Jewish World Review March 17, 2003 / 13 Adar II, 5763

Raoul Lowery Contreras

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Bush-the-warmonger | The United States of America is waging war throughout the world.

The United States did not start the war. Moslem fanatics started the war in 1979, in Beirut, in 1993 in New York, in Africa, in Yemen, in New York City. The enemy defines itself for all to see. Among our enemies are some who are in the conflict because they hate Americans and because they hate President George W. Bush.

The most amazing conclusion one must reach in observing the goings and comings of anti-war, anti-Bush protestors is the vehemence, the bile, and the pure hatred one sees among those few who protest.

If there are any doubts about the depth of hatred by these people, here is their view of President Bush as expressed by the Nation Magazine's Richard Goldstein: "He's the man; we're his b-tches."

The anti-war crowd ranges from leftist German leader Schroeder and the former best pal of America, French leader Jacques Chirac, to simple-minded Dixie Chicks and an eruption of anti-Semitism by Pat Buchanan and Democratic Congressman James Moran and his Black Democratic congress colleagues (Maxine Waters, for example: "Why would you let somebody lead us into war who made a C- minus in college?" Someone forgot to tell Sweet Maxine that President Harry Truman dropped out of college.)

Buchanan's anti-Semitic views have been his currency for years. National Review founder William F. Buckley and former Education Secretary Dr. William J. Bennett have commented many times publicly on Buchanan's bigoted anti-Jewish views. Both, like this writer, are Roman Catholic, not Jewish.

Following Buchanan and people like him are the very people who have always protested the defense of America's best interests. Whether they are simple- minded Europeans protesting American missiles placed in Europe in the 80s, a Reagan initiative that helped the Soviet Union collapse, or the Better-Red-Than- Dead peaceniks of San Francisco or the U.S. Senate (Barbara Boxer, Dianne Feinstein) or, the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, Bob Filner, Pete Stark, Maxine Waters), they are the same actors, the same "usual suspects" we have endured since the 1930s.

For example, when Adolf Hitler and Soviet Communist Josef Stalin signed their 1939 non-aggression pact, the "usual suspects" enthusiastically supported the pact. When Hitler attacked the Soviet Union, the "usual suspects" turned on Hitler and demanded a "Second Front" to help the Soviet Union, no matter how many Americans might die prematurely attacking "Festung Europa."

They protested the Korean War; they campaigned against General Eisenhower; they rejected both Richard Nixon and John Kennedy, for these were Cold Warriors opposing their beloved Soviet Communism. They loved China's mass murderer Mao Tse Tung. They became incensed when the United States upped the ante in Southeast Asia and they organized a blind American youth into demonstrably wrong opposition to the war in Southeast Asia.

Coincidently, the very angry French, the once-again-defeated French joined the "usual suspects" in sabotaging American efforts in Southeast Asia. They did so because President Eisenhower refused to send American boys to die for and save the colonial glory of France. It was the French who were ignominiously defeated by communists. Their position today is payback for their humiliating defeat at Dien Bien Phu, for their surrender to Hitler, and for their inability to win World War I. Apparently, the French can't even count the American graves of soldiers who died to liberate France from Adolf Hitler.

The "usual suspects" spat on my contemporaries in uniform and the anti- communist refugees who poured out of Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos when those countries fell to Communists. That, after America pulled out of the mess left behind by the defeated, defeatist French.

The "usual suspects" gather in the Mall in Washington under the sponsorship of Communists (A.N.S.W.E.R.), just as they have since 1939. They spew hate and claim to represent millions of people. They do not.

The latest Fox Survey reports that only 20-percent of the American people are against the coming Iraq campaign, while 70-percent support the President's. It seems that the American people don't give a damn what Europeans think, nor what Pakistanis think, nor what orchestrated-at-gunpoint Iraqis think. And, it appears they don't give a damn that the "usual suspects" hate George W. Bush with venom we haven't seen in modern times.

They denigrate President George W. Bush; they curse him, and declare him to be stupid. They scream he is un-elected, that he was appointed by the Supreme Court, that he and his Florida governor brother stole the election. Their screams of anguish and declarations of electoral theft are meaningless because it didn't happen. For example, not a single documented case was proven that Blacks were denied the vote despite assertions by Blacks. They are nothing with nothing arguments.

Their bumbling law school and theology school drop-out candidate Al Gore couldn't even carry his own state. Their claim that he won because he got more votes in New York City is specious and unconstitutional. While they argue against the Electoral College victory of President Bush, they are distressingly silent when Democratic Senators are elected by fewer people than live in my city in states like Delaware (Joseph Biden) or Vermont (Patrick Leahy), or South Dakota (Tom Daschle).

It appears that the American people get it. They intrinsically know that the attacks on the United States that started with the first attacks in Iran in 1979 and on the World Trade Center in 1993 were a declaration of war on us, on Western Civilization by millions of fanatic Moslems who think they are instruments of G-d.

