Friday, October 06, 2006

How Liberals Fight Terrorism

They actually support the opposition and increase hatred of America by their anti-war stance, according to Lorie Byrd:

There is no question that statements made by Democrats such as Ted Kennedy, John F. Kerry and John Murtha declaring Iraq a failure and accusing U.S. troops of improper behavior has affected their morale. One only needs to read the milblogs or talk to a soldier or Marine personally to know that. Now more than ever before, deployed U.S. servicemen and women have access to news from home via computer email and satellite television that simply was not available a generation ago. They often know in “real time” when a congressman takes to the floor of the House or Senate to declare our “failure” in Iraq and their opinion that it cannot be won and that the best course of action is to cut and run (pardon me, “redeploy”)...When U.S. politicians and those in the media throw out lines that get repeated by terrorists in their recruiting material, it is time to consider the consequences of those words and actions. Terrorists have quoted from Michael Moore’s Fahrenheit 9/11 movie and Osama bin Laden even used one of the left’s favorite criticisms, President Bush’s reading of My Pet Goat to schoolchildren on September 11, in one of his 2004 pre-election statements. A recent statement by al Quaeda leader, Dr. Ayman al-Zawahiri, was in many respects amazingly similar to statements regularly made by prominent Democrats.
If anyone took the time to study it, I wonder if it might even be determined that some actions of Democrats and the media resulted in more jihadists being recruited than otherwise would have. In portions of the recently declassified NIE, the line quoted most frequently in news reports was that the war in Iraq had become a “cause celebre” for jihadists. I can’t help but wonder if the rallying cry was a result of the war itself or if it was the result of the media interpretation of the war presented through anti-American media outlets like BBC, al Jazeera and CNN International as a losing effort in which Christian American troops were torturing and murdering innocent Muslims?