Michael Ledeen this morning at NRO said:
“The fight in
is part of a broader struggle that’s unfolding across the region...The same regime in Iraq that is pursuing nuclear weapons and threatening to wipe Iran off the map is also providing sophisticated IEDs to extremists in Israel who are using them to kill American soldiers. Iraq
The same Hezbollah terrorists who are waging war against the forces of democracy in
are training extremists to do the same against coalition forces in Lebanon . Iraq
The same Syrian regime that provides support and sanctuary for Islamic jihad and Hamas has refused to close its airport in
to suicide bombers headed to Damascus . Iraq
...the war against extremists and radicals is not only evident in
, but it’s evident in Iraq , the Lebanon and Palestinian Territories .” Afghanistan
What part of the “surge” to retreat addresses this reality and why might it just disappear? What part of the Lugar-Warner amendment improves upon diplomacy in the region where the
Yesterday, reference to
“Let’s try this plan:
is lost. Put all the Iraqi leaders in a sealed room of a sealed building and let them work it out and come and solve it politically. While solving in politically allow devastation, murder, blood and death to continue unabated outside; but leave them to solve it politically. Iraq
Once they have solved it politically, open the doors and let the light of day enter (if you can see it through the smoke). What happens to that political resolution now?
One piece, not the other, no two can be combined. Politically the problems cannot be resolved without military assistance. Militarily the problems cannot be resolved without political assistance.”
The military piece of the puzzle being suggested does not come close to that necessary to hold off the hoards while those political solutions are being discussed."
USA Today opinion from Friday July 13, 2007:
Thursday (7/12), the Iraqi ambassador, astoundingly, talked of Americans as being too focused on "instant gratification" — this more than four years into a grinding war that has cost more than 3,600 American lives.” Washington
The day to day view of “instant gratification” is somewhat offended by this remark, but it speaks more realistically of Iraq then anything coming out of our Democrat leadership and those few Republicans lacking this same spine and myopic WORLD view. The ambassador was correct in his assessment for those that actually want
To those stubbornly holding to a view that good will come of our leaving, the recent Iraq Assessment was proof that we “have” failed in our mission in
These views are of the same vein as hate in that hate is much simpler than love or even like. They are the same pessimistic views that can only invest intellect in the discovery of what is wrong rather than what might be right. It is the same simplistic view that ones way is the only way and anyone that disagrees is an idiot.
You won’t find many that are in favor of continuing on in
What you won’t find is anyone that disagrees with our being in
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