Ten Years Later…

one of the principal fruits of American policy abroad is the rapidly approaching extermination of churches as old as Christianity in the lands to which we have labored to export DemocracyWhiskeySexy. Turns out that when you get rid of secularized tyrants in the Islamosphere you don’t get the Americanized paradise fools like William “Absolutely Wrong About Everything” Kristol promised. You get Islamic tyranny freely embraced by a population that wants to be harsher with themselves and more draconian to the Christians than the tyrant allowed.

Best part: the End to Evil Utopian neocons show, as is their custom, no remorse and no sense of guilt or shame at all. The Christians being exterminated and driven into exile were, you see, dhimmis who had it coming. They should be grateful to the neocons for their creative destruction. It’s all for the greater good.

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  • Imp the Vladaler

    I believed that comparatively westernized Iraq would reject Islamism when presented with the opportunity to choose its government. Obviously that hasn’t been the case to the extent that I had hoped. Consequently, I’ve been very skeptical of American (quasi-) intervention in Egypt, Libya, and Syria for the reason that there’s a good chance that the new boss will be worse than the old boss, and I don’t want to play any part in the causal chain that brings the new boss to power.

    Still, I’m uncomfortable with using “how are the Christians doing?” as a primary metric of the comparative merits of auto- and theocrats. At a certain point, a murderous, oppressive dictator needs to go, even if he’s protective of the Church. Otherwise you come close to saying that corruption, oppression, torture, and murder are the eggs you have to break to make the omelet of safe Christian communities.

    • B.E. Ward

      But there was no “this is really going to suck for Christians” from anyone in our government. So they were either clueless or didn’t care. The rhetoric wasn’t “a murderous, oppressive dictator needs to go and be replaced with what is effectively a vacuum”, it was “we’re going to liberate Iraq and bring freedom to them all!”