Thursday, July 20, 2006

Sometimes It's Hard to Be Funny

A slew of articles on the crisis in the middle east, over at Townhall today. The upshot is that this confirms the theory that we are at war with Islam. For a visreal take, let's check out Ann Coulter's take.
Some have argued that Israel's response is disproportionate, which is actually correct: It wasn't nearly strong enough. I know this because there are parts of South Lebanon still standing.

. . . liberals can never abandon the idea that we must soothe savage beasts with appeasement -- whether they're dealing with murderers like Willie Horton or Islamic terrorists. Then the beast eats you.

There are only two choices with savages: Fight or run.
Yeah, Ann Coulter is partying like it's 1988. Actually that election seems to be on a lot of Conservatives minds. The point is clear enough - you can't reason with savages; you can only kill them. And all the people in Lebanon are apparently savages.

Emmett Tryell tries to be that bombastic in his article, but, let's face it, there's only one Ann Coulter.
Moreover the terrorists of Hezbollah and Hamas have revealed to any sensible observer that they have no interest in peace with Israel or with the West, for that matter. Needless to say, they have no interest in a peaceful Gaza or Lebanon. The same bellicosity afflicts the allies of these terrorists in Syria and Iran. The brutes in these governments are pitiless and belligerent tyrants. Listening to their sophistries about their need for nuclear power or their desire for a peaceful world puts me in mind of all the irenic poetry of the late Herr Hitler back when things were good for him in the middle 1930s. It all ended badly -- for everyone. When in May 1940 Winston Churchill became prime minister, he thought himself a failure. He recognized that all his admonitions s against the Nazis in the previous decade had proved futile. Now only world war would bring peace.
We must place our hopes in World War. That's upbeat. Fortunately, we don't have to place our faith in Conservative prognosticators that have been wrong again and again.

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