Politics is politics but war is war.

Leave it to a former agent of the Soviet KGB to nail down why going ad hominem against the president is a bad idea when bullets are flying and blood is being spilled. It’s OK to run against the president’s polices. It’s not OK to do so in a way that gives aid and comfort to those who are seeking to do us harm.

If Republicans and Democrats united on the War on Terror and the war in Iraq, the U.S. would win — plain and simple. Instead, the ceaseless urge by the Democrats to profit politically from every bit of hard news on Iraq is costing lives and delaying the day when our enemies are no longer able and/or willing to fight.

Ion Mihai Pacepa is a former Lt. General in the Soviet KGB. He is the higest-ranking Soviet officer to defect. He is now a U.S. citizen and he writes this excellent article on why the intemperate remarks from the Left against Pres. Bush are abetting the efforts of a very deadly enemy.

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Paul Gleiser

Paul L. Gleiser is president of ATW Media, LLC, licensee of radio stations KTBB 97.5 FM/AM600, 92.1 The TEAM FM in Tyler-Longview, Texas.

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