The Front Line in the War on Terror

The Iraqi Prime Minister spoke to congress this morning and reiterated the fact that the war in Iraq is the central front in the war on terror. He also denounced groups like Al Qaeda for “perverting the Islamic faith”. WASHINGTON (AP) — Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki insisted Wednesday that his country is a front line in the war on terrorism and said those behind the rampant violence there are perverting the Islamic faith. "I know some of you question whether Iraq is part of the war on terror," al-Maliki told a joint meeting of Congress.

A quick review has President George W. Bush, Osama Bin Laden and the Iraqi government all in agreement: Iraq is the key front in this long war against global terrorism. Now all we need to do is get those pesky partisan Democrats to understand that Iraq is vital to this worldwide conflict (easier said than done, huh?). Because as I pointed out before; their party has a dilemma. If we win in Iraq the Dems view it as a Bush victory not an American victory. That means that they view a loss in Iraq as a Bush loss not an American loss.

And guess what happened as the leader of the new constitutionally elected Iraqi government began to speak for his country? Yup, an anti-war protestor
interrupted him mid-sentence yelling, “stop the occupation send them home now, stop the occupation send them home now”. Yeah, it makes me want to throw up too. I’m not even sure how to take that outburst because basically she happens to be yelling at Iraqi freedom. I doubt someone as dense as this protestor understands that screaming at a man that is trying to establish a freer and more peaceful existence for his country, who was duly elected by a historical government, is advocating either terrorism or Saddam Hussein over their struggle.

Another side note: Nancy Pelosi and Chucky Schumer, along with others, threatened to boycott Mr. Maliki’s speech to Congress because of his position on the Israel-Hezbollah conflict. So much for free speech…