by Matt Gauntt
Warning: Some of the discussion in the linked articles are graphic in nature. Proceed with caution.
Click here for the background article.
As I have given a warning above about some of the material in the linked article, I won't repeat it here. I think it probably speaks for itself. What bothers me, is when I hear politicians, especially former President Bush, talk about Islam being a "religion of peace". I have known many Muslims. The ones that I have known have been great people, and I have enjoyed their friendships. However, they should be distinguished from Islamic States under Sharia Law. Click here for a primer on Islam as peace.
While there are certainly a majority of peaceful, loving Muslims around the world and in the United States, President Ahmadinejad is not one of them. He is a slight man, that appears on our national TV screens from time to time. Typically, he is being interviewed by some bubble headed reporter, and he is laughing and smiling. "He seems like a nice guy". Our own president has at least sent one letter to the Iranian President and there are reports that he has sent a second letter.
It boggles my imagination that our President believes that he can have a thoughtful dialog with a man that thinks it is just hunkey-dorey to rape prisoners to gain a confession from them. It is even more infuriating that our President and those on the left are about to prosecute our men and women of the CIA because they might have PRETENDED to kill someone in the other room to get a terrorist to start talking. Mind you in Iran, they would have just pulled someone off the street and killed them just for effect. The care and consideration that we give to enemy combatants should not even be uttered in any comparison with what happens overseas. There is no equivalency.
During the years leading up to World War II, Neville Chamberlain sent his ambassador to Hitler to try and understand him and make peace with him. They thought if only we were nicer to Hitler, he wouldn't invade more countries. You know how that ended up.
I hope that our Administration sees the Iranian government and the mullahs for who they are and starts seeing our dedicated men and women of the CIA for the heroes that they are. But, I'm not holding my breath.
For some reason, TypePad is not letting me make a comment.
The New York Times, Reuters and The Guardian are hardly Israeli sympathizers.