October 06, 2005

Today's Required Reading

Dubya lays it out.

We must win the war against Islamo-fascist terrorism, and Iraq is a major front of that war:

There's always a temptation, in the middle of a long struggle, to seek the quiet life, to escape the duties and problems of the world, and to hope the enemy grows weary of fanaticism and tired of murder. This would be a pleasant world, but it's not the world we live in. The enemy is never tired, never sated, never content with yesterday's brutality. This enemy considers every retreat of the civilized world as an invitation to greater violence. In Iraq, there is no peace without victory. We will keep our nerve and we will win that victory.

Too much else to quote here - the Iraq issue is just one part of the speech's overall strategic analysis. Just go read the whole thing, already.

In the end, this is what really matters above all else right now, including SCOTUS picks, NO rebuilds, pork-barrelling and the rest of the hurly-burly of everyday politics. Dubya gets it. And until I see signs that he no longer gets it, I just can't get myself overly worked up about these other issues. Oh, I may grumble about them, but I won't jump ship. I can live with ballooning Federal deficits or stealth-liberal Supreme Court Justices. But I can't live with a suitcase nuke going off three blocks from my office.

Posted by Robert at October 6, 2005 01:46 PM | TrackBack

Why must we live with both?

Posted by: babs at October 6, 2005 02:02 PM

The problem is the terrorism threat is worse not better now (as many experts predicted). And you got all that bad other stuff. When will the right start admitting that GW just ain't that good regardless of ideology (or lack thereof). You can't vote for a puppet and then expect a real boy.

Posted by: LB buddy at October 8, 2005 04:54 PM


Good post, total agreement.

LB buddy, that statement of yours has long been laying on the scrap pile of left/right political debate and as has always been the case, it only reflects an American left that has no real blueprint for what it would do, given the White House and a majority on the Hill. Most Americans know this.

As a result, the left has no ammunition other than personal abuse to use against the President. Most Americans see this, as well. That's why the Democrats keep losing ground on election days.

Like something I read someplace: The Republicans are making history while the Democrats are making bumper stickers.

Posted by: Seth at October 9, 2005 08:14 PM