At least the former Senator from Nebraska is not a chickenhawk. He's an ex-Navy SEAL who in Vietnam ordered the execution of women and children
. He's a Medal of Honor winner.
Apparently...he learned nothing during his two months in Nam
You see, the ex-baby killer still thinks that Democracy can be imposed with military force
. He uses Japan and Germany as his first example. Mr. Kerry, sir, those were conventional wars, not civil wars. Your third example, Bosnia, is a closer comparison. But we only agreed to intervene to secure the borders under the U.N. after the area was partitioned into three ethnically segregated countries. Which will ultimately happen in Iraq with or without us there.The war to overthrow Saddam Hussein is over. What remains is a war to overthrow the government of Iraq.
(i.e. civil war.)The key question for Congress is whether or not Iraq has become the primary battleground against the same radical Islamists who declared war on the U.S. in the 1990s and who have carried out a series of terrorist operations including 9/11. The answer is emphatically "yes."
Actually, the answer is emphatically "No." That would still be in Afghanistan, not Iraq.This does not mean that Saddam Hussein was responsible for 9/11; he was not. Nor does it mean that the war to overthrow him was justified--though I believe it was. It only means that a unilateral withdrawal from Iraq would hand Osama bin Laden a substantial psychological victory.
Ug? So now we're worried about Osama bin Laden's feelings? Why don't we defeat him by, ummmm...killing him!
Put that in your pipe and smoke it.