Thursday, September 21, 2006

Annie Gets Her Gun

...Sighted in on McCain and his traitorous cronies

"The belief that we can impress the enemy with our magnanimity is an idea that just won't die. It's worse than the idea that paying welfare recipients benefits won't discourage them from working. (Some tiny minority might still seek work.) It's worse than the idea that taxes can be raised endlessly without reducing tax receipts. (As the Laffer Curve illustrates, at some point — a point this country will never reach — taxes could theoretically be cut so much that tax revenues would decline.)

But being nice to enemies is an idea that has never worked, no matter how many times liberals make us do it. It didn't work with the Soviet Union, Imperial Japan, Hitler or the North Vietnamese — enemies notable for being more civilized than the Islamic savages we are at war with today.

By the way, how did the Geneva Conventions work out for McCain at the Hanoi Hilton?

It doesn't even work with the Democrats, whom Bush kept sucking up to his first year in office. No more movie nights at the White House with Teddy Kennedy these days, I'm guessing.

It was this idea (Be nice!) that fueled liberals' rage at Reagan when he vanquished the Soviet Union with his macho "cowboy diplomacy" that was going to get us all blown up. As the Times editorial page hysterically described Reagan's first year in office: "Mr. Reagan looked at the world through gun sights." Yes, he did! And now the Evil Empire is no more."

This "be gentle with one's enemies" is never going to replace Von Clausewitz, or any of the fortune-cookie spewings from whatever dead asian general is in vogue, but it's intrinsic to the Liberal mindset. It begins with them at an early age, an age they fear the military and the possibility of being drafted into one. And never really goes away. Without so many wars there'd be less of a need for a military, and less of a military gives them solace. They cannot help themselves. Cowardice is something one must learn, and lefties are taught from birth how to run and hide so it isn't going to be easy persuading them that there comes a time to hoist the black flag and slit some throats. When necessary. McCain used to get a free pass because he was brutalized beyond belief, and were he Joe Schmoe it'd be all well and good, but the functioning retard wants to run the show and this is not a good idea.

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