Oct 19 2006

Ed Koch, Last Of A Breed Of American Liberals

Published by at 10:23 am under All General Discussions,Bin Laden/GWOT

Ed Koch was a force to deal with in his day. A strong and dedicated man whom no conservative could best. He was the product of the JFK (no, not Kerry) and Roosevelt Democrats. They were Americans who believed in Liberal policies as a solution. As with most mortal humans, they were wrong about the power of those policies, or the longevity. Mny things are required only for a time, and need to be tossed away when the job is complete – something today’s liberals do not grasp as the delude themselves into thinking the policies of the early 20th century will solve the problems of the 21st century.

Today’s liberals are anti-America. They are liberals who would prefer America’s image change radically to the failed policies of the French and other EU states which are all facade and ancient myths of bravery long gone. So I doubt Ed Kock can sway his party to see America as a beacon of light and opposed to a siren of hell, but he does try:

There are those who believe that the Western countries should withdraw from Iraq and that such capitulation will somehow end Islamist terror or at least seriously reduce its intensity in the world outside the Middle East. Can we or should we abandon the Middle East? Should we leave our allies, Israel, Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia to the tender mercies of Islamic terrorists? There were many before World War II who would have left the Jews, England, France and Russia to fend for themselves in the face of the annihilation sought by Hitler, his Nazi armies, the SS, the Gestapo and the final solution.

As I have repeatedly written, take Islamic radicals at their word — they want to convert us or kill us. They are killing one another, Shia against Sunni and Sunni against Shia. Often before decapitating their enemies in the ongoing civil and religious strife in Baghdad, they torture their victims, according to The Times, by drilling holes in their bodies and heads so death is slow and cruel until the merciful bullet is fired into the victim’s head.

Can any independent state threatened with acts of terror, unless it changes its policies, domestic or foreign, ever submit to their demands and expect to protect its citizens from new demands? Has appeasement ever worked?

There are those in every Western democracy who are losing their resolve, their willingness to standup to the Islamic terrorists. U.S. Senator Russ Feingold (D-Wisconsin) deplores the use of the term “Islamic fascists,” sometimes used by the White House. The terrorism we face is worldwide and has an Islamist goal — the restoration of the caliphate, one Islamic state including Spain, North Africa, the Middle East to the Far East, including Indonesia. Take them at their word. The words of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, now dead and heretofore leader of Iraq’s insurrection and terror, are, “Killing the infidel is our religion, slaughtering them is our religion, until they convert to Islam or pay us tribute.”

Americans would do well to listen to the terrorists and ignore those on the left in panicked denial. They see the danger and are angry at those Americans who are trying to face down the danger. The left naively believes the terrorists will let us live to remind them of the failure the rabid Islamists are. As long as we have success, good lives and freedom of expression we represent the biggest threat to Islamo Fascism. Therefore, we cannot be allowed to exist and be the ever present reminder that rabid Islam does not provide the ‘good life’. Take the terrorists at their word and ignore those who are desparately trying to pretend reality doesn’t exist.

7 responses so far

7 Responses to “Ed Koch, Last Of A Breed Of American Liberals”

  1. Barbara says:

    The fever swanps are so anti American they will not listen to the sane in their party like Miller, Lieberman and Koch

  2. clarice says:


  3. danking_70 says:

    Quick, someone give that title a rewrite.

    I find it only appropriate that Clarice caught the mistakes…. 😉

  4. Limerick says:

    timchapmanblog has a run down of Dem bills sitting in congress


    here is a link to HR 3760, Department of Peace bill, if this ever gets throught America will have Peace Police


  5. AJStrata says:


    Wow, that was one of my best typos ever! Clarice and I get along quite nicely, probably because we thing faster than we can type or spell.

  6. AJStrata says:


    I am getting typo notes from you! I am bad….

  7. Ken says:

    Koch is an Israel-first mayoral equivalent of Lieberman. He
    wants America to protect Israel, p-e-r-i-o-d. Everything else
    is ancillary.

    But set Koch’s motives aside. Every poll taken in the far-reaching
    Moslem world , the respondents to which are overwhelmingly
    NON-JIHADISTS , say the US support for Israel’s oppression
    of Palestinians FUELS the growth of the caliphate-dreamers’
    organizations, as well as anti-American sentiment expressed
    in other manners.

    They ask us to force Israel off the West Bank and Samaria
    as we forced Saddam out of Kuwait–all UN resolutions.

    They ask us to quit standing alone in the world with Israel,
    vetoing sundry other resolutions.

    They ask us to quit meddling in their governments,
    subsidizing those which become friendly to Israel and/or
    to broad US policy, as with helping the Shah after ovethrowing
    Mossadegh in 1953.

    To all this Strata is Johnny-one-note. US/Israel good,
    Moslem world bad. US foreign policy toward the Moslem
    world and Mideast since 1950 good. No harm no foul.

    Those who cry foul and act on it must be killed or subdued,
    no questions asked.

    This simplistic response is what led to 9/11 and the failed quagmire in
    Iraq. Koch’s side is a loser.