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June 14, 2007

U.N. Says Yes To U.S Troops Staying in Iraq While Democrats Say Yes To Al-Qaeda (Updated)

While the Democratic leadership continues to support our enemy in Iraq, the Iraqis, and now the UN, support the U.S. - led multinational force remaining in Iraq and recognize that the role of our troops in Iraq is "vitally necessary."

The big question is why the Democrats refuse to face up to the danger to the entire region and by extension, our own shores, of our not completing the job in Iraq.

The answer, of course, is because they continue to put political agenda and power to the party over winning an important battle in the War on Terror. They simply refuse to treat it anything more than the "bumper sticker" that John Edwards calls what is in fact the most important war Western civilization has faced.

Radical Islam and the nation states that support it are obsessed with replacing all modern Islamic states with a worldwide caliphate while destroying the United States and converting all nonbelievers, forcibly if necessary, to Islam. But instead of working with the administration to successfully combat the threat, the Democrats act to jockey for power rather than join in the fight in order to win.

Regardless of what the Democrats and the handful of RINOs that support their agenda say about Iraq, as Mitt Romney has said - "Walking away now or dividing Iraq up into parts and walking away later would present grave risks to the United States and the world. Iran could seize the Shiite south, al Qaeda could dominate the Sunni west, and Kurdish nationalism could destabilize the border with Turkey. A regional conflict could ensue, perhaps even requiring the return of U.S. troops under far worse circumstances. There is no guarantee that the new strategy pursued by General Petraeus will ultimately succeed, but the stakes are too high and the potential fallout too great to deny our military leaders and troops on the ground the resources and the time needed to give it an opportunity to succeed.

To be fair, there are a indeed a handful of Republicans - the RINOs I just mentioned, that are either just as blind or just as selfish so as to either ignore the reality of the threat we face or put their political agenda ahead of their country's interests and survival. Voters have to do more than hope that this will change before the next 9/11 happens, or more likely - something worse.

Although I share with many Americans in believing that President Bush has not made exercised good judgment on the war in Iraq, and for that matter the entire War on Terror (he's been far too politically correct and too slow to make necessary adjustments to the enemy's evolving strategies), at least Peter Wehner, his deputy assistant and director of the White House's Office of Strategic Initiatives appears to have the right perspective:

It is the fate of the West, and in particular the United States, to have to deal with the combined threat of Shia and Sunni extremists. And for all the differences that exist between them -- and they are significant -- they share some common features.

Their brand of radicalism is theocratic, totalitarian, illiberal, expansionist, violent, and deeply anti-Semitic and anti-American. As President Bush has said, both Shia and Sunni militants want to impose their dark vision on the Middle East. And as we have seen with Shia-dominated Iran's support of the Sunni terrorist group Hamas, they can find common ground when they confront what they believe is a common enemy.

The war against global jihadism will be long, and we will experience success and setbacks along the way. The temptation of the West will be to grow impatient and, in the face of this long struggle, to grow weary. Some will demand a quick victory and, absent that, they will want to withdraw from the battle. But this is a war from which we cannot withdraw. As we saw on September 11th, there are no safe harbors in which to hide. Our enemies have declared war on us, and their hatreds cannot be sated. We will either defeat them, or they will come after us with the unsheathed sword.

All of us would prefer years of repose to years of conflict. But history will not allow it. And so it once again rests with this remarkable republic to do what we have done in the past: our duty.

The time has come that we all set aside our petty differences and do what our enemy has done; we must work to find common ground and confront our common enemy - radical Islam and the nation states that support it. It is time that we all stop acting like selfish children and do what our fathers and mothers have done before us. It is time we do our duty, for ourselves and future generations of Americans.

If we fail to do so, and do so now, very likely there will be no future generations of Americans. The War on Terror is not Bush's bumper sticker, it is the very real threat to all of civilization as we know it.

Sidebar - Meanwhile, back in the jungle of reality, this is how the Dems' actions are played in the Middle East: Top Democrats to Bush: Iraq surge a failure:

Top US congressional Democrats bluntly told President George W. Bush Wednesday that his Iraq troop "surge" policy was a failure, as the Pentagon submitted a report saying early results of the strategy were mixed.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi challenged the president over Iraq by sending him a letter ahead of a White House meeting later on Wednesday.

The escalation "has failed to produce the intended results," Reid and Pelosi wrote, saying that the larger US force "has had little impact in curbing the violence or fostering political reconciliation.

"It has not enhanced America's national security. The unsettling reality is that instances of violence against Iraqis remain high and attacks on US forces have increased.

"In fact, the last two months of the war were the deadliest to date for US troops."

And al-Qaeda is loving every minute of it! The Democrats and the handful of RINOs I keep mentioning (Chuck Hagel for one) are not even giving the surge a chance and are feeding the terrorists' agenda, giving them encouragement and the belief that they can force America to defeat itself and walk away instead of fight to win - simply by increasing the violence. They believe that you and I are nothing more than a paper tiger, cowards, afraid to stand up to terror and violence, and afraid to defend our way of life and that of our allies.

Cross posted from Hyscience

Posted by Richard at June 14, 2007 6:41 AM

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