Wednesday, January 10, 2007

The Surge

Didn't catch the President's speech tonight, but according to Conservative pundit Hugh Hewitt, it was a humdinger. Apparently he struck just the right tone, reminding us all that we have to win in Iraq no matter how unlikely that seems. And our enemies should expect that we will beat the pants off of them. And of course we should support the troops. Thank you Mr. Hewitt for reminding us of this crucial duty.
Even as the debate carries forward, we cannot often enough remember that all of the cost is born by the men and women in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps Coast Guard, National Guard. and their families. The "decisive ideological struggle of our time" is being waged by them, and even the most sincere critics of the president's policy ought to convey that criticism while keeping in mind that not only are the troops real time observors of this debate, so too are our enemies.
Let me unpack that for you - people who criticize this president should shut the hell up because it puts our troops at risk. Also Hewitt should have spell checked before posting, but I can't really complain because I've made that mistake often enough.

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