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Tuesday, September 25, 2007

The unhinged, antiwar Left

Courtesy of The Corner's Andy McCarthy:

At something called antiwar.com, the ineffable Michael Scheuer has a screed entitled — I'm not kidding — "Why Does Norman Podhoretz Hate America?" It purports to be a review of Norman's latest tour de force, World War IV. Here is a sampling from the former Mr. Anonymous:

And who are the heroes of the story? Why, Podhoretz and the familiar roster of the only real Americans and Israel-firsters, of course: Paul Wolfowitz, R. James Woolsey, Charles Krauthammer, Douglas Feith, Victor Hanson Davis, John R. Bolton, Joseph Lieberman, Richard Perle, Robert Kagan, Max Boot, Steve Emerson, Daniel Pipes, Michael Rubin, Michael Ledeen, Kenneth Adelman, Frank Gaffney, and a few others who have battled so long and hard to ensure that America fights an endless war against Muslims in Israel's defense. Podhoretz and his chums are the men responsible for the lethal mess America now faces in the Muslim world, and they have also done more than any other group – Hamas and Hezbollah included – to undermine Israel's long-term security.

Congratulations, Mr. Scheuer. You've gone from Anonymous to Repulsive.

Mr. Scheuer obviously has an axe to grind with his piece (which does little to "review" Mr. Podhoretz's new book), and has set his sites on some of the best Middle Eastern experts. What Mr. Scheuer fails to grasp is that our war has literally nothing to do with Israel, and so much more to do with our ability to protect the nation and respond to a brutal terrorist attack. Creating stability in the aftermath of the fighting is no easy task, and history is rife with examples of it.

(Does Mr. Scheuer recall the aftermath of World War II in Germany where allied forces occupying the country were consistently under sectarian attack from SS soldiers and officers that went into hiding?)

Nobody said that this war would be a cake-walk, and if anyone offered that opinion then they're morons. We knew this war was going to be long, and we knew it wasn't going to be easy at all. What we did know is that by taking them on abroad was a much better choice than to live under siege here.

Again, people like Mr. Scheuer can claim this was all for Israel, but that couldn't be further from the truth. Can Israel benefit from this? Time will tell, but it might be as beneficial to Israel to have a quieter little neighborhood as it was for the European nations after World War II.

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