Skip to comments.Rush Limbaugh: Another Terror Strike Won't Help Democrats
Posted on 12/19/2003 7:47:39 PM PST by FairOpinion
On Friday, ABC News reported, "U.S. intelligence has received information about a credible and imminent threat to New York City." There were no details, nor was the terror alert raised. This story put me in mind of the theory that Al-Qaeda could ramp it up close to the 2004 election, hoping to show Bush as a failure and thus propel Howard Dean into the White House. No question that the terrorists would prefer Dean, but there's another side to this that they can scarcely conceive.
The full breadth and scope of American power has barely been tapped in this war. I'm going to tell you right now, if these people, al-Qaeda or whoever try another 9/11-scale attack, the world is going to be a very different place. We are prosecuting this war in the traditional, civilized American way right now. We're doing it with conventional weapons and with as much cooperation and consultation as we can internationally. If it happens again, you are going to be amazed.
This mighty nation is going to unleash its full strength. Howard Dean and the rest of the Democrats can run around and say whatever they want if that awful time comes. I don't care. If this country is attacked and thus forced to unleash the full scope if its weaponry, the people that said they would never do anything about it and who played politics with the issue by delaying a vote on the Homeland Security Department's creation and such, are not going to stand a prayer at the polls. The president who's trying to stop this, who's the only president in 12 years to seriously engage this threat of radical Islamofascists, will be reelected in a landslide.
Attack Will Be No-Win SItuation for Dean or Any Democrat
If these terrorists try something again, I don't care if it's October next year, you just wait and see what kind of response there will be. I don't think most Americans have any idea of the full scope of American power, as evidenced by their misconception that we "need" France and Germany when those people would literally take hours to put a single fighter in the air. (And even that would be obsolete.) We haven't even begun to project our strength. We are reining ourselves in and tempering what we do for a host of reasons.
I don't mean to be redundant, but I'll say it one more time: If a 9/11-scale atrocity happens again, Democrats may as well concede right then and there. They'll raise Cain about it and do whatever they can, but there will be nothing in the record that any Democrat can call on to say he would have acted differently to stop it. Most Democrats from Wesley Clark to John Kerry are ruing military force, folks. They want to subordinate America to the UN when everybody knows we can't depend on those weak-kneed thugs and appeasers.
Democrats will not be able to point to a track record of saying what they would have done better because they won't do anything. Howard Dean has said he thinks we can reach an understanding with these people and that we should just show them we don't mean them any harm. Some of you might think that Dean has opening with that. I don't think so at all.
I think that if the Democrats had a prayer with their policy of appeasement, that they'd already be leading in the polls and Bush wouldn't stand a chance. They've been out there talking about this for 2 1/2 years, ever since 9/11. It didn't take them long to break with Bush. They went out there and gave lip service to the war on terror, but if you listen to what they say when they're running for high office, they do it exactly different: "Bush doesn't know what he's doing! Bush is incompetent!"
Now, you might think, "Okay, so terrorists launch again and it proves what the Democrats are saying." Again: the American people are not going to want to sit around and do nothing if it happens a second time, and they aren't going to want to sit around and let the United Nations handle it or to okay our self-defense. The president, who's been dealing with it and who has a track record of success to show for it, is going to be standing very tall if something like this happens again - not Howard Dean. I guarantee you not Howard Dean. You can engage in wishful thinking or doom-and-gloom thinking all you want out there, but it just won't be the case.
If, God forbid, we will be attacked, people will want a president who has demonstrated that he is doing everything humanly possible to keep us safe, not some wimpy Democrat who hobnobs with Saddam, Assad and would wait if Kofi and Chirac will allow us to defend ourselves.
I've been saying that if there is another 9/11, on 9/12 Syria and Iran are going to be liberated and on 9/13 Saudi Arabia.
Momar Qhadafi evidently got the hint.
Those that don't take the hint are going to wind up in spider holes.
All the Al-Qaeda and Saudi terrorists who come across the Mexican border, the hundreds, if not thousands, of them aren't interested in a 9/11 attack. They want a weekly attack that will poison a water supply, release a deadly gas on a subway, burn a railroad tank car full of really deadly stuff, block some key roads, call in multiple bomb scares (only a few of which are real), or blow up a remote but key bridge/viaduct/power line.
Attacks of this type, conduct at regular, predictable intervals will cancel out our military might and make the neocommunists and their running dogs in the left wing media SCREAM, "we've brought this on ourselves and only a new direction can make it stop."
Until we seal the Mexican border and start a vigorous campaign of checking folks to ensure the belong here and returning those that don't, next year's attacks are CERTAIN!
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