"“I think the logical thing is to change the mission, to change our mission from securing Iraq and providing stability to that nation to what we really should be doing which is fighting terrorism. We should be fighting terrorism in Iraq with our troops on the ground, but at a much lower level than we have now. And we should be refocusing our troops in other areas of the world where terrorism continues to be a problem, and in fact is growing because we are bogged down in Iraq. There is a better way than what we are doing now."
I think the logical thing is to support the mission, to support our mission of securing Iraq and providing stability to that nation because by doing so we are fighting in the arena of war where the most extremist and vicious of the terrorists are drawn.
I see no logic in McCaskill's statement that we should be fighting terrorism in Iraq at a much lower level than we have now and refocusing our troops in other areas of the world where terrorism continues to be a problem. Why would you would you lessen your focus on the hornet's nest while trying to swat the strays on their way to the nest? How is that logical? No. You hit the nest with hornet's spray, you kill the nest and the residual action kills the returning hornets.