Q&A Friday #3: Should Conservatives March For The War?

Question: “Do you think it would be worthwhile for conservatives to organize a march on Washington to show support for the war?” — Bildo

Answer: No, I don’t.

Those sorts of marches just don’t make any sort of lasting impact — just look at all the anti-war rallies in the run-up to the war in Iraq if you want proof. Even if you get 100,000 flag waving conservatives to show up in Washington, it’s not going to change any hearts and minds.

What is going to make an impact, is how people perceive things to be going on the ground in Iraq.. That’s why it’s so important to get the word out and make sure that people understand that the biggest threat to Democracy in Iraq would be losing the will to continue on here. We will succeed in helping the Iraqis become a Democracy as long as we don’t snatch defeat from the jaws of victory by taking the advice of the Michael Moores and Ted Kennedys of the world…

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