“Run away! Run away!” Have you heard them?
It’s hard not to, they rush to surrender to every camera crew the can find. It’s beginning to sound like Monty Python and the Holy Grail around here. Only this time the “vicious rabbit” is the islamo-terrorist that skulks around
plotting the deaths of American and Iraqi soldiers and innocent civilians. Iraq
Some of the names have changed, the war has changed, but the Liberal song has remained the same. “Un-winnable war!” “Pull out!” “We need a timetable for withdrawal!” “We are the terrorists!” “American Imperialism!” “It’s a quagmire!” “Fighting for corporate profits!” “Is my slip showing?”
Oops, ignore that last one. I am old enough (unfortunately) to remember the Vietnam War. I remember the riots, the protest marches, the hatred, it was the same Left that we have now. Instead of Eugene McCarthy, we have Ralph Nader. We have Dennis Kucinich now instead of George McGovern. John Kerry has replaced Hubert Humphrey. Besotted Ted Kennedy is still swimming around in the same river of hatred he was wallowing in back then. Robert Byrd is still waxing grandiloquent in his vanity sessions.
Well the saying is, “It takes a Democrat to lose a war; it takes a Republican to win it [mostly].” The Liberals, led by the Kerry-ites are genuine devotees to the French philosophy of war-when confronted by an inferior force, and they have been badly hammered to the point near defeat, bravely face them, drop your weapon, and say very clearly “I surrender!”
Now I expect this sort of thing from the Left, it has been there constant plaint since
. They, in concert with their ever-loyal MSM, even succeeded with the Viet Nam War; causing sufficient dissatisfaction in the general populous to cause us to abandon the South Vietnamese People and condemn them to a life of servitude within their own lands. Korea
Had the weasels in Congress simply supplied the South Vietnamese Army with the support promised them in the Paris Peace Agreement, the Thieu-ky government might have succeeded.
They have the same goal in every war. They were the unilateralists in the 1980’s urging us to disarm and surrender to the
Soviet Union, even as Reagan was bringing about their defeat.
Water under the bridge. The constant cacophony of defeatism is de rigueur for Liberals. I expect this from the Left, and it can be dealt with as we of the right have always dealt with it. They are a small problem because the facts are always against them.
But they’re not alone; some Republicans have taken up the cry of Democrat party “Surrender at any cost!” Representative Walter Jones a lukewarm conservative of North Carolina said that he would offer a bill calling on the President to set a timetable for the
withdrawal from U.S. . He said: Iraq
"I voted for the resolution to commit the troops, and I feel that we've done about as much as we can do...The reason of going in for weapons of mass destruction, the ability of the Iraqis to make a nuclear weapon, that's all been proven that it was never there,”
Jones is the guy who coined the phrase "freedom fries" because the French opposed the
invasion. I always felt that was strange, neologisms are something I expect more from the Left. Incidentally, on his website now Jones is backpedaling. He states that he’s not calling for an immediate pull out or a withdrawal date, merely a beginning date for the troop drawdown. He’s a veritable “Man of Styrofoam,” crumbling his way toward indecisiveness in the face of criticism from his own party. Iraq
Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, one of the “gang of seven” Republicans who surrendered to the Democrats in the judicial nominee battle stated,
"The insurgency is alive and well. We underestimated the viability of the insurgency. [The administration] has been slow to adjust when it comes to troop strength and supporting our troops. [Recruiting suffers] because this war is going sour in terms of word of mouth from parents and grandparents...if we don't adjust, public opinion is going to keep slipping away."
Nothing wrong with his spine, it’s pure jelly. I hope he’s got election insurance, because he’s going to need it.
Speaking of Senator Hagel...nothing new about Hagel’s doubts in August of 2002 he warned against unilateral moves to attack Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein that they believe could undermine the war against terror, destabilize the
Middle East and create an ungovernable post-war . He’s continued to hew to that line, only periodically flashing his Republican credentials so he can still go to the free dinners. Hagel is bridling now since MoveOnPac.org has been quoting him in one of their ads as saying: Iraq
“Things aren't getting better; they're getting worse. The White House is completely disconnected from reality. It's like they're just making it up as they go along. The reality is that we're losing in
He is now demanding that the ad be “pulled down...now!” stating:
“This ad is dishonest. I have never supported immediate removal of American troops from
. I have said that to withdraw from Iraq now would have catastrophic consequences that would ripple across a generation of Americans, Iraqis, and the entire Iraq Middle East. I have said I believe we can succeed in . MoveOn neglects to mention that in their ad. Iraq
Well Senator Hagel, you know when you’re in politics, you really must pay attention to what you are saying in your efforts to further your political career by currying favor with the press. These chickens invariably come home to roost.
Then of course, there’s John McCain. Mr. “It’s all about me.” What can I say about him? If ever there was a self-serving, self-obsessed, politician it is he. Senator McCain is the consummate opportunist, sort of like a short, white, Jesse Jackson with bad hair and a temper. If there’s a camera to be jumped in front of, Senator McCain is there. All smiles and handshakes till someone contradicts him, then...Watch out! The face turns red, the smile becomes a grimace, and the statements become intemperate. Come to think of it, he’s more like a Republican Howard Dean...a time bomb with a broken timer, ready to explode at any moment.
These RINOs are more problematical than our true “blue” Democrat friends. It is these somewhat less than stalwart Republicans that are the real threat. The “politicians” within the party, the men who will abandon their ideals so as to be seen as “reasonable” by the New York Times or the Washington Post, they threaten to derail the war effort, and abandon our troops to the whims of the anti-American MSM.
Some would say that I am out of line to question the patriotism of men like Hagel and McCain who served valiantly during the Viet Nam War. That may be right, but when these war heroes begin to place their political ambitions above the welfare of our nation and our troops in combat, then I believe they have earned those questions.
History is replete with “valiant” soldiers who have later betrayed their country. Benedict Arnold is one of these. A truly heroic figure in our nation’s history who, perceiving insult from charges trumped up against him and seeking advantage for himself, conspired to betray the American army and so became the black figure of history he is.
Now I am not accusing Hagel or McCain of betraying their country, I am merely questioning their dedication to the supremacy of
in the world, and to the victory of democracy in America . They have justly earned the grateful admiration of all Americans for their service in the military in a time of war, but they, by their words and deeds, have also earned scrutiny of their motives in their political machinations and their aspirations to become President of the Iraq . United States
“War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself.”
John Stuart Mill
Long Live Our American Republic!!!