Given the article below, is it any wonder that right after the election, Iran announced that it would pursue nuclear weapons in spite of world opinion and Hamas has called for attacks on US interests and the Sunni's announced that they may leave the coalition government in Iraq?
by Deroy MurdockPosted Nov 06, 2006
As Americans vote Tuesday, surveys suggest Democrats may capture Congress. Leading terrorists pray this happens.“Americans should vote Democrat,” said Jihad Jaara, a senior member of the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades. Jaara led the Palestinian terror gang’s 2002 seizure of Bethlehem’s Church of the Nativity. Jaara added, “It is time that the American people support those who want to take them out of this Iraqi mud.”
Jaara spoke with WorldNetDaily’s Aaron Klein, who interviewed other Muslim fanatics hungry for a Democratic victory.“I tell the American people, vote for withdrawal” from Iraq, said Hamas’ Abu Abdullah.
Democratic cut-and-runnism emboldens Middle Eastern terrorists. “As Arabs and Muslims, we feel proud of this talk,” Islamic Jihad’s Muhammad Saadi told Klein. Saadi explained that a U.S. pullout would “prove the resistance is the most important tool and that this tool works.”
These comments echo top Islamofascists’ pro-Democrat/anti-Republican statements from the 2004 election.“Any U.S. state that does not toy with our security automatically guarantees its own security,” Osama bin Laden declared in a videotape al-Jazeera broadcast that October 29.Al-Qal’a, a Muslim-extremist website, clarified bin Laden’s statement. “Any U.S. state that will choose to vote for the white thug Bush as president has chosen to fight us, and we will consider it our enemy, any state that will vote against Bush has chosen to make peace with us…”
Why do militant Islamists openly embrace Democrats and assail Republicans? Democrats surely love America and presumably want al Qaeda & Co. neutralized. Still, key Democrats are almost touchingly naïve about the War on Terror and reject the tough measures required to fight it.“The war in Iraq is not the war on terror,” Rep. Nancy Pelosi said on the House floor September 13. “The war in Afghanistan was.”
The San Francisco Democrat poised to become House speaker should realize the War on Terror is (not “was”) fought beyond Afghanistan. Unfortunately, since 9/11, it has bloodied Bali, Madrid, London, Haifa, and dozens of other locales where innocents have been shredded.As for Baghdad being outside the War on Terror, soldiers there battle an enemy called “al-Qaeda in Iraq.”
Ayman al-Zawahiri, al Qaeda’s deputy leader, contacted the late terrorist, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. “The jihad movement is growing and rising,” Zawahiri wrote Zarqawi in October 2005. “Now it is waging a great historic battle in Iraq…” Zawahiri also proposed a blueprint for jihad. “The first stage: expel the Americans from Iraq,” wrote Zawahiri.
For his part, Rep. Charles Rangel (D.-N.Y.), who would become House Ways and Means Committee chairman, recently wondered aloud, “You’ve got to pay for the war, don’t you?” This suggests he would de-fund U.S. forces in Iraq.What then?“We can go to Okinawa,” Rep. John Murtha (D.-Pa.), who wants to be House majority leader, said on the June 18 “Meet the Press.” Even if Japan welcomed a massive influx of American GIs, Okinawa is 4,899 miles from Baghdad, which would complicate subsequent U.S. operations in Iraq.
Meanwhile, Rep. John Dingell (D.-Mich.) is as neutral as tap water regarding one notorious terror group.“I don’t take sides for or against Hezbollah,” said the House’s most senior member. “I don’t take sides for or against Israel.” He then fought a resolution backing Israel in its summer war with Hezbollah.
Senator Richard Durbin (D.-Ill.) said in June 2005 that U.S. treatment of detainees at Guantanamo resembled something “done by Nazis, Soviets in their gulags, or some mad regime…”Regarding Guantanamo, 79% of House Democrats voted against robust interrogations of terror suspects there.
Last March, 61% of House Democrats opposed Patriot Act reauthorization. Among House Democrats, 87% spurned President Bush’s electronic Terrorist Surveillance Program, even though it has helped unravel radical-Muslim conspiracies to kill Americans.
No doubt, Democrats were sincere when they joined Republicans and sang “God Bless America” on the Capitol steps on 9/11. Alas, this conflict’s gravity escapes most of them. Militant Muslims want to murder Americans by the thousands—or more.
To defeat radical Islam, America must remain confident, resolute, and intrepid.This election offers two options: Republican relentlessness or Democratic denial. Every voter should decide as if his life hinged on this choice, because it does.
Mr. Murdock, a New York-based commentator to Human Events, is a columnist with the Scripps Howard News Service and a senior fellow with the Atlas Economic Research Foundation in Arlington, Va.