IRAQ SUCCESS NOT ON FRONT PAGES – September 03, 2008
CON TROL OF ANBAR PROVINCE IN IRAQ HAS BEEN TURNED OVER TO IRAQI FORCES.
Once a very violent region and the most dangerous in Iraq, Anbar has been reclaimed by the Iraqi people who can now live in peace and safety there. This achievement warrants national acclaim in Iraq, which it has received, and in America, where it has not been in the headlines.
Perhaps it’s not convenient for the main stream media (MSM), totally in the tank for Obama – the ONE, to report the successes in Iraq at a time when Obama is raising his flag prematurely over the White House. Obama has been against the war, and once in the war, he has been against winning it. He was against staying the course until victory and against the surge to help ensure that we win.
With all of the statements Obama has made about the Iraq war easily retrievable on the internet, the last thing the MSM wants to do is put Iraq success in the headlines. They can not bring themselves to publish facts that prove Obama wrong, or highlight his err in judgment.
From the very beginning of the One’s campaign, MSM could have reported that the One believed terrorists were disillusioned poor people who couldn’t deal with poverty and had no education. Is this his set up for giving a ton of Americans’ hard-earned tax dollars to, ahem, dare I say it, Muslims around the world – those poor who have had no choice but to become terrorists, even though human history has always witnessed masses without education and without adequate means who DID NOT become terrorists?
America, over the centuries, has had its share of impoverished, uneducated populace who never considered terrorism as a means to an end. Most likely, Obama, the community organizer, came into contact with some of them.
A terrorist is developed over time by charismatic leaders, harboring an extreme leftist world view, coming into communities where they can find some discontent. They play on this discontent, convincing some that it is the fault of and the responsiblity of those on the right to meet their needs and make them satisfied. These leaders gather and build the tender, set the sparks, keep it smoldering and then light the fuse. Some of these leaders are college professors appealing to the idealistic young who haven’t yet lived long enough to see for themselves and who trust that professors “know what they’re talking about.” Trust is the key. Some students don’t realize that college professors may have an agenda outside of pure education, and may in fact, be interested in over-throwing current social structures, even current governments.
So terrorists aren’t reacting to poverty in the only way they know how. They are created and cultivated, like cultures in a petri dish. Each one can point back to a leader they listened to and believed. Some are poor, while others are not. It would seem to be good common sense to shun these leftist charismatic leaders and prevent the rise of terrorists among us. But the MSM seems to have fallen victim to their college professors and every leftist rising star that is eloquent and pursuasive.
Obama’s speech published in the Sept. 19, 2001 edition of the Hyde Park Herald, and republished in the recent New Yorker article, “Making It”.
“Even as I hope for some measure of peace and comfort to the bereaved families, I must also hope that we as a nation draw some measure of wisdom from this tragedy. Certain immediate lessons are clear, and we must act upon those lessons decisively. We need to step up security at our airports. We must reexamine the effectiveness of our intelligence networks. And we must be resolute in identifying the perpetrators of these heinous acts and dismantling their organizations of destruction.
We must also engage, however, in the more difficult task of understanding the sources of such madness. The essence of this tragedy, it seems to me, derives from a fundamental absence of empathy on the part of the attackers: an inability to imagine, or connect with, the humanity and suffering of others. Such a failure of empathy, such numbness to the pain of a child or the desperation of a parent, is not innate; nor, history tells us, is it unique to a particular culture, religion, or ethnicity. It may find expression in a particular brand of violence, and may be channeled by particular demagogues or fanatics. Most often, though, it grows out of a climate of poverty and ignorance, helplessness and despair.
We will have to make sure, despite our rage, that any U.S. military action takes into account the lives of innocent civilians abroad. We will have to be unwavering in opposing bigotry or discrimination directed against neighbors and friends of Middle Eastern descent. Finally, we will have to devote far more attention to the monumental task of raising the hopes and prospects of embittered children across the globe���children not just in the Middle East, but also in Africa, Asia, Latin America, Eastern Europe and within our own shores. ” (Except those in Iraq living under the brutality of Saddam, Cusai and Udai Hussein.)
THERE IS NO MORE TIME TO DO NOTHING.