Jewish World Review Feb. 7, 2003 / 5 Adar I, 5763

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Think about this... | On Wednesday, speaking at the United Nations, Secretary of State Colin Powell made a strong case for action against Iraq by laying out conclusive evidence which he documented with intelligence reports, aerial photos and audio tapes. But if you think any of it will change the minds or rhetoric of the Kennedys, Kerrys, Daschles, and Pelosis of the world, then you also probably believe that O.J. Simpson's wife was murdered by a Colombian drug cartel.

The knee-jerk liberal faction of America will never "come around" to any views espoused by the Bush administration. Never. You've got a better chance in getting the Pope to convert to Judaism. You've got a better chance in getting Bill Clinton to swear off young girls. Helen Thomas, the White House correspondent for UPI for many years has said that George W. Bush is "the worst president in all of American history." I guess she should know -- she's covered just about every one of them.

Our movie star mental midgets still haven't gotten over the fact that Gore lost the election, so don't look for many of them to show much support for going to war with Iraq. These include people like Susan Sarandon who asks, "What did Iraq ever do to us?" And George Clooney who think it's okay to make fun of the fact that Charlton Heston has Alzheimer's disease because he's a member of the NRA and a conservative. And Barbra Streisand who believes that the Bush administration sabotaged Senator Wellstone's plane. Deep thinkers these actors.

No amount of evidence will ever be enough for the left to admit they're wrong. Why these people continue to take the side of dictators, murderers, and terrorists is anyone's guess, but one thing is for sure -- they will not change. One can take consolation in the fact that the vast majority of Americans do not share the extremist views of the left (anymore than they embrace the views of the extreme right). Most Americans have a pretty good grasp on moral clarity. They use common sense and logic, two commodities that most on the left don't possess.

So while Powell and others in the administration collect additional evidence against Saddam Hussein, as our coalition around the world grows, as more and more nations hurry to jump on the American bandwagon to liberate Iraq, the liberals will continue their one-world-give-peace-a-chance mantra, looking more and more ridiculous, sounding more and more out of step and out of time with real life.

My guess is the war will be waged before St. Patrick's Day and Iraq will be liberated by the end of summer. America will have, once again, advanced the ideals of democracy and freedom to a people who have never known either. Eventually, the Iraqis will be our friends and partners in the war against terror. And the war against terror will move on to the next hot spot. As President Bush once said, "America didn't start this war, but we will finish it." In his speeches since 911, Bush has as much as said that he feels a calling -- a duty to keep America safe from further terrorist harm. His primary objective is to route out the terrorists wherever they hide. It's more than just a good objective, it is the right thing for the United States to do. For if it's not The United States of America, then who? And through it all, the nay sayers will continue in their carping. The movie stars will be nasty. The media elite will spin against the administration. The peace rallies will go on. But no one will care. It isn't the sixties anymore, man.

Welcome to the 21st Century.

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JWR contributor Greg Crosby, former creative head for Walt Disney publications, has written thousands of comics, hundreds of children's books, dozens of essays, and a letter to his congressman. A freelance writer in Southern California, you may contact him by clicking here.

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