Nov 16, 201504:27 PMBlaska's Bring It!
with David Blaska
All we are saying is give war a chance
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Why Paris? Because Paris is the City of Light.
Beekeepers (apiculture) at the Luxembourg Gardens.
Your correspondent has spent many days on separate visits plying the cafes of St. Germain des-Prés; glorying in the impressionism at the Musée de Orsay; watching the old men playing boule in the Jardin du Luxembourg; pawing the book stalls of the Latin Quarter; glimpsing heaven through the stained glass of Sainte-Chapelle; reveling in the night views of the Eiffel Tower from Montmartre; and, yes, ogling naughty cancan dancers at the Moulin Rouge.
Because Paris is the living rebuke of darkness.
President Obama should go to Congress and ask for a formal Declaration of War against ISIS, al Qaeda, the Taliban, and — hell — let’s just say it: RADICAL ISLAM.
Echo FDR. Say that “a state of war has existed …” between Western democracy and medieval totalitarianism, between human rights and Sharia, between light and darkness.
Hezbollah and Hamas, choose sides — you’re either with us or against us. If we are only the U.S., France, Israel, and the U.K. for starters, so be it. Saudi Arabia and the Emirates, we’re using you as ground and air bases. We expect your cooperation — militarily and morally.
Mind-binder: the increasing likelihood that Russia, once again, will be an ally.
This is a world war, a shooting war, encompassing every continent with the possible exception — so far — of South America.
It means closing borders, it means communication intercepts, it means gathering meta data, and it means detention. Stop and frisk. Renew the lease on Gitmo. The Patriot Act is a start. The rules of war. Yes, there will be collateral damage. Some freedoms do suffer in wartime.
Lacking a Pope, Sunni Islam needs a moral leader to set an ancient religion back on track; the Saudis, caretakers of the two holiest sites, are the best candidates to lead the war of ideas.
Do the lights go out in Paris? A little, yes. There remain among the living those with memories of when the lights of Paris were almost extinguished because evil was not confronted soon enough.
Mr. Speaker Ryan (hope you saw this very human husband and father on CBS’s 60 Minutes last night), call the roll.