Liberals Play the Terrorism Blame Game
In the aftermath of last week’s London bombings, most Britons and Americans turned their thoughts to the victims and their families. Many liberals, however, immediately turned their thoughts to the blame game.
Within hours of the first reports from London, Leftist commentators and bloggers were attacking President Bush and Prime Minister Blair, blaming them for the bombings.
Under the pseudonym WilliamPitt, a writer at the blog Democratic Underground says, “Mr. Bush and Mr. Blair bear the responsibility.” A headline on Salon.com shrieks, “Blowback from Bush and Blair’s incompetently pursued war on terror has hit London.” And, on the very day of the bombings, leading liberal blogger Markos Moulitsas said on his blog Daily Kos, “Bush (and Blair) took their eyes off the prize … There are consequences to the mess in Iraq. And today, we’re seeing one of them.”
The Left’s attempt to blame President Bush and Prime Minister Blair for terrorism is so transparently wrong as to be absurd. Let’s be clear. The only people who bear responsibility for the grotesque attack on London are the blood thirsty killers who were behind it. They have made their pact with the devil and committed themselves to evil and death. Their campaign of murder will not end until they rid the world of all of us, or until we rid the world of them. Terrorists are the proper targets for anger and vengeance, not those attempting to eradicate them.
The Left’s attack on the President and the Prime Minister springs from the worst kind of self-deception. The terrorists would still be using any means at their disposal to try and kill us whether we had responded to 9-11 with troops in
But the liberals pretend that if we would only do nothing and leave the terrorists alone, then the killers would leave us alone, and we could all, to paraphrase Merle Haggard, be eating rainbow stew together. Hedging their bets, however, the liberals suggest that the President bring home all of the troops from
All of their pleasant fiction conjures the question: What color is the sky in their world?
The President and the Prime Minister can be held responsible for many things. They are, after all, the principal leaders of two great nations in a time of war. One can fairly question their judgment and even their candor. But to argue that they are to blame for the tragic deaths of more than 50 innocent Londoners is careless and foolish. Even more unfortunate is the liberals’ obvious political motivation. Rather than mourning the dead, comforting the wounded and targeting the culprits, the Left would prefer to vent its hatred of President Bush and Prime Minister Blair for daring to have the courage to stand up and fight.
In some ways, those who publish their pronouncements in the public domain are best judged by what they don’t say. For the liberals trying to use the London tragedy for their own political advantage, it’s time to take that axiom to heart.July 12, 2005