Carol Platt Liebau: Owning Defeat

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Owning Defeat

In this must-read op/ed, the Wall Street Journal points out just how wrong -- and craven -- the Democrat policy of retreat 'n defeat really is:

Mr. Reid's strategy of withdrawal will only serve to enlarge the security vacuum in which Shiite militias and Sunni insurgents have thrived. That's also true of what an American withdrawal will mean for the broader Middle East. Mr. Reid says that by withdrawing from Iraq we will be better able to take on al Qaeda and a nuclear Iran. But the reality (to use Mr. Reid's new favorite word) is that we are fighting al Qaeda in Iraq, and if we lose there we will only make it harder to prevail in Afghanistan and elsewhere. Countries do not usually win wars by losing their biggest battles.


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