Thursday, February 28, 2008

An enemy of my ememy is my friend

So, while Prince Harry busies himself mowing down Talibanis, George Galloway doesn't think Britain has any enemies in Afghanistan?
“I don’t know about you, but I have no enemies in Afghanistan.”
Guess he's calling the Prince a murderer, eh?

This is no surprise based on Galloway's past (reference the picture above of him meeting with Uday Hussein). But it does focus the Afghanistan theater, a place Barack Obama says we need to concentrate more efforts on at the expense of Iraq.

This seems to bring up a few questions. How will Obama handle hotheads like Galloway who'll be trying to influence British policy on Afghanistan, emboldened by a US withdrawal from Iraq? How will Galloway's rhetoric go over here in a frenzy of withdrawal?

Galloway's a nutter but he says things others sometimes think but are afraid to say. With a president elected despite openly admitting the United States was partially complicit for Muslim anger via our operation in Iraq--the same thing Usama has been saying since day one--can the tide towards a full withdrawal from all fronts be stopped? Does Obama have the requisite resolve to say "yes we can win"?


Since we're on this enemy of my enemy is my friend, read the following and ask yourself why Obama would not have vehemently disabused any relationship with Louis Farrakhan, and immediately cancel his membership to any church that would celebrate the man:
Before Farrakhan left Iran for Syria in 1996, a Tehran newspaper quoted him saying: “God will destroy America by the hands of the Muslims. … God will not give Japan or Europe the honor of bringing down the United States; this is an honor God will bestow upon Muslims.”

In Baghdad, Farrakhan met with Saddam Hussein and expressed his hope that the U.S. would “halt its mass murder of Iraqis” -- a reference to the economic hardships caused by the post-Gulf War sanctions imposed on Iraq.

In February 1998, Farrakhan sent a cordial and supportive letter to Saddam: “Your Excellency, we who have grown up in Islam inside of America understand that the West wants to destroy you, sir, in order to make an example out of your destruction to all strong Muslim leaders. You are a visionary, and they want to destroy your vision! If they are able to bring you down, that will serve as a warning to Brother [Qadhafi] in Libya; to Brothers Hassan Turabi and [President] Omar Bashir in the Sudan; it will mean a setback for the goal of unity [among Muslims].”

In the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Farrakhan stated that America had insufficient proof of Osama bin Laden's and al-Qaeda's culpability. "They [American government officials] have lied before," he said, "and there's no guarantee they're not lying now."
Interesting that Farrakhan thought Saddam was in league with a man like Hassan Turabi, who was a friend of Usama bin Laden and one credited with trying to organize the disparate Arab/Muslim nations to fight the west.


Uncle Pavian raises the lid and peeps into the liberal fishbowl regards how the mainstream left figures to handle the messy William Ayers connection to Barack Obama:
This is a mystery only if you think that the Democrats don't live in some weird, alternate universe where Al Gore won the 2000 Presidential election, where health care should be turned over to the same people who run the DMV and the Postal Service, and that it's okay for people who have run nothing more than a campaign for the United States Senate to be in charge of the country.
Indeed, isn't it amazing that terrorists who once declared war on America are now teaching our kids in these fine universities? Have they renounced or does the dream live on in the form of a hopeful future?

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