Wow, Mike Wallace’s kid does good. I find it funny that he’s now being called a political hack for asking a question tame by 60 Minute standards. I really don’t think Chris Wallace asked a terribly tough question. Maybe he should have presented former President Haywood Jablome with a falsified memo. In either case, me thinks Clinton doth protest too much.
In other telling news, Democrats jumped on another illegally leaked memo that, for them, seemed to prove they are right about Iraq and we should cut and run. I think Bush did the right thing by releasing the entire memo, but don’t hold your breath for the NY Times to demand the appointment of an independent counsel to find the leaker. Whoever you are, you should be shot for treason.
The telling thing about their response is that the media and the left (but I repeat myself) seem to think this helps their cause. The excerpt, even as misleading as it was, only said that terrorists view Iraq as a recruiting poster. Good. Let them come. Because not too long ago, this was their recruiting poster. And we know how well that worked out.
What the left fails to understand is that terrorists are not going to like us. Ever. They will always want to kill us. Sure, American troops on the ground are going to attract attention. But so do American skyscrapers, capitol domes and subways. By picking a battle on their turf we drastically minimize the terrorists’ ability to screw up our lives at home. Nobody wants to be in harm’s way, but those brave men and women in Iraq are there to draw fire from the homeland. Democrats can’t get it. They’re still stuck on stupid.
Iraq is very much like, indeed, it is almost exactly like, putting a nice big sugar cube in the center of the kitchen. When the roaches come, you kill them there with a nice fat newspaper. You don’t wait until they’re in your morning coffee. Most Americans understand that (if only the administration would say something coherent).
The left, however, would blame the sugar cubes for creating the roaches. That is why they are so dangerous. If we pull out of Iraq before we defeat all of the terrorists there, this will be their new recruiting poster. Or this, but it won’t be in the desert.