Friday, July 20, 2007

Shepherds for our defeat

So when they had dined, Jesus saith to Simon Peter, Simon, son of Jonas,
lovest thou me more than these? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest
that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my lambs.

He saith to him again the second time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me?
He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him,
Feed my sheep.

He saith unto him the third time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me?
Peter was grieved because he said unto him the third time, Lovest thou me? And
he said unto him, Lord, thou knowest all things; thou knowest that I love thee.
Jesus saith unto him, Feed my sheep.

Verily, verily, I say unto thee, When thou wast young, thou girdedst
thyself, and walkedst whither thou wouldest: but when thou shalt be old, thou
shalt stretch forth thy hands, and another shall gird thee, and carry thee whither thou wouldest not.

This spake he, signifying by what death he should glorify God. And when he
had spoken this, he saith unto him, Follow me.

John 21:15-19

Christ asked Peter to feed his sheep. Those who feed the sheep are known as shepherds. Looks like we have modern day shepherds who would rather expose the sheep and lambs to slaughter than do the right thing.

A pull out from Iraq would expose the common people of Iraq to the depredations of the Jihadists who think that spilling the blood of the weak and innocent is the surest path to salvation.

It is obvious the Dims have a death wish in Iraq, but their hyperbole and hysterics can not over come the simple fact that pulling out would both seriously undermine our War on Terror and also give Jihadists a safe harbor in the heart of the Middle East.

The surprising thing is that we will be defeated simply because we want to be. By withdrawing, we are just proving that OBL was right when he called us a sick horse. The insurgents are not overrunning American bases, defeating coalition forces in running gun battles, and capturing Americans in number. They either set out an IED, wait for a convoy to pass, and then detonate the bomb or set up an Iranian supplied rocket launcher and let fly with a few agents of death that hit military and civilian targets indiscriminately and make sure that any casualties end up on CNN.

The consequences for our military and the region in general would be dire. How could the US ever fight another war. Our military would be useless because our enemies would just plant a few bombs, kill a soldier or two, and our media would scream that the whole situation was a quagmire.

The Dims in Congress are poor shepherds indeed folks. The enemies of the American people will not disappear because they wish them to. This is not a civil war, and the enemy has very specific reasons for wanting Iraq. America will wake up one day, but it will be when we open our eyes and see a smoking and glowing swath of land that was once Miami, Houston, New York City, Los Angeles, or Chicago.

The wolves are real. They have sharp teeth. They are waiting.