Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Victory can take time

Mike Saphier is back in town and harping on the same liberal Democratic theme, to wit:

Bush lied about weapons of mass destruction back then, so anything he says now is obviously self-serving and, most probably, another lie.

Once again, in the five or so years leading up to the Iraq war in 2003, every prominent Democratic politician said that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction. He used them against his own people. The intelligence agencies of every major nation in the West agreed with the assumption that Hussein had these weapons and was willing to use them.

It is hypocritical of the Democratic leadership to call for the withdrawal from Iraq based on the arguments that we didn't find these weapons, which they all said were there.

If the Democrats' thinking about this war being too long is correct, then we would never have gained our freedom. The Revolutionary War was eight years long, but at least we would still be speaking English. We would, arguably, still have slaves because the Civil War was four years long, and Germany or Russia would control Europe because World War II was six years long. I thought the purpose of fighting a war was to attain a specific objective, not for a length of time no matter the outcome. Silly me.

The ironic rub is that the Democratic Party and most of the mainstream media have spent the last several years vilifying President Bush and now say he has no credibility when we should heed his warnings. Who was crying wolf then?

Mike Burke

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