Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Gateway Pundit: So, How Bad Are Things in Iraq Really?

I sometimes feel callous thinking this way, but it is instructive to compare, as Gateway Pundit does here, the conflict in Iraq other wars America has fought.

The assertions that Iraq is a "quagmire" or a "disaster" are assertions made by mendacious hacks without reference to history or fact. Yet they have been made so often and so boldly that it has come to pass that the virtue of our actions are unjustifiably subjected to profound doubt. It does not help that people like me hesitate before speaking out, but the natural hesitation one has to declare in favor of warfare is exploited by those who would replace fact with falsehood in service of their destructive agenda. We all know who they are.

It is also wise to remind ourselves of all the reasons that we undertook the mission against Baathist Iraq, neatly summarized by Christopher Hitchens here and here. And here and here. And discussed by Captain's Quarters here. There's some talk also here. And on Power Line here, here, here, here, and here. It comes up here as well. Here's another reason, from the BBC, and something along the same lines is here. And here. Some additional reasons are here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and an awful lot here. Then there's this and this. And of course this, which helped lead to this.

God bless the troops.

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