Carol Platt Liebau: Three Years Later

Sunday, March 19, 2006

Three Years Later

On the third anniversary of the beginning of the Iraq War, we remember with pride, gratitude every soldier who has made America safer and liberated Iraq.

The Boston Herald sets out the progress made in a country that was once under the hob-nailed boot of Saddam Hussein:

*Some 130 Iraqi battalions are now in the fight, 60 in the lead.

*Iraqi units have primary responsibility for more than 30,000 square miles of Iraq.

*Iraqis are conducting more independent operations throughout the country than coalition forces.

*Iraqi forces negotiated with and dispersed angry mobs after the attack on the Golden Mosque of Samarra.

There are difficulties and challenges still to be confronted and overcome. The Bush Administration has indisputably, in retrospect, made mistakes in the execution of a victory strategy. And every American life lost has been one too many.

But as the American people weigh the war, its costs and benefits, it's worth remembering that there is now only one choice before us: Whether we will stay the course and finish the job, or embolden the Islamofascist terrorists by heeding the voices of defeat and retreat here at home.

Donald Rumsfeld explains it all for you.


Blogger Marshall Art said...

Unfortunately, no matter who is saying what is really going on, what the state of our progress is, there will be those who CHOOSE to disbelieve and instead parrot the defeatest line, that we are losing. I feel sorry for these people and their irrational hatred for Bush, which drives their every thought. I feel even more sorry for the rest of us, who must endure their Bush hating, which is detrimental to national security.

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Blogger dodger said...

Somebody killed those people in the towers, somebody killed our soldiers in Iraq. Defeatists like Durbin take the view, "Ho Hum." Fortunately, the vast majority of Americans don't take it kindly when someone bloodies our noses. Its an American trait!!! Durbin and his ilk are seemingly from some other culture. I'm planning to take a course in gun safety, including how to manage confrontations. The instructor says the first rule is to send a signal that cannot be misunderstood as meaningless or subject to negotiation. Who could argue with a rule like that? I know, I know, yadayada. Durbin is a yada.

9:02 AM  

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