The Crying Game
Victor Davis Hanson discusses the intellectual level of wartime criticism.
…”Yet as they [the Democrats] hedge — on television praising Congressmen Murtha who advocates withdrawal, but making sure they vote overwhelmingly on the record to reject his advice — they should consider some critical questions.
First, are the metrics of this war in the terrorists’ or our favor?
Are the Iraqi security forces growing or shrinking?
Are elections postponed or on schedule?
Are Europe, Jordan, Lebanon, and others more or less sympathetic to a war against Islamic terrorism in Iraq?
Are bin Laden, Zawahiri, and Zarqawi more or less popular or secure after we removed Saddam?
Is al Qaeda in a strengthened or weakened position?
Is the Arab world more or less receptive to democracy in the Gulf, Egypt, Lebanon, and the West Bank?
And is the United States more or less vulnerable to a terrorist attack as we go into our fifth year since September 11?”…
Very Interesting ~ VDH’s Private Papers::The Crying Game: