Iraq “Greatest Disaster” Albright says hopefully

“I have said that I’m afraid that Iraq is going to go down in history as the greatest disaster in American foreign policy,” Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright informed students and faculty at the University of Florida Levin College of Law on Wednesday. “The American forces are both the solution and the problem,” she said. “They are like fly paper that attracts everybody who hates us.”

They’re terrorists, Secretary Albright. Those people you refer to that “hate us.” Angry and stomping their feet because we stop them from doing those nasty things that terrorists like to do.

About the flypaper part, I can only respond, “Duh.” We’re in a war. You know, that thing where our troops are locked in a desperate struggle against a determined enemy who wants to kill them?

My mother’s kid brother was flypaper to the Japanese when he was wounded in the Philippines, on Leyte, only to be patched up, sent to Luzon, where he was killed.

And my dad, likewise. Only flypaper would be wounded twice in the Philippines and then go on to receive a souvenir from Okinawa that he would carry in his chest for the rest of his life – a piece of a grenade.

Would Secretary Albright dare to indict heroes like my dad and uncle of emboldening the enemy and creating more German and Japanese soldiers when they spilled their blood to resist tyranny?

Gateway Pundit put it this way:

 In her latest attack on the United States, the military and President Bush, Madeleine Albright blamed the US for creating more terrorists and said that our soldiers were the problem in Iraq… Albright says that the US needs to fight the War on Terror without creating more terrorists… Because it is our fault that the terrorists hate us, you know.
Nineteen thousand Americans were killed in the Battle of the Bulge. Does Secretary Albright blame America for emboldening and multiplying the German Wehrmacht with our aggressive march across Europe?


Or, here’s a thought… perhaps a former Secretary of State’s vocal criticism of our president, denigration of our troops, and declaration that America is in the wrong emboldens our enemies most of all.

Pictured below is a newsreel frame showing my dad, Lt. Kenneth Vancil, in Okinawa during WWII.

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