"How did it come to pass that an opposition's measure of a president's foreign policy was all or nothing, success or "failure"? The answer is that the political absolutism now normal in Washington arrived at the moment--Nov. 7, 2000--that our politics subordinated even a war against terror to seizing the office of the presidency." - Daniel Henninger - WSJ 11/18/05
"the slovenliness of our language makes it easier for us to have foolish thoughts." - George Orwell

Thursday, August 24, 2006

Hugh Hewitt's "interview with a general"

it's hard to really notice that there's much of a war going on, thinking that there's a World War II level of effort going on in the middle of the Middle East, Central Asia, and the Horn of Africa, is hard for most people to appreciate. I think it's important that people understand the dangers of not contesting this area. If we let the extremists get embedded, if we let the extremists gain ground, if we let the extremists have time and resources, then I believe they'll eventually insinuate their way into the mainstream. They could then gain territory, gain time, gain weapons of mass destruction. And over time, they'd move us to the war that we're all, the big war that we're all trying to avoid. - General Abizaid during interview with Hugh Hewitt
As Hugh points out at the onset, we get interviews with the likes of Ahmadinejad, but rarely hear anything from generals.

We Americans need perspective, we need to understand what exactly the threat is that we face. This is one of many places that I believe the msm does a disservice to us; not that we don't care about a Jon Benet Ramsey 10 years later, but she doesn't affect our day to day like our blissful ignorance of our dedicated enemies in this fight.

Check out his article based upon the interview here and/or read the transcript here...


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