Jim Huffman on The War in Iraq

Last Updated : Jul 21, 2010

Summary

Jim Huffman has stated that whether or not Iraq was the appropriate front line for the war on terror, it is a job we must see through.

 

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The War on Terror

The war on terror is not a bumper sticker slogan, as John Edwards called it, nor was the war in Iraq lost, as Harry Reid claimed. The war on terror is a real conflict against a toxic ideology whose adherents willingly end their own lives to take lives of Americans. The unspeakable horror of 9-11 should be proof enough that we should take their threats seriously.

Whether or not Iraq was the appropriate front line for the war on terror, it is a job we must see through. Thanks to the Surge and the dedication of our troops, it appears we can begin withdrawal soon. We must show the same resolve in Afghanistan that we had in Iraq to turn a deaf ear to the defeatists and finish the job. Iran cannot be allowed to acquire nuclear weapon technology.

Taking the war on terror seriously means we cannot afford to prosecute captured terrorists – whether they were caught on foreign soil or in the U.S. - in the criminal justice system. By providing terrorists with taxpayer funded lawyers (who invariably counsel them to remain silent) we deny ourselves the opportunity to get intelligence about terror organizations and we put American lives at risk.

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