Feeding the Islamist alligator

By Dave Petteys (dpetteys@comcast.net) The New York Times' definition of "Honest Broker" is to hold a gun to Israel's head and force them to negotiate with Hezbollah as to which Israeli arm or leg they get to cut off next.

I recall clearly prior to the Israeli withdrawal from Gaza, the Islamic apologists assured the world that the move would "benefit" Israel, and would give them a chance for real peace. The reality, of course, was that Hamas and Al Qaeda gloated "the Jew has been driven from Gaza with his tail between his legs" and moved their rocket positions that much closer.

To use the Churchillian metaphor, our liberal elite prefers to feed America's friends bite by bite to the Islamic alligator, hoping it will eat us last.

As for the new taunt to our Secretary of State, "Hey Rice, whaddya say?" -- this mindless chant by Leftist mobs is reminiscent of the 1967 “Hey Hey, LBJ, how many kids did you kill today?” And as the NVA placed SAM sites on hospitals in Hanoi, so does Hezbollah launch rockets from school yards.

But looking past these stage-managed “tragedies” for the benefit of Western media, does Hezbollah really care about its children? Who is it that recruits adolescents to “flee this life in the service of Allah” to an X-rated paradise?

In this growing death struggle with Islam, Western Civilization needs to cease and desist being manipulated by this cynical strategy. As Golda Mier once said in effect “We may forgive them for killing our children, but we can never forgive them for forcing us to kill theirs.”