Sunday, July 30, 2006

Button Pushing

Syria has played a good hand in the current war against Israel.  Their ambassador made the disingenuous comment that Syria is ready to talk anytime but the Bush administration has ignored them for the past six years.  This of course is merely a manipulation of the American Left.  It is working and working well.  It is true that the Bush Administration is the first in recent years to publicly ignore Syria; the other contacts by other Presidents have yielded nothing positive.

Assad, Senior and now Junior, have talked and talked but done nothing to assist the United States in bringing peace to the region.  On the contrary, Syria along with Iran has done more to destabilize the situation than any other nation.  The rulers of these nations are shrewd, ruthless, and determined to reach the desired outcome: the destruction of Israel no matter what the cost.  The American political Left simply can not admit this.  So they grasp at straws, and any opportunity to vent their rage and hatred of George Bush.

The Administration clearly got more than they expected with the liberation of Iraq.  Paul Wolfowitz must be quite relieved to be at the World Bank and out of the Defense Department.  He and Donald Rumsfeld did not think through the consequences of this action and persuaded George to proceed.  Now the situation is that Iraq’s WMD are most likely to be in Syria’s possession and will undoubtedly be used if the threat to Assad’s dictatorship becomes serious.

The American Left is simply out of touch.  Witness the latest juvenile attitude towards the reality that abounds; Dennis Kucinich has proposed a Cabinet level position to counter the Defense Department.  He wants to establish a Department of Peace.  Simply changing words can not change the world.

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