by Rod D. Martin
March 4, 2008
So says Hillary. To which we can only ask, why not win both?
No good reason judging by her comments, which were extremely hard core on Afghanistan (maybe there’s something about that completely landlocked mountainous country which devoured an entire Soviet army that makes it an easier win?). It’s just become Democratic dogma that Iraq is lost, and no Democrat — particularly one about to get smacked by Barack Obama — can afford to say otherwise, no matter what else is on the line.
But a lot is on the line. If you missed it, read my blog from two weeks ago on the degree of both our growing victory and what we’ve achieved. Abandoning Iraq would be one of the most childish, petulant, tragically needless defeats in human history. Brought to you as usual by the Defeatocratic Party.
We forget that, while any loss of life is tragic, we lost 13 times as many troops in Korea in just three years of combat as we’ve lost in Iraq in five.
And what been happening in Iraq, due to the surge and widespread Sunni revulsion over al Qaeda’s depradations, is more than encouraging. It is al Qaeda, far more than America, which is in a quagmire there. Unwittingly, our presence in Iraq drew al Qaeda fighters in from around the world like a Venus fly trap. Now they’re being consumed. Meanwhile, all Osama can do is yell at his fighters from the safety of his cave for not fighting bravely enough.