Saturday, August 25, 2007
But there is another point of view, from a group with Iraq experience. Problem is, they cannot get their op-ed in the New York Times because the NYT refuses to publish anything that even suggests the NYT just might be wrong. To read their thoughtful analysis, go here.
We hear from numerous sources, including other soldiers on the ground that the surge is working. Why? We are doing what we should have done years ago - when you send in a military, let the military do its job and clamp down on all aspects of an enemy. Only when you have the control do you move on to other options like setting up governing units, etc.
We forget - Germany and Japan, after being defeated, were not allowed to hold elections for 10 years and we still have troops stationed in both countries today. Yet to listen the mantra of the New York Times and the left, we are to get out of Iraq now and let the cards fall where they may. Too many on the left ignore the millions of southeast Asians who were murdered, reeducated, or harmed in many ways when our Congress after listening to the defeatist attitude of the western press bailed out on the Vietnamese government in 1973. Our enemies know us well - get our press to do their dirty work, add too many Democrats to the equation and they win.
Today we have other ways of communicating. We forget we still are the beacon of freedom for the rest of the world. Our press owes it to the world to do their job. Unfortunately, too many of the defeatists leftist organizations like the NYT, simply want to lose and leave. For some reason they think they are immune to any negative ramifications based on their behavior.
Our military is finally building the personal security the Iraqis need as the foundation for political stability. Iraqis want it and they can make it happen but they need time.