Any arguments these fanatics might have about our support of their home grown despots are immaterial; any arguments they might have about our lack of support for Yassar Arafat are irrelevant because we rescued their precious Yassar Arafat at a cost of over 200 Marine lives; any arguments they might have that we are their enemy because we support Israel's existence are also immaterial and ridiculous.

We saved Moslem lives in Kuwait, in Bosnia; we saved Moslem lives in Kosovo. We continue to save Moslem lives in Bosnia and Kosovo. We did and do this without "permission" or direction from the United Nations.

Their arguments that we support Israel are also immaterial, for we support many countries, including Arab ones like Kuwait and Saudi Arabia, both American protectorates. We protected Egypt in 1956 by stifling the English/French and Israeli attacks on Egypt. We pump $3-billion into Egypt today to keep the peace between Egypt and Israel (Which also gets Jimmy Carter bribe money).

Even the arguments put forth by Pat Buchanan, the "usual suspects," Black Democratic Congressmen, Democratic Virginia congressman James Moran and some commentators like the San Diego Union/Tribune's James Goldsborough, that President Bush and our foreign policy have been hijacked by Jews are simply untrue. This rhetoric is prejudice and bigotry based in the grand tradition of the Ku Klux Klan.

These people talk about "neoconservatives" convincing President Bush to attack Iraq and that they have promulgated this effort for years, forgetting that September 11 is the direct cause of the Iraq campaign.

What they don't understand is the big picture, a picture a handful of "neocons," Jewish "neocons," could no more control than Israel can control the stupid Arabs who blow themselves up among Israelis.

American interests and Israeli interests don't always coincide, but neither do English, or French, or German interests always coincide with American interests. The English have spied on us, as have the French and Germans, as have the Israelis. Frenchmen helped Vietnamese Communists kill Americans. Frenchmen have helped Iraq as late as a month ago with spare parts for Mirage fighter planes. And, as Americans remember, Israel attacked the USS Liberty and killed Americans. Yes, our international and bilateral interests are not always the same with any country.

There are many reasons this time that Britain, Israel, along with Spain, Portugal, Poland, Italy, Australia, Hungary and dozens of other countries are joining us in carrying the battle to Iraq. There is a big picture unrecognized by the Buchanan's of the world, unrecognized by Congressman Moran and his anti- Semitic allies and Bush haters like rabble-rouser Maxine Walters.

The Big Picture is that we are at war. That we were attacked in Iran in 1979, in 1993 at the World Trade Center, at Cobar Towers in Saudi Arabia, at American Embassies in Africa, in Yemen, in Beirut and in hundreds of other places for years before the attack of September 11th. The Big Picture is that we had a President in office on September 11th who decided to fight back, unlike Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton, who allowed the country to suffer and bleed and didn't fight back.

After staying out of sight in the immediate aftermath of September 11th, the "usual suspects" started their current campaign by declaring that the United States was responsible for the attack because of American support of Israel. They declared that Jews were warned to get out of the World Trade Center because the attack was an Israeli operation. They claimed then and now that President Bush knew about the attack in advance and did nothing to stop it.

Then, the "usual suspects" objected to our attack on Afghanistan and denigrated our search for Osama Bin Laden and his criminal Al Qaeda. Nonetheless, President Bush continues to carry the war to those who are part of the declaration of war on us.

President Bush is carrying the fight to where the enemy is, the Middle East.

While we pick off Al Queda operatives almost weekly now, President Bush doesn't need to be convinced by a handful of Jewish advisors to carry more fight to the enemy. The enemy defines himself everyday, we need not try to figure out who the enemy is, he tells us who and what he is all by himself. President Bush doesn't need to mold our entire foreign policy around protecting Israel, for Israel can protect itself.

Iraq is an integral part of the enemy, as is every outlaw government. It doesn't matter it can't reach us with missiles. What does matter is that it has chemical and biological weapons that can injure us and they can hand them over to those who can bring more war to us. What does matter is that it attacks our planes almost daily in areas Iraq is not permitted to fly in. What does matter is that they have not lived up to the terms of the Gulf War ceasefire.

Thus, this is not a new war, it is a continuation of the Gulf War, the war Iraq lost on the battlefield but won in the Security Council of the United Nations, courtesy of France and William Jefferson Clinton. Outlaw Iraq must be stopped, France, Germany and other countries notwithstanding.

We are at war, a war we didn't start. This is a world war against millions of people who war on us. September 11th and Iraq's refusal to abide by the terms of their Gulf War defeat make this a just war. The "usual suspects" notwithstanding, nor the remnants of the old Communist parties and their sympathizers, we must proceed.

Despite the hatred of President Bush by Americans of the left, of the 20- percent who don't get it, we must wage this war to its worldwide conclusion and, we must and will win it.

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JWR contributor Raoul Lowery Contreras is a columnist, radio talk-show host, and author of "The New American Majority, Hispanics, Republicans & George W. Bush" and "A Hispanic view: American politics and the politics of immigration." Comment by clicking here.

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© 2003, Raoul Lowery Contreras