How has the liberal blogosphere come to terms with a huge victory when the biggest planned terror attack on German soil is thwarted? By alleging that the US military has had no "big victories" in the war on terror...
Unsurprising skepticism from The CarpetBagger Report:
Now, after having been misled on a variety of instances, it’s only natural to be at least a little skeptical about some of the details, such as whether the planned attacks were really in “advanced stages.” We’ve heard that before about various disrupted plots, only to learn later that the terrorist plans were not as far along as we’d been led to believe.
CB also quotes Will Bunch, who alleges that:
Most of the big victories in “the war on terror” have been racked up by cops, not by soldiers.
Way to take a shot against the military. I suppose they are right about that if they are speaking only of foiled domestic terror plots. The military does not operate within our borders, so how could the Army or Marines claim victory against homegrown terror? Or don't they teach that in liberal 101?
Military victories, military victories... hmm. Perhaps their memories do not serve them well. I suppose capturing Khalid Sheik Mohammed (the architect of 9/11), killing Zarqawi, capturing Saddam Hussein (Who funded Palestinian terrorists, to say the least), Killing Hussein's sons (who terrorized their people), Killing Muharib Abdul-Latif al-Jubouri, and killing and capturing thousands of terrorists in Iraq and Afghanistan on a monthly basis do not county as "big victories?"
But wait a minute, don't many liberals claim there is no legitimate war on terror?
And hasn't CBR itself claimed that conservatives are "hyping" the terror threat? And then claimed Bush wasn't doing enough on the war on terror?
By that rationale, CBR is joining in the hype by reporting today's huge success by Germany authorities against fundamentalist Islamists determined to kill Americans.