Tuesday, July 10, 2007

McCain, back from Iraq, weighs in...

Today from the floor of the Senate, having just returned from Iraq Senator McCain spells out the stakes:
"If we leave Iraq prematurely, jihadists around the world will interpret the withdrawal as their great victory against our great power. Their movement thrives in an atmosphere of perceived victory; we saw this in the surge of men and money flowing to al Qaeda following the Soviet withdrawal from Afghanistan. If they defeat the United States in Iraq, they will believe that anything is possible, that history is on their side, that they really can bring their terrible rule to lands the world over. Recall the plan laid out in a letter from Zawahiri to Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, before his death. That plan is to take shape in four stages: establish a caliphate in Iraq, extend the “jihad wave” to the secular countries neighboring Iraq, clash with Israel – none of which shall commence until the completion of stage one: expel the Americans from Iraq. Mr. President, the terrorists are in this war to win it. The question is: Are we?"


  1. I have always believed in being the best....however, the way these cowards fight is similiar to viet nan, tunnels, etc. not convential warfare...These clowns fight very dirty ,never heard of the Geneva covention, and could care less.
    I would suggest putting in as many footsoldiers as we have left, outnumber them, round the clock patrols, cover main roads ,use un-manned aircraft with cameras, etc. especially where the I.E.D's are usually found and wait til they come out to plant them...
    It must be in the very early morn, but if we patrol, raid suspected places where they are, pay large for info, we can and will be the "Winners"....

  2. I hear ya, mate. There is no reason that we cannot prevail in this Iraq conflict, except for a lack of national will.