An X-Ray view of one of the unexploded devices found in the trunk of the bomber's car shows that it was designed to inflict massive damage. (ABC News)
The Left thinks that this is a simple exercise in law enforcement. And they couldn't possibly be more wrong. Here's a simple formula: if you have soldiers, dressed as civilians, launching mass-murder campaigns against non-military targets, then you are at war. And the Left refuses to even acknowledge our involvement in any war.
Because, after all, our recent military actions were based on a "lie" about "WMDs", to benefit "Halliburton" through a "war for oil" by a President who was "selected, not elected." At least, those are the sound-bites you'll get from the fever swamp of the Michael Moore Left. And they do a disservice to all Americans by minimizing the extent of the extremist threat.
Would Mohammad Atta, had he been able to acquire a 5-kiloton nuclear weapon, have detonated it in midtown Manhattan?
Fortunately, more Americans -- and not just members of the GOP and red-state residents -- recognize the uncomfortable answer to this question every day. And, in doing so, render the Democratic party less relevant on that same daily basis, each tick marking their inevitable collapse in a stunning reprise of the fall of the Whigs.
Oblige me if you will, for a moment, and flashback to a couple of years before 9/11:
|TAMPA - The spiritual leader of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad and a zealous cleric from Cleveland disagreed over whether they should call themselves terrorists...|
"Terrorism and terrorism alone is the path to liberation," declared the cleric, Fawaz Damra, during a 1989 panel discussion moderated by Sami Al-Arian.
Maybe the Left can try to use a time-machine to tie statements like these to Iraq. Or Osama declaring war on the U.S. Or 9/11 itself. Or Sheik Abdul Rahman coming whisker-close to pulverizing the World Trade Center and killing thousands in 1993. Or Saddam Hussein's terrorist training camp at Salman Pak. Or the USS Cole. Or the Khobar Towers. Or countless other examples of extremist violence.
And while it won't make you feel better, the following story will reinforce my point. We are at war. On Tuesday, ABC reported that several Egyptians were arrested in New Jersey:
|Five Egyptian men with maps of the New York City subway system and video of New York landmarks have been arrested...|
FBI and law enforcement officials told ABC News the five men — four illegal immigrants and one law enforcement fugitive — were arrested Sunday night following a tip to the Newark Police Department. In addition to the subway maps and video, the men had train schedules and $8,000 in $20 and $50 bills...
And here, courtesy Michelle Malkin, is a Battle Staff Directive from Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma, issued a few days ago:
|...On 14 Jul 05, three individuals were observed outside of the perimeter of Tinker AFB, OK. They were looking through binoculars, taking pictures and one appeared to be holding a large weapon at chest level. The weapon appeared to be aimed towards a low flying aircraft. The three individuals were described as being of Middle Eastern decent [sic] and left the area when approached. The weapon was later identified as a rocket launcher (MANPAD) and the low flying aircraft to be a B-1 Bomber. FBI in Oklahoma City and AFOSI determined the threat to be credible. Due to this and other recent incidents and security concerns surrounding Tinker AFB, OK, the potential for suspicious activity in the Tinker AFB (TAFB) Area of Responsibility (AOR) has increased...|
The Democrats will continue to be consigned to irrelevance until they excise the cancerous Michael Moore and Hollywood Leftists. This whacked-out brigade of moonbats has soiled Democratic ranks with an anti-American ideology seldom seen in the last two centuries. And despite Hillary Clinton's posturing and Joe Biden's attempts to pull the "we're pro-military!" lever, no one trusts them to do the job. Because they don't even think we're at war.
If it were up to Teddy Kennedy, a Massachusetts State Trooper would be dispatched to the mountains of Pakistan to arrest Osama Bin Laden and bring him to justice. And, as far as Teddy Jo Kopechne was concerned, the crimes of 9/11 would have been solved.
The Democratic party will continue to lose elections -- by scorching, humiliating margins -- until they excommunicate the moonbat wing, which is as incompatible with most Americans as Michael Jackson is to the Marin County daycare center.