I hope the left sleeps well tonight.
I was going to write about the President's recent swing through Europe tonight, but was pre-emtped by the resignation of the Syrian backed Lebanese government
. This is a great development, and this story of hope and the apparrent triumph of the the desire for freedom over oppression is welcome.
Unfortunately it is overshadowed for me by the mass murder
that occured today in Iraq. This time the forces of all that is un-holy in the region managed to kill some police recruits, and a crowd of people in a local market. So far at least 125 are dead and more than that number wounded. Many of them women and children shopping for groceries.
This homicide bombing in Iraq has really gotten to me. None of the people killed today was a Theo van Gogh, Europe will not mourn their passing. None of them will buy a Bushitler t-shit, moveon.org could not care less for them. It is too dangerous to molest children there, the U.N. will stay away. ANSWER, which has none to offer, will ignore this tragedy or better yet blame it on the President. And 20 year old American boys and girls will continue to fight the battle the rest of the cowardly world continues to pretend does not need to be fought.
I can't write about this anymore tonight.
If you want something good to read about the President's trip I highly reccomend this:
U.S. can sit back and watch Europe implode (here are a few excerpts)
Even more remarkably, aside from sticking to his guns in the wider world, the president also found time to cast his eye upon Europe's internal affairs. As he told his audience in Brussels, in the first speech of his tour, ''We must reject anti-Semitism in all forms and we must condemn violence such as that seen in the Netherlands.''
The Euro-bigwigs shuffled their feet and stared coldly into their mistresses' decolletage. They knew Bush wasn't talking about anti-Semitism in Nebraska, but about France, where for three years there's been a sustained campaign of synagogue burning and cemetery desecration, and Germany, where the Berlin police advise Jewish residents not to go out in public wearing any identifying marks of their faith
The new EU ''constitution,'' for example, would be unrecognizable as such to any American. I had the opportunity to talk with former French President Valery Giscard d'Estaing on a couple of occasions during his long labors as the self-declared and strictly single Founding Father. He called himself ''Europe's Jefferson,'' and I didn't like to quibble that, constitution-wise, Jefferson was Europe's Jefferson -- that's to say, at the time the U.S. Constitution was drawn up, Thomas Jefferson was living in France. Thus, for Giscard to be Europe's Jefferson, he'd have to be in Des Moines, where he'd be doing far less damage.
Until the shape of the new Europe begins to emerge, there's no point picking fights with the terminally ill. The old Europe is dying, and Mr. Bush did the diplomatic equivalent of the Oscar night lifetime-achievement tribute at which the current stars salute a once glamorous old-timer whose fading aura is no threat to them. The 21st century is being built elsewhere.
To the people of Lebanon, I salute you. To the Iraqi and international dregs of humanity killing innocents in Iraq- may you all burn for eternity. To the apologists around the world who would deny the people of Iraq liberty, freedom and peace- may you never need to call on the U.S. to save you from tyranny . To the good people of Iraq, may God bless you and keep you safe until such time as you no longer need fear the murderous scum who the rest of the world prefers to ignore.