06 September 2006

This is what happens when fools play at wisdom

Gee. John Kerry, the Vietnam veteran, sure is smart.

In his speech to the Military Officers Association of America the President quoted bin Ladin as declaring, among other things, that Iraq is “the capital of the caliphate.”

Massachusetts Senator John Kerry, no doubt thinking himself brilliant for having done, responded by asserting that if President Bush had killed bin Laden in late 2001, “he wouldn’t have to quote this barbarian’s words today.”

Senator Kerry thinks he’s brilliant, no doubt. Yes, it’s true that if bin Ladin had been killed in 2001 then, of course, the President wouldn’t be quoting him today. But the ability to state a tautology is not the mark of a genius, unless Forrest Gump is someone you consider a genius. For although it is true that the President wouldn’t be quoting bin Ladin, it is also true that he’d just be quoting someone else who was interested in establishing The Third Caliphate.

Can Senator Kerry really believe that every Islamofascist terrorist in the world is going to give up the Dream of The Caliphate just because Osama bin Ladin gets his head filled with air? If he does, then he’s wrong. Here are some words by bin Ladin himself, to back up my claim (because I’m just good like that):

It has become clear that the West in general and America in particular have an unspeakable hatred for Islam…Terrorism against America deserves to be praised because it was a response to injustice, aimed at forcing America to stop its support for Israel, which kills our people. We say that the end of the United States is imminent, whether Bin Laden or his followers are alive or dead, for the awakening of the Muslim umma (nation) has occurred. It is important to hit the economy (of the United States), which is the base of its military power...If the economy is hit they will become preoccupied (Statement of Osama bin Laden as broadcast by Al-Jazeera, December 27, 2001, [a. q. i. this source] emphasis mine).

This is why I don’t think liberals are as smart as they want us to think they are. They think stating tautologies constitute offerings on the order of magnitude of a Platonic dialogue. To think that one has made a pungent retort by pointing out the obvious (“He wouldn’t be quoting bin Ladin if bin Ladin were dead”) is the mark of the sophomoric.

The real problem isn’t that Senator Kerry is stupid. Sadly, it’s worse. He thinks many, if not all, of the people listening to him are stupid. That makes him feel smart (you know, the biggest fish in the mud puddle), so he has no need to engage in the sort of self-examination which leads a man to increased self knowledge and, if your worldview can accept it, repentance.

Here’s another tautology, Senator Kerry: President Bush wouldn’t have been quoting Osama bin Ladin in that speech if he hadn’t been elected President. Man, I must be a genius too.

John F. Kerry: Loser Extra-ordinaire. You have to hand it to guy for making you glad—over and over and over and over again (yeah, like just about every time he opens his mouth)—that you voted for his opponent. The President may not be the smartest man ever to reside in the White House, but he is smarter than John Kerry, for he knows something that John Kerry, five years into the War on Terror and three years into the Iraqi theater, still doesn’t know: it’ll be bin Ladin or someone else leading the opposing force, until that opposing force is wiped out.

President Bush: smarter than John Kerry. Now that has just got to mean something.


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