Thursday, January 29, 2009

Danger Draws Closer

When hearing that the Iraqi government is banning Blackwater operators from their country many good folks here in the US will call the Iraqis ingrates and worse. It wouldn't be the first time that a country, having been liberated by force from a brutal regime, turned on their liberators. But it's a little more complicated than that. The Iraqi regime wouldn't do this if they hadn't been given a clear signal by the Obama/Biden/Hillary team that they should. Or, put another way, the new administration sees our protecting warriors, whether military or contractor, as a bigger threat than Hamas.

It isn't a coincidence that this happened after January 20, 2009. In the nine days since then the world has gotten quite a bit more dangerous as America is no longer forward-leaning. We are back to the repose of the pre- 9/11 years.