Even as we all gape in horror as girls’ schools and secularism is destroyed in Pakistan’s Sudetenland, I think it’s important to contemplate the consequences of preemptive American military intervention in the middle east. Just so we can compare public floggings and forcing women to remain illiterate with modern jurisprudence and a representative democracy:
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On his return to Britain after securing “Peace in Our Time” Neville Chamberlain was confronted by a furious Winston Churchill who was at the lowest point of political favor in his career. Whereas the press and parliament cheered Chamberlain’s deft diplomacy Churchill delivered his stunningly prophetic denunciation:
“You had to choose between Dishonor and War. You chose dishonor. You will have war.”
After six years of war the liberal forces in our society remain determined to deprive our armed forces the triumphant honors they deserve for transforming the hellish nightmare of Saddam Hussein’s Iraq into a vital polyglot democracy, and now they ask us all to remain silent while weak and opportunistic regimes who are sympathetic to liberal realpolitik surrender territories and lives to islamic fascism.
All for peace in our time.