David Huntwork

A Just War
Preparedness: Hoping for the best, but preparing for the worst
Wikileaks War
The Rise of the Tea Party
Why I Signed The Manhattan Declaration
Boycott The One
Into a Twisted Future with Gary Wolf
We Shall Not Go Quietly Into The Night
Dancing Under the Ugandan Skies - A Book Review
The 99 Most Memorable, Interesting and Outrageous Political Quotes of 2008
Obama's Natural Born Problem
The Giggle Monster Lost His Giggle (A children's story)
Victory at any Price
The History of the Huntwork Clan
Palin and those "scary" Christians
Our "Little Barracuda"
Civility at Saddleback
The Top Ten Reasons Obama Should Not Be President
The Coming Fascist State
You're to Blame for Everything
Hillary's Close Call
The Jerry Springer Party
Christianity, Obama, Identity Politics and Liberation Theology
Tis the Season to be PC
I Am NOT An Animal
The Sad Saga of Amanda Marcotte
The Left attempts to define Political Correctness
In Defense of Blackwater and the Modern Day Merc
Some Thoughts on the Senate Sleepover and the Iraq War
The Salt Lake Shooter and Sudden Jihad Syndrome
Successes and Setbacks in the "Long War"
The Rise of the Anti-Jihadists
The Little Boy and the Magic Snowman (A Children's Story)
Exploiting Children in the Name of Climate Change
Workshop of the Second Self: A Book Review
The Mystery of 9-11, Dr. Graham and Jamal Khan
2996: A tribute to the victims of 9-11
Myths (and Truths) of the Illegal Immigration Invasion
Out of Control Teacher Reinstated after Anti-US Rant
Alternating Worlds: A Book Review
Defending Christmas
The Execution of Terri Schiavo
The Saga of SpongeBob SquarePants
Civility at Saddleback
Embedded Reporters: A Bad Idea
Death of a Monster: Yasser Arafat
Immigrations Unarmed Invasion
Post 47 and RAthERGATE
September 11th: Lives Lost and Lessons Learned
An Alliance of Evil
The Holy Land - A Book Review
The Nature of the Enemy
The Embracer: A Book Review
Final Battle of the Culture Wars
They Say Trevor Made a Mockery of MLK Day
Did You Lie to Your Kids at Christmas?
The Twists and Turns of the Jessica Lynch Story
Valley of the Dry Bones
Rush and Race
What's Wrong with the Caucasion Club?
The Seductive Temptress
A Just War
Living the Bill of Rights
The Institutionalism of Liberalism
Triumph of the Bush Doctrine
New Alliances for a New Century
The Real Reason for the Iraq War
The Family Historian
There Once Was A Little Brown Bug (A Children's Story)
Happy Birthday Ronald Reagan
The U.N. Agenda
Powell the Pacifist

The justifications for the Iraq War should be old news by now but still the shrill cry of "Wheres the WMDs?" continues to reverberate across the political landscape. Presidential hopeful Howard Dean threatens to lead the Democratic Party to the brink of political oblivion by attacking the war and advocates the cut and run policy if he were to be elected. The rest of the nine democratic lemmings, as well as many in the media, have desperately joined the scramble to disavow the war in spite of the fact that many supported it. While the rest of the nation has moved on, the Democratic Party is preparing to make the Iraq war their major issue in the coming presidential election. It is embarrassing to watch a major political party seek the sissy vote.


In spite of the the buried centrifuges, banned missiles, mobile biological weapons labs, the testimonies of defectors and captured officials, captured documents and thousands of gassed Kurds and Iranians moldering in the grave the there are still those who question whether Saddam had Weapons of Mass Destruction in the months and years leading up to the Coalition invasion and the inclination to use such weapons.  I suspect that most are really asking whether the destruction of the Baath regime and the ousting of Saddam Hussein was the right thing to do.


It is indisputable that the Iraqis developed, possessed, used and coveted WMDs , and were planning to develop the nuclear form of them as soon as United Nations sanctions were lifted. As to whether they were an undefinable imminent threat is irrelevant and a red herring argument at best. The real question is whether the Iraq War was a just war. Was liberating the Iraqi people the moral and right thing to do and will history regard this as a suitable, just and deserved ending of the despotic Saddam regime? 


History has recorded in stark black and white the tyrants and mass murder of the last century. The slaughter of Armenians by the Turks, the insanity of Idi Amin, the apocalyptic terror of Pol Pot, the ethnic orgy of death in Rwanda, the horrific war against Christians in the Sudan, and the countless lives sacrificed by Lenin, Stalin, and Mao on the Red altar of Communism.  These are just a few on the list that reads as a nightmarish record of mans inhumanity to man.


Only rarely do tyrants meet the end that they deserve. The world defeated and destroyed the triple evils of Nazism, fascism and Japanese militarism but only after the organized slaughter of tens of millions had run its course.


