make deals with it– not in Iraq; not in Iran; not in Lebanon; not in Gaza; and not anywhere this malignant anti-human, anti-life, anti-freedom ideology has taken root. Either we fight it now, no holds barred, knowing that we are all that stands between the forces of death and destruction and those of life– or we will be doomed to suffer even more of their barbarism in the near future.
And the horrors of the last world war will seem like a children’s cakewalk compared to what the latest batch of totalitarian monsters have planned.
I can see my progressive/liberal/Democrat friends now, shaking their heads smugly and murmuring, “Oh,Â GWB (aka Bushitler to them) has frightened you into supporting him.”
Fear is there, but COMMON SENSE is the dominant driving force for me.Â I believe that fear (in the form of denial) is what drives much of the progressive/Democrat/liberal foreign policy and rhetoric.Â One truth a parent and teacher learns early on is thatÂ you can ignore some misbehaviors, but dangerous misbehavior must be confronted and stopped.Â The child who always misbehaves is an unhappy child, and misbehavior that isn’t addressed gets worse.Â The terrorists and the people and governments that support them are not well-adjusted people.Â However, the behavior must be stopped before the root causes of the behavior can be addressed.