Michael Ramirez in Investor’s Business Daily:
We live in a society with a short attention span, bent on immediate gratification.
One wonders if Americans today would support a war that took eight years to introduce democracy, four more years to finalize a constitutional framework, two additional years to establish a working government and two years beyond that to secure individual rights and liberties for its citizens.
If this war produced nothing more than a temporary union that was later torn asunder by an even larger civil war, would there be open rebellion?
Fortunately, another generation of Americans made that commitment long ago. It resulted in the creation of a nation that has become a beacon of democracy and freedom for future generations the United States of America.
Iraq will take time. Will we have the patience to see it through to the end?