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Khephra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 02:33 AM
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This Writer Thinks We're Being Too Nice (Appeasing) To Iraqis
Edited on Tue Oct-07-03 02:35 AM by khephra


(From the misnamed Accuracy in Media)

American Appeasement in Iraq

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We are still at war, yet we allow Iraqis to engage in public demonstrations--again, with automatic weapons in hand--in support of Hussein. Some openly cheer from the roadside as deadly remote-controlled bombs are detonated against our military. None are arrested or stopped, presumably because we don't want to be regarded as overly assertive.

This same, self-effacing policy is being practiced in Afghanistan, where the problem of "offended local sensibilities"--as a recent N.Y. Times article describes it--has led our policymakers to transform our soldiers into goodwill ambassadors, "whose focus is less on capturing terrorists than on winning public support."

Is it surprising that the Taliban now appears to be successfully regrouping?

In logic and in justice, there is only one means of "winning public support," in Afghanistan or Iraq: eradicating every trace of the former enslavers. If that is not sufficient, then the support is not worth gaining. Our only concern should be toward those who value freedom enough to recognize the inestimable value our troops have given them. As to all the others--they need not like us, only fear us.

In Iraq we started by apologizing for our presence, when our invading soldiers were ordered to jeopardize their lives rather than risk harming civilians or damaging mosques. We have deposed Hussein--but we are still apologizing. We are unwilling to ask Iraqis to bear the costs of their liberation. We are endorsing the very statism we are supposed to be overthrowing as we permit the Iraqi government to own the oil supplies and to remain in the coercive OPEC cartel. We are begging the United Nations to authorize multinational troops so that the American visibility will diminish. This conciliatory attitude only emboldens the enemy, thereby encouraging resistance and inviting a "quagmire."

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Mr. Schwartz is chairman of the board of the Ayn Rand Institute (www.aynrand.org ) in Irvine, Calif.

Send comments to reaction@aynrand.org .



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http://www.aim.org/publications/guest_columns/schwartz/...

My opinion?

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NWHarkness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 02:44 AM
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1. Randites
They are loonier than the LaRouchies.
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Lexingtonian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 02:49 AM
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2. Oh yay, another neocon
This war is definitely drawing them out of the woodwork. Can't we just return them to Israel for deprogramming?
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La_Serpiente Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 02:52 AM
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3. The Ayn Rand Institute is filled with a bunch of wackos
They are filled with a bunch of wackos. The Ayn Rand institute is located in L.A. and believe in Ayn Rand's (writer of Atlas Shrugged, other books) philosophy of objectivism.

Objectivism? That's bull shit...no philosphy is totally objective. That's just a front, just like How Bill O'Reilly uses the word Independent as a front for his Republican leanings.
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charlie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 02:58 AM
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4. If he and 500,000 of his like-minded friends
want to head over and help in "eradicating every trace of the former enslavers" I'm sure Dubya would be tickled. But, he'd better hurry. Fearless Leader has given the go-ahead to recruit former Mukhabarat for our cause. If he farts around too long, all the heads he wants to crack will be working for our side.
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trigz Donating Member (679 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 04:13 AM
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5. Sieg heil to that...
Edited on Tue Oct-07-03 04:14 AM by trigz
Try reading the article out loud with German pronounciation. It sounds uncannily like Josef Gbbels.

"Our nly conzern maast bih zuwards zhose zat velue unzere Freiheit. Zhose zat do not velue unzere Freiheit end ze fekt zat our trps hef zpent ze lazt three mnths killing zeir family and frienz are animalz zatt vill be zhot!"

What a fascist w*nker.
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