|Ding-dong the witch is dead…well, not dead but he was captured
by the 4th Infantry Division and is now in US and Coalition custody.
Saddam Hussein was pulled, ragged, tattered, defeated and
demoralized from a spider-hole on a small farm just outside of Tikrit…alive!
Reports from allover Iraq, including a report from our own Rob Douglas
who is stationed in Mosul, have all Iraqi’s celebrating in the streets the
fact that the days of Saddam Hussein’s brutality are truly over. This is a
credit to President Bush as well as the other world leaders
who had the courage to do what was right. This is also a rebuke to those who
waxed skeptical and opposed the military efforts to bring freedom to the
Iraqi people; their weakness has been exposed.
In the end, Saddam Hussein was taken without a fight. A pistol at his side,
he was taken without a single shot being fired. So much for the false
bravado he displayed as he sat smugly behind the protection of his goons
raving about how the mighty Saddam Hussein and his military would crush the
infidel and the Great Satan the United States. In the end, his rhetoric was
hollow. In the end he proved to everyone in the world that he wasn’t a brave
leader but a coward and a bully who used his ill-gotten power to oppress,
rape, embezzle from and murder the people of Iraq.
In the days ahead the Coalition Forces will now have an opportunity to speak
to the head of the snake about his rhetoric regarding his regime’s weapons
of mass destruction. They will be able to question the source of all this
rhetoric to determine what he had, where he had it, where they are, what he
knew and when he knew it. While there is always the chance that he will be
defiant to the end or at least for some time, time will eventually provide
the knowledge to make a final determination. Time will also most assuredly
provide a final vindication for the Bush Administration, as well as the
Blair Administration, as to the threat Saddam Hussein’s regime posed to the
United States and the world. It will not be surprising when it is exposed
just how deeply Saddam Hussein’s fingers were into the world of terrorism.
For those who stood, thumb-to-nose, eliciting their hate for President Bush
around the world, we have your Saddam Hussein and he is right here. Not long
ago as the liberals and anti-war protesters chanted in the streets, "Where
is Saddam Hussein?” They asserted that the President didn’t have a plan and
they wanted everything right now. They wanted the peace, right now. They
wanted Saddam Hussein captured, right now. They wanted a functioning
government, right now. This is a testimony to how far out of the realm of
reality they exist. All good things take time, diligence and commitment. As
the naysayers spouted their propaganda President Bush remained steadfast to
the mission at hand. As the naysayers moved to become obstructionists the US
and Coalition Forces moved inch by inch, day by day toward securing the
freedom of the Iraqi people. What the naysayers should now understand is
that the capture of Osama bin Laden can come at any time.
Their contentions that our military is unable to achieve their goals are
false, they are untrue, they are incorrect.
President Bush, in his address to the people of Iraq, the United States and
the world, went to great pains to reiterate the fact that hostilities are
far from over. He reminded us all that the War on Terror is a different kind
of war, a war of small but lethal battles that must be won. The liberation
of Iraq, and that is certainly what this is, is but a step toward the
ultimate goal, the global victory of terror. There is much to do and dark
days do lie ahead of us. The fight goes on and we must urge those who would
oppose the efforts to secure safety for the world to understand their
shortsightedness and look at the bigger picture, not only for our generation
but also for generations to come. Terrorism must be eliminated. Always. So,
while we celebrate with the free Iraqi people today and in the days to come
we must not lose sight of the goals that we have set for ourselves.
There will be those who will oppose the efforts there because of ideology
and it is their right, their right to be wrong. The freedom of a nation and
the securing of safety for everyone on our planets should never be second to
someone’s misguided ideology. Those who would criticize President Bush and
his administration for their efforts possess this shortsightedness. When I
think of this shortsightedness eight people come to mind and they are all
Democratic presidential contenders, chief among them Howard Dean
and excluded is Joe Lieberman. The contention that the
military action in Iraq was wrong rings out as the resonance that echoes a
slap in the face to the Iraqi people. I would suggest that Dean visit the
people who are celebrating in the streets of Iraq should he want to discuss
how we shouldn’t be there. Truly, his assertions and contentions, his
rhetoric would be received with a great deal of anger by the Iraqi people,
an anger that could very well put his safety at question. Wrong as it may
be, it could be argued.
President Bush has done the right thing. The countries that comprise the
Coalition Forces have done the right thing. The countries that have
supported the efforts there and who continue to do so have and are doing the
right thing. Those who have opposed the liberation efforts there have not,
notably the leaders of France, Germany and Russia and the naysayers here in
the United States.
In the days ahead there will be a new dawn each day in Iraq, a dawn of
freedom, a dawn of liberation and a dawn that is devoid of oppression. In
the days ahead we will forge a new alliance not only with the people of Iraq
but the governments and people of the world that understand that freedom and
liberty need to come ahead of economic self-interests. As we move forward
through the days ahead we will move slowly but with determination, we will
move cautiously but with purpose and we will move closer and closer each day
toward out goal of a world free of terrorist oppression; a free world.
Freedom. Worth the cost. Anywhere.
is a political media consultant and the managing editor for The New Media Journal.us. He
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