Robert Gates says the congressional resolution opposing the dispatch of additional troops to Iraq will “embolden” the enemy.
Maybe so …
But the fact that we are in Iraq in the first place, that we invaded a sovereign nation without provocation, has “incited” the enemies we already had and created many new enemies.
Which is worse?
Maybe we need to move in an entirely different direction. More of the same is likely to produce just that — more of the same!