On Sept. 20, 2001, President Bush said that people were either
with us or with the terrorists. The people in the State Department are with
the terrorists. Let's go after them.
The State Department, led by Colin "Captain Courageous" Powell,
is comprised of a bunch of career foreign-policy hacks concerned more with
justifying their own existence than with creating viable United States
foreign policy. State hasn't done anything useful. Ever. State Department
employees are career bureaucrats. To make themselves relevant, they make all
international disputes into cases of gray: No one is right, no one is wrong,
so let's go mediate. They dither about our enemies. They suggest
"multilateralism" and "consensus." They try to prevent attacks on countries
that are obviously developing the capabilities to destroy massive numbers of
Take, for instance, their stance on an impending attack against
Iraq. According to the Weekly Standard, Powell allowed his top aides to tell
The New York Times that he disagrees with the president and is "desperately
trying to restrain him." Richard Boucher, blustery spokesman for the
department, continues to push for "rebuilding a (United Nations) Security
Council consensus on Iraq," instead of actually confronting the issue.
Who does he think he's kidding? The United Nations is a Muslim
mouthpiece. There are 189 member states in the United Nations, and 56 of
those belong to the Organization of the Islamic Conference, which is
dedicated to "safeguard(ing) the interest and ensur(ing) the progress and
well-being of their peoples and those of other Muslims in the world over,"
according to their Web site. Almost one-third of all the countries in the
United Nations are Islamic, and really, how hard is it to get swing votes
from prostitute-states like France?
The State Department constantly preaches how great our "Saudi
allies" are. Of Saudi support in the War on Terror, Powell exclaimed: "Every
request we have put before the Saudis, they have responded to positively."
And Boucher stated: "We have established very good -- excellent cooperation
with Saudi Arabia in a whole host of areas involving the campaign against
terrorism." Would that "cooperation" include directly funding terrorist
activities, pulling money out of the U.S. economy and refusing U.S. troops
access to our own airbases, Mr. Boucher?
As usual, the State Department is also pushing for Israel to
make more concessions to the Palestinians. Now, it's the "Gaza-Bethlehem
First" plan, which would pull Israeli troops out of those areas and turn the
areas over to Palestinian "law enforcement."
Just a question: What ever happened to President Bush's call for
the "Palestinian people" to reject Yasser Arafat and make democratic reforms
before Israel makes any more concessions? That fell by the wayside as soon
as State got hold of that "one-sided" policy. Watch -- within two weeks,
another large homicide bombing attack will occur. And the State Department
will condemn it "in the strongest possible terms," as usual.
I remember right after the Sept. 11 attacks, when Colin Powell
and his crew were building our shoulder-to-shoulder "coalition against
terror," including such renowned terror-fighting states as Saudi Arabia and
Egypt. Powell was being interviewed on Fox News, and the interviewer asked
something to the effect of: "Why is it important that we form a coalition?"
Powell responded: "So that we can have statements like those condemning
terrorism we've gotten from Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and other countries."
Statements? We form a coalition supposedly to fight terror, and we're asking
terror-supporting states to make "statements"? Yasser Arafat condemns terror
all the time, and it doesn't make him any less of a terrorist.
But this vignette makes very clear the role of the U.S. State
Department: psychobabble. Colin Powell travels around the world to say to
leaders that perhaps, maybe, sometime, you might want to rein in terrorists.
If you don't, I'll piss and moan about it, but I won't come down strong
against you or do anything to hurt you. Just you think about that, mister!
Talk, talk and more talk. And all of it supporting
terror-states. The State Department is standing with terrorists, so let's do
to it what we do to other terror-supporting organizations: Eradicate it.
Tell Colin Powell to go apply for a job that requires babbling incoherently
as a skill. Give Boucher a position as official government hot-air balloon
The State Department is not America's ally, so let's stop
treating it like one.