Tuesday, June 30, 2009

The Way Home Goes Through Baghdad

Our way home from Iraq has always been through Baghdad.

And isn't it so much better that we leave as victors rather than running?

Not even the best Sadrist or al Qaeda propagandist can spin our withdrawal into a defeat.

And stop talking as if we are pulling out for good. We are just pulling our combat units from the cities. We remain in the cities to help the Iraqis. We remain in Iraq to provide combat support and logistics to the Iraqis as we train them. And we remain to protect Iraq from foreign enemies until Iraq can stand up there, too.

Even as we draw down from our current strength, we'll have 50,000 or so troops in Iraq until the end of 2011. And I bet we'll eventually have an agreement to keep tens of thousands there after that.

I know many on the Left thought it would be good for America to get a good beating in Iraq, but does that still hold true for Obama's America?