Echoing positions we have repeated here for years, and that Hugh Fitzgerald has ably articulated numerous times.
It’s buried far down in a story about illegal immigration: “‘Illegal alien’ is a proper term, Tancredo says: A Cedar Rapids woman objects to the Republican’s choice of words,” by Lisa Rossi for the Des Moines Register:
At the forum, Tancredo also disagreed with President Bush’s decision to send thousands of additional troops into Iraq earlier this year.
“We should disengage,” he said “We have to take American troops out of the target, the military target and political target. There is absolutely a role to play for the United States – to make sure al-Qaida does not create a source for terrorist activity. We have to make sure that we do control the situation, but I do believe we need to disengage.”
In other words, as Hugh has said here so many times, we need to fight the jihad, not engage in Quixotic Wilsonian adventures that have only enshrined Sharia constitutions in both Iraq and Afghanistan.