Tuesday, May 22, 2007

No Time Lines For Defeat

The Dems finally acknowledged that they can't force a U.S. defeat to the terrorists in Iraq. They will no longer press for a time line for troop withdrawal in exchange for the funds the troops need. They do not have the votes to override a Bush veto and they don't have the guts to withhold funding from the troops. This is a victory for the U.S. and the Iraqi people as we will continue to the fight the central battle in the global war on terrorism. Bob Kerrey, former Democratic senator and member of the 9/11 Commission makes a strong argument today in Opinion Journal for continuing the fight:

"The key question for Congress is whether or not Iraq has become the primary battleground against the same radical Islamists who declared war on the U.S. in the 1990s and who have carried out a series of terrorist operations including 9/11. The answer is emphatically "yes." This does not mean that Saddam Hussein was responsible for 9/11; he was not. Nor does it mean that the war to overthrow him was justified--though I believe it was. It only means that a unilateral withdrawal from Iraq would hand Osama bin Laden a substantial psychological victory."

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