The current scenario -- someone please tell Senator Kerry -- is that we have deposed Saddam Hussein and entered round two. We are being attacked by terrorists and anarchists who have a vested interest in Iraqi freedom and self-rule failing, not by Iraqi citizens proper angry at our "occupation."
Yet the oblivious senator taunts, "Where are the people with the flowers, throwing them in the streets, welcoming the American liberators the way Dick Cheney said they would be?" Well, Senator, if you'd listen to what our soldiers are saying, you'd find that the overwhelming majority of Iraqis are grateful we're there. Are you implying that the terrorists killing our soldiers represent the ordinary Iraqi citizen?
Why is it, Senator Kerry, that you insist on interpreting terrorist resistance to our efforts to democratize and rebuild Iraq as a sign that we're doing something wrong, instead of evidence that we are doing something right?
And, how, Senator Kerry, can you have the audacity to say, "No matter what disagreements over how to approach the policy in Iraq -- and we have some -- we're all united as a nation in supporting our troops and ultimately in our goal of a stable Iraq."
Oh? If you were focused on showing support for our troops and helping to establish a stable Iraq, you'd say something supportive rather than sputtering irrelevancies about "multilateralism" and diplomacy to score cheap political points.
Thank God for President Bush, who has the vision to understand that this War on Terror is not just about Osama bin Laden and his Al Qaeda brigades, but an international phenomenon driven by Islamic radicals whose lifeblood is pumped from the heart of supporting terrorist states like Saddam Hussein's Iraq.
Thank God President Bush had the courage to go forward to drain that rancid swamp, though the United Nations and much of the "enlightened" European community resisted, preferring to coddle and appease the terrorists.
And thank God President Bush has the moral clarity to place the interests of this nation above his political ambitions.