William Shawcross has a terrific piece in Sunday’s LA Times titled “Peace is Not the Answer”
In it he eloquently argues that “[anti-war] demonstrators think of themselves as moral, but it is hard to think of any policy more amoral than abandoning
Our opponents in
Shawcross notes the continuing political dialogue that is taking place in
”The constitution may not be perfect. But, as the commentator Amir Taheri points out: ‘This is still the most democratic constitution offered to any Muslim nation so far.’”
In the face of these facts, Shawcross argues, the anti-war position is indefensible – “shortsighted and self-indulgent.” To withdraw from Iraq would be to doom the Iraqi people, and the people of the region to even greater atrocities than they have already endured. “We in the West,” he writes, “have a vital stake in delivering on our promises and ensuring that terrorism does not move on to other victims, with even greater bloodlust.”
“The sacrifice of
“It is the promise of freedom that the [insurgents] want to destroy. It is astonishing and discouraging that those who think they were taking the high ground in marching [against the war] do not understand this.
Read it here.
Well said..., very well said!