Thursday, July 12, 2007

All Options Must Remain on the Table...except for Retreat and Defeat

“This conflict was begun on the timing and terms of others. It will end in a way, and at an hour, of our choosing.”
-President Bush, on the Day of Remembrance and Prayer, following 9/11


To those suffering from BDS: Is a President Bush defeat really more important to you, than an American victory? If you think we are "damaging America's credibility" and "throwing away American lives" right now, what do you suppose will happen by surrendering to our enemies in Iraq? Will things get better, or worse?

Their rhetoric is all political posturing bait-and-switch grandstanding, anyway. What bill proposal actually calls for the complete withdrawal of American forces from Iraq?


To the white flag Republicans who are throwing in the towel before September: You are sending a clear and prescient message to our enemies. A message that tells Al Qaeda and the rest of the world that Democrats and Republicans are both cut from the same cloth; and that America as a whole lacks the intestinal fortitude needed to sustain losses to win wars. Declare war on America and hang in there long enough, and America will fold, like a paper tiger.


To all those who are choosing to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory:

Shame on you all for not putting on America's war face and for failing to stop political bickerings and maneuverings at the water's edge....this coming at the expense of America's security and national interests, as well as at the expense of worldwide civilization at large.

Further Blog-Reading:
After the next attack: Will U.S. Become Spain?
McCain's Speech on Iraq
You Can be Replaced
Progress being made in Iraq
Lindsay Graham: "I don't want the Congress to be the cavalry for Al Qaeda"
Winning in Iraq and Losing in D.C.
The Bush Press Conference & More
Learn Nothing Democrats

Articles:
The media lied; public support died by Thomas Lifson
The War about the War by Herbert E. Meyer
Who is Losing What in Iraq? by Paul Schlichta
Not Worth Fighting For: Defeatist Republican Senators by Hugh Hewitt

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12 Comments:

Blogger Mike's America said...

"Is a President Bush defeat really more important to you, than an American victory?"

The lefties think that a defeat of Bush is Victory for America.

Just like it was with the aftermath of Vietnam, they didn't care about the bloodbath and were never held accountable.

Funny how people who constantly berate Bush for not doing better planning for the Post Saddam Iraq are so eager to withdraw without the slightest consideration for the consequences.

Thursday, July 12, 2007 1:50:00 PM  
Blogger The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

Funny how people who constantly berate Bush for not doing better planning for the Post Saddam Iraq are so eager to withdraw without the slightest consideration for the consequences.

Not only that, but look at how they actively are sabotaging efforts with the current plannings. We're to believe that they would love for victory to be achieved in Iraq; but that they just don't see it as realistically feasible. We've committed troops to the Baghdad Security Plan- yet are undermining the efforts for it to succeed, back here at home.

This is not "Bush's war". Presidents don't lose wars. Nations do. And if we fail in Iraq, I won't blame the President, who has remained a strong, unwavering leader on the War.

Thursday, July 12, 2007 9:14:00 PM  
Blogger Marie's Two Cents said...

You know what?

How dare, I mean HOW DARE! the Congress of the United States of America after being attacked on 9-11, having WAR declared upon US!, vote to send our Troops into harms way, demand more Troops, get more Troops, demand there be a change in leadership on the ground in Iraq, get new leadership on the ground in Iraq, vote FOR the Surge in Troops in Iraq, get the Surge in Troops in Iraq, and then threaten to pull the rug out from under our Troops, declare the "War Is Lost", when the entire force of the US Military Surge has been in Country and on the ground for only 3 FRIGGEN WEEKS!!

HOW DARE THIS CONGRESS PLAY WITH OUR TROOPS LIVES ALL FOR POLITICAL PURPOSES!!

I am really getting pissed off about this whole thing!

HOW DARE THEY!!

Friday, July 13, 2007 1:57:00 PM  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Islam works on the Bully Theory:

What's mine is mine and what's yours is mine UNLESS you have the strength to keep me from taking it.

BZ

Friday, July 13, 2007 6:56:00 PM  
Blogger Lexcen said...

The sad reality is that whether the U.S. stays or leaves Iraq, there will be no victory. If victory is measured in terms of an imposed democracy, then this will never happen because you just can't impose democracy on a country. It doesn't work that way. If you measure victory in terms of eliminating radical Islam, then force and troops is not the way to fight that battle.

