Staying on the same track as my last two posts (both involving support for the military), I belatedly post some stuff from my notes on Newt Gingrich’s appearance at an American Spectator Newsmaker Breakfast on Monday. The event has been well covered, of course, but some of the things Gingrich said did not appear to have been noted anywhere I saw. To wit: In answer to my question about WHAT message he would suggest be emphasized by those of us who continue to support the effort in Iraq, and oppose a pullout, Gingrich had these suggestions: “Do you really think it is good for America to be defeated?” ANd “This is Cambodia and Vietnam all over again [and those led to horrific massacres].” And “When young Americans risk their lives, we owe them victory.” EXACTLY. We owe them victory. We are a nation of 300 million people, with greater wealth than any nation in the history of the world. There is no good reason we can’t win the fight to secure the peace in Iraq. Not only that, but the surge really does seem to be working. Come on, conservatives. WHATEVER you think about whether we should have gone into Iraq in the first place, the fact is that we are there now. Failing to win would be a catastrophe. Support the surge. Tell your senators and Reps that you support the surge and oppose a precipitous pull-out. WE OWE OUR TROOPS THE VICTORY THAT THEY RIGHT NOW ARE EARNING.
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