Monday, March 12, 2007

Inspiration to Us All

Few Americans admire President Bush more than I do, and it’s painful to see hear and so much criticism of what he’s been doing in Iraq, so let’s go over this once more:

1. Saddam Hussein was a bad person and had to be overthrown. Now he’s out of power and off the planet.

2. There were very bad weapons we had to find and remove. Call that a wash: We didn’t find any, but they don’t have them either.

3. We were going to give Iraqis what we hold dearest: freedom and democracy. Done. They voted and have an elected government.

4. Iraq would then inspire other countries in the region to do likewise. Inspiration did follow but took a slightly unexpected turn.

5. So now we have to stay and send in more troops to inspire them to stop killing each other and, if that doesn’t solve the problem, we may have to go into Iran and start inspiring them, too.

As the world’s only superpower, we have a moral duty to lead the rest of the world out of ignorance and chaos. What’s so hard to understand about that?

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