Ruth Wedgwood, professor of International Law
"Sunday's vote is a defining moment for America. If the Iraqi people step up and embrace the chance to vanquish terror, the world will be much safer. If they do not, the war on terror will get worse and worldwide terror will dramatically increase in power. Enter Senator Edward Kennedy, who demands a timetable for American withdrawal from Iraq. While the Senator is right in saying things are not going well in the war, his solution is to systematically pull American troops out and let the Iraqis fend for themselves. The question is whether Kennedy is willing to accept a terrorist state in Iraq if the forces of evil win. It is a simple question, Senator, and Talking Points awaits your answer. The election on Sunday is vital to our safety--if Syria, Iraq, and Iran are allowed to support and protect terrorists, there will be a world war in the future that will dwarf anything this planet has ever seen."
International law professor Ruth Wedgwood agreed with Talking Points. "You certainly can't leave Iraq to burn and have a bloody civil war," Wedgwood told The Factor. She also agreed that America's future is inextricably linked to Iraq's. "You can't simply say this is a local problem. We have to stand an Iraqi force and give them enough training so they can actually defend their country."