Sunday, June 05, 2005

All enemies, foreign and domestic 

I'm convinced that the ACLU is a domestic enemy. I don't say this lightly... Before I became better informed about the group's true nature, I thought that its stated goal, "to conserve America's original civic values - the Constitution and the Bill of Rights" sounded like something everyone should support. I never joined, and it didn't take long to figure out that I had made a wise decision.

I realize the gravity of labeling a liberal opposition group as an enemy when a conservative administration is in office. But I don't know what else to call them when they do things like this:

NEW YORK -- A judge has ordered the government to release four videos from Abu Ghraib prison and dozens of photographs from the same collection as photos that touched off the Iraqi prisoner abuse scandal a year ago.

The federal judge issued the order late Wednesday requiring the Army to release the material to the American Civil Liberties Union to comply with the Freedom of Information Act.

The ACLU said the material would show that the abuse was "more than the actions of a few rogue soldiers."
In other words, the ACLU is interested in showing the whole world that the soldiers involved in the abuse weren't "few" or "rogue." They think they'll find evidence that it was widespread and condoned at high levels, and broadcast that "evidence" to the world. (And they'll find what they want to find, trust me. If you don't believe that you don't understand this group's nature.)

In light of the Newsweek debacle, this is recklessly irresponsible, to put it mildly. Muslims the world over will find another reason to be enraged. More people will be driven to hate and ultimately to kill. More people--including Americans--will die as a result of the ACLU's zeal to conserve America's "civic values." If that isn't the ultimate irony, I don't know what is.

And once the ACLU's work is done in this case, what will be the lasting effect? American citizens everywhere will be less secure. They will be less safe from being kidnapped or killed while walking the streets of foreign cities. They will be less safe at establishments known to cater to Americans. American diplomats will be at greater risk in our missions abroad. We'll quite possibly be less safe at home.

My question is: If someone knowingly puts your life at greater risk, and feeds your enemy propaganda that could lead to your death, is he not your enemy as well?
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