Despite the perception that there is some magic fax machine between Karl Rove’s office and all of the conservative bloggers, I do not automatically print White House material because it came from Karl. Hmm… come to think of it, I don’t think I have ever received a fax from anyone that tells me what to say. But I digress…
A friend of mine who works on Capitol Hill sent this to me earlier today. The White House put out this Fact Sheet describing the struggle America and the free world faces against the rising tide of Islamic fascism. I thought it would be important to post this so things constantly remain in perspective. (Click on “more” below for full text.)
For A Half Century, America’s Primary Goal In The Middle East Was Stability. As we fought the Soviet Union in the Cold War, it was important to support Middle Eastern governments that rejected Communism.
Then The Forces Of Liberty Rose Up, The Berlin Wall Fell, And The Soviet Union Collapsed – But At The Same Time, An Undercurrent Of Danger Was Rising In The Middle East. The terrorist movement multiplied and resentment boiled over into worldwide violence. Extremists in Iran seized American hostages, Hezbollah terrorists murdered American troops in Beirut and Saudi Arabia, terrorists set off a truck bomb at the World Trade Center in 1993, and Al Qaeda bombed two U.S. embassies in East Africa and the USS Cole.
On 9/11, We Realized That Years Of Pursuing Stability To Promote Peace Left Us With Neither. Instead, the lack of freedom made the Middle East an incubator for terrorism. The pre-9/11 status quo was dangerous and unacceptable.
The strategy outlined in this memo underscores what is going on in the real world. It also highlights the undeniable facts that Democrats are undermining a winning American strategy at every turn. They oppose staying to fight in Iraq, they tried to “kill the Patriot Act”, they oppose wiretapping terrorist phone calls, they opposed the Department of Homeland Security unless it protected union perks. They have consistently opposed every tool and every strategy the Bush Administration has used since 9/11 (with the exception of the Battle of Afghanistan). It is frightening to think about the message of “full retreat” that Islamic terrorists and terror-supporters would receive if Democrats had their way.
It is a fact that the anti-war Democrat Party fails to grasp: stability without freedom is not peace. The problem for America’s security is clear as well: The Democrat Party elite (followed closely behind by the Gay Leftists like puppy dogs needing attention) are still living in denial as September 10th Americans.