Lorie Byrd

The time for niceties has passed.  The leaders of the Democratic party not only do not support the war effort, they do not want our troops to win and it is getting harder every day to pretend that they do. 

Those in the field have noticed it, too. The L.A. Times recently reported: “Under a sweltering Iraqi sky, [Lt. Gen. James N. Mattis,commanding general of Marine Forces Central Command] asked for questions fromh is troops. Many were reluctant, but Marine Lance Cpl. Jack Kessel, 19,of Raleigh, N.C., stepped forward. Something had been gnawing at him as he and his buddies go about the business of winning hearts and minds in al-Anbar province: How are we supposed to fight a war when people back home say we’ve already lost?’ “

Based on what I have observed, I would tell Lance Cpl.Kessel that many of those declaring the war already lost do not want him to fight.  They are actively working for his defeat and they believe the sooner he stops fighting, the sooner that defeat will come.  I realize that is an absolutely horrible thing to say, but I have come to believe it is true.  Too much of the evidence I have seen in the past few months supports it.

Earlier this year, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid declared the war in Iraq“lost” and since then he appears to be doing everything within his power to ensure that loss.    Democrats’ attempt to put a timetable into the Iraq funding bill failed,but that was only one part of the strategy to secure failure in Iraq.  

Lorie Byrd

Lorie Byrd is a Townhall.com columnist and blogs at Wizbang and at LorieByrd.com.

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