April 5, 2007
It is no secret that the Democrat party leadership has no designs on the Global War on Terror other than to ensure it is lost, especially in Iraq. Oh, they deny it, supporters deny it, but nowhere has any of the current Democrat party leadership proposed anything other than “cut and run,” “modified cut and run,” or “renamed cut and run.”
Believing they were swept into power because Americans agree with their ‘failure at any cost attitude,’ Democrats have tried nearly every trick they can muster to undermine the war effort and President Bush.
After unanimously approving General Petraeus as Commander in Iraq, what do they do? Why, theyoppose the reinforcements General Petraeus says he needs and they have been demanding up until December 2006, that’s what.
With early reports showing the Troop Reinforcement is showing some success, they pass legislation packed with vote buying pork that is supposed to fund the Troops and the war effort, knowing full well it will be vetoed. But then they can campaign in 2008 that Republicans refused to fund Troops in War.
In spite of their best efforts, Democrats haven’t secured the defeat of America yet. So, what to do? How about deny we are even in a war and divert the public’s attention away from any successes?
Reuters David Morgan does just that in his April 3 article, Bush success vs. al-Qaeda breeds long term worries. Succeeding in war leaves us more vulnerable now? If that isn’t twisted logic I don’t know what is. Funniest part of his article is the final sentence; "Our leading thinking is that we are closer now to an attempt at a major attack in the United States than at any point since 9/11," credited to Alexandria, Virginia-based IntelCenter chief executive Ben Venzke.
Since I am now 5 years older than I was on September 11, 2001, I am closer to my own mortality than I was then too. I’m closer to retirement than I was too. How ridiculous a statement to make.
Not only do they fear our successes hurt us, they now decide that we shouldn’t refer to the war as a “war,” any longer. In a game of pure semantics, Democrats on the House Armed Services Committee have banished any reference to a “Global War on Terror” and “Long War.” Of course, there is no ‘political motivation’ behind the move, they say.
By effectively separating the battles in the greater war to individual wars now, the intent must be to convince the public that the battles are not connected.
Democrats can play semantics. They can deny we are at war. They can undermine the Troops and the President. It doesn’t change the fact that we have been under attack by radical Islamists since 1979 and the terrorists are in it for the long haul. This is a real war Democrats and our All Volunteer Military have willingly placed themselves in Harm’s Way for us.
You can call it an “open ended war,” if you wish, but that is how our enemies are fighting it. Like I said, they are in it for the long haul. If our new leaders aren’t up to it, we need leaders that are or prepare to be ruled by radical Islamists.
Thursday, April 05, 2007
April 5, 2007
Posted by Lew Waters at 12:09 AM