Never heard of the Thomas Sowell Award? That's OK -- I just made it up. What is the Thomas Sowell Award? Ah, great question. The Thomas Sowell Award is the award bestowed on that person who best exemplifies clear-thinking, plain-speaking, common sense. Now you understand why the Award goes to Thomas Sowell. Who else out there comes even close to dispelling the spin, talking points, and echo chamber -- on both the right and the left -- than Thomas Sowell.
Case in point: Thomas Sowell's opinion piece in yesterday's Wall Street Journal. Here is an excerpt that really cuts through the fog.
However we got into Iraq, we cannot undo history--even recent history--by simply pulling out and leaving events to take their course in that strife-torn country. Whether or not we "stay the course," terrorists are certainly going to stay the course in Iraq and around the world.
Political spin may say that Iraq has nothing to do with the war on terror, but the terrorists themselves quite obviously believe otherwise, as they converge on that country with lethal and suicidal resolve.
Whether we want to or not, we cannot unilaterally end the war with international terrorists. Giving the terrorists an epoch-making victory in Iraq would only shift the location where we must face them or succumb to them.
Check out the whole article here.