Friday, February 29, 2008

Chicken or the Egg

..."I have some news," McCain said a rally this morning. "Al-Qaeda is in Iraq. Al-Qaeda is called al-Qaeda in Iraq. My friends, if we left, they wouldn't be establishing a base...they would be taking a country. I will not allow that to happen my friends. I will not surrender. I will not surrender to al-Qaeda."...

... "I have some news for John McCain, and that is that there was no such thing as al-Qaeda in Iraq until George Bush and John McCain decided to invade Iraq," Obama said...
Un-huh. Very glib. Well, Obama may, as he boasts, "give a good speech," but isn't that a little like saying that there were no Chinese Communists, or Russia MiGs for that matter, in Korea before America invaded?

The evil Islamofacist we drove from power in Iraq didn't have armies of foreign forces roaming his police state? Shock! Even more shocking, when it appeared we would conquer territory previously held by said Islamofacist they entered the fray, seeing it as a major front in their global war.

Obama's right, al-Qaeda wasn't fighting for a foothold in Iraq under Saddam. And German Panzers weren't moving en masse through Italy until they started getting routed. Now, true they seem to be 4GW fighters with different tactics, but if the ideas is that Iraq was some completely neutral state, not connected in anyway to the tide of radical Islam that fuels a world-wide network of NGO and rogue states fighting a fourth generation war--that seems a pretty glib. Is he really saying that Iraq, Iran, Syria, Liberia; Hamas, Hezbollah, Islamic Jihad, the Muslim Brotherhood, and Ansar al-Islam (to name a few) were not part of the problem? Just a bunch of Switzerlands?

Doesn't al-Qaeda mean "the Hub?" I wonder what they connect to? Surely, not Saddam! I mean, Saddam supported Hamas, attacked Israel, claimed to be a direct descendant of the prophet Mohammad, and tortured/murder those who opposed his totalitarian rule, especially religiously--but he's definitely not linked to any sort of source ideology or extremism from which all these groups draw. Scoff! Once the last card-carrying member of al-Qaeda proper is tried in federal court, found guilty beyond reasonable doubt, and sent to a prison with the necessary facilities to cater to their religious beliefs everything will be super!

For some reason the evil conservatives don't get what is so clear if you watch the MSM. So, what do I think of Obama? Barrack Obama is the kindest, bravest, warmest, most wonderful human being I've ever known in my life.

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