Over at The Left Coaster, I made the following reply to a dhimmi by the nom de plume of Parallel Universe. He wrote:
"Iraqi nationals fighting a foreign occupier of their country are hardly terrorists."
The Iraqis who are fighting the Coalition are either Saddamite Sunnis who don't want to see Kurds or moderate Shiites gain any power or hardline Shiites who want to introduce a mullahcracy like their coreligionists in Iran. Are you defending the rights of these two groups to kill Americans and our allies? Do you believe that the kind of government they want to establish is one that will respect human and civil rights? If not, then what, exactly, are you defending?
Useful to the Mahdis and the Saddamites are the many foreign fighters who are seeping into Iraq: jihadis and mujahadeens who practice terrorism against everyone, including the future leaders of a free Iraq. Are you also defending their right to kill our men and women? Are you like that jar of rancid pus (Michael Moore) who is rooting for our defeat and who calls these psychopaths brave resistance fighters? They are detonating cars full of explosives in crowded areas where men and women are trying to find jobs and get on with their lives. Is that brave? Do you have a conscience?
At some point, even anti-war Leftists have an intellectual obligation to think about what they are supporting. No one really doubts that the goal of a free Iraq is the promotion of the human and civil rights that its people were denied for decades under Ba'athist rule. Why is that important to Americans? Because it addresses the root causes of the problem of Islamofascism ---be it stateless terrorism in support of theocratic fantasies or totalitarian oppression of Islamic nations. A liberated Middle East is a peaceful Middle East interested in free trade and cultural exchange in the widest sense. This is a worthy goal. Who are you to stand in the way? All you have is empty, reflexive anti-Bush bullshit infesting your mind.
Remember: Nick Berg lost his head because terrorists wanted to incite his father into trumpeting their cause to the Western world. They succeeded. They killed Michael Berg's son because they knew what a goddamned dhimmi he is.
The wages of appeasement is death.