Democratic Senator Joe Lieberman (CN) understands the issues in Iraq. His Op-Ed piece in the Washington Post is a well presented case for why the Democrats and others calling for immediate troop withdrawl from Iraq are confused and are responding just as al_Qaeda hopes they will.
His argument is simple: “When politicians here declare that Iraq is “lost” in reaction to al-Qaeda’s terrorist attacks and demand timetables for withdrawal, they are doing exactly what al-Qaeda hopes they will do, although I know that is not their intent.”
“The challenge before us, then, is whether we respond to al-Qaeda’s barbarism by running away, as it hopes we do — abandoning the future of Iraq, the Middle East and ultimately our own security to the very people responsible for last week’s atrocities — or whether we stand and fight.
To me, there is only one choice that protects America’s security — and that is to stand, and fight, and win.”