Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Fighting for the Freedom of the Middle East

I have no clue what we are doing in Libya.  Neither does our President.

I have no idea what the plan is in Iraq.  Neither does our President.  Neither did our previous President.

While we may have had some semblance of a plan in Afghanistan, it seems to have rolled off the table and be stuck in a floorboard crack somewhere.  Our President does not know what it is.  Our previous President is the one who let the plan roll of the table in the first place.  Or, it may have never existed.  In any event, he's to blame as well.

There's a lot of smoke being blown around about what our plans are.  We are fighting for them, to give them freedom.  Do they want it?  What are they going to do with it?

In the last two years, Christians have been burned alive by Muslims in Gorja, Pakistan, and by Hindu extremists in Orissa, India. Christian churches have been torched and scores of the faithful massacred on holy days in Iraq and Egypt. Few of these atrocities have received the media attention of the Rev. Jones’ stupid stunt or the Danish cartoonist’s irreverent scribbles.

Before America sends more of her sons to die for the freedom of Arabs and Muslims, perhaps we ought to have a better idea of what these folks intend to do with that freedom. For across that Muslim world, the faith that created our world, Christianity, is being persecuted and in some sectors annihilated.

Who are we fighting for?  Pat Buchanan

Go read the whole thing. 


NE said...

America didn't go from a repressive monarchy to modern universal freedom in a blink of an eye. It took 200 years filled with bloody warfare, protests, demonstrations, judicial victories, and legislative accomplishments to get to where we are now. I don't know why we think we can force that on another nation in just a few short years.

Lawyer said...

That's the point few people grasp. We are somehow convinced that they want OUR type of freedom. In a sense, it patronizing and condescending to believe that OUR way is the best. It's also a huge leap because our leaders ignore the fact that our revolution took place from within, and, as you mentioned, over a long, long time. No country ever came to us and imposed their way of life and thinking on to us.

Besides, historically, every time we have done that, it's ended up biting us in the rear.