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Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Joe Lieberman on Iraq

He's just returned from Iraq:
I have just returned from my fourth trip to Iraq in the past 17 months and can report real progress there. More work needs to be done, of course, but the Iraqi people are in reach of a watershed transformation from the primitive, killing tyranny of Saddam to modern, self-governing, self-securing nationhood--unless the great American military that has given them and us this unexpected opportunity is prematurely withdrawn. . . .

Here is an ironic finding I brought back from Iraq. While U.S. public opinion polls show serious declines in support for the war and increasing pessimism about how it will end, polls conducted by Iraqis for Iraqi universities show increasing optimism. Two-thirds say they are better off than they were under Saddam, and a resounding 82% are confident their lives in Iraq will be better a year from now than they are today. What a colossal mistake it would be for America's bipartisan political leadership to choose this moment in history to lose its will and, in the famous phrase, to seize defeat from the jaws of the coming victory.

4 Comments:

  • At 2:11 PM, Blogger A Christian Prophet said…

    According to the Holy Spirit's message on The Christian Prophet blog today, Lieberman is a heroic light bringer to a very dark Democratic Party.

     
  • At 11:24 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Religion is a great thing, except when idiots take it literally.....

     
  • At 3:24 PM, Blogger M. McKain said…

    Lieberman's opinion should not be taken lightly, just as Murtha's should have been given more of a fair chance to be heard fully. The important thing is that we have serious, open debate and dialogue on this issue. One of the true tragedies of the Vietnam Era was that so much was kept from the American people, preventing them from forming a true opinion and expressing that opinion to those elected to represent them. Openness is key to keeping (or regaining) support for our important efforts in Iraq. And for those who aren't sure, that does not involve challenging the patriotism of those who are critics, esp. those who risked their lives for this country.

     
  • At 3:04 PM, Blogger St. Joan of Arc said…

    Lieberman's finally saying what he believes rather than spewing liberal filth.

    Anonymous - why are you attacking religion? explain?

     

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