Thursday, March 01, 2007

Not this war, Cronkite

You've lost your power to end wars, Cronkite. That's why this is laughable:

CBS 5 then asked if his strong words against the Iraq War would have the same impact as his words against the Vietnam War.

"Well, I think it's a little late for that now," Cronkite said. "I would like to think it would be helpful in getting us out of there. Anybody who can put another match to that fire, to get us out would be, I think, welcome"
Johnson may have been afraid of Cronkite's opinion but Bush certainly isn't:
It was in 1968, when CBS Anchorman Walter Cronkite did a tour of Vietnam, and came back highly critical of that war.

His pronouncement that the Vietnam War was unwinnable led to such a shift in public opinion against the war that President Lyndon Johnson said, "If I've lost Cronkite, I've lost America."
It doesn't appear that the aftermath of our withdrawal from Vietnam, millions killed and nation enslaved to communism, has affected Cronkite at all. He wants to make the same exact mistake. Thank the Lord that he no longer has the power that he once did and that no anchor does now.

And Cronkite certainly doesn't get that freeing people from the bonds of tyranny is a good thing. We left the Vietnamese to be enslaved to communism and now he wants to leave the Iraqis enslaved to Islamic fascism:
Look at the loss of lives of our young Americans there and those who have been maimed for life, for what purpose? No purpose we can define


"The entire Arab world has now put us down as an enemy. It's going to be a long time for us to take back any suggestion of friendship with those nations."
Does he really think the Iraqis would be our friends if we abandoned them? Just leave the Kurds to fight it out with the Sunnis and the Shiites and watch from the sidelines as Turkey and/ or Iran invade? Yeah, they'll really love us then. And what about the neighboring states? Do you think they'll be thrilled with us if we left them a mess?

No, Cronkite, no more blood shed because of your opinion.


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