March 17, 2004

What's wrong with this picture?

 Kerry today:

... "Today we know that the mission is not finished, hostilities have not ended, and our men and women in uniform fight on almost alone with the target squarely on their backs," Kerry said at George Washington University. "Every day they face danger and death from suicide bombers, roadside bombers, and now, ironically, from the very Iraqi police they are training."...
What's wong with this picture?

American troops. Standing. Passive. With targets on their backs...

That was somewhat true BEFORE 9/11! That was somewhat true, IN THE CLINTON YEARS!

It's not true now. Not at all. WE are attacking. American forces are aggressively hunting terrorists all around the globe. In the Sahara, in Afghanistan, in the Philippines, Iraq, Yemen, and almost certainly in many places we don't even know about.

"...the mission is not finished, hostilities have not ended..."
OF COURSE it's not ended, you dimwit. We haven't killed all our enemies yet. Your President said it will be a long and difficult struggle. (Unless the Democrats get into power. Then it will be a short and inglorious one.)

Remember 6 months ago, when supply convoys were being ambushed in Iraq? That tactic didn't last long, because the convoys took to stopping and attacking the ambushers. Who was wearing the target?

And roadside bombs in Iraq have decreased also. One reason is that when some low-life jihadi finds that oh so perfect spot to plant a bomb, there's a good chance we have a hidden sniper watching that very place. So who's wearing a bullseye?

Posted by John Weidner at March 17, 2004 11:09 AM
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