Wednesday, December 07, 2005

The Democratic Party Needs to Find its Joementum

As you all well know, Senator Joe Lieberman has been praised by conservatives and cursed by liberals in recent days, since his op-ed came out.

I'd like to take the moment to pick this apart from Daily Kos:

Interesting that Lieberman, who today told us we weren't allowed to criticize President Bush, had no problems whatsoever attacking a different president: Bill Clinton.

But of course, lying to drag a nation into war is nowhere near as bad as lying about a blowjob. Or something like that.

Talking to the Du loonbats on the Left and many of the Kosheads, is like talking to a brick wall. They just don't get it.

It's not that we aren't allowed to criticize the President. It's the manner in which we dissent during wartime that is so dangerous. That is what Democrat Joe Lieberman understands; that is what he is talking about, when the moonbats quote him, yet don't seem to comprehend. To compare his criticism of Bill Clinton to his attempts to dissuade current criticism of George Bush is to compare apples to oranges. Criticizing President Clinton over a personal weakness in character didn't cost lives and extend a war; it didn't give aid and comfort to the terrorists who I'm sure are regular Daily Kos readers, among other things. Why should the terrorists and insurgents give up what they are doing, when they see the results of their terror, bearing fruit in AP reports and in how our President is unfairly and shamelessly attacked on a relentless basis? What they cannot win on the battlefield, they see as winnable in the media war. When Senator Durbin compares Gitmo to Soviet Gulags and Nazi death camps.....who does that help? Americans and Iraqis? Or the insurgency? When Senators Kennedy, Reid, Pelosi, Kerry, and all the other usual suspects bloviate all over the Senate Floor, that we were led into this war based on lies, that we've made no progress, that we need a timetable and an exit strategy for immediate withdrawal of our troops...who does that help? Who is paying attention? I bet the terrorists are paying closer attention to CSPAN than our own citizens are. And you can bet your life on it, that they pay attention to our news media and scrutinize every negative anti-Bush gallup poll that is trumpeted and heralded around by the NY Times and the world press. And it gives them the one thing they need to cling to, to give them the will to keep going: HOPE. Hope that, like the North Vietnamese, they will prevail if they hold out long enough, thanks to the efforts of the Cindy Sheehans and the Michael Moores and the Barbra Streisands, and our own Senate "leadership".

I don't mind honest dissent and disagreement. I am sure Joe Lieberman and President Bush would both agree.

Mistakes have been made, as they have been made in every conflict; but to then magnify and spotlight it in an attempt to delegitimize the entire war and discredit what we are accomplishing over in Iraq, is just pure insanity; it is partisan politics at the risk of our men and women out on the frontlines. We are in a real war for our civilization; and we are hamstrung by our brothers and sisters who live in denial of this fact. It wouldn't be so bad, to me, if I could trust that the Democrats were unified with Republicans on achieving victory in Iraq. But that's not the case. The political infighting has not been a healthy one; what it has done, and continues to do, is undermine the war effort and show the enemy that we lack resolve; and that America doubts itself. That weakness in ourselves is what the enemy seeks to exploit. We are figuratively handing him the sword with which to kill us. The anti-war Bush-bashing is part of the problem; not the solution.

And has not been proven that President Bush lied to lead us into war; a war that I believe is just and was necessary to wage as part of the GWOT.

It needs to be hammered home to the terrorists that America is not a paper tiger; not under this President, nor any future American president.

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Blogger The_Bos'un said...

Interesting. I look at Joe as a great American. Sean Hannity mentioned that he was going to start a "Conservatives to reelect Joe Leiberman" campaign. I would jump on it if it would materialize. Joe understands what we are up against with Islamofacism. Lets keep an eye on Joe and what develops.

Thursday, December 08, 2005 1:16:00 AM  
Blogger Mark said...

"And you can bet your life on it, that they pay attention to our news media and scrutinize every negative anti-Bush gallup poll that is trumpeted and heralded around by the NY Times and the world press."

They ARE betting OUR lives on this, Smithy.

I gotta hand it to you. I don't go to the Lib websites and blogs. I don't want my head to explode. You have more stomach than I do.

Thursday, December 08, 2005 7:44:00 AM  
Blogger Semper Fi said...

One of the more subtle happenings in our world is that the nature of war has changed and most Americans, and especially the liberal left, don't quite grasp that reality.

Instead, most Americans believe war is the testosterone-charged battle cry and the smoke and fury of tanks, planes, and ships bombarding the enemy. For those who have not personally experienced the wars of the past, there is even a romantic aura attached to the word "war."

But, I digress.

My point is that today's public discourse is not about the Iraq War as much as it is the liberal left urging America to surrender and get the hell out of Dodge or Bhagdad or Mosul or wherever, all the while missing that today's World War III -- and that is exactly what it is -- is not like the wars of the past where nation-state fought nation-state with conventional weapons and "understood" rules of conflict. No, today's world war is a war by non-nation-state terrorists who have a holy war fanaticism and agenda to impose their culture and their religion on the rest of the world, no matter the nation-state borders.

The terrorists know no borders, no battle lines, and are unwilling -- and smart enough -- not to engage America's conventional military strength head-on. Instead, the terrorist count on the hit-and-run tactics of suicide bombings and IEDs -- and hijacked airliners -- to win World War III; they count on the lack of will of the American people to engage in any kind of long-term war, and, God forbid! a war with casualties; and, finally, they count on the American MSM and weak-kneed politicians who would have America surrender to the terrorists.

Yes, people, it is World War III and Iraq is but a microcosm. If we lose or pull-out of Iraq, nothing will change except to embolden the terrorists and further delude the American public about the nature of World War II and in not realizing that the war is NOT defined by the nation-state of Iraq, or any other nation, but is defined by the battle lines that include Albuquerque, Baltimore, Los Angeles, Nantucket, Podunk, Main Street, U.S.A., and your backyard.

Saturday, December 10, 2005 10:33:00 AM  

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