The morning, the MSM, apparently not satisfied with the results of the US mid-term elections, advances the leftist defeatist agenda with relentless calls for retreat or as they like to phrase it, "redeployment."
Of course, we in the traditional west aren't helping matters with leaders like Ehud Olmert. Olmert is in the United States and so far the money quote is:
"They (the Iranians) have to be afraid of the consequences if there isn't a compromise," spokeswoman Miri Eisin cited Olmert as telling journalists on the flight to Washington."I dare you to step over that line. Okay, I dare you to step over this line. How dare you! I'll slap you silly with sanctions" Sorry, folks, that is not confidence inspiring leadership in the face of a determined threat.
Contrast Olmert's call for "compromise or else" with the on-going offensive being waged by Iran.
TEHRAN, Iran - Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman said Sunday that his country's Revolutionary Guards would strongly and immediately respond to any Israeli attack.Perhaps we have entered the new, Teddy Roosevelt, "Talk Softly But Carry a Big Stick" post Iraq/post Lebanon phase of diplomacy but I doubt it. The west seems to have lost what little will it had to resist. TWAT fatigue is the new malaise. Canada, never stalwart, has had enough. 32 dead soldiers this year and they want to call it quits. That's terrific resolve in the face of adversity. Admirable multi-culti people, those rational, peace loving Canucks. But like their fellow leftists in Britain, Mexico and the United States, at least they know who the real enemy is.
"If the Zionist regime commits such stupidity, the response by the Iranian military will be swift, strong and crushing," Mohammed Ali Hosseini said. "Iran will take no longer than a second to respond."
TORONTO - A majority of people in Canada, Britain and Mexico think President Bush and his foreign policy pose a threat to world peace and worry the U.S. will invade Iran or North Korea within two years, according to polling released Friday.As the Mullahs and Imams lead the Muslim world and rail against the Great Satan, westerners turn to their own Moral Authorities. I don't who is more frightening, us or them? This morning, is there any doubt who will prevail?
Bugler, Sound "Recall" and "Retreat."