The Democrats might win the battle…

February 26th, 2007

…but they’re going to lose the war.

And while I could be speaking of the war on terror, discount viagra levitra I’m actually talking about the war they seem to care most about…the fight for hearts and minds here at home.

The Democrats are doing everything they can to make sure the United States abandons the Iraqis to sectarian slaugther and ethnic cleansing.

I think they’ll win that battle.

And while they’ll reap short-term political rewards, sick they’re also reinforcing their image as America’s official party of defeat.

In a few years, cialis we’ll again be hearing Democrats crying about how the electorate won’t take them seriously when it comes to defense.

But how can we take them seriously, when their answer to every setback is surrender?

It seems modern Democrats cannot be trusted to keep America safe.

They would rather win short-term electorial victories pandering to panic than achieve lasting victory by encouraging Americans to embrace courage.

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11 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Rustmeister  |  February 26th, 2007 at 12:53 pm

    For me, counting the Dems as weak on national security is a given.

    What irks me is the fact that we never really went in and took control in the first place. We let Sadr walk, didn’t destroy large weapons caches and allowed large scale looting after the overthrow of the Hussein regime.

    We’re just now figuring out we need more ground troops in our military. I don’t know how we’ve managed to get this far on what few troops we have.

  • 2. Administrator  |  February 26th, 2007 at 1:02 pm

    I’m certainly not arguing that we’ve done everything right in Iraq.

    I was never convinced that Iraq was the right place at the right time.

    That said, I can’t abide the cackling glee I see in the Democrats when they talk about abandoning that country and standing by while the Sunnis and Shi’ites make Bosnia look like a festival of brotherly love.

  • 3. triticale  |  February 26th, 2007 at 1:04 pm

    The real fun will come later when the Dems have to explain why they let Social Security collapse.

  • 4. folkbum  |  February 26th, 2007 at 8:34 pm

    Please find one example of “cackling glee” and post it for me. Just one, from any Democratic elected official, party operative, and so on (i.e., not random bloggers or obscure Ward Churchills–he’s not a Democrat anyway).

    Seriously. I want to see it. I run in those circles, get email from those officials, and no one in four years has been anything other than furious or depressed about the way things have gone and the way we have to leave. Not John Kerry, not John Murtha, not Jo–whoops–Russ Feingold. No one.

    I really, really would like to know where you have been seeing any of this “cackling glee.”

  • 5. Administrator  |  February 26th, 2007 at 9:31 pm

    Hey Jay.

    I admit to a tendency towards hyperbole.

    Of course, no politician has cackled. But I’ve heard plenty of it on NPR…from the callers and from stories on the peace movement.

  • 6. Lousy Liberal » Blo&hellip  |  February 27th, 2007 at 12:37 am

    […] at, it is suggested that (t)he Democrats are doing everything they can to make sure the United States […]

  • 7. grumps  |  February 27th, 2007 at 9:51 am

    Let’s not lose sight of the fact that it is the Republicans who have orchestrated America’s defeat in Iraq. from the lack of planning to the insufficient forces to the bumbling, blundering and waste.

    Do not mistake for cackling glee the burning rage that the majority of Americans have for the way that GWB and Dick Cheney have weakened America and sold out the Iraqis. They have made Iraq more dangerous, emboldened and strengthed the Iranians and validated Al Qaida in ways that can only make bin Laden giddy.

    Wishing will not make it so. The Republican administration has made the world a more dangerous place and have weakened America’s role in fixing the problems.

    Spare me the sanctimony and look to the men who created the problem for results.

  • 8. Administrator  |  February 27th, 2007 at 10:04 am

    Hey Grumps!

    Would it surprise you to know that I agree that Bush & Company have done a lousy job in Iraq (starting with getting us into it in the first place)?

    On the other hand, and at the risk of sounding simplistic, two wrongs don’t make a right. And most of the Democrats are wrong to advocate failure at all costs.

    Lieberman is the only one I can think of who is being intellectually honest about Iraq in the Democratic party and he’s barely a Democrat anymore.

    And I stand by the original point of this post. In the short term, this stance will greatly benefit the Democratic party. In the long term it will solidy their image as being weak on defense.

  • 9. grumps  |  February 27th, 2007 at 4:22 pm

    Excepting, of course, that the excursion to Iraq has weakened America’s ability to defend itself. This albatross will hang for decades around the collective necks of the Party of Lincoln.

  • 10. folkbum  |  February 27th, 2007 at 5:13 pm

    Lieberman is the only one I can think of who is being intellectually honest

    Whaa? You’re talking about Joe Lieberman, right? Hardly the picture of honesty, Michael.

  • 11. Administrator  |  February 27th, 2007 at 9:39 pm

    Lieberman understands that leaving Iraq isn’t the same as solving Iraq. I think Hillary, Obama, etc… also understand that, but are willing to act like everything will be fine as soon as we leave in order to get elected.

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