A Tale of Two Ideologies

The New York Times today has a headline that encapsulates the debate the whole planet is having.

Iraqi Assembly Convenes Against Backdrop of Explosions

If you think about it, that iconically sums up the whole geopolitical debate in the post 9/11 era. One ideology supports freedom and democracy, the other ideology just seeks to blow people up and destroy things.

George Bush gets ridiculed as a simpleton for his black and white view of the world. But he saw this years ago. Europe especially, has been slow to understand the two opposing ideologies even as their citizens died.

Slowly, very slowly, a few on the left are starting to understand that Bush has been right all along. Other still don’t get it. Michelle Maklin has the story that some on the left (including at least one Democrat Congressman) are still protesting the liberation of Iraq.

As democracy puts down its first fragile roots in the middle east, you have to wonder which ideology these people subscribe to. If it is the former, they have a funny way of showing it.

And if they don’t realize there are 2 opposing ideologies, you have to wonder where they’ve been for the last 4 years.

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