Retreating in Iraq would be a mistake
WouldsomeoneexplaintotheDemocrats,and all liberals who advocate our defeat in Iraq, that by running away from the battle at a time when weseemtobemakingprogresswouldbeagrave mistake. The damage to our prestige would be enormous. It would embolden the terrorists and demoralize our troops. It would five the impression to the families who have lost loved ones that they died for nothing. Iran, a terrorist country, would be the winner and control the whole area. The price of oil would skyrocket and the terroristswouldhaveanewtrainingbase.Youmayhate President Bush, and not agree with the reason we went to war in Iraq, but to leave in defeat should not be an alternative. It's deja vu all over again. In Vietnam, when we were winning every battle in spite of the micromanagement of the war from Washington, we gave up and left the battlefield in defeat. Thousands of Vietnamese were murdered soon after the last helicopter left. Let's not do it again.
As Douglas MacArthur once said, “There is no substitute for victory.”
We can defeat terrorism, but it will be a long war.
We are fighting brainwashed monsters who are willing to kill women and children for their cause and who are anxious to die so they can go to paradise and 72 virgins. Where are the good Muslims? Do they agree with the terrorists? They should be denouncing them in loud voices throughout the world. Gerard LaBossiere Mesquite, Nevada