I am getting sick and tired of the glorification of the "peace" movement, "human" shields, et al. Time for some intellectual ammunition against the peace nicks! For a great analysis of the anti-war crowd, read Peter Schwartz' editorial, They Hate Us, Too. [Via Mark Wickens.] Here is a quote:
"The "anti-war" rallies are generated not by any love for Iraq, but by a hatred for America�or, more fundamentally, for the principle America represents. The protestors oppose the individualism that lies at America's foundation."
From Ira Straus' article, Atlantic Man: Strange silence over Saddam:
"If we simply change one assumption, all these strange things begin to make perfect sense. Let us stop assuming that the "peace" movement is about peace. Let us try out instead the hypothesis that the "peace" movement is really about enmity toward the United States and the West. Suddenly everything falls into place."
Rachel Corrie is described as a martyr in a Swedish tabloid: "She died for peace." For a more accurate story, read Steven Zak's piece, From Human Shields to Enemy Combatants. [Via Little Green Footballs.]
To end the post in a positive way, read Arnaud de Borchgrave's article, Lucky Break for Jordan. Here is an excerpt:
"Kenneth Joseph, a young American pastor with the Assyrian Church of the East, told UPI the trip "had shocked me back to reality." Some of the Iraqis he interviewed on camera "told me they would commit suicide if American bombing didn't start.""
Related: my post, WAR NOW!
UPDATE 03/26/03: Read Robert Garmong's editorial, Smashing Windows for Peace. The So-Called Peace Protesters Substitute Force for an Argument.