D.J. MCGuire: Dubya’s El Salvador
Excellent article by D.J. McGuire:
The only difference between El Salvador of the 1980s and the Iraq of today is the American military presence, but this makes taking action more imperative, not less. Unlike El Salvador, the anti-democratic thugs in Iraq are killing Americans. Every day we delay in acting against Damascus and Tehran, we are further putting the lives of our men and women in uniform in danger. This cannot be tolerated and must not continue.
The regimes in Syria and Iran are deathly afraid of a republican form of government in Iran, as are the Iraqi Baathists, the Khomeinists they support, and their mutual benefactors in Beijing. The reasons for supporting dissident movements against these tyrannies should be beyond dispute even without the need to protect American soldiers. The fact that these regimes give aid and comfort to those who kill our servicemen make acting against them a moral imperative.
D.J McGuire is also the founder of the China e-Lobby and author of Dragon in the Dark: How and Why Communist China Helps Our Enemies in the War on Terror. A local Spotsylvanian as well as a fine conservative, but who’s keeping track of that, right?