Jewish World Review May 19, 2004 / 28 Iyar, 5764
Lib elites' feeding frenzy continues and it's taking a bite out of the right
Now, just when you thought it was safe to open your newspaper again, America's elite media proves you wrong. You thought the elites' sick obsession with the improper caring and feeding of Saddam's gang of murderers and rapists would surely have subsided by now. But no such luck for you. This virus lives in the elite media and it's now spreading its targets to new targets, meant to show just how ugly we Americans truly are.
"The New York Times" editorial pages continues to be the official blog for John Kerry's presidential ambition tour. This week, "The Times" used the prison scandal in Iraq to blast "the dark side of America." It seems that "The New York Times" doesn't like how we treat our convicts in the states either. And the front page of the normally reasonable "USA Today" is devoted to the story of an Army chaplain accused of spying on his country.
Now, the Muslim cleric was today's victim du jour. And the only thing missing from the paper's puff piece was a halo over the former spy suspect's head. You would like to think that all of this predictable tripe would have had little effect on conservatives in media and government. But Republican senators and conservative columnists alike are beginning to buckle at the knees.
It seems they cower to the media elites after that. CNN and PBS' Tucker Carlson flipped on the war faster than you can say John Kerry once things started going south in Iraq. And others like George Will seem more interested in protecting their backsides than supporting the most defensible American war since World War II.
You know, I've always respected Tucker Carlson and George Will. But I do wonder, did they ever really think America could transform the Middle East with fewer than 750 American deaths? Did they really think the elites in the chattering classes would sit back passively and be proven wrong again by George Bush, just like they were proven wrong by Ronald Reagan in the Cold War? And did they really think America could bring freedom to the most tyrannical country in the world on the cheap?
I hope not, because this war is not about saving American lives or Iraqi lives overseas. This war on terrorism is about saving American lives at home in this war on terror. We've got to win this war, liberate Iraq from terror, and make the Middle East and the world unsafe for terrorists wherever they may roam.
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