Tuesday, February 13, 2007

The New Way Backward



The Democrats take great offense in being labeled "unpatriotic"; "defeatists"; "defeatocrats". But they've been working damn hard to earn those titles. They truly deserve overtime pay.

It is absolutely maddening to me that House Democrats think there will be no consequences to their "non-binding" resolution. It may be symbolic, but symbolism has its repercussions.

There is no question, that our enemies are paying attention to politics back in Washington. Whether it be our enemies plotting in Tehran or our enemies wrecking havoc in Iraq. The politicians here at home do much damage in not showing a united front and a strong will to succeed, with the execution of Bush's last ditch plan.

If the New Way Forward is likely to fail as an exercise in futililty, do you know how we can make it a sure-fire guarantee of failure? By not getting behind it. By actively sabotaging it. By showing our enemy that all they need to do is outlast us, and we will just give up.

Why give David Petraeus a unanimous vote to be promoted commander of our forces in Iraq, knowing full well his counter-insurgency strategy which includes the troop surge...and then turn right around and give him a "symbolic" vote of "no-confidence"? What does that message say to our troops? What signal does it send to our enemies abroad? And what sign does that spell out to the American people?

Apparently, politics no longer stops at the water's edge. And our lives are all endangered as our enemies become emboldened. Which American political party do you suppose the terrorists and their state-sponsors are rooting for? The party that wants to hunt and kill terrorists, or the one that wants to appease, pacify, and apologize?

Noteworthy reads:

What's the Right Response to Iraq Outrages?
by Michael Medved
On Being Greeted as Liberators by Cliff May

Also blogging:

[Conservative Intelligence Report]

4 Comments:

Blogger airforcewife said...

**The Democrats take great offense in being labeled "unpatriotic"; "defeatists"; "defeatocrats".**

No.

They glory in it. It makes them victims. It makes it seem like they are fighting AGAINST something. It gives them artificial moral authority. It makes them seem like they are the underdogs, and Americans (a nation of overachieving underdogs in the past, and spoiled brats currently) likes to root for the underdog.

As to how it makes the troops feel... Our military family feels like they don't really give a sh** about us. They don't want to hear what we have to say, what we have experienced, what hubby noticed in either of his deployments that would help us win.

We feel like they want us to lose. We feel like they think we're stupid.

That's how we feel.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007 11:27:00 AM  
Blogger The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

No.

They glory in it. It makes them victims. It makes it seem like they are fighting AGAINST something. It gives them artificial moral authority. It makes them seem like they are the underdogs, and Americans (a nation of overachieving underdogs in the past, and spoiled brats currently) likes to root for the underdog.


Good take.

What a colossal waste of time and taxpayer dollars, as well. *groan* Is this on CSPAN? Is each representative going to have his 5 minutes of drivel on the House Floor?

Tuesday, February 13, 2007 12:14:00 PM  
Anonymous USpace said...

Good one, it's in and you're linked, thanks! The Dems are quitters, defeatists, appeasers, and dhimmis...

absurd thought -
God of the Universe says
don't support the troops

deny them any more help
call their mission a failure
.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007 5:04:00 PM  
Blogger Always On Watch Two said...

The terrorist groups in Iraq are rubbing their hands in glee as they watch the stupid shennanigans of American politicians. They also see the public dissension in our Congress as a chink in American's armor; that chink gives them even more will to fight and to wait out GWB's latest strategy in the war.

The effect which such a defeatist attitude has on our troops is unconscionable.

Politics today has gone beyond dirty and has sunk into a cesspool.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007 5:14:00 PM  

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