For the record, the United States and its Coalition allies, as well as a great many Iraqis, are doing a great job in Iraq. They have captured the completely discredited Saddam Hussein; killed his two sons and a grandson; killed or captured thousands of Ba'athists, insurgents, and terrorists; guaranteed the safety of giant swaths of Iraq, where people live, worship, trade, and speak freely, and where they have been abiding by the government of freely-elected local officials for months; rebuilt, re-staffed, and re-funded countless electrical grids, water-treatment facilities, hospitals, clinics, and schools; and have set in motion the mechanisms by which Iraqis will soon govern themselves.
Having said that, I must also acknowledge the idea that an "alternative" exists, if for no other reason than that we have a Presidential election coming in five months. John Kerry, because he is the antipode to what George W. Bush is, claims that he has an alternative way for us to go in Iraq. But, besides the fact that our political system is essentially bi-polar, what is the real necessity of whatever his "alternative" may be? I simply don't see one.
Whatever mistakes and failures we have made in Iraq, only a fucking dhimmicrat would deny that the terrible price our men and women have paid there has been worth it. Those heroic soldiers, sailors, and Marines have laid a foundation upon which the world will be changed. Our military and provisional government have accomplished tremendous goals in Iraq ---and it is only the partisans and defeatists in Big Media and on the political Left who have managed to convince too many of us otherwise.
For instance, almost by default, these miserable fifth columnists and fourth estatists declare that we are in a quagmire and that Iraq is a huge disaster. But ask them to quantify, and you will get this: Abu Ghraib. This would be the prisoner abuse scandal that had been publicly reported months before by the Army itself before it "broke." And why did it break? Because assholes don't know to be outraged by something until they see pictures. Assholes who run Big Media have a fetish for porno that they want to flood the market with ---and they only did it because assholes who do the viewing have apparently given their consent. And how does it go? A million apologies and self-abasing explanations about how we're not "like that" and how "what happened at Abu Ghraib doesn't reflect Americans' true character." Yes. I already knew that because I have confidence in my country to do the right thing, including punishing those who engage in aberrant and politically-insensitive behavior; I don't need to flagellate myself in penance for the deeds of fools. Nor do I have the asshole liberal's need to assign blame to everyone (or the "system") for the idiocy of individuals.
Besides Abu Ghraib, what are the signs of our failure? Have we mistakenly killed innocents? Yes. That is an unavoidable cost of war. Did we go into Iraq with too few troops? I believe we did. And it has cost us because we have been unable to fully stanch the influx of terrorists. And it kept us from fully protecting important museums, archaeological sites, and government buildings. But in the lightning quickness of our triumph over the Saddamites, would we have expended more American lives in the interest of protecting mere booty? I doubt it.
What else have we done "wrong" ---we who have toppled one of the world's worst regimes of the past 50 years and begun to replace it with freely-chosen government? I'm sure there are many examples that can be dredged up, most of them involving intelligence failures, but Americans should be proud of our decisive victories over the Saddamites. We should be proud that our military has done all it can to kill the guilty and spare the innocent and the sacred places they worship. Only fucking fools would suggest that the Army or Marine Corps have been stymied or defeated by these asshole Mahdis and their terrorist friends in places like Fallujah or Najaf. We have done the wise thing time and time again ---and the great majority of Iraqis know how much we have sacrificed to do right by them and to look to their future without just carpet-bombing the whole goddamned place.
Remember: America is winning. Fuck the Leftist media for suggesting to you otherwise. And fuck them for allowing this idea that John Kerry has some wonderful alternative. An alternative to what? Victory? The man has no ideas except to say that he will go down on his knees before the French and Germans. But to what end? They're not going to send any troops and probably not any money that they can't make back, anyway. His whole "plan" is stupid defeatism.
It's time for the dhimmicratic Left to realize that they have no power over the righteous cause that most Americans see in our eforts in Iraq. All that they and Kerry can do is hope to demoralize real Americans into giving up.
Don't let that happen.
A vote for John Kerry is a vote for those who hate America.