Antiwar Socialist Hacks Outclassed By Gathering of Eagles
It must have been quite a shock for Medea to be the one shouted down for a change.
The sign in the background is priceless- “Al Qaeda Appeasers on Parade”
Code Pink and anti-war protesters marched from the Lincoln Memorial to the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. on the weekend before the fourth anniversary of the commencement of the war in Iraq on Saturday, March 17, 2007. (WPN)
Amir Taheri has a powerful article today in the New York Post:
Iraq Year 4: Preserving Victory
Taheri notes how the Iraq War has so far achieved all of its objectives:
š Saddam’s regime was toppled.
š Its machinery of war and internal repression was dismantled.
š Decades of one-party rule – the “Republic of Fear” – came to an end.
š Political power was taken from the brutal and corrupt ruling elite and transferred to the Iraqi people as a whole.
š Iraqis discovered such things as freedom of expression, media without censorship and a plethora of political parties to choose from.
š For the first time, the Iraqi people were able to write their own Constitution, hold their own general elections, choose their own government and start building their own institutions.
President Bush offered his own message to the antiwar crowd who want to flee Iraq no matter what the cost to this nation or the people of Iraq:
It can be tempting to look at the challenges in Iraq and conclude our best option is to pack up and go home. That may be satisfying in the short run, but I believe the consequences for American security would be devastating. If American forces were to step back from Baghdad before it is more secure, a contagion of violence could spill out across the entire country. In time, this violence could engulf the region. The terrorists could emerge from the chaos with a safe haven in Iraq to replace the one they had in Afghanistan, which they used to plan the attacks of September the 11th, 2001. For the safety of the American people, we cannot allow this to happen…
Four years after this war began, the fight is difficult, but it can be won. It will be won if we have the courage and resolve to see it through.
Michael Barone, appropriately, has more on the “Blame America First Crowd” today.