In his recent speech VP Dick Cheney said:
those who advocate a sudden withdrawal from Iraq should answer a few simple questions: Would the United States and other free nations be better off, or worse off, with Zarqawi, bin Laden, and Zawahiri in control of Iraq? Would we be safer, or less safe, with Iraq ruled by men intent on the destruction of our country?
As many have remarked by now, the funny thing is that Zarqawi and bin Laden only have a chance of taking over Iraq because of the invasion. But what is really depressing is that the war in Iraq is further destabilizing Afghanistan as well:
An onslaught of grisly and sophisticated attacks since parliamentary elections in September has left Afghan and international officials concerned that Taliban guerrillas are obtaining support from abroad to carry out strikes that increasingly mimic insurgent tactics in Iraq.
Those who say we should “stay the course” should answer a few simple questions: Are Afghanistan and Iraq better off, or worse off, with Bush, Cheney, and Rumsfeld in control of their countries? Are they safer, or less safe, ruled by men intent on the destruction of their countries?