Friday, December 09, 2005

The Defeat and Retreat Crowd

UPDATE: Watch the RNC's latest ad.

I hope Ralph Peters speaks for millions when he writes
I've always been a swing voter, but I cannot vote for cowards, traitors or fools. True, there are rational voices in the Democratic ranks. Sen. Joe Lieberman isn't just a politician — he's a statesman of great moral force. Sen. Clinton, too, has tacked to a sensible course on Iraq — if for pragmatic reasons.

Still, not one high-profile Democrat has called publicly for the removal of Howard Dean, the terrorist cheerleader, from the helm of their party. And Dean doesn't even have the spine to stand behind his own recorded words, waffling that he didn't mean exactly what he meant the way he meant it when he said it.

Dean's irresponsible outbursts encourage our enemies to kill American troops. Silence is complicity.
UPDATE: Victor Davis Hanson writes that Dean and Kerry are the Democrat Party's mainstream.

Thursday, December 08, 2005

U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class James McDonald hands out school supplies to children in Al Madinah as Siyahiyah, Iraq, Oct. 12, 2005. McDonald is assigned to Charlie Company, 2nd Battalion, 112th Infantry, 36th Armored Division. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Gunnery Sgt. Rob E. Butler

any leftover Christmas cards?

From Fox News: "Insult to Injury
Monday, December 05, 2005
By Brian Kilmeade
First things first: The issue that's getting so much attention — and rightfully so — is the hate letter written to PFC Joshua Sparling.
In case you missed the show, Josh was wounded in Iraq on November 20, and by the time he arrived at Walter Reed Medical Center he was almost immediately carted in for surgery. With a down moment he opened up a card which — on the surface — seemed like a patriotic "get well soon" kids' note, only to open and see it said this verbatim:
Dear, Soldier
Have a great time into he war and have a great time dieing in the war from Solider Miguel
[sic and sick]
This was the only card on his wall. As much pain as he is in he insisted on leaving the card up and in view. He, by the way, is proud of his service misses his buddies and wants to go back and fight — as did everyone I met last Friday. Please write him and his fellow wounded war fighters Christmas/holiday/get well cards to let them know that Green Day and this sadist does not represent the America public.
Send your get-well and holiday wishes to:
Joshua Sparling
C/O Walter Reed Army Medical Center
6900 Georgia Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20307-5001
If you have the time, please try and include the others I met along with Col. North and Col. Hunt at Walter Reed:
Capt. James Ollinger
Sgt. Zavian Simspon
Specialist Brian Radke
Specialist Jason Braase
Sgt. David Nevins
Sgt. Jose Ramos
Cpl. Todd Bishop
Sgt. Ryan Donnelly
Sgt. Eva Diane Cochran"

P.S.-I'm not quite sure what the "Green Day" reference is about (not into Punk)

Monday, December 05, 2005

Time for something different...

than yet another politically correct commercial.

(hat tip: American future)

Sunday, December 04, 2005

Western civilization must believe in itself

The West won the Cold War primarily because leaders like President Ronald Reagan and Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher made the case that western democracy and capitalism were morally superior to Stalinist dictatorship and socialism. The American and European Left was often unwilling to wage the Cold War effectively because there was too much that the Left disliked about capitalism and too much that they admired about socialism.

We are in a similar situation today as we face up to the Islamist threat. In a new column titled The New Berlin Wall, Peter Schneider demonstrates that ideas, like power, abhor a vacuum.
There are no reliable figures showing how many Muslims living in Germany regularly attend a mosque; the estimates vary between 40 and 50 percent. Councilwoman Stefanie Vogelsang stresses that the majority of the mosques in NeukAlln are as open to the world as they ever were, and that they continue to address the needs of integration. But the radical religious communities are gaining ground. She points to the Imam Reza Mosque, for instance, whose home page - until a recent revision - praised the attacks of Sept. 11, designated women as second-class human beings and referred to gays and lesbians as animals. "And that kind of thing," she says, fuming, "is still defended by the left in the name of religious freedom."

This is the least expected provocation of the three author rebels: a frontal assault on the relativism of the majority society. In fact, they are fighting on two fronts - against Islamist oppression of women and its proponents, and against the guilt-ridden tolerance of liberal multiculturalists. "Before I can get to the Islamic patriarchs, I first have to work my way through these mountains of German guilt," Seyran Ates complains.

It is women who suffer most from German sensitivity toward Islam. The three authors explicitly accuse German do-gooders of having left Muslim women in Germany in the lurch and call on them not to forget the women locked behind the closed windows when they rave about the multicultural districts.
If the west decides that to believe in any set of universal moral principles is intolerant, Islamist radicals will happily advance while a morally nihilistic west retreats.