The promotion of Mubarak and Abdullah — an ugly tyrant and an isolated monarch — as keys to the advancement of American goals in the Middle East. The desire to restart “the road map” without mention of the events that have required its interment. The advocacy of summits and conferences and processes and “messaging” in the face of a war on America’s survival. The “unilateral” pursuit of North Korea as a negotiating partner without mention of the Agreed Framework of 1994. Is it not fair to say that this blubbering verges on the delusional?
Kerry sees the war on terror, and on Islamofascism, as a metaphor and a nuisance. if elected, Kerry would begin his new administration “by going immediately to the United Nations to deliver a speech recasting American foreign policy”.
Contrast that view with the views of José María Aznar, former Prime Minister of Spain, in his speech at Georgetown University on September 21 (which went unnoticed by the MSM):
1.Victory is possible if we understand what we are up against: Islamic terrorism,that the latter does not seek to win power or supplant us in government; its ambitions are to destroy our societies per se and eliminate our governments and ways of life at the same time.
2. In order to achieve our victory we must accept and understand that we are at War. Obviously, not a conventional or traditional War, but a new form of conflict.
3. The fact that we are in an all-out war – them or us – means that we must pursue an active policy, one that seeks to ensure a victory, rather than simply cobbling together a provisional solution to the problem. In other words, a policy of containment, which was applied to the former USSR, is not viable. . . Containment is not feasible, and appeasement is not only impossible, but suicidal in the medium term. Thus we must devise an effective strategy to roll back fundamentalism and its terrorist elements if we want to prevail.
4. To do so we must know that we are fighting against not only a group or terrorist movement, but against an ideology.
5. Every war has its Central Front. In the Cold War it was Germany; today, in the war against Islamic terror, it is Iraq.
. . . .If we want to win, the terrorists must be made to feel our hostility everywhere.
Aznar was defeated by a cowardly election. The Australians are staying the course. There are more new good news from Iraq — Arthur’s on his 12th installment. We live in times of turmoil, yet Kerry wants to turn back the clock. As Roger says,
The real(motivating) idea is not to move. No wonder he is so appealing to the solons of the Mainstream Media who benefit so greatly by this status quo. The problem is – the status quo these days is death.
Endurance and moral clarity are key to winning the war, and win we will.