Guys - if you haven't listened to Hannity today, check it out on the website.
Senator McCain laid out the point of not letting battlefield performance affect policy *perfectly.* I'll paraphrase without doing it much justice: We have to win. If we don't win, we're in for more of a terrorist threat than we could ever be ready for. We could take the big hit in Vietnam because the North Vietnamese weren't interested in exporting themselves to us. But these guys are. Then he tackles the Medicare bill and why its not good at all (I buy his version more than Gingrich's not-so-bad argument).
Then he has Oliver North on from Iraq, who gives a *great* picture of what's going on. Again paraphrasing: The Iraqis want us to help them with the "foreigners," the Syrians and the Iranians and everyone else who's coming in. They're coming to kill, to kill themselves and to kill others, and they're mostly killing Iraqis.
I'm not doing right by it, but that's the gist of it [img]smile.gif[/img]
(Disclaimer: I'm not dropping my ideals on North! And McCain's been wierd in the past sometimes, but the guy did help me get into the Navy and he does stick to principles pretty well. Long story...)
"The budget should be balanced, the treasury should be refilled, public debt should be reduced, the arrogance of officialdom should be tempered and controlled, and the assistance to foreign lands should be curtailed lest Rome become bankrupt." Marcus Tullius Cicero, circa 63 B.C.