Trust the Harvard Grad in the Oval Office
Carl Little has a daring article out on Hoosier Conservative
that questions the conservative stance to back the President's difficult decision to invade Iraq. He makes good points and I agree with his assessments that those in the top making decisions for our military are smarter than they sometimes appear. I disagree with Little's conclusion that attacking Iraq was a mere boyish attempt at playing cowboys and indians. The President and those in the Pentagon did not make the decision to engage our troops in war just because they were itching to fight or because Cheney was hungry for more Halliburton profits. Rather, as I've argued before, employing our troops in Iraq was a brilliant
way of distracting terrorists from attacking the United States.
For the past few years, we've heard about the continuous stream of terrorist bombings and assassinations--in Iraq; not the U.S. The Islamo-fascist terrorists of the world were giddy as could be after the September 11th attacks and fully intended to assault America in even worse ways then what they did that day. But rather than watch a nightly newscast report of bombings and assassinations in our own country, we're seeing them take place in the Middle East, the hotbed of terrorism. Before the U.S. invasion, Iraq was not the Islamo-fascist center of the world. Those leaders of that group were spread out in the neighboring countries of that region. But now, Iraq is that center. And our troops are fighting the world's worst aggressors in that center.
It's called containment, folks, and it works. We met the Islamo-fascist terrorists on their own turf and brought the fight to them. That, my friends, is a cause our military can be proud of.
When men from North Korea start flying planes into U.S. buildings, you can bet they'll get a reaction from our military. Until then, let's fight the worst of the bunch. Because, you know--we just can't fight everyone at once.For more info about W's Harvard background and the consequent brainpower he brings into his position, read this article.