Carol Platt Liebau: Realistic But Not Hopeless

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Realistic But Not Hopeless

General Barry McCaffrey, President Clinton's erstwhile drug czar, has a realistic but not hopeless assessment of the war in Iraq -- and urges support for the mission and for General Petraeus. He -- unlike so many in the cut 'n run coalition -- know what's at stake if we admit defeat.

He likewise notes:

[T]here is no question that Iran has provided the Shiites with leadership from the elite Quds Force of its Revolutionary Guard and with highly lethal EFP (explosively formed projectile) bombs, which are a major cause of U.S. casualties. The Syrians have provided sanctuary to Saddam Hussein Baathists. The Syrians also have ignored or aided the passage of 40 to 70 jihadists a month into Iraq. (Most of them are suicide bombers who are dead within two weeks.)

Yes, the Iranians, the people with whom Democrats seek "dialogue" and the Syrians, to whom Nancy Pelosi is, unforgivably, paying her respects this week. All that need be said is summed up in the New York Post, which notes: "[T]he sad reality is that Pelosi is sending Assad the same message she and her Democratic colleagues in Congress have sent the terrorist insurgency in Iraq: Just wait until President Bush leaves office and a Democratic administration will hand you what you want on a platter."

No wonder Al Qaeda in Iraq cheered the Democrats' victory.


Blogger Earth to Carol said...

I give him credit for saying he is a paid consultant and therefore another war-profiteer.

10:02 AM  
Blogger The Flomblog said...

I received a paycheck from the government while I was in the Air Force during Vietnam. I also received my education via the GI Bill. I now receive medical treatment from the VA.

According to ETC

"I Am a War Profiteer!"

While OSO is decidedly an opponent of the President's policies, he does so while offering alternative solutions. While I disagree with him, I respect him. However to you I must say: Enough.

We all know what you are against. What do you stand for?

8:51 AM  

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