fighting the lack of good ideas

never apologize for being right

Pope Benedict XVI recently made some ‘anti-Islamic’ comments in an academic conference that has gotten the Islamic world in an uproar (and has actually proved what he said to be correct). It has also gotten the politically correct crowd leveling some pretty harsh words against the pontiff.

I do not agree with several of the core beliefs of the Roman Catholic Church, but on this count Pope Benedict XVI is dead-on. And neither he nor his council in the Vatican should apologize for stating truth. Islam has historically grown through violence. While that doesn’t mean all Moslems are violent, it does mean that some are – as can be seen in terror groups in the Middle East, the ‘conversion’ at gunpoint of the Fox reporters recently, and from other current and historical persecutions of non-Moslems by Islamists.

When anyone has said something true, right, and especially when it is demonstrably so, they should never apologize. If you can’t live with reality, you need to wake up – not be apologized to.

how do you negotiate a ceasefire with terorists?

This question has finally started dawning on the unwashed liberal masses. For the past almost 5 years, the United States has been directly confronting terrorism in several different global locations. And in the past several days, Hezbollah has finally reared its ugly head and given up on sporadic attacks against Israel and has instead launched an all-out war.

Every news network I have seen in the past several days has been asking this question, which is good – it means they’re starting to think, always a big plus.

Unfortunately, they haven’t yet gotten to the only possible answer: you can’t. They are not driven by a lust for land, power, resources, or people. Terrorists, especially of the muslim extraction, are driven by violence – seeing violence executed on those they disagree with, or just dislike this week.

There is only one way of negotiating with terrorists: you kill them. A ceasefire only occurs when they are shot – then they cease firing.

It may not be a popular response to the question, but it’s the only one that works.