I need help understanding this.
This is one of those things that has been buzzing around in my brain for some time. It is something that I just do not understand. Maybe someone who understands the liberal mindset better than I do can help me understand it.
Much has been said, over the last few weeks and months about alleged transgressions of our military (John Kerry) and our President (Al Gore) vis a vis al Qaeda. Al Gore recently said that there is no difference between the 9/11 attacks and the Pearl Harbor attack and that confuses me. The Japanese attacked the Pearl Harbor Naval Air Station and the 9/11 hijackers attacked the World Trade Center. One is a military target, the other a civilian target. Where is the similarity?
Many of the MoveOn crowd have said that President Bush is no different than Saddam. Where are the American rape rooms? Since President Bush was elected, how many US citizens have disappeared out of their homes? How many US citizens were tortured and killed for simply speaking out against the current "regime"? How many neighboring countries has we invaded in order to take natural resources?
Others have said that our soldiers, who are helping to rebuild Iraq and Afghanistan, are just like the terrorists they are fighting. How many female foreign journalists have our soldiers held captive? How many of our soldiers have detonated IEDs in markplaces full of civilians? How many of our soldiers are beheading other people?
I guess what I am getting at here is that I don't understand how anyone can take a look at the evil that we are fighting and say that we are the same. I admit that our system is not perfect, but then again, neither is mankind. Why is it that some feel obligated to tear the country down? It seems that we are in a cycle where it is deemed "cool" to deride anything and everything. Especially if it something that the majority holds to be special.