View Full Version : War Debate Cited as Aiding al Qaeda

05-10-2007, 09:15 AM
10 May Washington Times - War Debate Cited as Aiding al Qaeda (http://www.washtimes.com/national/20070510-120705-6975r.htm) by Bill Gertz and S. A. Miller.

Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates yesterday told Congress that al Qaeda will establish a stronghold in Iraq's Anbar province if U.S. troops pull out prematurely and that the group is reacting to the war debate in Washington by stepping up attacks.

Furthermore, the entire war effort will be disrupted unless Congress quickly passes an emergency funding bill acceptable to President Bush, he said.

Mr. Gates' testimony before the Senate Appropriations Committee preceded today's scheduled House vote on a bill that the White House promises to veto because it rations war spending and sets up a July vote to cut off funds if progress in Iraq is inadequate...

05-10-2007, 10:53 AM
War debate doesn't necessarily result in providing "Aid and Comfort to the enemy". Politicians, mindlessly whoring themself to the "no war no matter what" crowd does. And if you get enough of politician/whores, it forces everyone into an Us/Them dynamic that actually HURTS honest and open debate.

What's going on in DC right now has never been about debate. It's all about scoring political points.