Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Two Front War.

Michael Barone writes a column you need to read:
Nevertheless, the default assumption of our covert enemies is that in any conflict between the West and the Rest, the West is wrong. That assumption can be rebutted by overwhelming fact: Few argued for the Taliban after Sept. 11. But in our continuing struggles, our covert enemies portray our work in Iraq through the lens of Abu Ghraib and consider Israel's self-defense against Hezbollah as the oppression of virtuous victims by evil men. In World War II, our elites understood that we were the forces of good and that victory was essential. Today, many of our elites subject our military and intelligence actions to fine-tooth-comb analysis and find that they are morally repugnant.
Michael Barone on Townhall.com - Our covert enemies
This column is not going to be welcome by the left. However, it is right on.

The default assumption by many on the left is the West is always wrong. Spain was wrong to eject the Moors from Spain in the Reconquista and Israel is wrong to defend itself. Was America wrong to put an end to Nazism? Was the UK wrong to put an end to slavery (as well as ourselves?)

This all comes back the Solzenitshyn discussion. All too many people prefer creature comforts to what is right and good.