Thursday, October 19, 2006

Ed Koch Makes Sense Here

There are those who believe that the Western countries should withdraw from Iraq and that such capitulation will somehow end Islamist terror or at least seriously reduce its intensity in the world outside the Middle East. Can we or should we abandon the Middle East? Should we leave our allies, Israel, Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia to the tender mercies of Islamic terrorists? There were many before World War II who would have left the Jews, England, France and Russia to fend for themselves in the face of the annihilation sought by Hitler, his Nazi armies, the SS, the Gestapo and the final solution.

As I have repeatedly written, take Islamic radicals at their word -- they want to convert us or kill us.

I wish more Democrats were as clear-headed as Koch.


Anonymous said...

Stop comparing democrats who want to leave to those who wanted to leave in WWII (or quoting about it). I would think someone of your intelligence would be able to see the difference.

allen said...

I guess an old liberal can learn at least one new trick. I think that at this rate though, one reality-inspired insight every sixty or seventy years, he won't last long enough to have a second, non-liberal thought take root before he shuffles off this mortal coil. Oh well, at least he'll be a good example to the younger liberals not to align themselves with the Joseph Stalin wing of the Democratic party.

Darren said...

Whoa, there, anonymous. Those are Ed Koch's words. I only had one sentence of my own in the post, and that was the one wishing more Democrats were like Ed Koch.

rightwingprof said...

I'd be very curious to see what our anonymous leftist's explanation of the "difference" might be.

Please, no moral equivalence. Thanks.