Tuesday, December 19, 2006

US Must Win in Iraq: Bahrain

A nation in the Arab world doesn't want the United States to pull out of Iraq (in addition to Saudi Arabia, who doesn't want a pullout, either).

Bahrain has made its position clear. Are the appeaseniks listening? h/t: FrontPage

An abrupt U.S. pullout from Iraq would have disastrous consequences for the region and could create a haven of terrorists, Bahrain's ambassador to the United States, Naser M.Y. Al Belooshi, warned in an interview yesterday.

The unusually blunt message came from one of the United States' closest allies in the Arab world, one that has long cultivated close ties with Washington and hosts the U.S. Navy's 5th Fleet.

"The biggest risk from our point of view is that America would just pull out before the Iraqis have the ability to defend themselves," Mr. Al Belooshi told editors and reporters at The Washington Times. "Iraq would become a good place for terrorists to use as a base. You have to win this war."

Now we see that there is actually no consensus whatsoever that America and the Coalition should pull out of Iraq, notwithstanding what leftists and the MSM keep saying.

The point is: the job must be finished. Pulling out would be the worst thing to do, as the Islamofascist jihadists would then take over and use Iraq as a base for further, and worse, international terrorism and Islamic imperialism, led by Iran and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

Finish the job first. Worry about "pulling out" later. Not all of the Arab/Muslim world wants America out of Iraq.

It's not as simple as the left thinks, nor as the MSM/Democrats claim!