Don’t get so caught up in the estrogen festival on Capitol Hill that you miss what a really thoughtful woman has to say about the perils of losing in Iraq.

Liz Cheney, who must the administration’s designated hitter on the eve of the SOTU, makes excellent points. Here is one overlooked on Capitol Hill:

“We are at war. America faces an existential threat. This is not, as Speaker Nancy Pelosi has claimed, a ‘situation to be solved.’ It would be nice if we could wake up tomorrow and say, as Sen. Barack Obama suggested at a Jan. 11 hearing, ‘Enough is enough.’ Wishing doesn’t make it so. We will have to fight these terrorists to the death somewhere, sometime. We can’t negotiate with them or ‘solve’ their jihad. If we quit in Iraq now, we must get ready for a harder, longer, more deadly struggle later.”

I had dinner with a friend who works for a liberal organization who said, rather sadly, that America can’t fight wars that aren’t won in a few months — and that we’d just as well factor it into our foreign policy. The terrorists already have. I hope we’ll prove this theory wrong. Read Liz Cheney in particular on why we shouldn’t pay too much attention to polls.