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Not a time to run from danger

Every liberal I have spoken with over the past five years has attempted to compare President George W. Bush to Adolf Hitler. I realize the majority of liberals are uninformed and too often undereducated, so I think I will assist them with their Hitler analogy.

The real modern-day Hitler currently resides in Iran and is actively trying to gain nuclear capabilities. His name is Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

I like to call him “Mad Ahmadinejad.”

Mad Ahmadinejad is a fun-loving madman who enjoys blogging on the Internet, killing Jews and funding worldwide terrorism. And he just happens to be the current president of Iran .

Below are two quotes from Mad Ahmadinejad that should have the world concerned:

“As the Imam [Ayah Allah Khomeini] said, Israel must be wiped off the map.”

Addressing students gathered in an Interior Ministry conference hall, Ahmadinejad also called for Palestinian unity, resistance and a point “where the annihilation of the Zionist regime will come”.

And liberals think Bush is a madman.

Winston Churchill once said: “One ought never to turn one’s back on a threatened danger and try to run away from it. If you do that, you will double the danger. But if you meet it promptly and without flinching, you will reduce the danger by half.”

To date, no matter what liberals think, President Bush has not flinched and has reduced the danger of terrorism by half. We have ousted the Taliban from Afghanistan and are currently battling terrorism in Iraq . His domestic surveillance program, which liberals are fighting to eliminate, helped foil the latest terror plot in Great Britain that would have killed thousands of Americans.

Eliminating the threat of terrorism by half is not good enough, however. It is time for President Bush to confront the other half of the danger that remains in the world: Mad Ahmadinejad.

The United States is now beyond dialog for peace with renegade nations, such as Iran, that sponsor terrorism. President Bush should now strictly enforce the Bush Doctrine. The United States, along with the civilized Western world, needs to end the terrorist threat by bombing back to the fourth century Syria, Iran and any other nation harboring terrorists.

Then the problem will end.

The odds of this happening are slim, however. Thanks to liberals, wars are now fought in a “politically correct way”. Gone are the days when war was settled with massive battles of attrition and the bombing of major cities.

Warfare has become a politically correct popularity contest, where the rules of engagement are written by the New York Times and public opinion, not the armies involved in the war. Of course, if Hezbollah, Hamas or other terrorist organizations are killing civilians, the rules of engagement are thrown out the window and public opinion is somehow on their side. Israel was taught this lesson during its war with Hezbollah.

Liberals and the mainstream media try to convince Americans on a daily basis that President Bush’s sinking popularity at home and around the world has somehow diminished his effectiveness. Their propaganda seems to be working. Many Americans now question the president’s direction in the war on terror, and his poll numbers are down.

President Bush should not be concerned with his popularity, and he never has been. It is a simple fact of life that the most productive person in the room is normally the most unpopular. Hard-chargers, like the president, who step on toes while getting tasks accomplished are not usually very popular people, but they get the job done. Winston Churchill is a prime example.

President Bush needs to continue using our military might to end terrorism and set his sights on Iran . Forget the negativity oozing from those on the left. After all, liberals would rather appease the terrorists by finding a “feel-good” approach to ending terrorist aggression rather than face the problem. Most liberals would rather run away and let the terrorists continue killing Americans. Calls for immediate withdraw from Iraq by liberals comes to mind.

Appeasement, ceasefires and peace treaties will never defeat terrorism. The only way to end terrorism is by killing terrorists. We should start by eliminating their sponsors in Iran, using “un-politically correct” massive firepower. This is a very simple approach to the problem. Kill terrorists before they kill us.

Winston Churchill also said, “An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last.” Iran, with Mad Ahmadinejad at its helm, is the current crocodile the world should be concerned with, and the threat should be taken seriously.

Liberals around the world still insist on feeding the crocodile. Unfortunately Mad Ahmadinejad is hungry and searching for a nuclear weapon.

This is not the time for the United States to flinch.

Steve Darnell

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