Thursday, December 8

We Must Lose At All Costs



Saying the "idea that we're going to win the war in Iraq is an idea which is just plain wrong," Democratic National Chairman Howard Dean predicted today that the Democratic Party will come together on a proposal to withdraw National Guard and Reserve troops immediately, and all US forces within two years. . . .

"I've seen this before in my life. This is the same situation we had in Vietnam. Everybody then kept saying, 'just another year, just stay the course, we'll have a victory.' Well, we didn't have a victory, and this policy cost the lives of an additional 25,000 troops because we were too stubborn to recognize what was happening."


I've made a number of posts over the last few weeks pointing out that compared to every other war America has fought, with the exceptions of the First Gulf War and Afghanistan, Iraq has been a massive success. In raw numbers (let alone percentages of those committed), Iraq compares favorably to all other wars America has fought.

So Howard Dean decides to unilatterally declare defeat.

Because we've really lost? Can he really believe that we have lost? No. You see, victory for America doesn't help the Democrats politically. Admitting that our troops are winning an amazing victory doesn't help the Democratic Party politically.

So they want us to lose. And they are doing what they can to help make it happen. It isn't just Howard Dean, either. Check this out:

Kerry: Let me--I--first of all, there is so much more that unites Democrats than divides us. And Democrats have much more in common with each other than they do with George Bush's policy right now. Now Joe Lieberman, I believe, also voted for the resolution which said the president needs to make more clear what he's doing and set out benchmarks, and that the policy hasn't been working. We all believe him when you say, 'Stay the course.' That's the president's policy, which hasn't been changing, which is a policy of failure. I don't agree with that. But I think what we need to do is recognize what we all agree on, which is you've got to begin to set benchmarks for accomplishment. You've got to begin to transfer authority to the Iraqis.

And there is no reason, Bob, that young American soldiers need to be going into the homes of Iraqis in the dead of night, terrorizing kids and children, you know, women, breaking sort of the customs of the--of--the historical customs, religious customs. Whether you like it or not--

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According to Kerry, our troops are the terrorists. No word if he agrees with Michale Moore that the real terrorists are really the "Minute Men".

The point is that when you start giving the enemy encouragement, you tread perilously close to treason, and the Democratic leadership, with a few exceptions are walking very close to that edge. they may or may not be traitors, but it is rank hippocrasy for people who want their country to lose the war to try and pass themselves off as patriots.

Howard Dean is no patriot. And he is the man the Democrats have chosen to represent their party.

Draw from that what conclusions you will.

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