Thursday, June 08, 2006

On Perseverance

Churchill would probably have called the killing of Zarqawi and the completion of the Iraqi cabinet “the beginning of the end” of the battle to free Iraq. Another of his famous sayings remind us how that was achieved.
"Never give in--never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.''
The Iraqi politicians kept talking, at great risk to themselves and their families. The coalition forces kept hunting Zarqawi, under constant attack by al Qaeda, Sunnis seeking to restore dictatorship, Iranian backed Shi’ites, and the America-hating MSM. The Iraqi people showed the same stoicism under fire as Londoners during the WW2 Blitz.

I think Churchill would be proud of the lot of them.