The Democrats are making fools of themselves by disavowing involvement in a war we are obviously winning. The world has changed dramatically since March 19, 2003 and using arguments that only show how murky our knowledge was prior to Iraq makes it even more clear that deposing Saddam was necessary for our future security. We know what is happening in an important region in the Middle East whereas before it was just a black box of confusion, veiled threats, sinister motives, and deception from a country that had placed itself outside the norms of international order.
Senior administration officials are working on what they call a "campaign-style" strategy to respond to stepped-up Democratic criticism that the Bush administration twisted intelligence in making the case for war in Iraq.
"You're going to see heavy and direct engagement from this administration," according to a senior administration official, who said there would be "an increased presence and willingness to be more aggressive in responding to Democrats."
In Iraq al Qaeda does not have the protection of mountain valleys, forests, and caves from which to fight. And their desperation and fury at losing an Arab country to democracy has shown the world their cruel and inhuman face. And the vast majority of Iraqi people, whether sunni or shi'a, have shown al Qaeda, the muslim world, and us, that they won't put up with this nonsense.
Compare the awakening of the muslim world to the danger from within and the shame it brings to Islam to a murderous, savage, dangerous tyrant who kept his people and his activities in a box closed to outside eyes and the notion of arguing over a specific piece of pre-war intel becomes ludicrous.