Saddam and his sons have served as just the latest Middle Eastern incarnation of such terror, war and death.  The thirty years of Baathist rule in Iraq produced wars, invasions, and attacks on three neighboring countries, the direct deaths of over a million people, and ethnic and religious civil wars with the obligatory torture chambers, execution squads, rape rooms, and chemical attacks on civilian populations. The laundry list would not be complete without mentioning the funding, arming and training of terrorist groups of all political and ideological stripes and the attempted assassination of a former president of the United States.


Perhaps the most premeditated diabolical act was what occurred after the imposition of UN sanctions. The Saddam regime embarked upon the deliberate starvation and medical neglect of the Iraqi people for political purposes. Tens of billions of illegal petro dollars funded WMD programs and was hoarded or spent on lavish lifestyles for the elite as the children of Iraq died from neglect, malnutrition, and lack of medicine. All played out for the eager lenses of the world press and the benefit of the pacifists here at home.


In the end it should be a moral outrage that it took this long for a coalition of the willing to finally end the reign of yet another of histories monstrosities. When the Iraq War first started what was heard from the average American was not why are we doing this? but what took us so long? and we should have taken him out the first time.  The blood soaked sand of Iraq deserves better.


The name Saddam will become just another one word term symbolizing the utter cruelty humanity is capable of inflicting on itself. His shadow will always be with us and be remembered for its own particular horrors and the unique terror he brought his victims.


The members of the Axis of Evil, Al-Queda, and their allies have shown no mercy to their victims and should be shown none in return. With a little luck some native Kurd will mete out some true justice and display the head of Saddam on a pole in a village square somewhere.  It would certainly simplify the worries of providing a proper Muslim burial for a mass murderer and spare the ever so sensitive sensibilities of the Arab street.


Those that bemoan the use of force against the Saddam regime or mourn the killing of the Hussein boys share a portion of guilt for the horrific crimes committed by such criminals.  To prevent rape, mutilation, torture and the shedding of innocent blood, to civilize a people, to kill a sadist, to liberate a country, to bring peace to a region wracked by war and help heal an ancient land is a cause that is noble and worthy of respect.  Civilized and free people have a duty to do what we can to make the world a better, safer and more merciful place.  It is certainly reasonable to prevent rogue ideologies and psychotic personalities from unleashing their holocaust of terror and vision of destruction on the rest of us.


When you add it all together; a vicious tyrant, nuclear ambitions, torture, genocide, sponsorship of terror, user of WMDs, combined with a vicious hatred of Israel, America and Western Civilization, there can be no other conclusion than that the Iraq war was a just war.  Untold thousand of future Saddam victims have President George Bush and the iron resolve of the American people to thank for their lives.  In the course of history few nations have destroyed tyranny instead of imposing it and liberated nations instead of enslaving them. A nation founded in Liberty has given that blessed gift to the Iraqi people.

"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free."

- President Ronald Reagan

 ”I will not cede more power to the state. I will not willingly cede more power to anyone, not to the state, not to General Motors, not to the CIO. I will hoard my power like a miser, resisting every effort to drain it away from me. I will then use my power, as I see fit. I mean to live my life an obedient man, but obedient to God, subservient to the wisdom of my ancestors; never to the authority of political truths arrived at yesterday at the voting booth. That is a program of sorts, is it not? It is certainly program enough to keep conservatives busy, and Liberals at bay. And the nation free.”

—William F. Buckley Jr.

"Liberals want to regulate just about everything: where we live, what fuels we use, what car we drive, whether we can drive or be forced to use government mass transit, where we send our kids to school, what doctor we see, and even to what extent we express our approval or disapproval of others’ lifestyles. It’s hard to find something liberals don’t want to regulate. Is that a world you want to live in?” 

"At such a time in history, we who are free must proclaim anew our faith. This faith is the abiding creed of our fathers. It is our faith in the deathless dignity of man, governed by eternal moral and natural laws. This faith defines our full view of life. It establishes, beyond debate, those gifts of the Creator that are man’s inalienable rights, and that make all men equal in His sight. "

Dwight D. Eisenhower

"And if we elect a government that subverts or weakens or ends our war against terrorism, we can count on this: We will soon face enemies that will make 9/11 look like stubbing our toe, and they will attack us with the confidence and determination that come from knowing that we don’t have the will to sustain a war all the way to the end."

- Orson Scott Card

"In response to skyrocketing gas prices, liberals say, practically in unison, 'We can’t drill our way out of this crisis.”' What does that mean? This is like telling a starving man, 'You can’t eat your way out of being hungry!'  'You can’t water your way out of drought!' 'You can’t sleep your way out of tiredness!' 'You can’t drink yourself out of dehydration!' Seriously, what does it mean? Finding more oil isn’t going to increase the supply of oil? It is the typical Democratic strategy to babble meaningless slogans, as if they have a plan. Their plan is: the permanent twilight of the human race. "

-Ann Coulter

"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen."
-Samuel Adams