When The Truth is
Found Made out to be Lies
"Amer's wife didn't lose the baby. So the guard took a knife, cut her belly open and took the baby out with his hands. The woman and child died minutes later. Then the guard used the same knife to cut Amer's throat." (Read the rest here) This is what the coalition is taking away from Iraq. What they are giving to them is a chance to live in a place where an incident like that would be unheard of. We have sacrificed the blood of our sons and daughters for that, yes. I know that is what some of you are thinking. But doesn't a peaceful Iraq bode well for our own future? Or were we to let them suffer, die and be buried in mass graves for all of eternity, while their leader plotted and planned to kill us as well? It is interesting to juxtapose the left's feelings about Iraq with their feelings about Sudan. After reading through this DU thread about the genocide taking place in Sudan, I was struck by this post: bq. I've always wished that Africa could deal with its own problems. But since it can't(or won't), we have no choice but to intervene here in some manner. I would personally threaten the Sudanese government with war unless they stopped. Threaten them with war? For the crime of killing their own people? But isn't that what Saddam was doing? Remember those mass graves? But the left will turn that around and say, we went to war over WMD and we haven't found those stockpiles yet. So, because we didn't go to war over what you thought was a good reason, the fact that we stopped Saddam from committing even more genocide doesn't matter? Yet, it matters in Sudan. Why? Why make this about your agenda? Why are the tortured, murderered people of Iraq any less important to you than the dying people of Sudan? And if we do go to war with the Sudanese government and our soldiers die in the process, who will you blame? And what about Iran? They are pushing their limits with the U.S., flaunting their disregard for international law and human rights. You can read about the suppression, oppression, murders, tortures and blatant disregard for human life here. That's not even counting the stories about Iran wanting to build up its nukes. But the people reporting and writing those stories are students and activists. Is someone going to ask how we know they are real? How soon before some loony left site comes up with the theory that activistchat.com is just a big lie, run by some Bush cronies in order to build up a war effort against Iran, which is just part of the Bush administration strategy of wanting to be the ruling overlords of the entire world? Oh, I bet it's out there already. Everything that does not fit their agenda is a lie. Find a happy Iraqi, he must be made up. Find some chemical weapons? They were planted. Saddam captured? Nah, got him in a deal ages ago - that whole capture thing was a set up. Yea, just like the moon landing. It's very easy to get discouraged when you post something positive and the negativity soars through the comments like a freewheeling electric current. Perhaps they have no other recourse. I'm not sure why they do it. I am not here to give you all the news that makes the rounds. If, for a day, a moment or the rest of my blogging life - choose to just pick out the good news and good quotes and put them here, that's my perogative. Enjoy it or don't. I just think it's awfully juvenile of someone to come in here and stomp on the joys and hopes of Iraqis by implying that a) they don't really exist and/or b) their joy is stupid, their hope childish. I want to see what happens if/when we intervene in Sudan and/or Iran. I want to see how the left reacts because it seems to me that they pick and choose the beneficiaries of their "good will" at random. The Iraqi people, their lives and freedom don't matter because it is Bush's war. The people of Sudan matter. I have yet to see the left weigh in on Iran, specifically on the way the mullahs are cracking down on any form of dissent. Honestly, I'm not sure what matters to the left anymore. I'm not sure what they stand for, if anything except Get Bush Out of Office. It's interesting to note how they have embraced Michael Moore when just a year ago, they were calling him a fringe element. Anytime I would mention the left and Moore in the same sentence, I would be taken to task for lumping the loonies in with the more moderate lefties. Suddenly, they are all Moore fans and he is their hero. How did he go from being a fringe moonbat to being embraced by mainstream Democrats, even running politicians? And therein lies the answer to my question on what the left stands for. They don't stand for anything, really. They stand against Bush. Moore gave them F911 and it became ok to call Moore one of their own. And even though the Iraqis are walking towards freedom now, the left won't accept that as good because it is not good for them. Remember that quote from Metafilter I highlighted yesterday? Ugh. Now every time Bush refers to the handover, he'll be able to say "accomplished ahead of schedule." Yea. That about sums it up. The hell with everyone else, we just want to see Bush lose. It's a selfish goal, really. I once was on the left, you know. But back then the left was mostly selfless. It's strange to see what they've come to be.