My latest column is now up at AND Magazine!
Here is an excerpt:
Does it ever feel like the entire world is falling apart around us? Like the bad news always outweighs the good?
Today, we are experiencing what happens to the world when America refuses to stand up for freedom. The political classes in Washington – in both parties – have put political power ahead of protecting the freedoms of the people, and the entire world is paying for it.
When talk arose of pulling U.S. troops out of Iraq and Afghanistan, predictions of doom and gloom were dire. Many warned against leaving a power vacuum in the region, as it would invite America’s enemies to move in and take power. Our enemies played opossum, and when we were told that “Al-Qaida is on the run,” too many of us believed it.
So we proceeded, refusing to take heed of these warnings, and after leaving a power vacuum in the region, we now watch daily as militant terrorists gain more and more ground in Iraq, and the United States, the “Land of the Free” refuses to defend the freedom our fighting men and women fought and died to secure for the people of Iraq, and for ourselves, as we benefit from every defeat of radicalism and tyranny in the Middle East.
It has made us some strange bedfellows, as the nation of Iran offers to come in on our side of the conflict…but, then, Iran has something to fear should ISIL terrorists take over the nation of Iraq, because ISIL’s radical Islamofacism is of a different sect than the radical Islamofascism of Iran. What a sad state of affairs it is when we are left to depend on the sectarian differences between radical theocratic fascists and terrorists to stop the spread of radical theocratic fascism and terrorism.
Continue reading here.