Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Democrat Kettles Call Al-Maliki "Black"

Congressional Democrats don't like Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. Because he is not pro-Israel. Because he really isn't denouncing Hezbollah, and because he is not really doing what they think he ought to be doing in the war on terror. They really think that he ought not be allowed to speak in front of the Congress today. And if they really believe that, they are really, hopelessly lost.

Because al-Maliki, while certainly not a politically sharp guy, probably has enough in the way of pull with his own people and enough good will with the Administration that he can probably afford to drop some much more significant charges on the Dems.

He can inquire as to whether the Dems really support the removal of terrorists from his nation or just abandoning his people to an al-Qaeda-contrived civil war. He can ask whether they support freedom in his nation or another Islamist state occupying the center of the Middle East. Because their incessant demands for pullout timetables promise the very disasters that would destroy his nation and re-enslave his people.

Because whatever unfortunately-ingrained backward cultural attitudes he holds towards Israel which are a function of the collective Arab intolerance, he is not going to act on them to Israel's detriment. But the Dems are serious about and regularly advocating for a pullout timetable that would create a humanitarian disaster in Iraq, would embolden al-Qaeda and regimes like Iran, Syria and North Korea, would lose us any respect as a military force in the Arab world, and would signify such complete moral and physical weakness, the likes of which we have not displayed since the most memorable Carter years.

So if the Democrats wish to apply this standard to the political cleanliness of persons addressing the Congress, then I would consent to canceling Prime Minister al-Maliki's address to the Congress if it meant that their standard could be applied to their behavior as well. It would mean that Democrats like Harry Reid, Chuck Schumer, Russ Feingold, Carl Levin, Dick Durbin, Tom Harkin, Joe Biden, Ted Kennedy, John Kerry, Patrick Leahy, Barbara Boxer, Nancy Pelosi, John Murtha, Charlie Rangel, Maxine Waters, and pretty much the entire Congressional Black Caucus should be expurgated from the Capitol. They are remarkably soft on terror, hard on America, and lack the vision required to maintain the kind of security we need as a nation. They harbor the tried and failed leftist anti war and socialist economic philosophies of the 1960s. Their time has passed.

At least Prime Minister al-Maliki has a positive vision for peace and security that accepts his region's realities and extends beyond whatever he may believe about Israel.

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