We must stay the course in Afghanistan--the whole world is watching. Friends and enemies alike want to know whether we'll follow through in Afghanistan, and if we fail to follow through here, how can we ever convince them that we'll follow through in Yemen, the Philippines, or Indonesia--let alone in Iraq.Answer--then-Senator Joe Biden on the floor of the Senate in 2002. 148 Cong. Rec. S2250 (107th Cong., 2nd Sess., Mar. 21, 2002).
(via The Corner)