On Sunday, the New York Times featured a political ad counseling defeatism in Iraq -- a counsel that has become commonplace in its pages. It was sponsored by an organization called "Church Folks for A Better America," and based in Princeton. The signatories included the same "church folks" -- among them William Sloane Coffin Jr., Robert Drinan, and Robert Edgar (National Council of Churches) who counseled defeat in Indo-China, aided the torturers of American POWS in North Vietnam, and fronted for the Soviet dictatorship's "nuclear freeze" campaign. (If successful, this campaign would have consolidated a Soviet missile advantage and prolonged the Cold War.) Robert Edgar was a leader of the campaign to force Elian Gonzalez into the clutches of Fidel Castro, a sadistic dictator who has made his nation an island prison.
The church folks ad is called "A Call to Recover America's Moral Character" and rehashes the many lies the Left is currently using to demoralize Americans' resistance to terror and thus to soften us up for the kill. "Supposedly we went to war to eliminate weapons of mass destruction," the ad declaims. "But there were no weapons of mass destruction."
In the current campaign to undermine the War on Terror, this is the really Big Lie. It is never backed up with statements from the president because there were no such statements. One can read in vain the State of the Union address given one month before our troops entered Iraq for example.
Read the entire article on the Front Page Magazine website.