The primary issue in this election is who is better equipped to fight back against the global jihad. The key word here is better. It makes little sense to eschew voting on the grounds that one candidate may be better than the other, but still not perfect.
Every other issue — the Supreme Court, taxes, Social Security reform — depends upon our national survival. Prescription drug costs will matter very little if the Sears Tower is a smoking hole in the ground or if a large portion of Los Angeles is replaced with a radioactive crater.
Why did it take vast amounts of public pressure to force ABC News to air the tape of ‘Azzam the American’? Today Thomas Sowell has an excellent piece on the disgraceful performance of the media in this election. “The issue is whether their main function — supplying information to the public — is corrupted by double standards in how they report or withhold news that could help or hurt their favorite causes and candidates.” It is clear that ABC News has a quite definite opinion on which candidate is superior on the issue of national security. Whether you agree or disagree with their backhanded assessment, you should be aware of what the stakes are in their coverup. The less Americans know about what we are up against, the less they will be able to make an informed choice on Tuesday.
It is also clear that the useful idiots in the media have learned nothing from the kidnapping and murder of Daniel Pearl. Perhaps they believe they will be safe if they carry their dhimmi clippings in their wallet. No doubt they are in denial about the realities of the jihad ideology; many clearly believe that we can go back to September 10, 2001 if we just get rid of that awful George W. Bush. But whatever you think of Bush, there is no way to sustain the argument that the global jihad began with him.
The media has been quick to attack any use of 9/11 in the Bush campaign despite the fact that it is clearly the most important issue facing us today. They are quick to warn him not to “wave the bloody shirt.” (No report yet on what they think of Curt Schilling appearing with Bush today in New Hampshire to wave the bloody sock.) But whichever candidate you vote for, remember: basing your vote on prescription drug costs or taxes or anything but the reality of global jihad is tantamount to voting for September 10. It would be to pretend that a world that has vanished forever is still with us, or can be easily recovered.
UPDATE: Todd from Manchester tells me that Schilling had to cancel his planned appearance.