Our president is absolutely right when he tells us we can’t cut and run now. The terrorists do regard Iraq as the central front in the war against us, our allies and our policies.
He’s correct when he suggests that the terrorists view victory in Iraq as the beginning of a fundamentalist Islamic empire that spans from Spain to Indonesia.
No, we can’t leave now.
But these truths did not exist prior to our invasion of Iraq.
We are not talking about inaccuracies this time, we are talking about judgment. Ours. We let it happen.
Hindsight and spilled milk are birds of a feather, but maybe we can learn something from all this. The next time a guy beats the war drums for our ever ready ears, we might just back away a tad and ask ourselves ‘what are we really doing here?’.
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