Skip to comments.David Horowitz: The war refutes the opposition
Posted on 04/03/2003 11:52:44 AM PST by UnklGene
Jewish World Review April 3, 2003 / 30 Adar II 5763 David Horowitz
The war refutes the opposition http://www.NewsAndOpinion.com | Once again the left is proved wrong. In less than two weeks of fighting to liberate Iraq, we have brought to light enough facts to destroy every argument the left has made against the war. (But don't expect this to put a crimp in its self-righteous arrogance).
I won't even waste time on the fact that Saddam was still lying about obeying the UN resolutions concerning his weapons. The Al Samoud missiles, the stashes of chemical uniforms, the seriousness with which allied commanders are taking the threat of chemical attacks on our troops are the sickening signs of how incompetent the Blix operation to disarm Saddam was.
After the disarmament myth, the left's principal illusion was that while Saddam may have been a freelance despot he was not a terrorist and certainly not involved with al-Qaeda.
The capture and destruction of al-Qaeda's training camp in Northern Iraq irrefutably shows that Iraq is part of the Axis of Evil that includes al-Qaeda and Osama bin Laden. Bin Laden's call for a jihad in defense of Iraq was actually proof enough. Laurie Mylroie's dissection of Iraq's role in the first World Trade Center bombing and other al-Qaeda attacks was adequate proof before that.
The rallying of Palestinian and Syrian terrorists to the Iraqi cause and the use of Iran as a refuge by the fleeing al-Qaeda additionally establishes the obvious: Just as the President said on September 20, 2001, we are in a war with a terrorist enemy who has bases in many countries and whose defeat will only be accomplished on a global front and will take years to complete. The ventriloquized speech of the late Saddam Hussein (or perhaps it is only the incapacitated Saddam Hussein) through the mouth of the Iraqi information minister calling for an Islamic jihad against the allied coalition is again confirmation of the al-Qaeda-Iraq alliance, particularly since Saddam is not an Imam but a fascist Duce at the head of a secular state.
Why would Osama bin Laden call for a holy war on behalf of an infidel like Saddam Hussein if Saddam wasn't his terrorist ally? Why would Saddam Hussein impersonate an Islamic paladin if he hadn't joined the Islamic jihad? Why would he risk housing an al-Qaeda camp? These are rhetorical questions. No rational person could doubt at this point that the coalition cause is necessary and just.
But the left is anything but rational. Now the left's position is that we are "aggressors" (I wonder where they came up with that line -- couldn't be Iraqi TV.) This claim is a lie and a hypocrisy rolled into one. What does the left think Clinton's assault on Yugolsavia was? Were we attacked? Was Milosevic a threat to America's national security? Yet there was nary a peep about the liberation of Kosovo, which by the way took place without a UN resolution, without a debate and without authorization from the U.S. Congress. The lie is equally obvious. There is no aggression because there was no peace to break. Gulf War II is a continuation of Gulf War I. Saddam is the aggressor who failed to live by the terms of the truce he signed. Gulf War II is a resumption of a war that was never ended.
The left's opposition to this war is pathetic on the argument. It is fueled by irrational passions -- first the left's hatred of the United States, and second by its hostility to George Bush. This peace movement will live in infamy as the last refuge of scoundrels.
That place is already reserved for the Democrat Party!
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(I'll let someone else make it live.)
These two articles are not contradictory, but it sure appears to me that Hack is all over the place. I guess that if you make enough arguments, one of them is bound to be correct.
Has this been reported in any major news outlet? I had heard that Al-Qaeda operatives may have been operating in Baghdad, assisting Iraqi army units, but I had not heard this.
Hold on, I don't wear glasses.