Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Success After Five Years


I have been encouraged in the past few months as our brave military has stood against the oppression of the terrorists and brought order to the war-torn streets of Baghdad and the rest of Iraq.

I’ve had to face up to the criticism of many opponents of the war. And it’s their right to express their concerns. It’s a free country. But they’ve also had to acknowledge this fact: the surge is working. No one has disputed that sending in reinforcements has severely reduced violence throughout the country and specifically in Baghdad. So there is some vindication to be had.

Five years in, there’s been great success. I do believe we’re on our way to victory. We as a nation can’t afford to back down or to display any kind of weakness or discouragement. Especially now when we’ve acquired so many positive gains.

I believe history will vindicate our decision to spread democracy throughout the Arab world.

Chase is telling me I need to tone down the rhetoric and be a little more introspective. But this is me being introspective. I’m not too sure if Chase is letting his true political colors show. He says he’s an independent, but I’m not ready to buy it. I was going to take him out for Oreo cake and lattes, but maybe I’ll just wait a little.

Anyhoo, the point is that we’re winning. I’d like to say I told you so, but I’m above that kind of immaturity.

But I told you so. There. I said it. How’s that for introspection?

God bless America.

W