More Crap From Vance

RECEIVED Mon., Sept. 17, 2007

Dear Editor,
    Michael King once again spews boilerplate neo-leftist defeatism regarding the battle of Iraq [“Point Austin,” News, Sept. 14]. And on the sixth observance of the September 11 war crime perpetrated by the Islamist barbarians, it is especially despicable. He is hopelessly credulous and irrational.
    The Iraqi campaign is the front in the world war against jihadist fascism. Al Qaeda and the Iranian Mullahs have made it perfectly clear that Iraq is a win-or-lose proposition for them. If the U.S. military is driven out, they will take credit for seriously wounding America. The void will be filled by thousands of rabid Iranian and al Qaeda terrorists.
    Conversely, if the Islamists are defeated, the capability of sharia radicals to attack America and the free world will be drastically marginalized. Additionally, if a functioning democracy is rooted in Iraq, its influence on other Muslim nations would significantly displace the diseased appeal of Islamist nihilism.
    A defeated America, which is what King is advocating, will result in a never-ending Islamist effort to impose a 10th century sharia horror beyond our abilities to imagine. Any accurate historical account of medieval methods of execution, torture, and iron rule clearly describes what we can expect.
    And let us not kid ourselves. There are millions of jihadist extremists who have the megalomaniacal desire and available means to impose such an outcome. Indeed, they have the capacity to annihilate civilization and unleash hell.
    We must be victorious in Iraq. The ongoing battle there is but one that will need to be won. But if we acknowledge the mortal Islamist enemy and maintain our nerve to win in Iraq, the war will be shortened significantly. To that end, Michael King defeatism must be condemned. Otherwise all humanity will be in very real peril of genocidal tyrannical perdition.
Vance McDonald
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