Wednesday, October 27, 2004

Are We Winning in Iraq?

Short answer. Yes. Long answer. Yes, you bet your ass we're winning. The Kerry/Left notion that because violence is increasing we are losing is silly -- the relationship between violence and victory is the opposite of that presented by Team Kedwards. Just as an animal fights most fiercely when it has no means of escape, the so-called "insurrection" has its back pressed firmly against the wall. It's only hope is that Kedwards will win the White House and bleed off some of the pressure. And, to his great shame, Kerry has given the terrorist scum hope on this front, hope that if they hold out just long enoungh the craven Americans will pack up and leave them to their own [improvised explosive] devices. The objective truth is that the terrorists cannot go on burning their own lives at anything approaching the present rate and live to fight much longer. Simply put, we are killing them at a much faster rate than they are killing us. The barbarians have no choice but to keep the pace of death as high as possible in the short term -- forcing a change in domestic administrations is their only hope of long-term success.

I wish I was confident that Kedwards would punish the savages for such despicable tactics, but I have no confidence that Kerry won't simply cut and run -- none at all. After all, it was just a few weeks ago that Kerry suggested his strategy in Iraq would depend upon whether or not he was handed "Lebanon." And when Kerry uses the term "Lebanon" he's making reference to Beirut 1983. We know full well what he is saying: His action depends on whether circumstances dictate retreat and abdication. I have little doubt that, on January 21, 2005, Kerry would see "Beirut" in Iraq -- he has always opted to see the world through the eyes of our enemies.