Democrats Vested in Losing Iraq

Tuesday, July 31st, 2007 11:09 am by Neal

This is so, so pathetic. It’s not exactly a revelation that the Democratic Party as a whole is vested in the American military losing the war in Iraq. However, when they come out and flat admit that any good news out of Iraq is “a real big problem for us,” well that’s just incredible. Yet these Democratic politicians are just representing the sentiments of their constituents: the 30 or so percent of American citizens who cheer when America loses.

Paul at powerline notes a story from the Washington Post, “Clyburn: Positive Report by Petraeus Could Split House Democrats on War” in which House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.) talks about “the problem:”

Clyburn noted that Petraeus carries significant weight among the 47 members of the Blue Dog caucus in the House, a group of moderate to conservative Democrats. Without their support, he said, Democratic leaders would find it virtually impossible to pass legislation setting a timetable for withdrawal.

“I think there would be enough support in that group to want to stay the course and if the Republicans were to stay united as they have been, then it would be a problem for us,” Clyburn said. “We, by and large, would be wise to wait on the report.”

Many Democrats have anticipated that, at best, Petraeus and U.S. ambassador to Iraq Ryan Crocker would present a mixed analysis of the success of the current troop surge strategy, given continued violence in Baghdad. But of late there have been signs that the commander of U.S. forces might be preparing something more generally positive. Clyburn said that would be “a real big problem for us.”

There’s an open admission from a senior Democratic politician: positive news from the U.S. commander in Iraq is “a real big problem for us.” Read “A War We Just Might Win” from yesterday’s New York Times for an update on “the problem.”

One positive consequence of this war that is seldom mentioned is that it has driven the America haters out of the closet. At the onset of the war, I talked with several anti-war leftists who claimed, “I think it’s a bad idea, but I hope we win in Iraq.” Their lies have been exposed for all to see. The more ravenous among them were honest enough to pull for defeat from day one.

I have nothing but contempt for these cowards, and I’m at a loss for words to describe my disgust with these naive, idealistic fools; however, in our glorious history the words can be found.

Sadly, the history of freedom is the struggle between brave men and women who risk everything for liberty versus lesser creatures who grovel at the feet of their masters. All too often, freedom loses out to tyranny, and the brave die so that the cowards may whimper. America was founded through such a struggle, and the patriot Samuel Adams knew the same sort of villains that pull for defeat in our time. May his words bring you comfort.

“If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen.”
– Samuel Adams

Comments are closed.