Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Quotes of the Day (XIV)

"Democrats and some Republicans in Congress are seeking to humble, embarrass and, if they can, destroy the President and the prestige of his position as the Commander-in-Chief who is responsible for the safety of our military forces and the nation's defenses. By doing so, they are adding to the dangers that face our nation. And so I ask again them again: do you think that leaving a power vacuum in Iraq will make us safer? If, as a result of the power vacuum, the terrorists are emboldened and God forbid we sustain here in the U.S. civilian casualties comparable to those caused in Iraq by car bombs, will you publicly accept responsibility?

Ed Koch, "Will Embarrasing the President Make Us Safer?"
February 20, 2007

- "To see . . . the President as the enemy -- which the savage and unfair attacks upon him convey to the world -- is harmful to the security of our country and, therefore, injures us all."
Ed Koch
December 21, 2005