Saturday, July 14, 2007 12:47:00 AM  
Anonymous yankeemom said...

And again, they prove just how litle they care about anything but their political future. They need a good reminder that their political future can be cut real short, despite their whining BDS-suffering lunatic fringe.
Looks like it's time to throw the tea in the harbor again...

Saturday, July 14, 2007 9:06:00 AM  
Blogger Gayle said...

Yeah, I'll second it. I think it's a great time to throw the tea in the harbor again. Congress is getting far too big for it's britches and as Marie said: "HOW DARE THEY!" It's high time they remembered just who it is they are working for.

Saturday, July 14, 2007 12:41:00 PM  
Blogger Mark said...

I proposed (tongue firmly planted in cheek) that we conduct an experiment to see just exactly what would happen if we withdraw the troops from Iraq, over at my place.

Smithy, you know I admire you for your computer expertize, but your computer savvy has some disadvatages for us techno-morons. Case in point: You publish cartoons on your site where the words are too small to read. On most blogs, if I click on the cartoon, I can see a bigger picture that is easier for me to read. On yours, You have mastered the ability to link to another site when I click on the cartoon and I still can't read the words. I'd really like to be able to read the cartoons you post, but I know of no way to view them larger than you post them.

Saturday, July 14, 2007 7:21:00 PM  
Blogger The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

lexcen wrote:
The sad reality is that whether the U.S. stays or leaves Iraq, there will be no victory.

The sad reality is, if we leave in perceived defeat, it (1)emboldens our enemies, (2)erodes alliances with those who threw in their lot with us, and now see that they cannot rely upon the U.S. when the going gets tough, and (3)will bring about more suffering for innocent Iraqis, not less; (4)will hand a strategic part of the Middle East over to our enemies to possibly take over; and (5)in the long run, will create greater problems for the U.S. and for the world at large.

If victory is measured in terms of an imposed democracy, then this will never happen because you just can't impose democracy on a country. It doesn't work that way.

And how do you know how many Iraqis don't ache for democracy and freedom? Millions of Iraqis went to the voting booths. Many Iraqis have lost their lives for the sake of democracy.

The sectarian strife, at some level or another, will be there for generations. But what instigated the so-called "civil war"? Al Qaeda.

For the life of me, I knew we were going into this for the long haul, and it would take generations to uplift a people who have lived 30 plus years under a brutal dictatorship. That is, minus the kind of violence we are witnessing today, in large part instigated by al Qaeda and those wishing to sabotage our efforts, and from those who fear the seeds of democracy planted in the heart of the Middle East.

It has to start somewhere, and somewhen. It might as well begin now, so that future generations might eventually reap the benefits of the blood spilled today.


If you measure victory in terms of eliminating radical Islam, then force and troops is not the way to fight that battle.

Neither is retreat and defeat and a show of weakness. It only invites more violence.

Of course victory will not be achieved by force of arms alone. That is where information and propaganda come in, to win hearts and minds.

Which side is attempting to build schools and mosques and hospitals and make life better for Iraqis? Al Qaeda?

Which side attempts to protect the innocent and which side is using women and children as human shields?

Which side has killed more Muslims?

Which side has publically announced their intentions of "taking over the world"?

Saturday, July 14, 2007 9:58:00 PM  
Blogger The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

Mark,

If you hover your cursor over the picture, right click and check the properties. Then cut and paste that into your browser. Hope that helps.

Either that, or increase the resolution size of what appears on your screen. lol.

Saturday, July 14, 2007 9:59:00 PM  
Blogger Little Miss Chatterbox said...

Excellent post!! You will love mine today.

Sunday, July 15, 2007 10:58:00 PM  
Blogger airforcewife said...

You forgot to add that they all say they support the troops by wanting to bring them home.

Which is funny, because I sure don't FEEL supported.

Glenn Beck had a quote today that just threw me for a loop it was so profound. (I must paraphrase, because I didn't write it down immediately)
"If we want to win, we must fight this war to win, rather than fighting this war 'not to lose'. And worse, we're fighting it not to lose -- an election."

Amen - that's exactly what I see, and how I feel.

Monday, July 16, 2007 5:02:00 PM  

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