Chuck Colson

That's why — painful though it is — I think Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.) is right: What's needed — in the short run, at least — is to increase troops, subdue the insurrection, and then gradually withdraw from a stabilized Iraq. For taking such a politically unpopular stand, McCain deserves the Profiles in Courage award.

But look at the facts: Every time we have put more troops into theater we have reduced casualties and the insurrection has been subdued, and every time we've withdrawn troops the casualties go up — the insurrection intensifies.

The alternative — confirming bin Laden's belief that the United States is a paper tiger — is unacceptable in a world as dangerous as ours, for reasons I'll explain more fully on "BreakPoint" tomorrow.

Chuck Colson

Chuck Colson was the Chief Counsel for Richard Nixon and served time in prison for Watergate-related charges. In 1976, Colson founded Prison Fellowship Ministries, which, in collaboration with churches of all confessions and denominations, has become the world's largest outreach to prisoners, ex-prisoners, crime victims, and their families.
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