The Discerning Texan

All that is necessary for evil to triumph, is for good men to do nothing.
-- Edmund Burke
Sunday, April 29, 2007

UPDATED/BUMPED The Barbarity of our Enemies in Iraq--and the Importance of this moment

UPDATE: I mis-linked to Hanson's piece yesterday--it is now fixed below and really does deserve a look.

Michael E. O'Hanlon has a terrific piece up at the Brookings Institution on the depraved nature of our enemies and the importance to the US of not blowing it now. To desert Iraq to inhuman barbarians like this would be unconscionable. Yet the party of "we are the world" wants to do just that.

Why is it that whenever there is little to no US economic or strategic interest at stake (Haiti, Bosnia, Darfur, Sudan...), the Democrats are the first out of the box to want to send our troops to die--and to kill; but when the interest we are fighting for has far reaching consequences--both to the US and to Western Civilization--we are supposed to ignore that in favor of hunkering down in a ficticious "Fortress America" and pretend that if we just kiss the "boo-boo" all the evil will just go away on its own. It's something I've never quite been able to grasp...

It is truly mind-blowing to me.

UPDATE: Victor Davis Hanson believes that
the situation--and what we must do now--could not possibly be more critical than it is right now. Read it all.

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