Tuesday, November 29, 2005

The Democrats Need to Listen to Lieberman

Scarce as hen's teeth, Joe Lieberman actually went to Iraq, made his observations based on what he actually saw, vs. Leftist propaganda, and spoke his mind in the
WSJ Opinion article:
I have just returned from my fourth trip to Iraq in the past 17 months and can report real progress there.

Progress is visible and practical. In the Kurdish North, there is continuing security and growing prosperity. The primarily Shiite South remains largely free of terrorism, receives much more electric power and other public services than it did under Saddam

....and here's the MONEY QUOTE:
Here is an ironic finding I brought back from Iraq. While U.S. public opinion polls show serious declines in support for the war and increasing pessimism about how it will end, polls conducted by Iraqis for Iraqi universities show increasing optimism. Two-thirds say they are better off than they were under Saddam, and a resounding 82% are confident their lives in Iraq will be better a year from now than they are today. What a colossal mistake it would be for America's bipartisan political leadership to choose this moment in history to lose its will and, in the famous phrase, to seize defeat from the jaws of the coming victory.

Be sure to read the whole thing. It's truly amazing to read a Democrat's true views of Iraq without all the usual distortions and political pandering.

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