Carol Platt Liebau: Laying Down the Law

Thursday, August 31, 2006

Laying Down the Law

That's what President Bush did in this speech today -- both to the Iranians (who, not surprisingly, blew off a UN-imposed deadline for ceasing the enrichment of uranium), and their (hopefully) unwitting allies in the cut and run coalition.

President Bush's speech was important, especially when it comes to discussing the reasons to continue fighting the war. Democrats and the cut-and-run brigades want to focus on the problems currently afflicting Iraq and raise questions about who the war began. What's important -- and what Republicans haven't been doing enough -- is to emphasize the pernicious and disastrous consequences of a premature withdrawal.

It's the best way to combat the Democrats' efforts to exploit current discontent for political power, at the price of victory in the war on terror.


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