Friday, June 09, 2006


I know Hitch can be abrasive sometimes, but he always makes me think a bit and consider a different vantage point. Today, he spoke directly to what I believe.
If we had withdrawn from Iraq already, as the "peace" movement has been demanding, then one of the most revolting criminals of all time would have been able to claim that he forced us to do it. That would have catapulted Iraq into Stone Age collapse and instated a psychopathic killer as the greatest Muslim soldier since Saladin. As it is, the man is ignominiously dead and his dirty connections a lot closer to being fully exposed. This seems like a good day's work to me.
Hitchens rightly puts the word peace in quotations because there is only one-side that wants peace in this conflict. We must never forget what type of committed hatred we face in the jihadists. To believe we can simply lay down our weapons and there will be peace throughout the Middle East and never another terrorist attack on any Western democracy is akin to Neville Chamberlain's appeasement pact with Nazi Germany.

Remember peace can sometimes be the most oppressive state of affairs imaginable. If you don't follow what I'm saying, take a minute and it should resonate historically.