Well, who would have thought one representative's statements would have the news a-buzzing.
Rep. Murtha wants us to pull out of Iraq. (Although his statement is hardly new, you wouldn't know that from the news. Hat tip to The Corner.)
What is it, Congressman? The sand people aren't worth our blood and treasure? They're too inferior to grasp the complexities of democracy?
Just leave them alone, and let them kill one another. If we don't bother them, they won't bother us, right? Right?
(And there's plenty more examples where these came from.)
Isolationism will not work. We can hide all we want. Eventually these terror groups will find some excuse to hate us and hit us again.
In Iraq, we are trying to effect a change. Trying to drain one of the fever swamps, and thus demonstrate to other peoples that they can too. Difficult? You bet. Will it work? Only God knows. But isn't it worth trying?
We have invested much in Afghanistan and especially Iraq in terms of blood and treasure. But The Iraqis have expended much more blood. If you really want to turn this into Vietnam, then yes, let's leave now. Let's abandon the Iraqis. If they don't tear themselves apart, Iran or Syria will move in, or we'll have Afghanistan 2.0, only this time flatter and with oil wells.
And we'll be rightfully damned for the cowards we are.
If you have a better idea, let's hear it. All I'm hearing is whining.