The Discerning Texan
-- Edmund Burke
Friday, May 04, 2007
An Iraqi's Plea: Don't Abandon Us
Captain Ed adds:
Zebari's frustration is easy to understand. The Iraqis have done most of the bleeding and dying over the last four years, but they have worked hard to create a secure nation and a sense of normalcy. They have sacrificed much in that effort, when it may have cost them less in the short term to align themselves with warlords and dictators. Instead, they have trusted the West to help them through the nightmare and into a new morning for a free Iraq.
Now, just when that goal seems within reach, the world has tired of their struggle. The people in whom Iraqis placed their trust now stand at podiums and declare Iraq a lost cause, just when they see Iraq beginning to emerge from darkness and oppression. Zebari knows that all his nation has gained will be lost if his people see their allies abandon them -- and force Iraqis to come to terms with the warlords and the terrorists for their own survival.
From all appearances, Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, and the rest of the Defeatocrats are putting in their earplugs and putting on their eyeshades when it comes to helping America face down its most dangerous enemies ever; unfortunately, they don't seem to know where to put the cork.