Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Directly from the Mouth of the Enemy

Despite what Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi and John Murtha would have you think, pulling out of Iraq will not make us safer. It will not end the violence being waged against Americans. But don't take my word for it. The enemy just stated it for the record himself:

Directly from the mouth of the enemy (at time index 6:45):

"Let us be clear - a pullout from Iraq alone in the absence of compliance with the remainder of our legitimate demands will get you nowhere, and will not save you from our strikes. So stop wasting your time and trying to save face with the futile, farcical maneuvers on Capitol Hill, and start making some serious moves."
So there you have it. The democrats would have you believe that pulling out of Iraq will make America safer. As the enemy himself states, that is a lie. They will attack us no matter what.


Zook said...

I thought we invaded Iraq to make us safer? So it's a no sum game. We stay, they attack. We leave, they attack. I say lets not spend billions of dollars if we're going to get attacked anyway.

Dan said...

That's a valid point, Zook. In fact, I just raised that point to a friend yesterday.

The benefit of staying, as I see it, is that we can inflict a lot of damage on the enemy locally. True, cut off one head and other springs up, but until the government in the country asks us to leave, I think staying is in our best interest.

Since we've been in Afghanistan, Al Qaeda has seen it's base of operations dry up. It's still there, and the leadership is still in place (unfortunately), but their ability to organize has been severely limited. In other words, they don't have a save haven (and the Peshawar province is hardly safe).

In Iraq, the problem isn't organized terror. It's in it's disorganization that Al Qaeda in Iraq finds safety. Terrorists show up to kill American soldiers.

I don't want to sound insensitive here, but I'd rather have terrorists trying to kill trained soldiers, who have the best chance at defending themselves and striking back, than at innocent civilians in an American city.

To be sure, as long as we stay in Iraq, we'll be attacked. But staying there keeps the terrorists on their toes, robs them of a perceived victory (and the subsequent increase in morale), encourages them to focus attention where we can better handle it, and provides a dead end for their funds, which are substantially less than ours, keeping it from going into bigger operations in America.