Thursday, July 29, 2004

This is "Going it Alone"?

The DNC this week has been full of rhetoric about the United States "going alone", and the Bush Administration "acting unilaterally". This strikes me as an insult to every Brit, Pole, and others who have lost their lives in our war on terror. It also is quite naive, considering the efforts spent by the administration in the months leading up to the war. The fact that the French and Germans did not participate in Iraw is a function of anti-American sentiments in those countries, and the extent to which those countries were in bed with Saddam's regime financially.

But today, we have further proof that the US is not alone. One could hardly consider Pakistan a strong US ally, but the Bush Administration has succeeded in gaining their cooperation, and even participation, in this war on terror. Our efforts in Afghanistan would have been doubly difficult if not for the Pakistanis. And today, the Pakistanis again show their commitment to this war on terror as Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani was captured by Pakistani authorities. Ghailani is an Al Qaeda operative and is wanted in connection with 1998 bombings of US embassies in Africa.

Thank God that we are not alone in this war on terror.

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