Judges. The economy. Low taxes. Missile defense system. All good reasons to vote Republican.
Terrorism. The best reason to vote Republican.
If Iraq were another Vietnam-like quagmire, a case could be made that we should withdraw. After all, we lost in Vietnam and still won the Cold War against Communism. Right?
Sure, it was just that easy. Never mind that millions were killed in Cambodian genocide by the Khmer Rouge. And that our country was still struggling with a tarnished self-image and post-Vietnam malaise when Iranian militants took Americans hostage at the embassy in Tehran from 1979 until 1981. Or that it took a conservative Republican, Ronald Reagan, to reawaken our national pride and institute the policies that won the Cold War.
Iraq isn't Vietnam. The Vietnamese never attacked the U.S.A. When we withdrew our troops from Southeast Asia, those who followed us home were refugees fleeing Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia for American sanctuary.
Iraq is the primary front in the war on terror by the choice of the terrorists themselves. The so-called insurgents inside Iraq who ambush and slaughter innocent Iraqis and American soldiers share common cause with the jihadists who attacked the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on September 11, 2001. Where can we withdraw to safety? They will bring the war back to New York, Washington, D.C., Pennsylvania, Virginia, Massachusetts, Maine, California, Texas, Florida, Tennessee, Minnesota. My town. Your town. There is no place left in the world where they will not try to kill us.
Clearly it is more than a lucky coincidence that the U.S. has not suffered another terrorist attack on our soil since 9/11. If the Democrat party takes control of Congress, the NSA wiretap program that has protected us for over 5 years will surely be dismantled.
Dick Morris and David Bossie of Citizens United created the ad below.