Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Non-Binding Loyalty

"There's only one guaranteed way you can have peace, and you can have it in the next second: surrender."-- Ronald Reagan

"There is no victory at bargain basement prices."-- Dwight D. Eisenhower

"The quickest way of ending a war is to lose it."-- George Orwell

Quotes found at Victory Caucus

Cal Thomas wrote a piece for today, Congressional 'Indian Givers', that I think has some great passages:
the greatest fear of the young service members over there is that the American public will fail to pursue total victory and will leave early, thereby wasting their battle buddies' life and blood. They feel pain every time somebody pays lip service to his or her conscience with the line: I support the troops, but not the policy.' (They) know they are the policy and that you should feel shame if you as an American would commit them to anything less than total victory."

The second letter is from Army Sgt. Daniel Dobson, about whom I wrote in a column last week. Sgt. Dobson says he was in the chow hall in Mosul, watching CNN on the day of the House vote. He writes in an e-mail, "Šit made me furious to see congressmen unashamedly proclaim their cowardice, but the reaction of the soldiers tore my heart in two. The faces were that of men that looked as if they were just told there is no United States to go home to. The fury gives way to depression: the thought alone that our elected representatives do not represent us anymore is more than depressing. We see cowardice, sickening spineless cowardice and it makes soldiers sick."

So much for the assertion by some members of Congress that the House resolution, with the promise of more and binding ones to come, will have no affect on troop morale. How many other soldiers feel this way? How many others might be affected by these "no-confidence" votes? Of equal importance, how emboldened does the enemy feel as he sees the prophecy of Osama bin Laden coming true, that America doesn't have the stomach or staying power for a long war and will eventually give up if enough death and injury is inflicted upon American troops?

If Congress wants to end this war, it should immediately vote to cutoff funds and receive whatever benefits, or consequences, that result. But too many who lack the spine to win also lack the spine to accept accountability for defeat. The only victory they appear committed to is the next election.

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Blogger The Liberal Lie The Conservative Truth said...

Excellent cartoons!!! If ever there was a time the Congress stabbed our troops in the back it is now. They libs and Rhinos no more support the troops than Al Qaeda does!

Tuesday, February 20, 2007 7:39:00 AM  
Blogger Gayle said...

Thanks for the link, Wordsmith. I appreciate it. The cartoon certainly fits! I also love the cartoons... all of them! :)

Tuesday, February 20, 2007 3:31:00 PM  
Blogger Anna said...

Democrats keep harping about the spectre of VietNam. Well they voted the same way in 1964 when they voted to give LBJ carte blanche to punish the North VietNamese after the attack on the US destroyer Turner Joy. It was called the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution. Then in later years Congress proceeded to hamstring winning in VietNam until April 1975 when Saigon fell because the Democrats cut off ammo and fuel to South VietNam.

Fast forward to President Bush seeking ATUF to knock off Iraq and guess what, we are in the exact same boat. Congress again does a Gulf of Tonkin and Murtha tries to defund the war so many more people will die.

Lets learn from history. Osama delcared jihad on us, lets declare jihad on anyone who even spits at America. To quote Machiavelli: better to be feared than liked.

Tuesday, February 20, 2007 8:58:00 PM  
Blogger WomanHonorThyself said...

I've got your back...good one Word!!

Tuesday, February 20, 2007 9:03:00 PM  

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