Dec 11, 2006
The Democrats asked Robert Gates if he thought the U.S. is “winning” in Iraq. That’s the same question the pollsters ask. Not whether the U.S. should even be in Iraq. Not whether the war is right, or justified. Just whether the U.S. is “winning.”
But what would it mean if the U.S. were winning the war? To WIN the war, the U.S. would need to gain complete control over the country. That means destroying any opposition to its being there, and that means bombing the country even more heavily – and KILLING a lot more people, to beat the population into submission.
The U.S. “winning” in Iraq? It means only the peace...of the graveyard.