Monday, September 03, 2007

Maliki: Critics Fuel Terrorism

I'm inclined to agree with Iraq's Prime Minister, from FoxNews:

Criticism of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's leadership has been
growing in the run-up to this month's series of reports to Congress on political
and security progress since President Bush dispatched nearly 30,000 more
American troops to Iraq.
Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton and Sen. Carl Levin,
chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, have called for al-Maliki to be
"Regrettably these statements made by U.S. officials sometimes
exceed reasonable limits and at the same time send regrettable messages which
help terrorists think that the security situation in the country is weak and the
political forces are not cohesive," al-Maliki told reporters.
He added that
critics are sending "negative messages that encourage terrorism."

He may be right, that criticizing the war effort is helping the terrorists, but that stark realism hasn't stopped many from trying.Though constructive criticism is good, is very difficult to find this in the deluge of negativity from the Left, who thrive on discord.