Lt. Gen. Thomas G. McInerney, USAF (ret.) and MG Paul Vallely, US Army (ret.) in Frontpagemag.com:
So our forward strategy is progressing fairly well but running into some headwind politically in the US led by significant parts of the Democratic Party and the mainstream media, both whom have a political agenda that has nothing to do with defeating Islamic Extremism.
This Cut and Run crowd does not recognize that the forward strategy is essential just as it was in WWII and the Cold War.
However, the Cut and Run strategists do not appreciate that we must change the region and apparently think defending ports and shopping malls alone will defeat Islamic Extremism. They don’t get it. We must take the fight to the Islamic Extremists on their territory and it will be intense and ugly at times. As a matter of fact Cut and Run doesn’t address how they will defeat this ideology let alone acknowledge that it is the threat. They just want out and say if we leave things will get better.
If Europe has succumbed to Islamic Extremism through demographics, our challenges will be daunting. They are well on the road to this outcome and Europe is still in denial. Yet the Cut and Run crowd does not recognize this eventuality as they are blinded with their political rage against President Bush. Rage and denial are not strategies.
Our Forward Strategy is essential to victory over Islamic Extremism just as it was in WWII and the Cold War. We cannot lose this war in Iraq but we can if the will of the American people falters. The Cut and Run crowd is doing their best to try getting the America people to lose faith in our Forward Strategy without telling them the consequences. Our men in uniform have performed magnificently and we cannot betray them and those that have paid the ultimate sacrifice as the Cut and Run crowd did in Vietnam. The consequences of a global Islamic Fundamentalist Caliphate are too severe this time.
I am not going to say that the Democratic Party is aligned with the enemy. I am not going to say that the Main Stream Media is aligned with the enemy. They can speak for themselves.