Did we miss something here? Over the last several years, starting with a crisp Manhattan morning in September of 2001 and leading up to the present, there have been numerous startling revelations concerning the nature of this Nation's present struggle. Taken in their entirety, they hint at a picture too ghastly for many to comprehend. Recall for an instant, the image of our rebirth to reality.
Life is a hideous thing, and from the background behind what we know of it peer daemoniacal hints of truth which make it sometimes a thousandfold more hideous. - H.P. Lovecraft
Fast forward, being the select method for reticent rationalized denial, America has skipped back one day and forward 1143 to the threshold of domestic chaos and a divisive Presidential election fueled on 9/10 rhetoric and 20/20 hindsight that professes the President, the War on Terror, 1000+ brave soldiers, and nearly 3000 innocent civilians to be 'illegitimate.’ The President warns that American security may be "up in the air " if we fail to make the choices that will secure our posterity. He is right. The choice at hand on November 2nd is between selective amnesia in the comfort of ignorance or forthright acknowledgement of the reality of the present where monsters lurk beyond the threshold (see: Podhoretz) .
What have we learned since that infamous Tuesday? We learned that box-cutters are weapons of mass destruction. The new V-1 is the 737. Osama Bin Laden was at war with Western Civilization for years. Al Qaeda was a modern barbarian horde massing at the gate. Western children, poisoned by Leftist progressivism had taken up arms against their own people. The Taliban’s fanatical brand of Islamic fundamentalism played host to a sadistic, homicidal spawn as did Hussein’s maniacal despotism. Both had become a dangerous liability while Iraq was an opportune sally port on that frontier. America has as many enemies in Europe as friends and the UN and US do not share compatible visions. The UN is comprised of criminal thugs on the take from at least one world despot, likely more, conspiring against the United States. Saddam Hussein was a mass-murdering tyrant. His sons were homicidal lunatics. He was funding terrorism. He was scamming the UN’s Oil for Food Program; starving his people while amassing money and influence for a Napoleonic return from his ceremonial exile. He conspired with Al Qaeda. He had weapons of mass destruction including a dormant nuclear weapons program. We know that large amounts of equipment moved across the Syrian border from Iraq in the days before the war and that Al Qa qaa contained component weapons of mass destruction prior to coalition invasion; that subsequently disappeared while the UN stalled coalition action and undermined Turkey’s cooperation with the US and the 4th ID (see also Belmont Club; Captain's Quarters). Enemies were massing and training in Iraq before and after the fall of Afghanistan. Al Zarqawi is Bin Laden’s surrogate in Iraq. Islamic fanatic lunatics from all over the world are pouring into Iraq to be eradicated appropriate to the moral pestilence that they represent, and American men and women in the United States military and their coalition compatriots standing now to humanity’s defense on the frontier of chaos are among the finest beings this planet has ever known. And we know that John Kerry, John Edwards and the world’s fringe Leftists do not acknowledge any of it. (See: Froggy Ruminations)
No! We did not miss anything. As wretchard at Belmont Club describes the situation, in reference to the most recent stories concerning Al Qa Qaa, we have been stroking the whiskers of a tiger in Iraq. “The point of discovering the whisker,” he points out “is understanding what that whisker is attached to.” And while the metaphor is profoundly accurate, it is increasingly clear from the multitude of whiskers that there are numerous tigers in the room with us.
The Left continues to profess, despite the guttural disclosures, the whiskers are those of kittens.
The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents. - H.P. Lovecraft