“Haven’t we learned our Lesson?”
by Terry Dashner…
I like reading columnist Cal Thomas. He makes a lot of sense, especially in regards to West trying to democratize Muslim world. He, as well as I, thinks this might be an idea short of reality (all right an idea that’s impossible).
Let me explain. What if Muslims don’t want Western Democracy but are devoted to spreading Islamic law world wide, as they have propagated since day they left Arabian Desert to conquer West in seventh century?
Before you delete this article, give me a chance to argue my point. I concede that I may be biased to current events because of my reading of history, but there’s no getting around facts of history, even if it’s revised to fit political correctness of day. History still teaches danger in not learning from history.
When 911 Commission was roasting Dr. Condoleeza Rice, an admired American Patriot, she reminded Commission and viewing audience of America’s short fall in not assessing very well intentions of others. She reminded us that we failed to properly assess German intentions until two years after sinking of Lusitania in 1915. Remember it was not until 1917, two full years after sinking and wholesale slaughter of thousands of Europeans by Germans that we entered War to end all Wars. We repeated this failure to properly assess intentions when Nazi regime violated terms of Treaty of Versailles, which ended WWI. Democratic countries continued to ignore Hitler, hoping he’d just go away, until 1939 when he invaded Poland.
I believe Dr. Rice was on to something. I believe she wanted us to know that predicting an event like 911 is impossible, but also I believe that there was a hidden message in her history lesson.
This hidden message was brought to light other day while reading archives of Cal Thomas. His article was dated November 11, 2003, but it read like today’s newspaper. In November of 2003, President Bush was addressing National Endowment for Democracy. In his speech, President Bush asked rhetorical question, “Are people of Middle East somehow beyond reach of liberty?” Cal Thomas, in regards to this statement wrote, “It depends on meaning of liberty.