My name is Fred and I am a gay conservative living in Ottawa. This blog supports limited government, the right of the State of Israel to live in peace and security, and tries to expose the threat to us all from cultural relativism, post-modernism, and radical Islam. I am also the founder of the Free Thinking Film Society in Ottawa (

Thursday, February 08, 2007

Some sense from Australia...

I wish our government would also talk like this...
Anti-American feeling in Europe is playing into the hands of al-Qa'eda and unwittingly encouraging terrorism, Australia's foreign minister said yesterday.

In an interview with The Daily Telegraph, Alexander Downer urged European politicians to weigh up the consequences of their words before they "leap out there and attack America".

Mr Downer gave warning that criticism of America's conduct in Iraq could inadvertently provide an incentive for terrorist attacks.

"People in the West, and not only in Europe, blame America for a suicide bomber in a market in Baghdad," he said.

"That only encourages more horrific behaviour. Every time there is an atrocity committed, it is implicitly America's fault, so why not commit some more atrocities and put even more pressure on America?"

Mr Downer added: "The al-Qa'eda leadership has said on many occasions that more than 50 per cent of the battle is a battle in the media. The more you can get media denigration of America, the more that the war against terrorism is seen to be an indictment of America, the better for those who started this war." Speaking during a visit to London yesterday, Mr Downer, who has served as Australia's foreign minister for almost 11 years, said that European critics of Washington were not aiming to help terrorists, but this could be the consequence of their words.

"It's very rude to say these people want to help al-Qa'eda. They don't. But America's enemies take comfort from continual attacks on America by America's friends," he said. "Before you leap out there and vigorously attack America, think about the consequences of what you're saying."


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe he should have included the American dems in this group, the more than anyone is making America look bad. I am surprised any American would want to serve in their military with this lot in charge.

3:20 AM  
Blogger Jose said...

The real problem is democracy. It gives people the idea that they can second geuss the actions of all elected leaders. Any patriot knows that such criticism should be suspended when conservatives are in power.

7:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The American Right is reaping what it has sown and is bringing the entire nation down with it. Don't like that? Too bad, so sad...Karma's a bitch, as they say. If American liberals hadn't been such solipsistic milquetoats, they could have stopped all of this a long time ago.

8:48 AM  
Blogger KDubb3 said...


Good work with that sarcasm. There is a big difference between a politician not agreeing with the leader and a politician that campaigns against his own country. People like John Kerry that go to international events to rip his own country apart are the ones undermining freedom.

1:50 AM  

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