Man, I used to have such a boner for Janeane Garofalo! But she's gone plum loco with this anti-Bush stuff. She told Jon Stewart a couple days ago that voting for Bush, at this point, is a "character flaw." Hmm. I guess that's no different from my dictum that a vote for John Kerry is a vote for those who hate America.
But I wish that Leftists and liberals who are supposed to be the champions of civil and human liberties would introduce some balance into their understanding of what the war for Iraq is all about. These people can't honestly deny that Iraq will, with time and effort, be a far more liberated and democratized society, but they deny it, anyway. Are they even aware of what Saddam and the Ba'athists did for more than three decades of rule? There's no need to run again through the catalogue of terror and torture that those psychopaths used to cement their control over the Iraqi people; their monstrous ways are known to the whole world.
So how is it that people like Garofalo can ignore what was done before and stomp up and down on the mistakes this Administration and our military have made on our way to improving the lives of the many good parts of Iraqi society?
It is all about politics and hating Bush.
Therefore, it is unprincipled because it is unthinking. None of these flakes and moonbats can honestly say that the United Nations was a serious actor in bringing Saddam to heel. A lot of them will agree that the Butcher of Baghdad was an evil man and even more of them might have concurred with UN action to remove him, but after a dozen years of sanctions that were only harming the Iraqi people and enriching Saddam and his corrupt partners in Europe and the UN, what alternatives were there? When the United States pushed for a final resolution to the ongoing problem, these Leftist pussies suddenly became resistant. They aped France and held those who were opposed to doing the right thing in contempt. These sort of hypocrites sicken me.
A lot of mistakes get made in the prosecution of any war. But this isn't evidence of incompetence or disregard; rather, it is an unfortunate happenstance of engaging in a very brutal business. Why undermine what our brave men and women have to do to bring this war to a successful end by constantly and gleefully bitching about their excesses? Which of us who have never served can say that we would behave any better? It's almost inhuman to be so ignorant of human nature and to idealize some lofty standards that no one can actually achieve.
I despise those who cannot see the necessity of waging this war. They do not have any answers for what should have been done instead. Leave Saddam alone, only to see his disastrous government pass to one of his two psychopathic sons some day? Leave the sanctions in place, slowly starving and depriving the Iraqi people for another dozen or two dozen years? Leave the autocratic tyrannies of the Middle East to their own brutal devices, enabling them to someday develop every kind of weapon that a peaceful world should most fear?
History will show that what George W. Bush has done is a great service to mankind. He has put his foot down in the middle of a region where apocalyptic nonsense and homicidal xenophobia is the prevailing standard. If we succeed, those countries will never have the ability to wage nuclear or biological warfare against us or our friends. They will become free societies where the influence of modern democratic principles will keep the psychopathy of Islamofascism at bay.