Wednesday, December 14, 2005

The Truth On the Ground

The Truth On the Ground: "Depending on which poll you believe, about 60 percent of Americans think it's time to pull out of Iraq.

How is it, then, that 64 percent of U.S. military officers think we will succeed if we are allowed to continue our work? Why is there such a dramatic divergence between American public opinion and the upbeat assessment of the men and women doing the fighting?"

This major in the Marine Corps points out that civil war would result from troop withdrawal. Other countries which have made progress toward democracy would revert to older ways, and terrorists would have an uncontested staging ground from which to threaten whoever they dislike at the moment.

The stakes are high, so I hope that the public is beginning to get the message. I have seen advertisements for feature stories on two different news networks about winning Iraq.

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