Friday, July 08, 2005

The Horror and the Shame

Lest anyone forget who the 8-229th Flying Tigers are fighting in Iraq, it’s Al Qa’ida.

The same Al Qa’ida that planned and carried out the massacres on 9-11 in New York, Pennsylvania, and Washington D.C.

The same Al Qa’ida that bombed tourists in Bali. The same Al Qa’ida that blew up trains in Madrid. The same Al Qa’ida that killed this week in London.

Yes, they are the same Al Qa’ida that sends car-bombers to kill Iraqis here in Iraq. The total death toll is in the thousands, 700 Iraqis killed by terrorists in May alone. Attacks have gone down in number since then, but the killing continues.

The horror, the horror.

And yet, there are Americans, believe it or not, who think the fight against Al Qa’ida in Iraq has nothing to do with the fight against Al Qa’ida anywhere else in the world.

Or, that’s what they say.

Me, I believe they know damn well who the fight in Iraq is against. They just don’t want to admit they haven’t the guts to stand up and fight Al Qa’ida. They would rather sit on their couches and make convoluted arguments about why NOT risking their own lives to defend their homes, their families, and their country is really A-Okay.

Such Americans truly are cowards, pure and simple.

The shame, the shame.