Sunday, July 20, 2008

Antiwar Democrats

Note well what antiwar Democrats are saying in Congress right now concerning Afghanistan:

"If we are going to do something constructive about Afghanistan, we should have done it seven years ago,” said anti-war Democrat Rep. Lynn Woolsey, D-Calif. “We’ve made a lot of mistakes and I am going to be watching very carefully before I am at all supportive of sending our troops over there to get killed"....She added that if Afghanistan “was the right war, it would have been the right war five or six years ago. My fear is we go from Afghanistan to Pakistan because that’s where al-Qaida has run. So is that the next ‘right war’? I say no.”

Apparently some antiwar Democrats believe that, when it comes to U.S. military commitments in the war on terror, the most important things are 1] immediately planning our exit; and 2] getting it all over with fast. News flash: military commitments sometimes take time; if they're important enough, we have to be willing to see them through. And we will never deter terrorists by giving the impression that if our enemies just drag a conflict out enough, we will never be able to stick it out and see something through. If Barack Obama wins, the Lynn Woolseys of the world will gain in influence in Washington. Be afraid.