The third anniversary of the deadliest enemy attack on US soil has come and gone and it is important to take
stock of what we have learned from that fateful day. The lessons are clear and the enemy is open about its identity, aims
and agenda. The US and its allies are fighting a religious ideology that is every bit as genocidal, evil and apocalyptic in
its methods and goals as the National Socialists, fascists or communists of the last century. Much has changed in the last
three years and what we have learned is not always pleasant or easily digestible, but the truth has a way of shining through
the dark clouds of propaganda, misinformation and purposeful ignorance.
- The “Peace Party”, also affectionately
known as the capitulation party, is pathetic and unbelievably shortsighted when it comes to the fight that we face. The various
‘isms’ of the Left have lost all credibility in the “War on Terror”. They have embraced the Chamberlain
philosophy of peace at any cost and the ‘blame the victim’ mentality that somehow the US is responsible for Sept.
11th and brought this upon itself. They have focused their hatred on the government and military that is trying to protect
them instead of at those who are seeking to kill them. The pathetically ignorant peasants in the streets of New York spent
an incredible amount of money and effort to vent their blind rage at George Bush and the Republican Party. Yet where are their
drums and slogans, giant puppets and banners when children are slaughtered in Russia, commuters massacred in Madrid, hostages
executed in Iraq or Americans obliterated just miles from the scene of their most recent protests? Their lack of outrage at
such events reveals the utter hypocrisy of their cause and the shortsightedness of their leaders.
- France was/is better
allies with despotic, corrupt, terroristic regimes than with the nation that liberated it from the Nazi boot and protected
it for half a century from the horrors of the iron curtain.
- Schroeder, Putin and Chirac are small, corrupt men with
little vision and a poor sense of history.
- There are September 10th people and September 11th people. There are two
major “progressive” newspapers published in my hometown and neither one will dare delve into the past to address
9-11 except to attack President Bush. They refuse to ever speak about the nature of the enemy or advocate for its defeat.
That would be too incompatible with their sadly twisted view of world events.
- All the vitriol heaped upon the militant
Islamists as vicious, barbaric, uncaring, brutal baby killers (including by yours truly) is absolutely true and completely
justified as the most recent strikes in Russia and Israel attest. If nothing else, pundits and commentators like myself have
too kind in their characterization of those who wage jihad against Western Civilization.
- The “War on Terror”
is indeed a world war in every sense of the phrase. Few struggles are as clear cut as this one.
- The U.S. has discovered
who has the courage, vision, and stomach to fight and defeat the barbarians at the gate and who does not.
- The unwieldy
coalition of nations in the War on Terror is perhaps one of the oddest ever assembled in recorded history. It consists of
the idealistic newly liberated countries of Eastern Europe who understand tyranny and oppression, military oligarchies like
Pakistan, family fiefdoms like Jordan and Saudi Arabia, and the faithful defenders of the outposts of civilization consisting
of Italy, Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States of America. All brought together in a strange concoction of
self-preservation and idealism.
- Memories are short in the modern age. Who truly remembers the African embassy bombings,
the Khobar Towers attack, the Bali bombings, slain US diplomats, the bloody beheadings, the unending bus bombings in Israel,
and the church bombings in Iraq and Pakistan? How long before the Madrid train bombings, the Russian school slaughter and
even 9-11 are blurred and buried in the public’s consciousness. The disease of denial is rampant among those who seek
only to blame the victims instead of seeing the ugliness and agenda of those who seek their destruction.
- The United
Nations has lived up to its derision as a virtually useless debating society of corrupt thugs, despots and dictators. It has
shown no true interest in confronting the evil, genocide, terrorism or civilian slaughter occurring throughout the world.
The brave and the bold are few and far between in the quest to stamp out the newest manifestation of mans endless ability
to inflict unimaginable acts of cruelty on his fellow man.
- It will take another massive terrorist strike on US soil
for the populace to once again awaken from its perpetual complacency to support the struggle to engage and eliminate those
who seek the utter capitulation, destruction or conversion of the West.
- The age of terror regimes must come to an
end. The governments of Iraq, Afghanistan, and, apparently (hopefully), Libya no longer fit that definition. The regimes of
Iran, Syria, Sudan and North Korea must be changed or properly contained. Whether this is accomplished by internal reforms
or military action, the funding, training, recruiting, and arming of the most dangerous among us by foreign governments must
be eliminated. The days of tolerance and appeasement are at an end.
These are just a few of the many lessons we have
learned in the last three years. No one wishes for war and all the horrors that go with it, but there are times when it necessary
and even desirable. We must take the lessons of the tragedy and treachery of the September 11th attacks and learn from them.
There is a worldwide, brutal cult of terror death that seeks our destruction and the annihilation of our children. There is
no way to overestimate their brutality or the evil of their agenda. The carnage that the followers of militant Islam perpetrated
on September 11th must never be forgotten and every drop of spilled blood must be avenged. The only outcome of this struggle
must be complete, total and overwhelming victory. Justice demands it and our continued liberty requires it. There can be no
consideration of capitulation or appeasement in the face of such a foe.
"War is an ugly thing but not
the ugliest of things; the decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feelings which thinks that nothing is worth war
is much worse. A man who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal
safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than
-John Stuart Mill
"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. "
"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."