January 25, 2007
Posted on the Wall Street Opinion Journal Online, by James Taranto, an exchange between Sen. Schumer (D. NY) and David Gregory on the 'Today' Show.
Gregory: But how can the public really buy [that] the Democrats support the troops but don't support the mission? How can you do both?
Schumer: Well, that's the difficulty. A resolution that says we're against this escalation, that's easy. The next step will be how do you put further pressure on the administration against the escalation but still supporting the troops who are there? And that's what we're figuring out right now.
As many have continually said, you cannot "Support the troops, but not the mission." Anti-liberty Democrats eager for power are discovering their rhetoric may sound good, but placing it into action is next to impossible.
If, as the anti-liberty left keeps claiming, it is easy to do, why are the Democrats in the Senate having trouble "figuring it out?"
Talk as this demoralizes our troops and ends up costing lives. I recall hearing the same nonsense of cutting off funding and support when in Viet Nam myself and yes, it did me feeling downhearted.
Our Military people fighting today deserve and merit the best, as was done for the troops in World War Two. They have the spirit and the drive to win, as our Military always has.
Democrats grabbing power and carrying on like this to score political points underscores their confidence and lessens their chance of success, leaving them feel they are fighting for nothing, defending an ungrateful nation.
That spirit is shown in the son of junior Senator from Virginia, James Webb, who ripped at President Bush after the State of the Union Speech. Says Lance Corporal James R. Webb, “For me not to respond to the country’s call, I’d be letting myself and the history of my family down.”
Since Senator Webb is one of those staunchly opposed to the war but 'supports the troops, not the war,' perhaps he can "figure it out' to his own son.
Being in power during war carries with it an awesome responsibility. Disheartening your own troops while they are fighting far away is not "supporting the troops."
Thursday, January 25, 2007
January 25, 2007
Posted by Lew Waters at 10:22 PM