I've got just the guys who can do it:
From Ace, who is the Johnny on the Spot with good news, of course.....
BAGHDAD — After almost five years of war, many young people in Iraq, exhausted by constant firsthand exposure to the violence of religious extremism, say they have grown disillusioned with religious leaders and skeptical of the faith that they preach.
Abe Greenwald at Commentary analyzes this extraordinary statement by the New Jerk Times and comes up with some conclusions which warm the pea pickin' little cockles of me own heart.
It is impossible not to infer that the Bush Doctrine and the commitment of the men and women in uniform has facilitated this shift. Far from “creating more terrorists” as the failed cliché goes, the war has helped to nurture an appreciation for liberty among Iraqi youth. A 24-year-old Iraqi college student is quoted as saying she loved Osama bin Laden at the time of 9/11. Now, after seeing the efforts of religious leaders to curtail her daily freedoms, she rejects extremism entirely.
I guess all those "torturing baby killers" in the US military really aren't so feared and loathed after all? For all you whining wienies who will say, but it's just in Iraq, what about Iran and the rest of the Muslim world, I'll leave you with one or two thoughts:
"Rome wasn't built in a day." And, "We're workin' our way up the list. One thing at a time. Take a number and we'll get to you, or you can do yourself a favor and change your crappy attitudes now on your own. Your choice."
I believe I've said it before. If you want to change the world, you stand a better chance of doing so as an American Soldier, with an M-16 in one hand and candy in the other, than all the Foreign Service Officers, CIA Agents, Non Governmental Organizers, and bleeding heart journalists in the world all put together.
Press on, Men. To Victory.