U.S. Senator Joesph Lieberman, happens to be one of the few remaining ‘voices of reason’ the Democrats have to offer. Make no mistake about it, the Senator pulls no punches in pointing out some of the failures of the present US administration during the course of this war. But he also takes the time to point out some of the positive, and equally dramatic happenings taking place within Iraq, giving due credit to the Bush administration. More US politicians from both sides of the aisle, need to show the same resolve as Senator Leiberman. Semper Fi. KGS59
UPDATE: Here is a good link to answer the : ‘The war is not worth it’ anti-war crowd.
Wall Street Journal
“Progress is visible and practical. In the Kurdish North, there is continuing security and growing prosperity. The primarily Shiite South remains largely free of terrorism, receives much more electric power and other public services than it did under Saddam, and is experiencing greater economic activity. The Sunni triangle, geographically defined by Baghdad to the east, Tikrit to the north and Ramadi to the west, is where most of the terrorist enemy attacks occur. And yet here, too, there is progress.
The leaders of Iraq’s duly elected government understand this, and they asked me for reassurance about America’s commitment. The question is whether the American people and enough of their representatives in Congress from both parties understand this. I am disappointed by Democrats who are more focused on how President Bush took America into the war in Iraq almost three years ago, and by Republicans who are more worried about whether the war will bring them down in next November’s elections, than they are concerned about how we continue the progress in Iraq in the months and years ahead.
Here is an ironic finding I brought back from Iraq. While U.S. public opinion polls show serious declines in support for the war and increasing pessimism about how it will end, polls conducted by Iraqis for Iraqi universities show increasing optimism. Two-thirds say they are better off than they were under Saddam, and a resounding 82% are confident their lives in Iraq will be better a year from now than they are today. What a colossal mistake it would be for America’s bipartisan political leadership to choose this moment in history to lose its will and, in the famous phrase, to seize defeat from the jaws of the coming victory…….”