Thursday, June 07, 2007

Allah Laughs At Us

Gateway Pundit linked to a Huffington Post article today entitled How to Foil a Terrorist Plot in Seven Simple Steps, which contained a litany of slack-jawed, sarcastic, tongue in cheek methods purporting to show how the U.S. government "solves" domestic terror cases.

The condescension for our working men and women who defend our homeland drips from her pen.

Sadly, Nora Ephron is not the only liberal pundit who seeks to downplay domestic success on the war on terror. As Hot Air noted, Keith Olbermann joined the fray as well.

Meanwhile, the liberal DailyKos rejoiced at New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's comments, which also sought to diminish the threat (albeit, Bloomberg's comments are undoubtedly geared more towards reducing fear among residents and tourists).

These are the same liberal Bloggers whom Joe Klein, a liberal journalist who writes for TIME Magazine, slams today for their "odious" and "disdainful" tone.

It is hard to overstate the extent to which the far left Blogosphere is acting immaturely. Foul and crude language is but one example. Far more disturbing, and perhaps reflective of the exceedingly emotional reaction of liberal Blogs, is the component of deinal often accompanied with their offensive language.

For example, a large contingent of liberal Bloggers joined the John Edwards bandwagon (even before he himself did), in assailing the "war on terror" as a term used for purely political reasons.

This reflects an unfortunate turn of events amongst left-leaning thinkers, writers, and activists. For, although vast numbers of Americans may have been morally opposed to the Vietnam War, and even lost heart during the Korean War, how many argued against the term 'Cold War?'

I admit that during my early college years, even I somewhat recoiled at the term 'war on terror' as a redundant, or even useless term.

However, I have since matured. To deny that we are today at war with the adherents of radical Islam, is to deny the determination and conviction of Osama bin Laden, Ayman al-Zawahiri, and their sycophants. It is similarly to deny the somewhat ethereal nature of the Cold War, a war that was not fought as a conventional engagement, but rather one which played out much like the war on terror today; through the media, proxy wars, and the power of ideas.

Indeed, to deny the 'war on terror' is to deny the overwhelming forensic and circumstantial evidence relating to 9/11, the USS Cole Bombing, the Khobar Towers bombing, and so on. The war on terror deserves a label, if not to heighten our awareness, then to serve as a reminder of past conflicts of this nature, such as the Cold War.

At best, denial of the 'war on terror' among the liberal blogosphere and liberal politicians serves only to exculpate the aggressors.

Which is why surely, Allah laughs at us.

Update: If Allah was not laughing before, he is surely laughing now, after Chris Matthews re-invented the definition of terrorism, and then accused Rudy Giuliani, of all people, of helping terrorists.

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