Monday, December 27, 2004
Historian Victor Davis Hanson puts the Donald Rumsfeld controversy in some much needed perspective. The left's hatred of the Iraq war has allowed it to dish out criticisms of Rumsfeld which do not stand the scrutiny of historical analysis or even some sorely lacking common sense.
On a bit of a side-note, Hanson raises an issue which I think is worthy of some further analysis and debate. He argues that the terrorists attack us because they hate us. This is in contrast to those who believe the terrorists attack us because of what we do in their regions of the world.
Personally, I'm not sure exactly which one it is. However, I have never been fond of arguments which place almost impossible standards to be followed by the West. Even if our actions are somewhat to blame for the terrorists, is there any recourse which will ever make them happy or stop them from seeing us as an enemy? I doubt it.