August 6, 2005

Accordant to plan...

This little gem was buried in an article on another terrorist attack in Iraq:

...Iraq's defense minister criticized Syria on Tuesday for ignoring Iraqi demands "to stop the infiltration of terrorists."

The official, Saadoun al-Dulaimi, singled out Iraq's western neighbor as among states that are slack on stopping the flow of militants into his country.

"When the lava of the exploding volcano of Iraq overflows, it will first hit Damascus," al-Dulaimi warned during a news conference to discuss an upcoming nationwide security plan...

I think the Syrian Ba'athists are toast. As they should be. There's nothing their Leftist allies can do now to save them.

What's interesting to me here is the way a good plan keeps working even when various things don't go as expected. If you are riding the History Train, you have a lot of momentum.

The Iraq Campaign is exactly such a plan. If the terrorists hadn't decided to make Iraq a battleground, then our plans to peacefully transform the region would have gone much more smoothly. Since they did, they are creating in Iraq a bitter and determined ally for us in the War on Terror.

Likewise, if Democracy flourishes in Iraq, then they can help teach democracy to Syria and Arabia and other despotisms-soon-to-fall. If not, If not, they will probably be all the more brutal and effective when the volcano overflows...

Either way, America wins.

(Thanks to Bill Roggio, who has more)

Posted by John Weidner at August 6, 2005 12:14 PM
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