Friday, May 25, 2007
What now in Iraq?
Yesterday, the Democrats gave Sen. Clinton and Sen. Obama lots of cover on the Iraq War vote. (Congress passes $120 billion Iraq bill)
Clinton & Obama voted against the funding because they knew that the US Senate would approve it. This is not a profile in courage. This is a profile in shameless political calculation.
Yesterday, we heard an unbelievable speech about the war on terror:
"Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards objects to the term, saying it has been concocted to give rhetorical support to the Bush administration’s foreign adventurism." (By Any Other Name?)
Frankly, it was a lot of hot air from Edwards. Osama bin Laden declared war in '96 and again in '98. Al Qaeda attacked US interests before 9/11.
How serious is Edwards? He is not! Edwards is either drinking something bad or has decided that rushing to the far left is the only way that he can come out Iowa or New Hampshire as a credible candidate.
Where are we? Let's check out Professor VD Hanson:
"Democrats who claim we took our eye off al Qaeda when we went into Iraq won’t explain how getting out will allow us to put both our eyes back on them when they’re in a nuclear Pakistan. Democrats who assure us that the war is “lost” and the surge hopeless will not cut off funding for it, damn its architect Gen. Petraeus, or explain how in good conscious they can send more soldiers into harm’s way for a war they assure us we can’t possibly win." (Another Month in the War)
Where are we? We are headed into a critical summer. (Battling al Qaeda in Iraq) What's happening on the ground? See some good news! (Is al-Qaeda on the Run in Iraq?)
The enemy is going to throw everything at our troops (look out for chlorine gas !)
The enemy understands that their survival is on the line. Do we understand how close to victory we are? (You bet we can win )
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