Doug Giles

During his reign of terror if you spoke out against Saddam, you could count on being sodomized, having your tongue cut off or watching your teenaged daughter gang raped by Udai and Qusai ? or perhaps a combination of the above. Now, that?s not a problem, with Saddam festering in jail and his boys roasting in hell.

It was refreshing to get Allawi?s take on the insurgencies in Iraq.  He views the terrorists? flurry of activity not as a sign of strength, but of desperation.  They are upping their attacks in a few provinces to derail the coming elections in the US and later in Iraq ? kind of like John Kerry trying anything and everything as he tries to salvage his shipwrecked campaign. 

That is why we should solidly step up our military attacks -- not back down an inch -- and stomp the bathetic Ba?athist bong resin and the imported Iranian  irregulars into snail slime, so freedom can truly ring in the long-oppressed, messed-up Middle East.  We must show the rag headed rabble we won?t be intimidated and that we are willing to pay the cost and go the distance, because freedom for Iraq shows long suffering citizens in other terror-tantalizing lands they can break out of the devastating, dictatorial, declining state of their societies.

We need to demonstrate to the terrorists ? and to the backsliders in France and Germany -- that we believe in fighting and dying for a noble cause like liberty.  Watching a grateful Allawi cheered on by the entire membership of our Congress warmed my belly and made me proud to be an American.

Not so for the DNC?s presidential wannabe.  With tight-pursed lips, mock civility and a clenched jaw, Kerry relieved himself like a drunken alley cat on everything Allawi said.  At Carville?s command, Kerry would have us believe the Iraqi patriot is a Bush administration puppet, going so far as to imply that Allawi was lying, deceiving the world about the true state of Iraq.  For Kerry to accuse Allawi of lying is similar to Michael Jackson calling William Buckley freaky.

My ClashPoint is this: call me na? but I believe Allawi?s report that Iraq is better off, and I believe the world is better off with the offing of Saddam and company. Even though this war has taken somewhat longer than most microwave Americans and Europeans would like, Allawi reports the overwhelming majority of Iraqis are very grateful for the Coalition?s military intervention and liberation. 

This is not taking too long, morons?.  It?s a war, Spanky, and wars are not a fluff and fold situation.  Establishing democracy despite extremist Muslim lunacy is not accomplished in a week and, yes, we?ll have to pay retail to see it established.

But some things are worth paying full price for ? establishing a free and just society in a nation surrounded by fellows of a bizarre and baser sort is not something we can buy at Costco.  If we can set a beacon for democracy beaming in Baghdad, it will have a huge and positive impact on every country in the region, and materially diminish the attraction of terrorism to currently hopeless millions.

Sometimes we have to show love by laying our lives down for our friends.  In doing so, we can be sure that we will be rewarded many, many times over.

Doug Giles

Doug Giles is the Big Dawg at and the Co-Owner of The Safari Cigar Company. Follow him onFacebook and Twitter. And check out his new book, Rise, Kill and Eat: A Theology of Hunting from Genesis to Revelation.