Sunday, April 22, 2007

A Plea Unheeded

[posted by Callimachus]

Mohammed's plea:

[T]urn the stop-the-war campaign against the terrorists, is that too much to ask for? Tell the criminals to stop killing us and stop attacking the people who are risking their lives fighting for liberty and equality. We're not asking the media and the stop-the-war crowd to carry arms and shoot the terrorists; we just want them to stop shooting at us.

That would be lovely, man. But let me tell you, as one who is too close for comfort to that "crowd" too many days of the week: You are not real to them. Your country is not real to them. Even our own men and women, in and out of uniform, who are working to make Iraq succeed are not real to them. Even the terrorists, whom we have seen, too, are not real to them. All that is real is their emotions, their need to cling to innocence and simplicity, and, to a lesser degree, That Man in the White House.