Saturday, July 07, 2007

the bush strategy in iraq

I am becoming increasingly frustrated with the Bush Iraq strategy. The longer we go along, the more convinced I become that Bush is going to botch this whole endeavor.

That doesn't mean that I believe that there is nothing positive going on in Iraq, or that I believe that we should cut and run. I'm not a Democrat Liberaliar, after all! It's just that I don't think that Bush sees the whole picture, and, in my opinion, his partial blindness threatens to doom the entire mission. I'll explain.

First, is there anything right with the Bush strategy? YES! I'll make a list.

1. The decision to invade Iraq and remove Saddam was the correct, and courageous decision. Saddam refused to comply with U.N. directives to deal openly and honestly with weapons inspectors, and that was never going to change. Saddam and Bin Laden had begun to explore ways in which they might cooperate to bring about the destruction of America (according to the 9/11 Commission) and Saddam was providing funding and operational support for Islamofascist terrorism activities. Bill Clinton and Al Gore both agreed with Pres. Bush (at the time) that removing Saddam was crucial. Moving against Iraq was the right thing to do.

2. Pres. Bush has demonstrated unbelievable courage in not giving in to the cut and run liberaliars in the Congress. Although there has been tremendous pressure on him to surrender, courtesy of the Surrender Monkeys in the Democrat Party, our President has never wavered in his commitment to victory. His courage has been absolutely heroic in that regard.

Now, having said that, there's a whole lot wrong with the actual strategy for victory. Here's a list:

1. Pres. Bush is absolutely wrong in trying to impose a secular democracy on Iraq. It won't work! First of all, democracies never work, anywhere in the world. America isn't a democracy. We are a constitutional republic, and there's a huge difference. Democracy equals mob rule, and that kind of a system is especially dangerous in an Islamic country. Which leads to a second problem;

2. Our constitutional republic was founded on the principles of Christianity, and that was the key to success. Our Founding Fathers knew with absolute certainty that America would not survive without a religious and moral citizenry, who in turn would elect religious and moral leaders. See for specific quotes from the Founding Fathers on this subject. See the Northwest Ordinance (Sec. 14, Art. 3) where it says, "Religion, morality, and knowledge, being necessary to good government and the happiness of mankind, schools and the means of education shall forever be encouraged."

Bottom line--our secular processes (the "machinery" of an indirect democracy) will not produce the desired results in a nation where the dominant religion is Islam. The religion of Islam is a religion of jihad and hate. It is a religion that teaches it's believers to convert the non-believers, and to kill those who refuse.

3. The third problem is that Pres. Bush has been fighting this war with one hand tied behind his back. We are too scared to fight this war 100%, and that has cost us lives. Tied in with this, Bush has completely ignored Iran's part in this war, and that is costing us lives as well.

I never criticize without offering solutions. Here's my plan:

1. Forget about creating a government for them. That's none of our business.
2. Focus on total annihilation of the enemy. Put the "surge" on steroids. Use 100% of our military capabilities, and 100% of our weaponry, to utterly crush Islamofascism in Iraq through mind-numbing, soul-crushing, brutal-beyond-belief military force. Hold nothing back until the job is done. We can rebuild afterwards.
3. Speaking of rebuilding, the rebuilding effort after the war should not just be financial. Christian missionaries must continue to evangelize in that part of the world, because winning souls to Christ will solve the terrorist problem. Of course, that's not a function of government, but it is crucial nonetheless.
4. Pres. Bush should institute a complete blockade against Iran. Nothing goes in or out of that country until they renounce Islamofascism, and agree to stop all support of Islamofascist terrorism. All funding and support of the insurgency in Iraq must be stopped cold! I think that a blockade would bring them around to our way of thinking. If not--turn Tehran into a parking lot. Many of you think that's "mean." I don't care. I believe with all my heart that at the end of WWII, Pres. Truman showed as much courage as any president in history by nuking Hiroshima and Nagasaki. His decision saved tens of thousands of American lives, and while the loss of so many Japanese lives in those bombings is tragic, and it is not to be celebrated, it must be viewed as an acceptable cost of ending the war. If erasing Tehran from the global map is what it takes to stop Iranian support for the Iraqi insurgency, so be it. We didn't start this war, but we can darn sure end it! Our president has an obligation to do so.

Folks, it is crucial for America to win this fight. The forces of Islamofascism have mobilized in Iraq. They have devoted all of their resources to defeating us there. That's good, because we don't want them killing us here. As dedicated as they are to our eventual destruction, cracks have begun to appear in their unity. Even with all of the mistakes Bush has made, the surge is working (slowly) and progress is being made. If we follow the Democrat Surrender Monkeys off the cliff, America will suffer irreparable damage. Our culture and our way of life will be threatened with extinction. Our children and our grandchildren will live in a more dangerous situation than any generation in America's history. I am not willing to let that happen. I pray that a majority of Americans agree, and are willing to be vocal with their agreement.


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