Wednesday, December 07, 2005
To those who think the Iraq war is “the wrong war, in the wrong place, at the wrong time”: It is you that are wrong. All of the rationalizations you can muster do not negate the real threat of terrorism, nor can you effectively denounce the dethroning of a brutal, murderous dictator. Left alone, Saddam Hussein would not have become a benevolent leader of his people, he would not have given up his hatred for America, but he would have continued to develop WMD (including nuclear weapons), he would have supported Islamic terrorist initiatives at a stepped-up pace, and he would have become a threat to America and the free world. Taking him out was a good idea, turning Iraq into a democratic country is a good idea, focusing Islamic fundamentalist terror activities in Iraq is a good idea, and finishing the job is essential.
To Howard Dean, John Kerry, Nancy Pelosi, John Murtha, Hillary Clinton, Barney Frank, Maxine Waters and the rest of the immoderate Democrats who spout inane and damaging rhetoric about the war: Please, don’t stop. Every time you open your mouth, Americans get a clearer idea of what the Democratic Party stands for, and they are increasingly displeased by what they see.
To those who think “Christmas” is an attempt to “Christianize” America, or that it makes sense to change the word “Christmas” to “holiday” in many/all applications, or to do away with Christmas celebrations in schools, etc.: Christmas is both a holy day and a holiday. It is celebrated in more than 30 countries around the world. The celebration of Christmas involves the observance of the birth of Christ for Christians, but also involves lots of things that are not in the least bit religious in nature, such as decorations that include, holly, mistletoe, poinsettias, trees with colored lights and other decorations, food, music, sending cards and giving presents. Celebrating Christmas as both a holy day and a holiday is a tradition in America going back well over 100 years. The idea of changing a tradition of such long standing, and which is so widely popular, for no better reason than that a tiny fraction of the populace complains about it is unworthy of consideration. You can find a tiny fraction of Americans who will support any conceivable idea, no matter how absurd or stupid.