Monday, August 30, 2004

Sen. McCain cuts down the diminutive Michael Moore

In his own subtle way, Sen. John McCain, who laid all his political capital in service of the re-election of the President, devastated the increasingly vile Michael Moore. Game, set, match, McCain. Let's see how Old Media treats this passage in tomorrow's papers.
Our choice wasn’t between a benign status quo and the bloodshed of war. It was between war and a graver threat. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. Not our critics abroad.Not our political opponents.And certainly not a disingenuous film maker who would have us believe that Saddam’s Iraq was an oasis of peace when in fact it was a place of indescribable cruelty, torture chambers, mass gravesand prisons that destroyed the lives of the small children held inside their walls. Whether or not Saddam possessed the terrible weapons he once had and used, freed from international pressure and the threat of military action, he would have acquired them again.The central security concern of our time is to keep such devastating weapons beyond the reach ofterrorists who can’t be dissuaded from using them by the threat of mutual destruction.We couldn’t afford the risk posed by an unconstrained Saddam in these dangerous times. By destroying his regime we gave hope to people long oppressed that if they have the courage to fightfor it, they may live in peace and freedom.

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