My Heart Goes Out
If you really want the US out of Iraq, then seeing men like these capably performing their duties is exactly what you want to see. If these men are performing so splendidly, then I wonder what percentage of their troops have been trained up to this level. The democrats are continually mouthing the words "the voters are demanding a change of course in Iraq". I would contend that one can change course by turning right or left far easier than turning 180 degrees, tucking tail and running, but for them they see this as the only option. I would contend that if the American people saw progress in Iraq, they'd be mollified and could stomach sticking it out a little longer. The libs need to remember one thing. Sure, there is dissatisfaction at the moment with the war in Iraq, but if they dictate retreat, they will get the blame in the end for the defeat. Ask anyone about Vietnam and they will tell you that the military could have won that war if the politicians would have gotten out of their way and allowed them to. The same indictment will eventually be levied against you for dictating this defeat as well. The American people hate losing and will gladly assign you the blame. To the Iraqis, be proud of your military men serving proudly and competently. You are developing a military that will be the finest in the Middle East!