Tuesday, August 31, 2004

RNC: I know .. I know.. but I had to share

This is the best explanation on the war on terra (as Bushy says) I have heard yet... I totally don't want to spark a debate, I think it is just good info... I promise I won't make a habit of this... hehehe

Excerpt of Rudy Giuliani's Speech last night at the convention

Terrorism did not start on September 11, 2001. It had been festering for many years.
And the world had created a response to it that allowed it to succeed. The attack on the Israeli team at the Munich Olympics was in 1972. And the pattern had already begun.
The three surviving terrorists were arrested and within two months released by the German government.
Action like this became the rule, not the exception. Terrorists came to learn they could attack and often not face consequences.
In 1985, terrorists attacked the Achille Lauro and murdered an American citizen who was in a wheelchair, Leon Klinghoffer.
They marked him for murder solely because he was Jewish.
Some of those terrorist were released and some of the remaining terrorists allowed to escape by the Italian government because of fear of reprisals.
So terrorists learned they could intimidate the world community and too often the response, particularly in Europe, was "accommodation, appeasement and compromise."
And worse the terrorists also learned that their cause would be taken more seriously, almost in direct proportion to the barbarity of the attack.
Terrorist acts became a ticket to the international bargaining table.
How else to explain Yasser Arafat winning the Nobel Peace Prize when he was supporting a terrorist plague in the Middle East that undermined any chance of peace?
Before September 11, we were living with an unrealistic view of the world much like our observing Europe appease Hitler or trying to accommodate ourselves to peaceful co-existence with the Soviet Union through mutually assured destruction.
In any plan to destroy global terrorism, removing Saddam Hussein needed to be accomplished.
Frankly, I believed then and I believe now that Saddam Hussein, who supported global terrorism, slaughtered hundreds of thousands of his own people, permitted horrific atrocities against women, and used weapons of mass destruction, was himself a weapon of mass destruction.
But the reasons for removing Saddam Hussein were based on issues even broader than just the presence of weapons of mass destruction.
To liberate people, give them a chance for accountable, decent government and rid the world of a pillar of support for global terrorism is something for which all those involved from President Bush to the brave men and women of our armed forces should be proud.
President Bush has also focused on the correct long-term answer for the violence and hatred emerging from the Middle East. The hatred and anger in the Middle East arises from the lack of accountable governments.
Rather than trying to grant more freedom, create more income, improve education and basic health care, these governments deflect their own failures by pointing to America and Israel and other external scapegoats.
But blaming these scapegoats does not improve the life of a single person in the Arab world. It does not relieve the plight of even one woman in Iran.
It does not give a decent living to a single soul in Syria. It certainly does not stop the slaughter of African Christians in the Sudan.
The changes necessary in the Middle East involve encouraging accountable, lawful governments that can be role models.


Blogger wissn said...

But Bush said the war on terror is not winnable.

3:10 PM  
Blogger D-Nice said...

an incomplete comment and he said "I probably needed to be more articulate." ( that is usually the case :)

"What I meant was, we're never going to have a peace signing on the Missouri, we're never going to have a signing at Panmunjom,"

"I don't think you can win it."
He added, in the interview, "I think you can create conditions so that those who use terror as a tool are less acceptable in parts of the world."

4:31 PM  
Blogger wissn said...

That Bushy says the darndest things.

4:59 PM  
Blogger D-Nice said...

Yeah when he makes his speach on Thursday I am going to have some wine to calm my nerves.. his public speaking skills are so so so... I don't even know

5:01 PM  
Blogger wissn said...

Yeah...his public speaking skills are the funniest! I can't wait for his speech, I'm sure there will be some really good one liners.

That reminds me of Kathleen Madigan's other joke. How some of Bush's speeches you can tell he just got a talk. That's so true...sometimes he's all reserved and serious. But most of the time he's all cocky, leaning on the podium, all shoot'em up bang bang. Hehehee.

9:06 AM  
Blogger D-Nice said...

If nothing else.. vote Bushy for some comic relief..hehehe.. Last night the Bush party twins said Laura and George call eachother Bushy as pet names.. that is so hilarious... I love it!

9:13 AM  
Blogger Envoy-ette said...

Bushy as pet names? OMG LMAO!!!!

10:01 AM  

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