Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Democrats, Redeploy and Refocus, But To Where?

June 26, 2007

As we all know, members of the Democrat party have been disillusioned with the current War, primarily since the 2004 campaign season, in which they lost. Most have called for leaving the Iraq Theater of the War in favor of refocusing efforts in the Afghanistan theater, citing we need to find and eliminate Osama Bin Laden, who is believed to still be in the Afghanistan/Pakistan area.

After pushing Military experience as a basis for becoming President in three out of the last five campaign, 1988, 2000 and 2004, while saying it had no basis in 1992 and 1996, as they fronted Draft Dodger, B.J. Clinton for the office, it appears that few in the field from either party actually has much Military experience in which to base their Wartime strategies on.

That being said, Military Experience wasn’t the strong suit of some of our better Wartime Presidents before and as before, advisors will suggest strategies to whoever wins in 2008.

I am left wondering just who it is advising the candidates and other party members today, though.

It would appear that party members are splitting even on our efforts on Afghanistan as they cater to the far left anti-war crowds opposed to our defense and erroneously thinking that even radical Jihadists can be reasoned with. They can’t! As was stated in the documentary, Muslims Against Jihad, banned by PBS and shown last evening on Fox News, by one Muslim Imam in Europe, assumedly a radical Jihadist, “if you want to stop us, give up your Democracy.”

Radical Muslims have repeatedly stated they desire total world domination under their radical interpretation of the religion. As shown in the above mentioned documentary, the killing of women for falling in love with someone of a different sect or even desiring a divorce isn’t all that uncommon, even being called for in Europe. Honor killings are on the rise in Europe and don’t be too surprised when they start here in America.

I mention the above because I find the article in read in today’s ‘The Hill’ to not only be incredibly naïve in the part of the Democrat party, but extremely dangerous for freedom lovers worldwide.

The article, Out of Afghanistan rumblings on the Hill, contains comments and quotes from some very prominent Democrats currently in highly responsible positions that, if they get their desires, places us squarely in the sights of the radical Jihadists even more than we currently are.

It is no secret that Democrats desire and demand an end to fighting in Iraq and want our forces withdrawn. Not one front-runner in the 2008 campaign desires to win there, just withdraw. While most call for increased efforts in Afghanistan, a country whose terrain is even more inhospitable than Iraq’s by far, grumbling is starting on Capital Hill over even that fight.

Rep. Neil Abercrombie (D-Hawaii), a senior defense authorizer, calls the Afghanistan fight “futile” in trying to effect political change in a country with a tangled history and desires our forces to immediately withdraw from there. He goes on to say, “We are finished there, militarily speaking. There is no useful purpose for our troops there. The military should withdraw now.”

Jack Murtha (D. Pa.) and loudmouthed anti-Bush activist says, “I have not made the recommendation yet on withdrawing the troops from Afghanistan,” saying commanders think we still have a chance there. I guess commanders from Iraq that say we still have a chance don’t get his ear, though.

By saying he hasn’t called for a withdrawal from Afghanistan “YET,” I assume the thought is building in his mind as well.

Diane Watson (D-Calif.), a member of the Foreign Affairs Committee and vocal critic of the Iraq fight says it is time for the U.S. military to start leaving Afghanistan and the Middle East altogether. She said, “We are not securing America by being there. The longer we are there, the more plots start growing in our country.” Even though she initially supported the fight in Afghanistan, she now calls for our military “to start leaving Afghanistan” and that we should allow Afghan officials to “formulate and run their own government.” In other words, return the world to September 10, 2001, even though radical Jihadists haven’t yet given up their desire to rule the world.

Dana Balicki, Code Pink spokescritter, says Code Pink would like to see our Troops withdrawn from Afghanistan and replaced by international peacekeeping forces, with the focus on “peace talks” with all groups that have power. Naïve? Irresponsible? You bet!

Lynn Woolsey (D-Calif.) says, “I’d like to get out of Iraq first and look at Afghanistan and if it does not work … we should be impatient.” Woolsey who supports a timeline for withdrawal of the Troops from Iraq, opposes such a timeline from Afghanistan saying, “There was a reason [for being] there, but now we really need to reassess what we are accomplishing. It depends on what our mission is in Afghanistan.”

Woolsey’s sentiments apparently are shared by Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) and Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio). Kucinich adds, “Once we show that we can handle a successful resolution of withdrawing troops from Iraq, it will be easier to shift direction in Afghanistan. There is a sequence of events … get out of Iraq and then we must focus on getting out of Afghanistan.”

Attitudes and comments as this permeating from the majority party go well beyond naiveté. They are unmistakably dangerous! Terrorist attacks have been steadily increasing against American interests, mostly by radical Jihadists. They are going to fight us no matter what, seeing the United States as the main obstacle to their domination of the world.

With Democrats back in control and advocating surrender to terrorists, soon to be followed by a weakening of our defenses, again, how soon before the next major terrorist attack against us? Time only knows.

If we desire to keep our freedom and liberty, we cannot afford to keep these Democrats in control, especially over all 3 branches of government. Their naiveté is going to get a lot of people killed.

With their weak stance on this fight, a fight thrust upon us long ago and mostly ignored by our leaders, and all the negativity reported while ignoring any successes, it is little wonder that Military Recruitment amongst American Blacks, a predominantly Democrat voting segment of our society, is dropping, with Whites and other groups expected to soon follow.

As Democrats denigrate the efforts our Troops are making and further their cries of them just being hapless victims, who will they depend on to defend us when the radical Jihadists commence their final push for the destruction of America?

Lew

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Republican Senators John Warner, Olympia Snowe, Collins, Chuck Hagel, Smith, and Lugar

House Republican Reps. Ron Paul of Texas, James A. Leach of Iowa, John N. Hostettler of Indiana, Constance A. Morella of Maryland, Amo Houghton of New York, and John J. Duncan of Tennessee.

AND THERE WILL BE MORE

Lew Waters said...

Nice list of turn coat Republicans, anonymous. Care to show quotes of which said we need to withdraw from Afghanistan as well?

That is the subject of this post.

Anonymous said...

“In my judgment, the costs and risks of continuing down the current path outweigh the potential benefits that might be achieved,” he said. “Persisting indefinitely with the surge strategy will delay policy adjustments that have a better chance of protecting our vital interests over the long term.”
Republican Senator Richard Lugar

Lew Waters said...

Realizing how difficult is for you leftist to concentrate or comprehend simple matters, please note that Lugar, in the softening of his spine, did not call for withdrawal from Afghanistan as well, the subject of this post.

Of course, the thoughts of the majority of our Veterans and Troops matter little to you leftists. You also care little for what any General says, unless part of the small handful of turncoat Generals.

Regardless, some food for thought for you.

Reality Check for the Antiwar Crowd