4/27/2007

Joe Lieberman - One Choice in Iraq

Filed under: — menk @ 12:17 pm

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.”

Joe Lieberman - One Choice in Iraq - washingtonpost.com

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