Rep. Frank Wolf (R-VA) took to the House floor yesterday to condemn the silence in Washington – in both the White House and Congress — regarding the massacres of Christians in Iraq (especially) and the rest of the Middle East.
Why is Washington silent, he asks?
Christian leaders in Iraq have put the blame for these atrocities squarely on George W. Bush and his invasion and occupation of Iraq in 2003.
Half a million Christians have fled Mosul. Any who remain will be slaughtered.
Patriarch Louis Raphael I Sako, head of Iraq’s Catholic Church, says that the invasion did what Moslems couldn’t do in 1500 years: destroy Christianity in Iraq.
Thus, Republicans are afraid. If they acknowledge the genocide, they fear that people will remember that it was their war that led to it. So they are silent.
Democrats are too busy attacking Christianity in the U.S.
So both parties, corrupt to the core, are silent on this holocaust.
Bush cowers, silent and sullen, behind his compound walls. When questioned about his own involvement, Cheney snarls like a trapped animal. “Blame Obama!” he sneers.
National Review’s paymasters insist that any comments mentioning the Christian holocaust be immediately deleted (just try it, here.). Apparently, there’s no money in defending Christians. And this comes from the once-respected journal that valiantly defended the rights of Christians put behind the Iron Curtain by FDR.
Pope John Paul II warned Bush before the invasion that it would cause chaos in the Middle East. Bush blew him off, and a cadre of fawning Catholics cheered — some of them my friends (Michael Novak, George Weigel, Deal Hudson, among others). William McGurn, a former Bush speechwriter who then went to work for Rupert Murdoch, actually tried to sell the story that Pope Benedict recognized that Pope John Paul’s opposition was a mistake (McGurn now edits Murdoch’s New York Post).
As this writer has repeatedly, and sadly, observed on these pages for the last decade and more, the neocons never admit their mistakes, and they never, **ever** apologize.