I recently heard on the radio that Democrat Senator Elect Jon Tester from Montana was looking forward to a diplomatic solution in Iraq. “Diplomatic solution” means defeat. We had a “diplomatic solution” in Vietnam. Although we, the military, won our battles, the politicians and diplomats lost the war.
In Vietnam, after we “cut and run”, the communists took control. In Iraq, if we “cut and run”, the terrorists will take control.
There is a significant difference between Vietnam and Iraq. After the Vietnam war, the only Vietnamese to follow us back to America were those seeking freedom. If we leave Iraq without victory, the terrorists will follow us to America and attack us here. They will continue their quest to destroy us.
Instead of looking forward to how we can negotiate our defeat, we should be looking for how we can expedite and secure victory.
TheIraqwarhasnotgoneaswewouldlike, but now is not the time to quit. Had we quit in Europe and the Pacific when things weren’t going well for us, Hawaii would belong to Japan and we would have been chanting “Heil, Hitler!” If we fail to prevail in Iraq, we’ll be confronted with an emboldened and more powerful foe in the near future.
If we fail in our battle with radical Islamic terrorists, we will be plunged into a dark age of terror, oppression and death. Now is the time to examine our past failures, analyze how we can changetosucceed,andpressforwardtowardvictory.Wehaveonlytwochoices,victoryordefeat. William L. Catts Waynesville, Missouri