September 20, 2004

Now is not the time to turn tail

I am worried. Kerry seems to have decided that Iraq is a failure and he is now campaigning on the theme that we should get out as quickly as possible.

The concerns me. This kind of talk encourages our enemies, makes our friends feel we cannot be counted on when the chips are down, and degrades troop morale. The saying is, “Loose lips sink ships.” The talk that Iraq is a failure pushes the situation toward a self-fulfilling prophesy.

For those that think our being in Iraq is making terrorist recruitment easier, you should see what it’ll be like, should we leave with our tail between our legs. The terrorists will say they drove the US from Iraq.

I don’t pretend to know the future. But I firmly believe that although failure in Iraq is not an option, it IS possible. But we have a vote in this outcome.

Posted by Ted at September 20, 2004 9:08 PM