Once again again so as not To assemble another fallacy Assuming anyone here Might know the difference Between Islam and Islamism . . . Islam is the whole thing, The Civilization. Just as here In the West the West Is the whole thing. Militant Islam is that part Of the Islamic Civilization That is engaged in Militant Activity either opposing The US & the West Or disruptive in such a way As to affect and threaten The allies of the US. The Rogue State once led By Saddam Hussein Was the Most Militant of all, The most threatening, The most dangerous, The most disruptive State in the Middle East. Surely it was good To end it before It transmogrified even Further. I wish the Left Could manage to quit Quibbling about dotting "I's" and crossing "t's" Of an International arrangement Developed at the end Of World War II and admit They wish the US defeated, Or maybe just this US led by Bush, And these troops, and these issues; So that we can be knocked down Several rungs and maybe finally agree To accept the leadership of the UN Led by France and Germany And Russia. If only he had survived And we continued to war with him In the air until he finally managed To hit some of our planes we might Have kept on spending billions To protect the Kurds and Shiites While he worked the French and Germans And Russians until he got what he wanted And the Left got what it wanted, And France and Germany and Russia got what they wanted and America was properly scourged and All ears turned to the piping call Of the world-peace-piper gathering Everyone into his perfect Land of Love. Lawrence From: lit-ideas-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:lit-ideas-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of JimKandJulieB@xxxxxxx Sent: Monday, February 12, 2007 11:58 PM To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [lit-ideas] Re: comments the DEMs must defend <<Okay, time to fess up. It was me. I did it. I approved the war against Militant Islam. It was the right thing to do and still is. It's not like I was having a bad day. Really put thought into it. Weighed the alternatives. Pondered. Paced a bit. And I approved it. Big stamp with red ink pressing out the word APPROVED inside a rectangular red ink frame. That was me.>> Damn, and I thought it was *me*. Everything from the expulsion of Adam & Eve from the garden to world hunger is because of me, my children will tell you. (I've tried the "having a bad day excuse, but the response seems to be, 'how many bad days can one woman have??). Oh, I mean, I'm so glad it wasn't me! What I really mean is, evil and sadistic and vile as Hussein was, he neither represented, assisted, nor sponsored Militant Islam. Could we please try to keep that fundamental difference straight if we're to discuss any of the incredible ME confusion with any clarity at all? No one pushed Shock & Awe on Baghdad because they thought NYC or CA or WA or anywhere else in the continental US would be safer from Islamic Militants (Militant Islamics?) as a result. But the administration *did* take advantage of a) the incredible fear factor immediately following 9/11 and b) the overwhelming ignorance on the part of the U.S. population to invade a country for its own profit (political and financial profit) and in so doing strengthened Militant Islam hugely. Dem's and Rep's alike were fear-blinded sheep, grazing, led to the slaughter of so many, manipulated. Just my two cents' worth. Julie Krueger being iced-on yet again in the midwest -- it really has to stop this. sometime. soon. sooner than soon.