Liz Cheney lays out the case for war

| January 23, 2007

I don’t usually put much stock in what relatives of politicians have to say about national policy, but today in the Washington Post, Liz Cheney has an excellent piece in which she lays out the case for the war against terrorists and the war in Iraq.

She begins by criticizing both sides;

In fairness, Clinton, with her proposal for arbitrary caps on troop levels and hemming and hawing about her vote for the war resolution, has company on both sides of the aisle. Sen. Joseph Lieberman is the only national Democrat showing any courage on this issue. We Republicans — with help from senators such as Chuck Hagel — seem ready to race the Democrats to the bottom.

She also includes the military bloggers in her case;

· Our soldiers will win if we let them. Read their blogs. Talk to them. They know that free people must fight to defend their freedom. No force on Earth — especially not an army of terrorists and insurgents — can defeat our soldiers militarily. American troops will win if we show even one-tenth the courage here at home that they show every day on the battlefield. And by the way, you cannot wish failure on our soldiers’ mission and claim, at the same time, to be supporting the troops. It just doesn’t compute.

It’s very readable, I just wish a politician would summon the testicular fortitude to say the same things.

Category: Terror War

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