Meanwhile, that lady is still protesting outside the President’s ranch. Someone is now catering food to her and her supporters. It seems logical for liberals to provide welfare to this voluntarily homeless person. Liberal political operatives are taking advantage if her grief by showing up and arranging publicity for her. Only the liberal crowd think she is accomplishing anything. Everyone else thinks she is embarrassing herself.
Our local excuse for a columnist in the Startlegram, Bob Ray Sanders, wrote a column saying she was a heroic figure who was starting a genuine antiwar movement. There is an email list of guys like Bob Ray and Molly Ivans. When the liberals get on the wagon, they email the story around to everyone on the list and get them to write columns about it. It is funny, for you can see them all appear at the same time. In reality, Ms. Sheehan is a tragic figure who is being used.
In contrast to the hue and cry of liberals and the media about the ill effects of the Iraqi War on America, the Pew Global Attitudes Survey shows that views of the United States have been improving around the world and with Muslims. (Really with everyone except American liberals.)
For example, the share of people with a favorable view of America went up in Indonesia, the country with the largest Muslim population, by 23 points. It is up in Lebanon by 15 points. It is up in Jordan by 16 points.
It is also up in France, not that we care, Germany, Russia and India.
Support for terrorism is down. Support for old Osama “Where Are You” Bin Laden is down in the Arab and Muslim world except for Jordan. (the home of lots of Palestinians the guys who danced in the street when 9/11 occurred). Almost seventy five percent of Moroccans, fifty percent of Pakistanis, Turks and Indonesians see Islamic extremism as a threat to their countries.
Support for democracy is up. Support for suicide bombings is down.
If the MSM would show pictures of Iraqi insurgents killing innocent men, women and children instead of vilifying the war, the support would for terrorism would decline further. They could also show Americans building schools, infastructure and hospitals. They could show tomato farmers in Iraq harvesting higher yields because of improved technology taught by the Open Field Tomato Demonstration initiative of USAID's Agriculture Reconstruction and Development for Iraq program.
That would help our image also. They won’t do that, though, because they do not want us to have a good image. They want to convince you and the world that the war is making things worse for us all. You have to go to the Internet to find good news. But it is there.
Now, if we could just get the President to spout some of the good news, tout the accomplishments. Go on TV like Reagan, directly tell the American people good news. Show pictures of schools, electric plants, roads and businesses. You could change some minds. There is even something for the liberal environmentalists. We restored the marshlands Saddam drained.
Then raise the cry of Winston Churchill: “Victory! Victory at all costs, victory in spite of all terror, victory however long and hard the road may be.”