Why Stop There?

· long story short

What Emboldens the Enemy?
Gates: “[The] proposed Senate resolution…would embolden the enemy”
Gates: “Any indication of flagging will” would embolden the enemy.
Then why stop there?
Open debate emboldens the enemy.
Free speech emboldens the enemy.
Political opposition emboldens the enemy.
And why stop even there?
Elections? That’s just what they want us to do.
Democracy? If we manage preserve it, the terrorists will have won.
[WP for Gates quotes]