Thursday, December 15, 2005

Bush Comes Out Fighting

Finally, it seems President Bush is not going to sit back and take the lies coming from Democrats anymore. In his fourth speech yesterday on Iraq, Bush laid out the situation in Iraq. Here are some key points mentioned in the speech.

1.) The intelligence turned out to be wrong, but it doesn’t matter because removing Saddam Hussein was still necessary. Exactly right. Saddam Hussein defied the United Nations for 12 years by breaking the rules in the UN resolution from the 1991 Gulf War 17 times. These are enough grounds for his removal from power by force, and let’s not forget that it was the policy of the United States to change the regime in Iraq throughout both Clinton’s and Bush’s administrations. The story about WMD being the sole reason for taking out Saddam is a revisionist fantasy of the left. Oh, by the way, we did find weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.

2.) Saddam was a threat to the American people.

That also is right...Saddam Hussein was harboring terrorists, numerous terrorist training camps were found in the initial invasion of the war. Saddam was also financing suicide bombers and had the capability and the means to produce and sell nuclear weapons. These are facts. Immediately following Bush's speech, Congressman John Murtha began his our “military are failures rant”:

"We've got nation building by the U.S. military, and that's not a mission for the U.S. military. I've said this over and over again: They're not good at nation building. You've given them a mission which they cannot carry out. They do the best they can, but they can't do it."

I wonder if Al Zarqawi is using Murtha's press conferences to recruit new Islamic terrorists by now. I can see him now, sitting there with a copy of a news story, telling soon to be suicide terrorist bombers; Look this is a former US Marine in America’s Government and he says the American Military can’t accomplish the mission in Iraq. We can win the war!!

I am sure our fighting men and women in Iraq appreciate being told they can’t handle a job that they have been doing pretty successfully for the past 3 years. But Bush is on the right track here. Put the left on the defensive as much as possible, and keep hammering home the facts.

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