April 23, 2007
I realize you hate George W. Bush with a passion and can’t stand that others think and feel different than you, but to undermine our Troops and country during war isn’t just wrong, it is treasonous.
Nearly all of your party leaders work over time to insure the War Against Terror will fail, especially in Iraq. Harry Reid declares it ‘lost.’ Pelosi visits a country strongly suspected of aiding those killing our Troops, emboldening them. Murtha declares once the pending funding bill for our Troops is vetoed, he will ensure that Troop funding is restricted to two months.
Pleas from the Troops for support and backing are ignored while you announce what you think is best for them while your leaders Exploit them for more political gain.
Don’t you realize that your words of discouragement, your anti-everything rhetoric and your very vocal opposition are broadcast all over the Middle East? That is the same Middle East that has spawned the brutal animals that is currently killing our Troops and the Iraqi people that are struggling for freedom.
You took control of the Senate in 2006 and voted unanimously for placing General Petraeus over operations in Iraq. Your leaders demanded to be kept up to date of any progress or setbacks. Now, your leaders won’t even make time to meet with him. Are they fearful of hearing some real progress?
If you dare, here is an email from a Soldier in Iraq (Hat tip to Spree @ Wake Up America). Late last year, while visiting the Troops in Iraq, outgoing Secretary of Defense Rumsfeld was asked Why am I more patient than someone sitting at home in Fort ‘Livingroom’?”
Although there is no draft for the Military and entry is strictly voluntary, you claim a ‘victory’ because Military recruiters back out of UC Santa Cruz job fair.. (Hat tip to YankeeMom). Yet, not too long ago, members of your anti-freedom groups were actively trying to block shipments of much needed Medical Equipment and additional armor to our Troops. But, you care about them, right?
In Portland, Oregon, more from your ranks left another ‘peace’ protest to burn not only the American Flag, but also a Soldier in effigy, including one “peace protester” actually dropping his pants to defecate on a burning flag. And, it is reported as only Rudeness.
Early in World War Two, when we faced an enemy much less ruthless than we do today, charges were made by Republicans that the Democrats weren’t sufficiently handling the war, due to severe setbacks and bad news from the battlefront. They did not travel to our enemies and cry constantly that the war was ‘lost,’ trying to stir up emotions amongst the population to withdraw support for Roosevelt’s leadership.
Instead, they joined forces with the Democrats in winning the war. Afterwards, they joined forces again with the Truman administration in an effective post-war foreign policy.
Today, we see Democrat party leaders using this war to further their own political agenda and grab at power, regardless of what happens to the Troops. Not only does Senate Party Leader Reid declare the “war is lost,” he and Chuck Schumer showed their goal when they were caught saying [Reid] plans to continue an aggressive push for an early withdrawal from Iraq and does not particularly care that Republicans will try to paint that position as a lack of support for U.S. forces. Why? Reid answered, [Because] “We are going to pick up Senate seats as a result of this war.”
Echoing that, Schumer said, “The war in Iraq is a lead weight attached to their ankle,” gleefully adding, “We will break them, because they are looking extinction in the eye.” If you can’t figure it out, “they” is Conservative Republicans.
In the lead-up to the November 2006 elections, Now Speaker Pelosi released a pamphlet titled A New Direction For America. In it, she promises to “double the size of our Special Forces, increase our human intelligence capabilities, and ensure our intelligence is free from political pressure.” Did she forget that it was her party leaders under former president B.J. Clinton that gutted both the Military and our Intelligence capabilities? After all the antiwar rhetoric and exploitation of the Military, where does she propose to get new recruits, reinstate the draft?
Even the 911 Commission Report stated on Page 93: “Cuts in national security expenditures at the end of the Cold War led to budget cuts in the national foreign intelligence program from fiscal years 1990 to 1996 and essentially flat budgets from fiscal years 1996 to 2000.These cuts compounded the difficulties of the intelligence agencies.” Page 358 sees, “Responsibility for domestic intelligence gathering on terrorism was vested solely in the FBI, yet during almost all of the Clinton administration the relationship between the FBI Director and the President was nearly nonexistent.”
Now, we are to entrust the security of the nation, while we are facing the most ruthless enemy we have ever faced, to your leaders because they claim they have “A New Direction For America?”
The “New Direction” isn’t new at all. It is the same old cut and run, retreat, snatch defeat from victory that the left has embraced since Viet Nam. Nowhere do we see you encouraging any Victory in this War.
To play off of what one of our Founding Fathers said, we aren’t going to let you LEAD us into defeat. You do not desire to FOLLOW us into Victory. So, just GET THE HELL OUT OF THE WAY!
Monday, April 23, 2007
April 23, 2007
Posted by Lew Waters at 9:29 PM