By Thomas E. Brewton
Two of the basic recommendations in the Iraqi Study Group Report are
utterly unrealistic. In each case the Study Group, in typical
liberal-socialist fashion, bases its proposals upon the theoretical
assumption that everyone sees the world as they do.
First, stating that the war in Iraq cannot be won without unified
support here in the United States, the Study Group recommends that
appropriate steps be taken to gain support from those opposed to the
One might as well have called for Hitler’s support of the Allies’ D-
Day invasion in World War II. We are engaged in a cultural civil war
in the United States in which fundamental compromise is impossible.
Liberal Republicans and Democrats are engaged in a jihad against our
founding Judeo-Christian principles, a jihad in which there is no
Democratic Party leadership and the liberal media have no interest in
seeing the Iraqi war won, on any basis. In fact, they passionately
want to see it turn into a colossal disaster that will cement their
characterization of George W. Bush as our worst President of all time
(an impossibility, as that rank is immovably occupied by Franklin D.
Roosevelt, the author of our collectivized, socialistic welfare-state).
Democratic Party leaders and the media have regularly done anything
and said anything that will hinder the war effort and discredit our
efforts. Nothing short of a declaration of failure and President
Bush’s resignation from office will satisfy them.
Second, bringing Iran and Syria into negotiations with the hope that
they will cooperate in stabilizing the internecine violence in Iraq
is as realistic as expecting Senators Schumer, Leahy, and Kennedy to
support President Bush’s nominees for the Supreme Court. Both Iran
and its client state Syria are actively supporting the terrorists in
Iraq precisely because they want American efforts to fail in creating
a stable, independent government in Iraq.
Iran’s strategy is to become the dominant Islamic power in the Middle
East and thereby to control the world’s oil supply, with the immense
leverage that confers in dealing with the rest of the world. Iran
and its Syrian clients are also intent upon destroying Israel, whose
only real military ally is the United States. To the extent that the
United States is enmeshed in continuous troubles in Iraq, our ability
to command public support for aiding Israel against Hezbollah and
Hamas is diminished.
Thomas E. Brewton is a staff writer for the New Media Alliance, Inc.
The New Media Alliance is a non-profit (501c3) national coalition of
writers, journalists and grass-roots media outlets.
His weblog is THE VIEW FROM 1776