August 1, 2004

Did The Minutemen Bomb Churches?

Car bombs in Baghdad exploded outside two churches, one Catholic and one Armenian, causing dozens of injuries and pointing towards a widening of targets in Iraq by Islamofascist terrorists:

Two car bombs exploded just minutes apart outside two nearby churches in central Baghdad during Sunday evening services, injuring at least 20 people, witnesses said. The attacks appeared to be the first targeting churches during the 15-month violent insurgency.

U.S. military officials said at least one and possible both of the blasts appeared to have been booby-trapped cars in the city's Karada neighborhood.

More news will be forthcoming; as I'm posting this, it's been announced that two people have died in the attacks. However, the deliberate targeting of churches announces a new low for the Islamofascists, and perhaps a true revelation of their aims. These are not freedom fighters -- these are people determined to wipe out all non-Muslims, or at least those who refuse to live as dhimmis at the mercy of Muslim masters.

One purveyor of the freedom-fighter myth received the adulation of the Democrats this past week, hailed as a hero by its delegates and feted by its leadership. Michael Moore even received an invitation to sit with ex-President Jimmy Carter. Here's what Moore has to say about the Iraqi "insurgents":

The Iraqis who have risen up against the occupation are not "insurgents" or "terrorists" or "The Enemy." They are the REVOLUTION, the Minutemen, and their numbers will grow -- and they will win. Get it, Mr. Bush?

I don't recall Americans bombing or torching churches in the Revolutionary War (nor, for that matter, the British, despite the desperately inaccurate movie The Patriot by Mel Gibson). I don't recall the Minutemen beheading civilian hostages in order to force the Hessians out of the colonies. I don't recall George Washington and John Hancock leading a theocratic movement that called for conversion or death to all infidels. I don't recall even the Nicaraguan contras doing anything remotely similar to this, and yet John Kerry fought against supporting their cause to liberate Nicaragua from communism.

Do the Democrats embrace this version of history as much as they've embraced the man who made this ludicrous comparison? John Kerry and Terry McAuliffe need to answer this question. If they lift Moore up as an example of what their campaign means for America, then they need to explain Moore's positions explicitly to the American people in order for us to understand how they approach the world.


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