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Thursday, July 31, 2003

Tony Blankley makes a great point.

Whose side are you on? - The Washington Times: Editorials/OP-ED: "Democratic Sen. Lieberman has said that Democrats Howard Dean, Richard Gephardt and John Kerry are sending a message that they are 'not prepared to use our military strength to protect our security and the cause of freedom.' Would it be unfair for a fearless Washington press corps to ask those men, 'Whose side are you on?' "

It really is time for those of us who are serious about maintaining the American way of life to ask those who work assiduously to undermine our efforts in Iraq: "Whose side are you on?"

While none of the Jackals in the Democratic party have demanded that we pull the troops out of Iraq, they would like the American people to believe we are there on false pretenses. If they had their wish, that a substantial majority here believed such things, would it be even conceivable that W could keep the troops there? How could a political leader keep over 150,000 troops in hostile territory taking casualties everyday if 75% of the country believed we were fooled into going there in the first place? The point is that even though the Dems do not have to call for us to retreat from Iraq, the implications of their irresponsible attacks are clear.

Retreating from Iraq would be worse than never ousting Saddam in the first place. I don't believe it is hyperbole to say that if we retreated now the end of the 'American Century' would be near. Our credibility would be worse than the Dems falsely claim it is now. The terrorists would be more empowered than if they had committed a dozen 9/11s. The global madmen of the world would plunge forward their nuclear programs without caution. The serene notion that freedom is slowly winning the global battle against tyranny by proving it is more powerful and secure would evaporate to reveal a deep sense of doom and fatalism.

This is what would happen if most in the party of the Apocalypse won over the American people with their ideas on the war.

It is indeed time to ask Dean, Kucinich, McAuliffe, and Kerry, whose side are you on?

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