Thursday, November 29, 2007

Candidate Review - The Iraq War - Rudy Giuliani

Rudy Giuliani's position on the Iraq War isn't much of a secret - he's in favor of it, and he is pretty sure we are winning. And of course Democrats are foolish for not wanting to continue it.
Like all Americans, Rudy Giuliani prays for the success of our troops in Iraq and their safe return home. But he believes setting an artificial timetable for withdrawal from Iraq now would be a terrible mistake, because it would only embolden our enemies. Iraq is only one front in the larger war on terror, and failure there would lead to a broader and bloodier regional conflict in the near future. Building an accountable Iraq will assist in reducing the threat of terrorism.
Maybe President Bush should have thought a bit more about the consequences of failure before invading Iraq.

The Iraq war does present a problem for both Republicans and Democrats, because it involves the future and there's no real way to know what will happen. You make your best guess and go with that. My best guess (and the guess of many Americans, according to polls) is that Iraq isn't likely to succeed. But, since the Republicans are committed to Iraq succeeding, they have to pretend like it can. The reverse is, to a certain extent, true as well.

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