From Lanny C:
Hugh, The allegation that the war in Iraq has increased terrorist attacks and stimulated the U.S. conflicts with the Islamic Nazi’s is an unreality in the minds of the Democrats.After Pearl Harbor our involvement in the Pacific War and the European Theater also increased dramatically. That is why they call it a war. It is clear that once they attacked us, we have no choice but to go after tem wherever they are. Just as President Bush has said. The problem is the Democrats have no idea how to fight a war or to win one.
Earlier tonight I interviewed Newsweek’s Jonathan Alter about the Clinton meltdown and the Edsall admissions of MSM bias (to which Alter gave a surprising agreement. The transcript will be here later.) Alter brought up the New York Times’ story about the NIE, to which I replied that there is no reason for anyone to believe the New York Times’ account, so shattered is the paper’s credibility on national security issues.
But even if the NIE says remotely waht the Times says it says, then my e-mailer is right: The writers on’t understand that wars, once joined, increase in tempo until a decisive outocme is reached. democrats want the decisive outcome in Iraq to be an American retreat.