Webutante (pictured above) writes about attending a recent gathering sponsored by the Republican Jewish Coalition, with guest speaker Ari Fleischer – former White House Press Secretary and now involved with FreedomsWatch.org
… In my business, it’s all about making inroads … No doubt about it, getting the Jewish vote out of the Democratic party and into the Republicans is a slow steady inroad we’re making every year, every election. And we’ve only just begun.
… We’re finally understanding the real threat that Islamic extremism represents to the United States, Israel and the rest of the free world.
There’s no such thing as peace without 100% strength.
Fleischer recalled the United States’ first wars against Islamic fundamentalism, The Barbary Wars, in the early 1800’s when then President Thomas Jefferson refused to continue paying bribes to Muslim pirates in the Mediterranean.
Both the George Washington and John Adams Administrations had made bribery payments from the U.S. Treasury in hopes that our ships would not be attacked, robbed and destroyed off the coast of Tripoli. But to no avail.
Jefferson said no more to Islamic bribery after repeated attacks on our ships and declared war, sent in the Marines and won that war, just like President Bush after 9-11.
Strength is the only thing the terrorists will ever understand.
One of the most profound moments I remember in the White House was when President Bush asked Eli Wiesel if he thought America should remove Saddam Hussein from Iraq.
Mr. Vizel was adamant that the West could have averted World War II and saved millions of lives, if only it had taken Hitler seriously early on, rather than trying to appease him.
I strongly believe our country and the world is a great deal better off because Saddam and his sons are now gone. We didn’t find WMDs as we had expected, but that in no way diminishes the importance of what we’ve done and will continue to do in Iraq. The world is a safer place because America and Israel have acted.
… George Bush is without a doubt the best friend Israel and the Jews have ever had.
May Israel Prevail!