One Choice in Iraq

While our Congress stands on the verge of passing a resolution setting an artificial time-line for withdrawal from Iraq, an opinion piece by one of the few ‘liberal’ Congressmen still making sense appeared in the Washington Post this morning. Senator Joe Lieberman (I-CT), who caucuses with the Democratic Party, speaks of the real—though preliminary—progress in Iraq since our troop ‘surge’ began, and points out the sheer idiocy of doing exactly what al-Qaeda wants us to do: respond to their ongoing insurgency and terrorist attacks by packing up and leaving. Our artificial withdrawal date gives al-Qaeda an exact moment they need to hold out for, after which Iraq is theirs to become the new Afghanistan.

Scott Bradford has been putting his opinions on his website since 1995—before most people knew what a website was. He has been a professional web developer in the public- and private-sector for over twenty years. He is an independent constitutional conservative who believes in human rights and limited government, and a Catholic Christian whose beliefs are summarized in the Nicene Creed. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Public Administration from George Mason University. He loves Pink Floyd and can play the bass guitar . . . sort-of. He’s a husband, pet lover, amateur radio operator, and classic AMC/Jeep enthusiast.