Throughout, Democrats have been prophets of doom, some even predicting we couldn't remove Saddam Hussein without sustaining enormous causalities. When proved wrong on this, they didn't miss a beat in implying that we weren't justified in dethroning him because we didn't find (and therefore lied about) stockpiles of WMD.
Democrats could find nothing positive in the historic event when millions of Iraqis risked their lives to vote to establish their new government.
As the facts on the ground in Iraq caught up with the Democrats' negativity with the increases in Iraqi civilian and American military casualties, Democrats never once reminded us that war is hell and that we must persevere.
Instead, they ratcheted up their demands that we withdraw. After all, it was just a civil war. Forget the violence and ethnic hatred being fomented by the Iranian and Syrian thugocracies and al-Qaeda and other terrorists.
At every turn, this party of Neville Chamberlains has had only one solution: Embrace defeat, withdraw our forces and negotiate with terrorists. Even last week, Congress passed another resolution to fix a withdrawal date for our troops, the most recent of 40 such measures.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, without the slightest hint of shame or embarrassment reiterated her view that we have lost in Iraq militarily -- revealing her complete obliviousness to reality. She said, "Staying there in the manner that we are there is no longer an option." For whom? America or the Democratic Party?
Former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton says the 2008 presidential election will have enormous consequences for America's national security and warned against electing anyone who won't take an aggressive stance toward our enemies. Amen to that.
Democrats have been obstructing our prosecution of the war on terror and strutting confidently, arrogantly and judgmentally against the Iraq War for years. As 2008 approaches, we should play their tapes to the public, over and over. It's time for the tables to be turned and to hold them accountable for change.
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