We just don't get it. The Left in America is screaming to high heaven that the mess we are in in Iraq and the war on terrorism has been caused by the right-wing and that George W. Bush, the so-called "dim-witted cowboy," has created the entire mess.
The truth is the entire nightmare can be traced back to the liberal democratic policies of the leftist Jimmy Carter, who created a firestorm that destabilized our greatest ally in the Muslim world, the shah of Iran, in favor of a religious fanatic, the ayatollah Khomeini.
Carter viewed Khomeini as more of a religious holy man in a grassroots revolution than a founding father of modern terrorism. Carter's ambassador to the UN, Andrew Young, said "Khomeini will eventually be hailed as a saint." Carter's Iranian ambassador, William Sullivan, said, "Khomeini is a Gandhi-like figure." Carter adviser James Bill proclaimed in a Newsweek interview on February 12, 1979 that Khomeini was not a mad mujahid, but a man of "impeccable integrity and honesty."
The shah was terrified of Carter. He told his personal confidant, "Who knows what sort of calamity he [Carter] may unleash on the world?"
He did unleash it, and many people have paid with their lives. Appeasement does not work with Islamic fanatics. That is the basis of the situation we are experiencing today. The Carter administration laid the groundwork for these terror organizations in the 70's.
We will not be able to appease these people. I would love for this not to be true. To be able to talk our differences out, as I'm sure all Americans would. The main difference between the left and right on this issue, the right has correctly determined these people are not interested in talk. They are interested in killing. It will continue until we destroy them or they destroy us.
As I have said before, the time to act is now.
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