Monday, July 21, 2008

How do YOU define victory?

In the latest incident of mainstream media bias, the Drudge Report has an article reporting that the New York Times has rejected an OpEd written by Senator McCain responding to Senator Obama's OpEd outlining Senator Obama's plan for Iraq. (See my post on the plan below.) According to the New York Times, Senator McCain's OpEd didn't offer anything "new" and didn't "mirror" Senator Obama's piece. According to the editor who rejected the OpEd, "the article would have to articulate, in concrete terms, how Senator McCain defines victory in Iraq." The article on Drudge also contains Senator McCain's draft (verbatim). In my opinion, Senator McCain's article does just that. He clearly says, "if we don’t win the war, our enemies will. A triumph for the terrorists would be a disaster for us. That is something I will not allow to happen as president. Instead I will continue implementing a proven counterinsurgency strategy not only in Iraq but also in Afghanistan with the goal of creating stable, secure, self-sustaining democratic allies." That, folks, is how you define victory in Iraq.

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