Monday, November 06, 2006

Newsweek may as well strap on a bomb

if they're going to run stories like the current cover piece by Fareed Zakaria. Forget winning in Iraq, he tells us. We'll be lucky not to flat out lose.

He does say one thing I agree with, although not in the way he intended. In the opening lines, he compares the Korean War with today's campaign in Iraq, intimating that pulling out of Korea was the right thing to do.

Idiot.

Hasn't he noticed that the Korean solution didn't quite work? Does it not occur to him that, had we pushed things to their logical conclusion in Korea we would have avoided, not only the countless crimes against humanity perpetrated by Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il, but also the problems we are just beginning to suspect will confront us from China?

Backtracking in Iraq might buy us a moment of peace (I'm being gracious to concede the possibility, because I believe it would result in quite the opposite.) but at the cost of more deeply entrenching the people and the philosophy that we need most desperately to destroy.

Those are the same people, by the way, who will take the most comfort from this story, and whose cause will most greatly benefit from it. Yes, the story, released as it was, just before elections, is meant to benefit the Democrats, but it will encourage even more the terrorists, and aid them in recruitment, which has been lagging of late.

Thanks Newsweek. Now it's clear that you're willing to sacrifice the very people who defend your right to print your silly rag. I'll keep that fact in mind.

1 comment:

CrankyBeach said...

Your paintings are truly amazing. I come from a family of artists but that gene completely missed me.

Denise and I missed you at Starbucks last night. Perhaps next month.