He should be somewhere at the state department instead of running his raisin farm in California, but at least we can still read Victor Davis Hanson's words.
What should come as no surprise, VDH nails it again in regards to the recent attacks in London.
The Same Old, Same Old . . .
An anatomy of the London bombing.
The British may react very differently than the Spanish did after Madrid — by doing nothing rather than by retreating from Iraq.
In the corrupt West these days, that is something.
We all know the score of this war now in the near four years since September 11. The London bombings should remind us how the old tired game works.
As usual with VDH, read the whole thing.
I also recommend reading Stephen Den Beste's Strategic Overview for the War against Islamic Terrorists that detailed the reasons for and the diseases of the Islamic Global Jihad.
The thing that we need to remember now that these bastards have once again struck at innocent lives is that this battle has been a long time coming, and there is no point in trying to figure out "why they hate us" anymore.
They don't just hate us. They hate other muslims that aren't as chaste as they are as well. Johann Hari gives us his London perspective-
In the scarred miles between each explosion – walking from Moorgate to Liverpool Street down to King’s Cross – you could see several fights taking shape yesterday that will grip us for years. The fight against Islamic fundamentalism became clearer. Anybody who tells you these bombers are fighting for the rights of Muslims in Iraq, occupied Palestine or Chechnya should look at the places they chose to bomb. Aldgate? The poorest and most Muslim part of the country. Edgware Road? The centre of Muslim and Arab life in London and, arguably, Europe.
Does anybody need greater evidence that these Islamic fundamentalists despise Muslims who choose to live in free societies, and they would enslave Muslims everywhere if they were given the opportunity? Nor is this tit-for-tat revenge for deaths in Iraq: very similar jihadist plots have been foiled in France and Germany, countries that opposed the invasion. Anybody who doubted that the fight against Islamic fundamentalism – a murderous totalitarian ideology – was always our fight should know better now.
We should know better by now, but I wonder. If it confirmed that one of the Londond bombers was in fact recently released from Guantanamo Bay, I would question whether or not we do in fact know any better.