Wednesday, October 27, 2004

The Highest Stakes & Kerry Doesn't Get It

Ralph Peters of the New York Post writes a compelling column that should put everyone on notice for what is at stake in the Iraqi War.
October 27, 2004 -- SOLDIERS don't beg. But an old friend of mine who's still in uniform came close the other day. He badly wanted me to write another column before Election Day stressing that our troops are winning in Iraq.
He's an Army veteran of three wars. Now he's working to help Iraq become a democratic model for the Middle East. And he's worried.

Not about terrorists or insurgents. He's afraid John Kerry will be elected president.

"Kerry's rhetoric is giving the bad guys a thread to hang on," he wrote. "They're hoping we lose our nerve. They're more concerned with the U.S. elections than with the Iraqi ones."

My pal has been involved in every phase of our Iraq operations — dating back to Desert Storm. And he's convinced that the terrorists have risked everything to create as much carnage as they can before Nov. 2. Our troops are killing them left and right. The terrorists are desperate. They can't sustain this tempo of attacks much longer.

But Sen. Kerry insists that we're losing — giving our enemies hope that we'll pull out. No matter what else John Kerry may say, the terrorists only hear his criticisms of our president and our war.(/snip)

Kerry has done this before, in Vietnam. He aided and gave comfort to our enemy with his anti-war activities and false testimony to congress. He assured the communist that the U.S. would elect an anti-war president and gave them hope. They held on for another two years. Yes, by Kerry's actions, the communist were emboldened to continue. How many more soldiers died in that time period, how many POWs died in captivity, how many POWs were demoralized when Kerry handed the communist the best propaganda that torture could not buy? And now he is doing it again. Let's keep going:
Terror's appetite is only whetted by weakness.

Too bad Kerry nor our media understands this. Or do they? Wouldn't you have to be stupid not to understand the implication of giving hope to the enemy? Unfortunately, it is a pattern for both Kerry and the Media. We did not lose Vietnam on the battlefield, we lost it right here in the USA due to manipulation and lies perpetrated by Kerry and the Media. Honor our troops and veterans and don't let this happen again!

Of course, the United Nations is still doing everything it can to undercut President Bush. Embarrassed by Oil-for-Food corruption revelations, the U.N. would like to get back to the good old days of the Clinton administration, which winked at outright U.N. criminality.

The terrorists are pulling out all the stops to shed blood in Iraq this week. While the media makes every mortar round sound like the end of the world, the encouraging news is that the terrorists haven't been able to do more. They can harass convoys and murder civilians — but they haven't budged our troops or the new Iraqi government.

Of course, the terrorists aren't suddenly going to quit if President Bush wins at the polls — but his re-election would be a terrible psychological blow to them. They know how high the stakes are in Iraq.

The struggle isn't just about the fate of one country, but about the future of the entire Middle East. If freedom and the rule of law get even a 51 percent victory in Iraq, it's the beginning of the end for the terrorists and the vicious regimes that bred them.

NOW is the time to defeat terrorism. It is an ugly, vile process. We are fighting an enemy who loves death. This is unprecedented for an enemy. The success of Iraq and Afghanistan is the key to changing the environment and long-term prospects for terrorism. They know this, and it is why they are fighting so viciously. This is a black and white situation. Either you are for ridding the world of terrorism, which means fighting an ugly fight, or you are for the status-quo, which resulted in the loss of 3,000 lives on 9/11 plus many more in numerous previous attacks.

And make no mistake: Kerry likes to remind people of the 90s, the supposed good ole days (you know, when UBL was bombing the Cole, Khobar towers, killing our soldiers in Somalia, the 1st WTC bombing, and planning the 9/11 attacks), with the inference that he will be like Bill. Forget it. Kerry is not like Bill Clinton, but like Carter. Plain and simple. The man is a pacifist and now is not the time for pacifism.

Al Qaeda and its affiliates are rapidly using up the human capital they've accumulated over decades. The casualties in Iraq are overwhelmingly on the terrorist side. Extremist leaders have paid a particularly heavy price. But they won't stop fighting because they can't. The terrorists have to win in Iraq. They have to defeat America.

The astonishing thing is that so many of our fellow Americans don't get it. The terrorists aren't committing their shrinking reserves because the outcome's a trivial matter. They recognize the magnitude of what we're helping the Iraqi people achieve.

This is the big one. The fate of a civilization hangs in the balance. And all we hear from one presidential contender is that it's the "wrong war, at the wrong time."

It is. For the terrorists.

Do you get it?

Look here to read about how the Vietnam communist approved and monitored Kerry's anti-war actions. New documents have recently been found and are analyzed in this article.

An excellent example of how the media helped the Vietnam Communist, go here and scroll down to the end of the page to read the correction. (to log in: for ID type 'hillaryrodham' and for password type 'isapig')