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Tuesday, January 23, 2007
State of the Union 2007
Every year, the sitting president gives the State of the Union address and every year we hear lofty ideas that go nowhere. This year was no different than any other. However, one concept of the president’s speech hit home.

For those of you who missed the speech, the president talked about every issue imaginable – Social Security, tax reform, healthcare, immigration, energy reform, and foreign policy. The latter was where the President made his strongest point.

In the last 2 years, we have seen the desire for liberty in the broader Middle East — and we have been sobered by the enemy's fierce reaction. In 2005, the world watched as the citizens of Lebanon raised the banner of the Cedar Revolution ... drove out the Syrian occupiers ... and chose new leaders in free elections. In 2005, the people of Afghanistan defied the terrorists and elected a democratic legislature. And in 2005, the Iraqi people held three national elections — choosing a transitional government ... adopting the most progressive, democratic constitution in the Arab world ... and then electing a government under that constitution. Despite endless threats from the killers in their midst, nearly 12 million Iraqi citizens came out to vote in a show of hope and solidarity we should never forget.

A thinking enemy watched all of these scenes, adjusted their tactics, and in 2006 they struck back. In Lebanon, assassins took the life of Pierre Gemayel, a prominent participant in the Cedar Revolution. And Hezbollah terrorists, with support from Syria and Iran, sowed conflict in the region and are seeking to undermine Lebanon's legitimately elected government. In Afghanistan, Taliban and Al Qaeda fighters tried to regain power by regrouping and engaging Afghan and NATO forces. In Iraq, Al Qaeda and other Sunni extremists blew up one of the most sacred places in Shia Islam — the Golden Mosque of Samarra. This atrocity, directed at a Muslim house of prayer, was designed to provoke retaliation from Iraqi Shia — and it succeeded. Radical Shia elements, some of whom receive support from Iran, formed death squads. The result was a tragic escalation of sectarian rage and reprisal that continues to this day.
In other words, these are not just random events that just happen by chance. There are forces that actively promote the possibility of American failure behind each of these setbacks in the Middle East. The reason these specific countries were targeted was because they were inches from freedom. Freedom and totalitarianism are natural enemies. So naturally, anyone in favor of a theocracy would stop at nothing to destroy freedom in its infancy.


To be fair, I can understand how someone could oppose the Iraq War. I completely understand actually. What really pisses me off though, is when I see people against the Iraq War (because “it has nothing to do with America’s security”) start clamoring for American intervention in Darfur. That almost makes me want to ROFLMAO if it wasn’t so Democratic (can be used synonymously with idiotic). I mean that literally. I'll blog about it another day.
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Blogger Democrat said...
SH committed mass murder in the 80s. If we were going to step-in, we should have...THEN.

Darfur now and Iraq now are completely different.


Blogger Media Tycoon said...
Darfur has been happening for many years that pre-date President Bush. BJ didnt go into Rwanda, and we DEFINITELY should not go into teh Sudan.

Blogger Democrat said...
We can't delve back into isolationism, but we also can't start wars for no reason.


Blogger The Publicist said...
What a typical Democrat statement.

Blogger Democrat said...
I don't like to think of my prior statement as being a Democratic statement but rather, a commonsense statement.


Blogger Media Tycoon said...
I think she was refering to your alias...Democrat. anyways, i was going to write here about the Sudan, but ill just make it another blog.

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