Just when I taught all was lost and it was time to start writing epitaphs for the Republicans’ chances of winning in November “Faith” has interceded and has dealt the Democrats a deathblow. (see Funerals Washington Style)
The heinous butchering of two captured American Military personal by Al Qaeda terrorist in Iraq and reports suggest body dismemberment and beheadings is a wakeup call to an American Public who is absolutely irate passion over these human rights’ violations. No longer will the public accept the Democrats whining about torture at Guantanamo or the frivolous charges by the ACLU, Amnesty International and other like American bashing organizations.
Add to this heinous crime the events of the past couple weeks, the killing of al Zarqawi and the follow-up offensive in Iraq and a realization and resolve is setting in on the public that we are winning in Iraq and win we must for the sake of our National Security. (see Taking Terrorism Seriously)
And where are the Democrats?
First of I would like to start with the mindless Democratic Senator from my home State of Illinois, Dick Durbin, he issued a statement blaming the mutilations of the soldiers in Iraq on America’s failed policy. This lack of consideration to the families of these servicemen and his inability to show any compassion or support for the troops is abominable. He did not have any problem turning this into trying to score political points. And Webloggin says, Senator Dick Durbin, Democrat Party – A National Embarrassment
The Democrats are fully invested in our defeat in Iraq and the War on Terrorism and would like nothing better than see their own country lose.
Andrew Sullivan wrote that he prayed for the safety of our soldiers but wondered how America could say it would be wrong for the insurgents to torture our guys when we supposedly torture their guys. I can not see any moral equivalence between the actions of U.S. forces in Iraq and the actions of the terrorists.
Will this increasingly passionate refusal to draw distinctions between the actions of Americans at arms and the behavior of Islamofascist monsters continue?
As faith would have it Sen. Carl Levin, Michigan Democrat and ranking member on the Armed Services Committee, and Sen. Jack Reed, Rhode Island Democrat, have sponsored an amendment that calls for “phased redeployment” to begin by Dec. 31. The nonbinding amendment would require the Bush administration to submit a schedule for continued troop withdrawal.
Democratic Sens. John Kerry of Massachusetts and Russ Feingold of Wisconsin have a binding amendment calling for all combat troops to be redeployed by July 1, 2007. A similar measure offered last week was overwhelmingly defeated in the Senate.
Only the Democrats would offer such a lifeline to the Republicans at this time in history. At this time and moment when a show of support for our troops is most needed they continue to show a profound disrespect for their mission. Can anyone ever believe them when they say, “I support the troops”? Or will the voters in November equate their new catch phases, “phased redeployment” and “a phased redeployment” as anything but smoke and mirrors for “Cut and Run.”
Just when the Republicans where looking like losers up stepped the Democrats and somebody got to loose to losers.
More related Losers
On Iraq, Kerry Again Leaves Democrats Fuming
The Democrats’ exasperation has increased in the last week, as they postponed a vote on Mr. Kerry’s amendment to try to fashion a broader consensus among themselves. Democrats up for re-election asked him not to propose a fixed date. But Mr. Kerry, several Democrats said, was unwilling to budge from that idea, even though his co-sponsor, Senator Russell D. Feingold of Wisconsin, seemed willing to compromise for the sake of consensus. In the end, Mr. Kerry agreed only to extend his deadline, from Dec. 31 of this year to July 2007.
The real Jack Murtha
Rep. John Murtha is thinking big thoughts. Since coming out for an immediate withdrawal from Iraq last year, he has accused Marines of murder “in cold blood” before a preliminary investigation is even complete; accused the military of a cover up over the same incident; declared his candidacy for the House majority leadership post; and, most recently, refined his cut-and-run strategy in Iraq to mean “redeployment” to Okinawa, Japan.
That’s quite a splash for such a veteran congressman, who a year ago had zero name recognition outside Washington. That he’s made a name for himself now by slandering our troops and their mission deserves a brief recital of some other activities associated with Mr. Murtha.
More from The Washington Times
A NEW EUPHEMISM: “phased redeployment” –Lawrence F. Kaplan
There’s a new catchphrase in town. In coming days, the Senate will consider various Democratic resolutions calling for a “phased redeployment” of U.S. troops in Iraq. What exactly is a phased redeployment? “It’s not a cut-and-run strategy,” insists Senator Carl Levin. His fellow senators, John Kerry and Russell Feingold, agree, saying in a joint statement about their own resolution, “We need a deadline for the redeployment of U.S. forces in Iraq.” This, needless to say, would hardly be the first time a country has redeployed in the midst of wartime. Britain famously redeployed from its American colonies. France redeployed from Algeria. In 1975, the United States redeployed from Vietnam. And indeed, as a careful reading of the fine print makes clear, the architects of phased redeployment want the troops redeployed all the way back to Fort Bragg. Rejecting the “cut-and-run” label, which after Vietnam was banished from the lexicon of smart Democratic politicians, is one thing. But now the word “withdraw” frightens them? Senators Levin, Kerry, and Feingold want to withdraw from Iraq. Rather than contribute to the everyday pollution of public discourse, couldn’t they just say so?
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