There's not much more to be done or to be won in Iraq, especially with a civil war going on. With such a war poorly managed by going to war--just to go to war, either Congress will somehow talk the President into admitting that he was wrong about the pre-emptive war-strike. In fact, either a news reporter or any decent American when they have the chance just ask Pres. Bush, "When will you admit that you were wrong for going into war in Iraq," or "Did you think you invaded Iraq because it was in the best interest of the nation, or did you do it on your own self-interests, along with your Cabinet?" The only thing decent out of this war was finding, capturing, trying, and executing Saddam Hussein, but he was too benign of a threat to the US. Ergo, either Congress will stop funding the war, or the next President will do so. Therefore, fighting in Iraq has nothing to do with our security here at home, and the fear card that Bush uses should only be used as a last resort, not as a political action tool. It's amazing how George W. Bush is quite the opposite of FDR, particularly with "the only thing we have to fear is fear itself." On a special comment that Keith Olbermann made to republican pres. candidate Guiliani, he added that and fear-mongering politicians who exploit such tragic events like 9/11 and the terrorist attacks across the world. Furthermore, Ben Franklin noted that "to sacrifice liberty for security is a result in neither." As for Iraq, hopefully the US troops won't be there, especially in the middle of a civil war and a political black hole for decades to come. It can come to an end in less than two years with the right and decent leadership, or it can go on as Vietnam did for a very long while. War is tiring the American people, the Iraqis, and the US troops in harms way of civil war.
Mr. Bush: You must listen to the American people and the Congress on Iraq--not just your own gut-convictions, which have misled you and our country's reputation in the international community. Reagan knew when enough was enough in Beirut, your father, George H.W. Bush, knew when enough was enough in the desert shield version of the Iraq war, and you should know when enough is enough when it comes to funding a war without an end in sight, which drains many resources, and stretches the US military to its breaking point. The American people's patience is wearing thin, so listen closely to General Patraeus's report this September. The American people are not with you at this war, and neither is Congress, so I hope the war or the funding of this war can end no later than this year, two years at the most.
Great Falls, VA
Jun 3 2007 - 6:14pm