What happens in Iraq affects everyone
Christopher Hitchens explains quite eloquently
why the outcome of the Iraq war is important to everyone's future, and calls others on the left to account for failing to care about the real human needs in Iraq.
I would be interested to hear what those of you who oppose the war think about what Hitchens says here. Why is it so popular to promote aid to Africa, but not considered worthwhile to support what we're trying to accomplish in Iraq?
We need to consider what will happen in Iraq, and in the larger middle east, if we follow the left's advice and "bring the troops home now!" and give up.
I'm not saying that I agree with everything we've done in Iraq, or that the Bush administration hasn't made mistakes, but we're there, and it doesn't seem wise for so many among us to root for failure, or focus on the negative.
Please comment. Does Hitchens have a point? If not, where is he wrong?