Tuesday, August 22, 2006

This is the Moment.

According to Thomas Sowell, that is. I habitually place commentators on a sort of continuum with Ann Coulter on one side and Thomas Friedman on the other - and a lot of room in between. Here we have the one issue guys like Mike S. Adams, and down here we might have the strangely sensible but racist Buchanan and over here in the not funny but things he is we might have Bret Peterlusky. And over, kind of near Thomas Friedman we have Thomas Sowell, he's conservative and wrong on most issues, but usually pretty moderate in his tone.

Not today.

Of course it's hard to sound moderate when you are advocating the immediate invasion of Iran.
Fanatics filled with hate cannot be either deterred or bought off, whether Hezbollah, Hamas or the government of Iran.

The endlessly futile efforts to bring peace to the Middle East with concessions fundamentally misconceive what forces are at work.

. . . Once these fanatics have nuclear weapons, those victims can include you, your children and your children's children.

The terrorists need not start out by wiping our cities off the map. Chances are they would first want to force us to humiliate ourselves in whatever ways their sadistic imaginations could conceive, out of fear of their nuclear weapons.
So another vote in favor of invading Iran. If the Republicans hold on to both the House and the Senate, Bush will see that as a reaffirmation of his mandate and will invade Iran. I have very little doubt of that.

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