Monday, May 21, 2007

Clarification on Iraq 

My friend, Pete Hegseth, new Executive Director of Vets for Freedom, has posted an excellent article about Iraq in the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

The main point is that Iraq is not Viet Nam and we have a major exposure to loss of freedom across the planet if we bow to the hard-left pressure to cut and run. Pete has Iraq connections and concrete facts regarding the changes made in the last few months and the successes achieved.

For the record, I have a new Iraqi friend who was a translator for the US Army in Baghdad - his summary is (OK, I'm paraphrasing but we've talked about this), "We Iraqis want the same freedoms the rest of the free world has. We had a taste of it in the 1960's and 1970's, then Saddam and his thugs moved in. America needs to stay because we want you to stay. The press is not portraying an accurate picture."

Please click on the article from the Strib to read Pete's account. Thank you.