Here is the top story of today in USA today. Along with another suicide bombing in Baghdad outside the prime minister's headquarters, it seems we captured a top Al Qaeda aid. The following was on Al-Qaeda's website:
Al-Qaeda's wing in Iraq said in a Web posting that "one of the young lions in the suicide regiment" carried out the attack against the party office of Allawi, "the agent of the Jews and the Christians."
Wait a minute! I thought Al-Qaeda had nothing to do with Iraq. The article even mentions the "wing" of Al-Qaeda in Iraq. Someone notify the liberals! This will be a shock! And since USA Today is not Fox News, I'm thinking that maybe they might even believe it.
Of course, there is always the argument that we "lured" Al-Qaeda into Iraq with our annoying capture of a brutal dictator and insistence on bringing freedom to the region. But I am pretty sure that quote from above, the one about Allawi being the "agent" of the Jews and Christians, is about us.
So it really seems obvious now, no matter who you are or what you believe or who you voted for in our elections that Iraq has a choice to make that is very clear. Tell the U.S. to go, leave them to give in to these monsters who seem to not be terribly fond of Jews and Christians, or they can stand up and declare their country to be one of freedom with a voice that does not speak with car bombings and death.
The article goes on to say:
In an audiotape posted Sunday on the Web, a speaker claiming to be Abu Musab al-Zarqawi declared "fierce war" on democracy and said anyone who takes part in next weekend's Iraqi elections would be considered "an infidel."
"We have declared a fierce war on this evil principle of democracy and those who follow this wrong ideology," the speaker said. "Anyone who tries to help set up this system is part of it."
So when Bush kept referring to this as a war on democracy, I guess he was right. Let's say that together, shall we? President Bush was RIGHT. And there is that lovely word "infidel." That would be you and me. That would be even those looney protestors at the inaugural.
I don't know about you, but if I had to choose between guys who fly planes full of innocent people into buildings and car bomb at the drop of a hat or be an "infidel?" I'm choosing infidel every single damn time.
I don't care if we lured Al -Qaeda to Iraq or not. Would we rather have them hiding in Syria or Pakinstan waiting until we are comfortable again and maybe blow up some subways full of commuters next time? Does anyone in their right mind think they would have left us alone after 9-11? They would have grown and gotten stronger, there is little doubt of that.
Whether you want to face the fact or not. Al-Qaeda is in the palm of our hand. They are causing harm, no doubt. But there will be elections, there will be freedom, and there will be democracy. Why? How am I so sure?
Because we finally have a President that isn't going to sit back and wish it all away. We have a President that believes in freedom, not just for the lucky few, but for all people. And we have a President who was never willing to back down in the face of monsters, never willing to listen to partisan back stabbing, never willing to underestimate our enemy, and never stepping away from a fight that had to be won.
But most of all, understanding that the fight was never against one man or one country, but against a veil of evil that covers the middle east. Our President has lifted that veil and will not be deterred until this fight is finished.