Dems let partisanship trump reason
Count me one of those who does not approve of George Bush’s Iraq policy, and I have to admit that there is a part of me that wants us to pull out of Iraq, though not because I believe we have lost. No, I want the American people to experience the results of the Democrats’ deliberate campaign to destroy George Bush through criticism of his war on terror. We are a nation of slow learners.
There is no choice but to surge, and Pelosi, Reid, et al were calling for this same troop surge not six weeks ago. Why the change?
If we assume that we are losing in Iraq, as the Democrats and the news media claim, there can only be three results of a surge: the surge has no effect, we continue to “lose,” and we pull out; the surge fails, we pull out, and Iraq falls into chaos; or the surge works and we and Iraq win.
Therefore, if the Democrats succeed in stopping a surge, the results can only lead to three things: an oil-rich Shiite puppet state of Iraq that supports Hezbollah and exports terror to the U.S., a civil war that drags Arab Sunni states into a war against an al-Sadr/Iranian theocracy and a bloodbath; or Iraq becomes a viable state and a bulwark against Islamo-fascism. If you believe the Democrats and news media, which outcome is most likely to occur and which political party “wins” in 2008 if Bush’s Iraq policy fails?
I am unhappy with Bush because he did not make this a real war.
He did not convince the nation that is will be a long, difficult war, and he did not make the case that this war on terror is a matter of national survival.
I am angry at Democrats and the media because they have allowed partisanship to trump reason and patriotism for power, mere political power. J. V. Fitzsimmons Hickory, North Carolina