Skip to comments.Once again, we learn appeasement doesn't work
Posted on 09/04/2006 12:56:04 PM PDT by frankjr
We are at war. Our country is on an elevated security alert. Islamofascists are poised to hurt us, kill us and kill those they call infidels...Under President Bush, the nation now has the tools to intercept the international conversations of those who, for years, have been plotting heinous ways to kill Americans and others around the world. We also have a system of tracing international monies that would fund terrorist activities.
Yet there are those in this nation -- in the Senate, the ACLU, the far left -- who have opposed these protective measures. They've stated that the Patriot Act infringes on our right to privacy. They've stated that we should rely on diplomacy, more talks, more meetings and more appeasement of these rabid enemies.
Jimmy Carter was president when our embassy was ambushed by Muslim terrorists. Instead of taking action immediately, he wrote a letter to the Ayatollah Khomeini telling the ayatollah that the action would not harm relations with America.
That was the beginning of the strengthening of Islamofascism. America was perceived as weak. The ayatollah stated that America was a paper tiger without a bite. How appropriate to hear last week that Carter had expressed an interest in meeting with former Iranian President Mohammad Khatami when he visited Chicago over the weekend.
As you read this and rest on this Labor Day, do not forget that thousands of miles away, in the backwaters of the world, in Iraq and Afghanistan, there stand American men and women who are not resting. Instead, they are standing at the barricades, fighting the Islamofascists over there so that we will not have to meet them here, in our streets.
Before you grill that burger, stop for a moment and say a prayer for them.
(Excerpt) Read more at suntimes.com ...
Dang, how did THIS make it into the MSM? The editors must have been on vacation.
Much as I'm surprised to see it, I got a quibble with it; namely you don't have to be soft on terror to be jealous of your privacy.
Yes you do.. You just don't know it.
To my mind, privacy rights were as important to the Founders as the rights to property, due process, equal treatment under the law, free speech, free worship, arms, and the vote.
These rights are granted us by God, and I have not forgotten how precious they are. If we cede any one of them to goverment in the name of safety, we will one day find that, when we want it back, it won't be given back to us.
And that's true whether some Semtex-wearing camel jockey is trying to blow me up or not.
Now, if you would, please explain to me why I'm soft on terror.
And when will the war end? Or will it, ever?
I am surprised to see this in the Sun Times. A good read in any case.
I'll agree with you there.
I don't think the right word is "learn." "Learn" implies that you accepted the lesson. Clearly we have not.
Actually, Beria responded to a foreigner's observing that innocent people were arrested as often as the guilty, thus:
"Of course we arrest the innocent!! If we arrested only the guilty, the innocent would have nothing to fear!"
Not a Chitown resident. Is the Chicago Sun-Times considered a liberal paper?
Whenever I see an article like this in a liberal newspaper, I suspect that the editors are really getting worried about their loss of subscribers and are throwing conservatives a bone by, once in a while, publishing a patriotic pro-America editorial.
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