Meek wrote, "With 94 soldiers from North Carolina already having lost their lives in Iraq, North Carolinians want to hear a plan for Iraq going forward."
Katy's Conservative Corner must ask you, Mr. Meek, have you been drinking too much pre-nuptial champagne ?
Unveiling such a plan would compromise national security and risk the lives of all our proud men and women who serve there, not to mention countless lives of freedom seeking Iraqis.
Meek and his fellow liberals have about as much patience as my two-year-old. They don't understand the meaning of the term "war". Sacrifices must be made and bringing true stabilization to the region will take years. Why are we in such a hurry? Please go back and read your history as wars are not short affairs. The terrorists have plenty of time. While they wait, they plan and plan ways to bring down the greatest nation on earth.
We assume Meek's idea of a "plan for Iraq" would go something like this:
Week 1 --Order all troops back into their bases with no one being allowed to venture out onto the streets and countryside of Iraq.
Week 2 -- Announce that we will pull all military and civilians out within the next six months and hand over all security to the Iraqi military and wish them good luck.
And so forth.
Mr. Meek, this war is one for the heart and soul of all who are free and those who yearn to be free. We cannot simply announce when and where we will do what, or the terrorists will be waiting for us. Do you want us to re-create another Vietnam-style debacle?
By the way, congratulations on your engagement. Those of us on the Right thought you were gay.
For Meek's complete article, click on the link below.
Does John McCain Have a Plan for Iraq?
John McCain delivered two policy speeches this week. But none of them addressed the issues that North Carolinians care about, such as mortgage crisis or fixing our struggling economy.
McCain delivered a foreign policy speech on Wednesday that not only offered no plan for a way forward in Iraq, but seemed to repackage the same rhetoric.
With 94 soldiers from North Carolina already having lost their lives in Iraq, North Carolinians want to hear a plan for Iraq going forward.
But McCain's speech raised more questions than it answered: Does McCain share General Petraeus' disappointment over the lack of political progress from Iraq's leaders? Does McCain agree with the need for a pause in the draw-down of U.S. forces?
What would McCain do to pressure the Iraqis to make the political progress the surge was supposed to enable, and how long would he keep our troops there in the absence of progress? How does McCain intend to pay for his $3 trillion war at the same time he's making President Bush's budget-busting tax cuts permanent? [icasualties.org]
Instead McCain talked about his commitment to a more collaborative foreign policy that doesn't alienate our allies. McCain failed to mention, however, that when it mattered most, he stood silent as President Bush's unilateralist foreign policy tarnished our nation's reputation in the world and made it more difficult to work with our allies.
"It's clear that on the issues families in North Carolina care about most, McCain offers just a third Bush term," said NCDP Chair Jerry Meek. "That's why North Carolina's voters will reject John McCain in November and elect a Democratic president to bring our country the change we need."