Sunday, January 30, 2005

Insurgents or Terrorists?

Thomas Sowell nails it:

Our media cannot even call terrorists "terrorists," but instead give these cutthroats the bland name "insurgents." You might think that these were like the Underground fighters in Nazi-occupied Europe during World War II.

Real insurgents want to get the occupying power out of their country. But the fastest way to get Americans out of Iraq would be to do the opposite of what these "insurgents" are doing. Just by letting peace and order return, those who want to see American troops gone would speed their departure.

But the real goal of the guerrillas and terrorists is to prevent democracy from arising in the Middle East.

Still, much of the Western media even cannot call a spade a spade. The Fourth Estate sometimes seems more like a Fifth Column.

And that is the key point -- they are a Fifth Column stuck in the 60's thinking that our government is bad, and anyone fighting us must be any variation of liberationist.

But, and here is where the Old Media are simply either stupid or disgustingly biased (my vote is the latter), everyone keeps forgetting that the real targets of the terrorists are the Iraqi people who want to vote, who want democracy and who want to leave in freedom and peace.

If they kill and intimidate the Iraqi people, they win.

The terrorists are smarter than we think and know that W (and certainly our military) will not be intimidated (never mind the sick Ted Kennedy who waves a white flag just a bit slower than he can get out of an underwater Oldsmobile).