When a Democratic opponent of the war gets asked the question “So do you think the sacrifices of our troops have been in vain?” the answer isn’t far to seek.
No one dies in vain who dies for his country, or her country. Our soldiers in Iraq won the war to depose Saddam Hussein, and before that the war to free Afghanistan from the tyranny of the Taliban and to uproot al-Qaeda from its base of operations. Nothing will dim their glory; surely, it’s not their fault that politicians in Washington and Baghdad lost the peace,
But do I think George W. Bush has needlessly sacrificed American lives on the altar of his own arrogant indifference to reality, and that he has thrown away the fruits of military victory by political blundering? Yes, I do. If sometimes I seem to be a little angry in my criticism of the current Administration, that’s the reason why.