Wednesday, July 05, 2006
AXIS OF EVIL: IRAQ, IRAN, NORTH KOREA
Here is the exerpt from the President's State of the Union Speech, Jan 29, 2002
North Korea is a regime arming with missiles and weapons of mass destruction, while starving its citizens.
Iran aggressively pursues these weapons and exports terror, while an unelected few repress the Iranian people's hope for freedom.
Iraq continues to flaunt its hostility toward America and to support terror. The Iraqi regime has plotted to develop anthrax, and nerve gas, and nuclear weapons for over a decade. This is a regime that has already used poison gas to murder thousands of its own citizens -- leaving the bodies of mothers huddled over their dead children. This is a regime that agreed to international inspections -- then kicked out the inspectors. This is a regime that has something to hide from the civilized world.
States like these, and their terrorist allies, constitute an axis of evil, arming to threaten the peace of the world. By seeking weapons of mass destruction, these regimes pose a grave and growing danger. They could provide these arms to terrorists, giving them the means to match their hatred. They could attack our allies or attempt to blackmail the United States. In any of these cases, the price of indifference would be catastrophic.
This speech from 2002 caused the liberals in Washington and their like-minded brethren in Europe to go into full panty twist. "How dare he", Warmonger", "Idiot Cowboy" were just some of the nicer things said about the President's speech.
President Bush warned that the world was an the brink of war and those regimes would stop at nothing to gain the advantage with the ultimate WMD: Nuclear Weapons.
Looking back with perfect hindsight, we now know that the President was exactly correct. What he did not say: Iraq has nuclear weapons. What he did say : Irag was trying to achieve nuclear capability. He also said the same for Iran and North Korea. Who was right, President Bush, or the liberals?
The president took preemptory action to stop Iraq's ability to gain nukes.
Recent events would lead one to assume that the liberals and their European brethren will now pay attention to the president and give him whatever he needs to quash the efforts of the other 2/3 of the Axis of Evil, Iran and North Korea.
One would think so, but I would not bet the house on it. Liberals in this country remain reticent to preemptory action even in the face of huge threats from these two countries.
President Bush will have to take action soon to stop the madness in those two countries. Will he have support of the country as a whole. Yes. Will he have the support of the Liberals. No. Here is betting we will take action soon and the same liberals will twist their panties into their nether regions and scream "foul". Is it because they do not want this to happen. No. It is because they hate President Bush so much that they would deny any preemption in order to thwart President Bush, even sacrifice the safety of the country to do so.
Let us see what the near future brings.