My previous post on Afghanistan was rather depressing but in case you missed it earlier this week I saw one of the most hopeful signs from the Arab world that I’ve seen in year in the form of this article in the Arab news.

The common thing among all what I saw is that the destruction and the atrocities are not done by an outside enemy. The starvation, the killings and the destruction in these Arab countries are done by the same hands that are supposed to protect and build the unity of these countries and safeguard the people of these countries. So, the question now is that who is the real enemy of the Arab world?

These are incredible words and even more incredible words follow

The Arab world wasted hundreds of billions of dollars and lost tens of thousands of innocent lives fighting Israel, which they considered is their sworn enemy, an enemy whose existence they never recognized. The Arab world has many enemies and Israel should have been at the bottom of the list. The real enemies of the Arab world are corruption, lack of good education, lack of good health care, lack of freedom, lack of respect for the human lives and finally, the Arab world had many dictators who used the Arab-Israeli conflict to suppress their own people.
These dictators’ atrocities against their own people are far worse than all the full-scale Arab-Israeli wars.

This is something I’ve long waited to see come out of an Arab writer in an Arab paper, the ending is earth shaking:

The Arab Spring showed the world that the Palestinians are happier and in better situation than their Arab brothers who fought to liberate them from the Israelis. Now, it is time to stop the hatred and wars and start to create better living conditions for the future Arab generations.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, there is absolutely no reason why the Arab world shouldn’t exceed Israel by every possible measure because they have the single most valuable resource in the world in incredible quantities but totally undeveloped. Their PEOPLE!

But for that to happen thinkers and writers like Abdulateef Al-Mulhim need to be embraced.

If the Arab world spends a few decades concentrating solely on the advancement of their own population they will move forward at such a pace, in education, in science, in standard of living that generations unborn will wonder how the were ever kept back from their potential.

Gloria:  “Wow, that’s convoluted logic”

Archie:  “Yes, and that’s the kinda straight thinking I’m trying to put across here.”

All in the family 1972

I woke up late today and have been trying to think of how to properly encapsulate the reaction of the far left to Joe Biden’s performance last night.  In my travels this morning I found exactly what I wanted in a sign in front of a person’s house on Providence Street in Fitchburg

Ignoring for a moment the “How long have they had a chimp problem on Providence Street?” question, nothing better describes the MSNBC/P2 crowd today than this image.

The entire “demoralized as hell” meme is all about how our friends on the left have been selling the American people an alternative version of reality not in sync with actual events and yesterday’s debate provided the best example of this.

Democrats running for office have been running away from Barack Obama for a year.  After the president’s debate performance the American People started joining them.  To the left who had embraced the Sam Tanenhaus “death of conservatism” meme, who discounted the midterm election and who considered the victory of people like Ted Cruz and Mia Love in GOP primaries as a bug rather than a feature of the conservative movement,  panic and depression set in.  They needed something, ANYTHING to convince them all is not lost.

Then came Joe Biden and yesterday’s debate.

Biden was rude, Biden made weird faces, Biden totally misrepresented Libya, but he also was combative, challenged Paul Ryan as needed, hit key Democrat talking points and had a perfectly adequate debate, (in my opinion losing on points) not particularly memorable but not one that was going to cost the left any votes it already had.

But to the MSM, to MSNBC, to Chris Matthews, Ed Schultz and to every leftist who were preparing to move to Massachusetts after election day in the hope that Question #2 will pass and they can end it all Joe Biden was a savior.

HE stopped the bleeding.  He fought back.  He showed the Democrat party was better than the GOP.  He was a man schooling a boy.  He re-energized the base!

Never mind that the election is 27 days away and they’re losing.

Never mind the need to expand the base.

Never mind that Paul Ryan at that same table succeeded at the only job he had in this debate, demonstrating that he was perfectly capable of stepping into the #1 spot if something, God forbid should happen to Mitt Romney in the next four years.

No, says the left, we aren’t hearing any of this, we don’t see it!  All we saw was a mighty warrior who vanquished the evil youth who is going to kill our seniors and sell our poor for sausages.  You can say all you want that this debate didn’t move voters away from Mitt but we’re not listening to you!

The activist MSNBC  left can put its fingers in its ears all it wants, it can pretend this debate is a game changer rather than, at best, a draw, but the few democrats involved in the campaign still living in realville understand that all Joe Biden performance accomplished was bandaging an open wound. It might stop the bleeding but it’s not going to get the patient in any condition to win a race.

And 27 days is not a lot of time left for them so that means one thing for us on the right:

“Ride right through them, they’re demoralized as hell”!

If our friends on the left believed in novenas I’d suggest three of them to St. Jude, but he might start asking uncomfortable questions about the unborn…

Update: Speaking of delusional chimps….

Remember a professional press outfit actually paid this guy for years.