The last two days have seen a triple whammy for the Islamofascists
and their Western quislings. The Iraqi elections were a thumping
success; congressional Democrats voted in a resolution supporting
prosecution of the Iraq war; and the Patriot Act failed to be renewed.
The huge turnout in the Iraqi elections was great news, but the
underreported story is that Baathist dead-enders actually protected
Iraqi polling places from al-Qaeda jihadis. This presages the entry
of Sunni Arabs into normal politics, and marks what is likely to be a
fatal fracture in the Baath/jihadi alliance. Couple this with the
fact that attacks against Coalition troops have fallen to a
seven-month low, and we begin to see a prospect of an end to the
fighting in the near-term future. It seems unlikely to me that the
insurgency can last another year; on current trends, it could well
collapse in six months.
On the domestic front, the Republicans forced Congressional
Democrats to a stand-up vote on a second resolution supporting U.S.
war aims; the result will make it politically very difficult for
any of them to call for immediate troop withdrawals. A longer-term
effect will be to drive a wedge between Congressional Democrats and
the pro-jihadis in the American hard left. I don’t think we’re going
to see the DLC making kissy-faces at Michael Moore any more.
And the Patriot Act wasn’t renewed. I think this is good news. It
had become more effective as an anti-American propaganda weapon than
it ever was as a tool for routing out terrorism. This particular
legislative defeat will neatly spill the wind from the sails of the
Bush=Hitler crowd; what kind of Hitler lets the enabling legislation
for his putative Gestapo be scuppered by a mere vote?
I think I smell victory coming. And not just over the Baathists
and jihadis, but over their Western allies as well. The anti-American
coalition is fracturing; even the most repellent elements of Old
Europe’s elite are having second thoughts in face of the clear and
present danger presented by an Iran that is building nuclear weapons
and headed by a frothing nutcase.
But we’ll know the victory is final only when the West purges
itself of the memetic poisons left over from the Cold War. The most
unfortunate thing about the way our geopolitical confrontation with
the Soviets ended is that the nihilists and pro-Communist apologists
in the West’s intelligentsia were never exposed and hounded out of
public life. It took them all of about six months to become
Islamofascism’s quislings after 9/11; this time, I hope, they’ll be
named, shamed, and ruined.
UPDATE: On reflection, I think I was far too generous with that
“six months”. It was more like six minutes.