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Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Joe Lieberman says "Our Troops Must Stay!"

There are politicians who place their (relatively) insignificant careers above their national calling, and then there is Joe Lieberman - who spoke his conscience (at grave political risk) through the Wall Street Journal after having just returned from his fourth trip to Iraq.

Senator Lieberman, a Democrat from Connecticut and Al Gore's running-mate in the presidential election of 2000, wrote an op-ed piece for the WSJ in which he made a very strong case for how we are winning the War in Iraq; and why we must finish what we have started.

In his editorial, entitled "Our Troops Must Stay", the Senator used the subtitle "America can't abandon 27 million Iraqis to 10,000 terrorists." And he couldn't be more right, as we face our nation's greatest challenge since the Cold War against the Soviet Union.

"Here is an ironic finding I brought back from Iraq. While U.S. public opinion polls show serious declines in support for the war and increasing pessimism about how it will end, polls conducted by Iraqis for Iraqi universities show increasing optimism. Two-thirds say they are better off than they were under Saddam, and a resounding 82% are confident their lives in Iraq will be better a year from now than they are today. What a colossal mistake it would be for America's bipartisan political leadership to choose this moment in history to lose its will and, in the famous phrase, to seize defeat from the jaws of the coming victory."
I highly encourage all of my readers, from both sides, to read this excellent article from Mr. Lieberman, which he ends with this message from one of our Marine Commanders after having asked him how public dissent and innacurate media back home had affected his troops:

"I would guess that if the opposition and division at home go on a lot longer and get a lot deeper it might have some effect, but, Senator, my Marines are motivated by their devotion to each other and the cause, not by political debates."
We should be very thankful to hear that, indeed.

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