Saturday, April 28, 2007

Vote to lose

Omar Fadhil at Pajamas Media about the attempt by Congress to set a deadline of October for withdrawal.

I am an Iraqi. To me the possible consequences of this vote are terrifying. Just as we began to see signs of progress in my country the Democrats come and say, ‘Well, it’s not worth it.Time to leave’.

I said it before and I say it again; this war must be won. If it is not the world as you in the United States know it today (and as we here in Iraq dream for it to become) will exist only in books of history. The forces of extremism that we confront today are more determined, more resourceful, and more barbaric than the Nazi or the communists of the past. Add to that the weapons they can improvise or acquire through their unholy alliance with rogue regimes, combined with their fluid structure and mobility… well, they can be more deadly than any forces we have faced in the past. Much more.

The American Democrats make me weep with rage and frustration. Their self-righteous grandstanding is exactly the reaction the bombers have been wishing for. If they should get their way, there will be so much more, and we'll be so much less able to fight it.

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