Wednesday, December 05, 2007

NIE Won't Stop Iran's Downfall

Many are questioning the timing and validity of the latest National Intelligence Report, which too often conveniently shows up to embarrass the Bush administration and too often echoes anti-war liberal talking points. Here's Fred Thompson on the subject:

"The accuracy of the latest NIE on Iran should be received with a good deal of skepticism. Our intelligence community has often underestimated the intentions of adversaries, including Saddam Hussein's Iraq and North Korea. And are all of the CIA detractors now going to take intelligence pronouncements at face value? It's awfully convenient for a lot of people: the administration gets to say its policies worked; the Democrats get to claim we should have eased up on Iran a long time ago: and Russia and China can claim sanctions on Iran are not necessary. Who benefits from all this? Iran."

And the rogue Iranian leaders are touting the estimate gleefully as a justification of all they do wrong, thinking they will get away with their misdeeds against the world community, because the Left would prefer to bash Bush than defend themselves against the terrorists.

Yet, the Surge continues its astounding success unabated, providing a solid foundation for Western style democracy to emerge in the long-suffering and tyranny infested Middle East. Just as we saw since 2003 the insurgents slipping back and forth the across the too-porous borders of Iran and Syria, to bedevil our hard-fighting forces in Iraq, and attempt constantly to disrupt the rise of free elections, so soon will we see the ideals of freedom overwhelm the radicals as a force far stronger than any armies or extremist ideology.

The radicals themselves might pray for the US to succeed in its quest to pacify the wild Middle East, for which other nation will be so tolerant with the excesses of Islam? Refusing to live at peace with their neighbors, and attempting to spread hate and oppression in a far zealous manner than even the Soviet Communists in their heyday, it is likely less tolerant regimes such as China and Putin's Russia might feel the need to intervene themselves in the chaotic region, but with far less restraint. Imagine a new Chechnya or Tienanmen Square scenario imposed widespread against the rebellious Arab states, who refuse to modernize their religion and must be blotted out like a pestilence for the sake of world peace.