Monday, December 11, 2006

Hannity Speaks with the Troops

If you didn't catch Hannity and Colmes tonight, you should definatly take a look at this Hannity and Colmes Segment.In an inpromptu conversation with a group of the troops, us viewers are allowed to hear directly from the troops about what actually happening over there in Iraq. Here are some of the points the soldiers touched on:

-The wishy washy intellecuals claiming that they support the troops,but in reality they do not, are just undermining the efforts of the troops.
-The only place we are losing this war is here in the U.S.
-The people serving are NOT dupped into joining the military.
-This war is not about getting out as fast as possible, it's about finishing the job.
-We ARE making progress despite what the liberals want you to think.
-The Iraqi trainees are already helping out and starting to be self-sufficient.
-The Sunnis and Shia are working together to create security.
-We shouldn't look for instant gratification in this venture, we won't know that we've won for many more years.
-If we keep to it, we WILL win.

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Saturday, December 09, 2006

The Iraq Study Group

I know it has been said before, but I would like to reiterate it; the Iraq Study Group was plan to get out of Iraq rather than win. If the goal is to get out as soon as possible, we have completely lost sight of our mission. If that becomes our goal, we will have made the gravest mistake possible. Jonah Goldberg gives a nice summary of the findings of the report:

"Some people want more troops in Iraq, so it calls for some more troops at first — so as to better train the Iraqis. And then, because other people want far fewer troops, it calls for a timetable for far fewer troops by 2008. Because no foreign policy commission could ever be complete without blaming the Israeli-Palestinian conflict for something, the group throws a bone to that crowd as well. And because Baker thinks everything is a negotiation, he sees nothing wrong with chatting up everyone — including terrorist militias and our enemies in Iran and Syria."

One of the most disturbing things about this report is that instead of placing the focus on whether or not it gives us a path to win, all of the attention is on the fact that it was a bipartisan effort. Oh, great, all of the members agreed that Iran should stop giving Iraq arms, how profound. I think that everyone could figure that one out without having to ask a bipartisan panel. Who cares if five republicans and five democrats agree, as Dennis Prager always says, clarity is more important than agreement. This is what Danielle Pletka, a vice president of the American Enterprise Institute, had to say on the report:

"It was about as interesting as a small-town phone book, I was amazed by the report. There were very few concrete suggestions. There were very few deep ideas. And there were very, very few plans for victory."

I don't think there is much more to say, the issue here is if you think the most important thing is to get out of Iraq, or to win in Iraq.

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