Unhappily for the Post and other liberals, the differences between President Bush and neoconservatives are of degree rather than kind. They each share the same jaded perception of our enemies and have the same goals. Neoconservatives may be disenchanted with President Bush sometimes, but they will always support him against our enemies and never undermine our cause in this global war.
The same cannot be said of the antiwar left, which refuses to appreciate the depraved nature of our enemy and reserves its ire for President Bush. The strike against Israel should be a wakeup call for those oblivious to the terrorist mindset.
The left is always quick to excuse naked acts of terrorist aggression against Israel as morally equivalent to Israel's actions in defending itself. The terrorists and their sponsoring states greatly benefit from this moral and intellectual recklessness. For no matter how many times terrorists have proven that acts of appeasement -- such as ceding land for peace -- simply whet their appetite for further aggression in their quest to wipe Israel off the face of the map, the left continues to apologize for the aggressors.
The terrorists' primary motivation is their unmitigated anti-Semitism, a malignant force that has terrorized Jews for thousands of years. Earlier this week, I visited the Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C. and saw disturbing evidence of it.
Among the displays was a haunting reminder from General Dwight D. Eisenhower on April 15, 1945, as he recorded the horrors he witnessed at the Nazi concentration camps. Eisenhower wrote, "The things I saw beggar description … The visual evidence and the verbal testimony of starvation, cruelty and bestiality were … overpowering … I made the visit deliberately in order to be in a position to give firsthand evidence of these things if ever, in the future, there develops a tendency to charge these allegations merely to 'propaganda.'"
One of the principal ringleaders against Israel today, Iran's president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, is denying the Holocaust just as Eisenhower predicted, as he prepares to launch another one, and in the meantime feeds his fellow terrorists currently attacking Israel. Let us heed Eisenhower's sober warning and resist the tendency to charge these allegations merely to "propaganda."