Tuesday, July 5, 2005

Tough Words

Iraqi blogger Omar at Iraq The Model has some tough but wise words for the cut and runners:

Yesterday [the] interior ministry in Saudi Arabia uncovered a new list of wanted Al-Qaeda members with 36 names on it, 21 of who are believed to be residing in Iraq right now.

Can anyone tell me how can these terrorists be stopped from moving their zone of action to other countries if they weren't intercepted right here and right now? There's no doubt that once Iraq falls in their hands they will start looking for other battle grounds and they will search for the "greatest Satan" in other places. It is the American existence in Iraq that attracted them to a great extent and when there are no Americans in Iraq Al-Qaeda will not simply drop their weapons and start a normal life, they will seek other places where they can find, and kill Americans.

What I want to say here is that it is our fate to fight terrorism on our own land and we (the majority) have accepted to challenge this fate the day we abandoned Saddam and welcomed our freedom but that's not the case for you in America. Actually we've got no other choice but to fight and keep fighting until we win over the terrorists because otherwise we'll have to submit to their will and the damage would be irreversible.

Fighting terrorism for us in Iraq is a matter of life or death so we have no choice but to keep fighting until we kill or lock in jail every one of them and we're doing this whether the world supported us or not but in case we failed, the consequences will not be confined by Iraq's borders. You (the west) can step back and wait for the terrorists to knock on your doors at any minute or you can put your s*** together and fight them while they're thousands of miles away.

This is war, it's not a picnic and don't think that we're enjoying it and we're not expecting you to enjoy it either. By quitting now some might think that needless losses are going to be avoided but that's-in my opinion-is a very shortsighted way of thinking because quitting now will only expose America and the rest of the world to a much greater threat.

I was talking about this to one of my friends and he described this war in an interesting way, he said "this war is much like a fierce boxing match; you punch and you get punched but even if you're stronger than your opponent you should not allow him to catch his breath at any round because he might then give you a surprising punch when the next round begins and knocks you down".

So my advice to the American politicians on both sides but especially those on the left side is: grow up, this is not the time to seek political wins and it's not the time to use other's mistakes to get some publicity. We're facing very tough times so use your skills to find solutions. Bottom line is, talk less, think more and do more.

Unfortunately, Omar is laboring under the illusion that the Left in this country gives a damn about Iraq. They don't. What they care about is abortion on demand, gay marriage, and getting the political power to see that these remain, or become, legal. That means denying George Bush and the Republicans any successes they might otherwise achieve, and that means undercutting our effort in Iraq in any way they can without jeopardizing their own political prospects.

If the U.S. is going to succeed in establishing a stable and free Iraq (and, as an eventual consequence, a stable and free Syria and Iran)it will have to be done without the cooperation of the Left, at least the hard Left of Move On.org, etc.

The Next SCOTUS Retirement?

We don't like to spread rumors, especially internet rumors, but, well, this was too good to keep to ourselves. A blog which specializes in legal and judicial matters says this:

Here's a wildcard for you: I have it on reasonably good authority that an unlikely retirement might be on the way, too. A Supreme Court insider told me several weeks ago that Souter may well retire. He apparently told friends and family that he has always planned to step down upon turning 65, and that he'd rather return to New Hampshire year-round than continue to spend time in D.C. He's 65 now.

If that happens, remember where you read it first. If it doesn't happen, just pretend I never wrote it.

And that we never repeated it. Unfortunately, we don't really think Souter will retire, although he should have done so about twenty years ago. He's going to need some income to buy himself a new house when his current domicile gets converted into the Lost Liberty Hotel.