Thursday, March 16, 2006


The following quote was find in an MSNBC article regarding todays large scale offensive in Iraq to clear out a suspected insurgent operations area. This was the largest attack in three years.

Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said Operation Swarmer was a bad sign.

“The fact, that it is necessary shows you the failure to date” of the administration’s war approach, she said. “Three years later, we have major offensive; it just doesn’t jibe” with prewar promises.

Without offering my views on the war today or how they have evolved over time, I would like to point out the ridiculousness of this comment. Whether you like having our army in Iraq or not, the fact is that they are there. Why should they not do whatever they feel necessary to ensure the safety of our troops. Bear in mind that these are the lives of the same troops that Nancy Pelosi would like to protect by having them on American soil regardless of political or other consequences of a large scale premature pullout.

Additionally, which prewar promises is she referring to? All that comes to my mind are the ones that say we will be in this mess for the long haul and that there is no forseeable pullout. I was promised that we will do all that is necessary.

To all that apply...You can't have your cake and eat it too. If you wish to protect the lives of those trying to protect you, then you must not criticize their decisions to use overwhelming force. Nancy I think you need to grow up and start thinking out your thoughts before you express them.


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