Tuesday, February 13, 2007


Here's Dinesh D'Souza, the noted conservative scholar, in a recent speech:

Ultimately it's up to people in this room, people like us, to make the difference.

I want to end with that slogan from the '60s, "If not now, when? If not us, who?"

The man who said "If not now, when?" was, of course, Rabbi Hillel, who died in 10 A.D.


By the way, unless I'm misreading the speech, D'Souza actually believes Sunni insurgents could take over Iraq -- all of it -- if American troops leave. ("... it's a pretty safe bet what would happen if the American protective hand is withdrawn.... The Iraqi insurgents are determined that a second major state fall into their hands, ideally to establish a Sunni model for the vast majority of Muslims in the world. And they've already said that if they get Iraq, their next targets will be Egypt and Saudi Arabia.") I guess they're going to do it with weapons from ... er, Iranian Shiites. And I guess letting Sunni neighborhoods be subject to ethnic cleansing by the Mahdi Army was just a ruse by the Sunnis to conceal their dominance of the country.

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