The president has spoken. Not many critics are listening. And the clock ticks onward as we fritter away our time arguing while the enemy plans and acts.
This war is not going away. Oh, certainly, we can go away. We can pull out, leave Baghdad to the monsters and Iraq to chaos. But the war, and the carnage, will follow us home. The Islamic terrorists have battle-worthy qualities that a frightening majority of American politicians simply don't have: passion, commitment, a determination to win, and a dedication to their cause.
We can fight in Baghdad or in Baltimore, Fallujah or Philadelphia. But fight we must, if we want to survive as a free people. It makes far more sense to keep the enemy engaged on his own side of the world.
What's hard to understand?