On the 5th anniversary of the 9/11 attack on America, President Bush has reiterated his "War on Terror". Like five years ago when President Bush stated:
“If you harbor terror, you are a terrorist…We will hunt you down and bring you to justice”
The Bush administration has searched the world over to kill the terrorists, to oust regimes that support the terrorists, and eliminate the weapons in rogue hands that could destroy American cities.
So why in September of 2006 are Tehran's statesmen, President Ahmadinejad and former President Khatami, procuring visas and boarding jets to set foot on American soil?
Is not Iran at the top of the State Department's list of terror sponsoring states? According to the President, Iran is one of three "axis of evil" states that the war on terror is all about. So what gives? Why allow these leaders who represent terror to step foot on American soil?
While our soldiers are fighting to destroy terrorists, our government is issuing visas, speech permits, and five star hotel stays for terrorist leaders of Iran on American soil to give their story about the war on terror. Harvard, where former President Khatami has been invited to speak, may not believe we are in a war. The socialist ecumenical Christians at the National Cathedral may not believe that Ahmadinejad and Khatami are terrorists. Jimmy Carter, who will meet with Khatami, may believe he can convert bad guys into good ones given enough time.
But President Bush, the leader of the American Republic, believes that we are in a "war for western civilization". He has declared, “Iraq, Iran, and North Korea are the axis of evil”.
So why have we gone so soft on these two characters who love Imams, Persian rugs, oil, and nuclear technology?
Shouldn't President Ahmadinejad and former President Khatami, leaders of the greatest terror threat to the American way of life, be prime targets for capture when speaking at Harvard University, the UN, or the National Cathedral?
If Tojo, commander of the Imperial Japanese forces during WWII had set foot on American soil, we would have captured him, detained him, and set him on trial for criminal conduct against civilians and innocents. No visas for free speech would have been given. He would have been interned in a camp with every other war criminal out to destroy America.
Had Hitler, who terrorized all of Europe, dared set foot on American soil, would FDR have been so kind as to give him a speech permit or visit our National Cathedral to defend Germany’s ways? None of his rhetoric would have exempted him from capture had he stepped foot on American soil-because its war!
Saddam Hussein was chased down like a dog and found held up in a hole in the ground. He was an arrogant war criminal "harboring terrorists" and unleashing terror on innocents across the globe, so says our president. Our resolve: We didn’t give him amnesty. He didn’t get a visa or speech permit on American soil to explain his government’s position about terror. He was the axis of evil. He was "hunted down" and brought to justice.
Is President Ahmadinejad's Iran any less a terror threat than Saddam Hussein? Of course not!
Ahmadinejad is the poster child for President Bush's axis of evil speech. Yet, the poster boy for evil is getting amnesty on American soil to declare Iran’s innocence before the UN. His smooth-talking venom may well provoke misguided youths, seduce ignorant elitists , and guide misfit media types to fight against America's war on terror.
If Osama Bin Laden is worth the chase for five years in the caves of Tora Bora, then Ahmadinejad is worth the "dead or alive" speech as President Bush is fond of using-wouldn't you say?
Of Iran and its two leaders, let us pledge not to forget the following:
Let us not forget that President Ahmadinejad was a part of the 1979 Iranian revolution that stormed America's embassy in Tehran, captured 52 American soldiers for 444 days, and treated them with dog-like inhumanity.
Let us not forget Iran's 1983 training, funding, and support of Hezbollah's bloody attacks on 241 peace-keeping American soldiers in Lebanon.
Let us not forget that Ahmadinejad today is sending into Iraq his own Ninjas to kill American soldiers.
Let us not forget that Ahmadinejad and Khatami have hidden their nuclear production facilities from the world after lying to the world community about not having a nuclear program.
Let us not forget that Ahmadinejad salivates at the notion of bringing the 12th Imam to earth to fight nuclear holy war on the west, so he says.
Let us not forget that President Ahmadinejad in his own words plans to “humble the west…and make the west bow down...while wiping Israel off of the map.”
President Bush, either we are in a war for our civilization, or we are not. If we are in a war with terrorists that want to eliminate democracy and destroy America's way of life, then let’s lop off the head of the snake that wants to waylay us. When snakes slither your way to the UN, the National Cathedral, or to Harvard University, it is time to cut their heads off.
No one would allow a snake into his house. Neither should President Bush allow these men onto our soil. But if, Mr. President, you grant Khatami and Ahmadinejad the right to land on American soil with visas and free speech permits and you do not capture them, then bring our soldiers home from your fraudulent war.
Please don’t blather to the American people that "America’s future liberty is at stake with these state sponsoring terrorists", if you are unwilling to cut off the head of the snakes that come your way. Our soldiers and citizens deserve to see President Ahmadinejad and former President Khatami detained, arrested, and brought to justice in this "war on terror".
Had Toby Keith, the country song writer, been appointed national security advisor to President Bush, there is no doubt what he would do. His famous 9/11 song would have Ahmadinejad and Khatami running for the hills of Tora Bora instead of the pillows of five star hotels on American soil. His song concludes with the following:
"This big dog will fight when you rattle his cage
And you'll be sorry you messed with the U.S. of A.
Cause we'll put a boot in your !@S
Its the American Way
Courtesy of the Red, White, and Blue!"