Tuesday, March 21, 2006

The Long Term

J.R. Dunn at the American Thinker has a very interesting article on the future of jihad and what it implies for western culture. It's a bit long, but well worth your attention.

Dunn's musings consider the recent events in Iran and the Cartoon Jihad as evidence of weakness in Islamic extremists.

"But these examples do suggest that the struggle in the Middle East has mutated, with the Islamists and their allies—the Arab nationalists and the old regimes—adapting a new strategy: the struggle to halt reform in the Middle East is no longer, for the moment, a military effort, but a political one."

As Dunn develops this notion, he reminds us that a political offensive requires a political (as well as military) response. And this is is of great concern to me. The Democrats will stop at nothing to discredit and dishearten our war effort.

"A political solution is necessary to secure the military victories already won. This strategy will require patience, understanding, and willingness to overcome setbacks. "

This is why the Democrats are so busy attacking our President's war policies. They understand the political component of any conflict; why the home fires of an opponent are just as important a target as an enemy munitions factory.

In many respects I don't agree with everything that Bush says and does. The border situation drives me to distraction. Iran should have been turned into a one huge 7-11 parking lot in 1979. But he is doing more than his draft-dodging, dope smoking, skirt-chasing predecessor (words of Maj. Gen. Harold N. Campbell).

In their lust for political power at any cost, the Democratic party will seek to destabilize the political scene and discourage the wrong "type" of voters from participating. For over forty years the anti-war movement has been part and parcel of the DNC. The demonstrations last week just underscore their preparations for the 2008 elections.

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