Wednesday, May 23, 2007

The Politics of Denial

"It is now clear that George Bush's misnamed 'War on Terror' has backfired — and is now part of the problem," Edwards told the Council of Foreign Relations in New York. "The War on Terror is a slogan designed only for politics, not a strategy to make America safe. It's a bumper sticker, not a plan."

Giuliani responded:
Republican presidential contender Rudy Giuliani, campaigning in New Hampshire, said Edwards is in denial.

"I don't understand why a Democratic candidate would be in denial of what's actually going on," Giuliani told FOX News. "This global War on Terror is going on whether John Edwards recognizes it or not. It's not like it's controlled, there are people planning to come here and kill us all over the world."

And, as Hot Air pointed out: Flashback video: Edwards pledges unity throughout this “war on terrorism”

LGF has more.

And this incredulity on the part of Edwards comes on the heels of a poll that shows 25% of American Muslim youths "said in a poll that suicide bombings to defend their religion are acceptable at least in some circumstances."

More from CounterTerrorism Blog.

Yet more from Ace of Spades.

Now, despite a good deal of proof that there is, indeed a war on terror, much like the Cold War, liberal Blogs like DailyKos have found the need to blame President Bush for all sorts of things, such as a woman getting stoned to death in Iraq.

And, embarrassingly, while our forebears spoke defiantly of the need for a strong front against the communists in the Cold War, much as the President speaks of the need for commitment to the present war on terror, Kos has a parallel view.

In his world, liberals are in it for The long haul. Against... poverty? Terror? War? Famine?


Despite the real conflicts underway around the world, Kos & Co. are more preoccupied with their own personal agenda:
We face a multiple-front war -- against conservatives, against an out-of-touch and corrupt beltway consultant class, against corporatist Democrats, or Democrats that long ago lost the fire in their belly, and against a compromised punditry elite. Those are tough opponents, and it'll be a decades-long fight.

Talk about misdirected.

It's no wonder Melanie Phillips talks about The soft brainlessness of denying ‘Islamist terror’.

We face a faceless enemy abroad, who seeks to enact vicious attacks with impunity. We are busy at home attempting to defend our borders and secure our ports.

However, political infighting, budget wars, the media, and timelines for withdrawal are priorities for DailyKos.

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