By: Thomas E. Brewton
Two of the basic recommendations in the Iraqi Study Group Report are utterly unrealistic. In each case the Study Group, in typical liberal-socialist fashion, bases its proposals upon the theoretical assumption that everyone sees the world as they do.
First, stating that the war in Iraq cannot be won without unified support here in the United States, the Study Group recommends that appropriate steps be taken to gain support from those opposed to the war.
One might as well have called for Hitler’s support of the Allies’ D-Day invasion in World War II. We are engaged in a cultural civil war in the United States in which fundamental compromise is impossible. Liberal Republicans and Democrats are engaged in a jihad against our founding Judeo-Christian principles, a jihad in which there is no middle ground.
Democratic Party leadership and the liberal media have no interest in seeing the Iraqi war won, on any basis. In fact, they passionately want to see it turn into a colossal disaster that will cement their characterization of George W. Bush as our worst President of all time (an impossibility, as that rank is immovably occupied by Franklin D. Roosevelt, the author of our collectivized, socialistic welfare-state).
Democratic Party leaders and the media have regularly done anything and said anything that will hinder the war effort and discredit our efforts. Nothing short of a declaration of failure and President Bush’s resignation from office will satisfy them.
Second, bringing Iran and Syria into negotiations with the hope that they will cooperate in stabilizing the internecine violence in Iraq is as realistic as expecting Senators Schumer, Leahy, and Kennedy to support President Bush’s nominees for the Supreme Court. Both Iran and its client state Syria are actively supporting the terrorists in Iraq precisely because they want American efforts to fail in creating a stable, independent government in Iraq.
Iran’s strategy is to become the dominant Islamic power in the Middle East and thereby to control the world’s oil supply, with the immense leverage that confers in dealing with the rest of the world. Iran and its Syrian clients are also intent upon destroying Israel, whose only real military ally is the United States. To the extent that the United States is enmeshed in continuous troubles in Iraq, our ability to command public support for aiding Israel against Hezbollah and Hamas is diminished.
Thomas E. Brewton is a staff writer for the New Media Alliance, Inc. The New Media Alliance is a non-profit (501c3) national coalition of writers, journalists and grass-roots media outlets. His weblog is THE VIEW FROM 1776 [http://www.thomasbrewton.com/]
Thomas E. Brewton is a staff writer for the New Media Alliance, Inc. The New Media Alliance is a non-profit (501c3) national coalition of writers, journalists and grass-roots media outlets.