Which United States Senator wrote this quote in the Wall Street Journal:
What a colossal mistake it would be for America's bipartisan political leadership to choose this moment in history to lose its will and, in the famous phrase, to seize defeat from the jaws of the coming victory.Joe Lieberman, a DEMOCRATIC Senator from Connecticut, 2000 running mate of Al Gore, and probably one of the most decent human beings in the Washington political arena, regardless of party. Here are some more quotes from his Wall Street Journal op-ed:
I am disappointed by Democrats who are more focused on how President Bush took America into the war in Iraq almost three years ago, and by Republicans who are more worried about whether the war will bring them down in next November's elections, than they are concerned about how we continue the progress in Iraq in the months and years ahead.
We are fighting on the side of the 27 million because the outcome of this war is critically important to the security and freedom of America. If the terrorists win, they will be emboldened to strike us directly again and to further undermine the growing stability and progress in the Middle East, which has long been a major American national and economic security priority.
The leaders of America's military and diplomatic forces in Iraq, Gen. George Casey and Ambassador Zal Khalilzad, have a clear and compelling vision of our mission there. It is to create the environment in which Iraqi democracy, security and prosperity can take hold and the Iraqis themselves can defend their political progress against those 10,000 terrorists who would take it from them.
Anyone with half a brain knows that for generations, freedom wasn't defended at home, nor expanded abroad as the outcome of partisan politics, but rather by bipartisan visionaries who knew when party politics was vitally important, and when it was terribly destructive.
Politics stops at the waters' edge, but freedom must carry on. Thanks for seeing that, Senator.
Click on the link in the title to read the full article. Stay tuned as I plan to post more about what is REALLY going on "over there".