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Friday, August 22, 2014

In Dealing With ISIS (or IS or ISIL) Left Is Wrong & Right Is Right

Here's the Nonsense:  ISIS should be allowed to run their course.  We don't need to be involved in this.  They can be contained to the Middle East and they won't be America's problem.

Here's the Horse Sense:  ISIS is evil.  Evil cannot be stopped with any other effort than annihilation.    

The horrific death of James Foley at the hands of ISIS (or IS or ISIL) jihadis has caused outrage throughout the world.  But how we deal is IS is divided between left and right. In fact, in this case left is wrong and right is right.  The left wants appeasement, or at best containment.  The right wants total destruction of jihadis.  Only one answer is right, and it's the one from the right.

Neville Chamberlain, British Prime Minister who tried to deal with Hitler using appeasement, thought he'd succeeded.  When he returned from his meeting with the Nazis he boldly proclaimed success by saying, "I believe it is peace for our time... Go home and get a nice quiet sleep."  But that sleep was soon interrupted as Germany violated the agreement and England was in as much danger as the rest of Europe.  When Winston Churchill followed Chamberlain as Prime Minister, England had new leadership that understood the harsh reality that the only way to deal with evil was to destroy it.  And with America's and the Allies help, they were successful at wiping the evil known as Nazi Germany from power.  That is the same prescription that those of us on the right have for dealing with ISIS.

James Foley's death was written about by Judson Phillips in the Washington Times.  In his article he tells us that Mr. Foley hated America, hated Israel, and hated Republicans.  Even though he supported the Islamist cause, he still ended up being killed.  And Phillips makes the point that that's what happens when you try to appease evil.  

Evil won't be appeased.  Evil will do whatever it has to, including pretending to be your friend, but will ultimately destroy you.  

The only remedy for evil is to destroy it.  You cannot contain it.  You cannot appease it.  You must destroy it or it will destroy you.  That is what America must do if we want to survive and keep them from bringing attacks to our shores.  And it must be America because no nation has the ability we do to take that action.