...I've figured out why this anniversary of 9/11/01 has angered me more than any other.
It's not simply the fact that a mangy slimeball hiding in a cave in Afghanistan still survives to taunt us.
It's not only that many in the media are downplaying the observance in obeisance to politically correct fools who believe we should "get over it."
It finally hit me while I watched Hillary Clinton insulting General David Petraeus during a senate hearing today. In her holier-than-thou, I-am-always-right manner, I finally saw the seeds of our eventual destruction.
Perhaps -- to digress -- some of it may have to do with a biography of Franklin Roosevelt I've been reading, an adulatory piece that elevates him as near sainthood as a Protestant can get.
What struck me is the contrast between the World War II years and the last six years.
No one in congress -- save one deluded and probably senile woman who voted against declaring ourselves in WWII as she did in WW I -- suggested we turn our backs when over a thousand men were killed at Pearl Harbor. They did not ask when we can "bring the troops home," as their modern counterparts do. Those who felt the wrath of senators and representatives in those days were those who did not do enough to speed victory along. When they criticized Roosevelt, it was for his machinations and devious actions taken to suit his sometimes-misguided view of the war.
But our so-called servants today attacked Petraeus not for lack of a will to win. No, they slammed him because he is not the kind of soldier who is as eager to surrender as they are.
And, shamelessly, they piled on him on the anniversary of the day when 2974 people, mainly civilians, died to satisfy the blood lust of a man claiming to act in the name of Islam, an inhuman terrorist who remains the face of evil.
I've said before that I think the invasion of Iraq was the foolish action of an incompetent president. I still believe that.
But the foolishness was not his alone. When his predecessor was in office, most of those who now howl for immediate surrender were clamoring for Saddam Hussein's head. When Bill Clinton lobbed a cruise missile at an Iraqi aspirin factory, they cheered; he was fighting terror.
In his own way, I suppose, he was. He was fighting his own terror at the prospect of impeachment.
If any of the pathetic excuses for human beings in congress had asked Petraeus "how can we get this won and over with?" my respect for them would be boundless. Instead, they all asked how quickly we can run away.
Such military geniuses as Hillary, Barbara Boxer, Barack Hussein Obama and Joe Biden lectured a four-star general on how the military should be run. All seem to believe our brave soldiers, sailors and fliers should be sacrificed, along with the next round of civilians who perish in another terrorist attack, in the name of "peace."
Nancy Pelosi and -- in a truly traitorous act -- Dennis Kucinich have prostrated themselves in front of the Syrian ruler, as despicable a terrorist as can be found in the Middle East.
What I want to know, and what the knaves in congress should want to know, is this: how do we make the world as safe as possible from maniacal terrorists?
If it takes reducing certain areas in the Middle East to flat plains of glass and rubble, so be it. If it takes putting pressure on the Saudi leadership, a duplicitous and arrogant bunch of oil-rich peasants, so be it.
But we must not allow evil to make us cower. And we have the weapons to bring those who wish to destroy us to rapid submission. Conventional weapons, mind you.
Instead, we -- including Bush -- tremble in fear whenever anyone in the world doesn't like us. So we spend our money, and sacrifice our military, to attempt to make Iraq as clean and happy as California. Which it never will be.
Do you honestly believe that if President Hillary got mad at someone, she would hesitate to rush troops into harm's way? I don't. Her hatred for the military is on record; so is her hatred for anyone who doesn't accept her every thought as Holy Writ.
I don't mean to pick on Democrats only, though their voices are most strident in calling for surrender. The culture of defeat, of caving to pressure, of political correctness in the face of genuine threats, has permeated Washington.
At this end of this 9/11 anniversary, we are in greater danger than ever. And most of it comes from the enemy within.
What unspeakable attack has to happen, how many innocents here need to die, before we wake up?
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