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Thursday, June 15, 2006

Cynical Democrats and the Talk of Amnesty for Iraqis Who Killed American Soldiers

Just when I thought I was done writing op eds for a few days, Senator Chuckie Schumer and the the Usual Suspects jumped on the news that the Iraqi government was considering amnesty for insurgents who killed American soldiers.

What incredible cynicism. The Senator should know, and probably does know, that amnesty is routine at the end of a war or revolution. If it were not so, Robert E. Lee would have danced at the end of rope. The good Virginian who is held in nearly universal high esteem was responsible for the deaths of more than a few American soldiers, to the tune of several hundred thousand. Without it, peace is nearly impossible.

Like it or not, we are in a war. The men on the other side are doing exactly what we are doing, killing the enemy. That is what combatants do in war. War crimes are a separate issue, for instance the beheading of hostages. The placing IEDs or sniping at Americans is the only way they can fight their war given our overwhelming technical superiority. They will be deemed soldiers Geneva nothwithstanding. When the war ends, in the name of peace, amnesty universally follows. Even the South Africans found it in their hearts to give amnesty and reconcile when their conflict came to an end.

Finally, amnesty is also a carrot. It is used to encourage the end of hostilities. It gives the enemy fighters hope and a reason to lay down their arms. It is a tactic. In the end it can help bring an end to further killing.

When Senator Schumer and his fellow dwarves took to the camera and microphone this afternoon I erupted. I apologize for my passion and lack of artful writing in this post. But Good God and Sweet Sonny Jesus (Full Metal Jacket), I have had it with these phony Democrats who will say anything, ANYTHING, if they think it will give them a momentary political advantage.

They should be run out of town on a rail.

Your Co-Conspirator,
ARC: MontereyJohn

Update: The Iraquis have said they will NOT be giving amnesty. This obviously is in response to the dustup initiated by the Senate Dems. All this has done is delay what is going to happen sooner or later. At some point if the killing is to stop, there will have to be an amnesty for non-war criminals. Nice job Schumer, how many deaths will result from your political opportunism?