The significance of bin Laden's partisan appeal
By Christopher G. Adamo
In light of Osama bin Ladsen's videotaped message to the West (Or was it a press release from DNC Chairman Howard Dean?), one might be given to muse that liberal abhorrence for the President's surveillance of incoming phone calls from known terrorists might ultimately stem from self-interest. Perhaps they simply do not want to be monitored as they share strategies and talking points with the al-Qaida leader.
Furthermore, the DNC may decide to keep a copy of the bin Laden tape, which could come in handy during the 2008 campaign season. Just as aspiring politicians feel compelled to pander in Spanish to the increasing numbers of "undocumented voters," so might Dean and the Democrats want to remind those "Jihadist-Americans" in their native tongue which party will best ensure that their interests are served.
While such satire may be deemed overly harsh, in truth it fails to fully convey the depths to which the current Democrat leaders, along with their cronies in the media and the blogosphere, have sunk in their efforts to promote their anti-American cause. And as one outrageous example after another unfolds before the American people in the liberal/Democrat attempt to demean and undermine the war on terror, the case for their sedition becomes ever more crystal clear.
Among the most despicable, reprehensible, and yet entirely predictable examples of recent days was the manner in which leftist Representative Tom Lantos (D.-CA) attempted to deride General David Petraeus, who appeared before Congress to present a progress report on the current operations in Iraq. Without knowing or wanting to know the facts offered by General Petraeus, Lantos pronounced his report a fraud. Thus was an honest patriot branded a "liar" by the liberal Congressman.
The fact that he was able to comfortably sit in his smug shallowness as he chaired the hearing, feeling no need whatsoever to tremble and hide in some fortified bunker while waiting for the terrorists to launch their latest salvo, attests to the degree of success with which the Bush administration has prosecuted the terror war on multiple fronts. But do not expect any sincere expression of appreciation from Lantos and his kind.
One cannot help but infer that, in their alternate reality, the preservation of traditional America and its values of liberty and justice represents a greater menace to their own worldview and agenda for the future than the horror and brutality of militant Islam.
Elsewhere, the anti-war crowd continues to reveal its true nature with similar venom. In a full-page ad in the New York Times, the far-left George Soros organization "MoveOn.org," referred to the General as "General Betray Us." Yet aside from the truly juvenile nature of such mockery MoveOn was, in a twisted sense, being somewhat truthful with this characterization.
But first, one must understand who constitutes the "us" to which they refer, namely the American left. From their perspective, the recent victories and successes by our heroic forces do indeed represent a "betrayal" of their anti-American hope and dreams.
To bolster this point, it is worthwhile to recall President Bush's May 1, 2003 landing on the U.S.S. Abraham Lincoln. The purpose of that intentionally flamboyant act was obviously to inspire American troops on the ship and throughout the military, while dispiriting the enemies of real America.
Sadly, the latter group included blindly partisan liberal hacks who, having already invested their political futures in the current administration's failure in the terror war, saw the occasion of success and celebration by the president not first as an admonition to Islamic terrorists, but rather as a danger to their own self-serving political aspirations.
In another time, the carrier landing would have been universally hailed as a sure sign of America's military prowess and the inevitability of its victory over the enemy. But that was back before the American left and the Democrat Party redefined "patriotism" as cheering for the successes of those who hate the traditions and values that propelled this nation to greatness.
Christopher G. Adamo is a freelance writer and staff writer for the New Media Alliance (www.thenma.org). He lives in southeastern Wyoming. He has been active in local and state politics for many years. His contact information and archives can be found at www.chrisadamo.com.
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