by Rod D. Martin
January 23, 2007
The President just said it best: “we did not drive the terrorists out of their safe-havens in Afghanistan just to let them take over and establish themselves in a new free Iraq.”
He also just got another essential point right. The troop surge MUST be about hunting down the terrorists and killing them. The defensive posture of so much of our force in Iraq has greatly prolonged our fight, and for no good reason I can see. My friends in the Pentagon unanimously agree that in the sectors where our guys hunt the bad guys down proactively, we clear them out and keep them gone. If this is what the troop surge is all about, we should support it with all our might.
If it isn’t, it will fail. And so will America.