"The consciousness of good intentions disdains ambiguity. I shall not, however, multiply professions on this head. My motives must remain in the depository of my own breast. My arguments will be open to all, and may be judged of by all. They shall at least be offered in a spirit which will not disgrace the cause of truth."
-'Publius' The Federalist No. 1
It is comical the lack of open mindedness that those on the left adhere to in such monumental times. The sheer volume and veracity through which these idealogues preach that the United States must engage in multilateral summits to understand the complexities of the post-Cold War world that we now live has become nothing more than transparent. Transparent in the sense that it is shear hypocrisy. There vehement hatred of President George W. Bush has blinded them to what should be clearly ascertained before their own eyes, but this blind rage focused on an individual man that leads this great nation destroys their credibility. Case in point, this editorial, 'The Mother of All Connections,' illustrates the connection between Usama bin-Laden's terrorist network and the now extinct regime of Saddam Hussein. A snippet of quotes skims the surface of this plethora of evidence that would, with someone approaching the issue in good-faith and honesty, to come a rational conclusion.
Discussing an Iraqi operative involved with a plot to blow up US embassies, Hayes & Joscelyn identify: "The alleged plot was to have taken place in August 1998, the same month that al Qaeda attacked two U.S. embassies in East Africa. And more interesting still: It was to have taken place in the same month that the Clinton administration publicly accused Iraq of supplying al Qaeda with chemical weapons expertise and material."
Furthermore, "We have been told by Jordan's King Abdullah that his government knew Abu Musab al Zarqawi was in Iraq before the war and requested that the former Iraqi regime deport him. We have been told by Time magazine that confidential documents from Zarqawi's group, recovered in recent raids, indicate other jihadists had joined him in Baghdad before the Hussein regime fell. We have been told by one of those jihadists that he was with Zarqawi in Baghdad before the war. We have been told by Ayad Allawi, former Iraqi prime minister and a longtime CIA source, that other Iraqi Intelligence documents indicate bin Laden's top deputy was in Iraq for a jihadist conference in September 1999.....Jay Rockefeller, the West Virginia Democrat who serves as vice chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, knows better. Before the war he pointed to Zarqawi's presence in Iraq as a "substantial connection between Iraq and al Qaeda." And yet he, too, now insists that Saddam Hussein's regime "had nothing to do with Osama bin Laden, it had nothing to do with al Qaeda."
Senator Rockefeller's situation clearly demonstrates the political nature through which these individuals operate and the skillful manipulation of such matters as our national security. This is not a game. It is not a matter of who has 'power.' It is the preservation of our way of life. These, and other statement, just go to show that some individuals, sadly cannot be trusted with the responsibility of protecting this great nation.