Mike Gallagher

I don’t know what it’s like to feel like a loser. I guess I’d have to ask Congressman John Murtha or Senator John Kerry to find out what that must feel like.

I’m not trying to be arrogant or boastful. Like most people, I’ve had plenty of grim moments, lots of missed opportunities, and times when it just didn’t seem like anything was ever going to go my way again.

But I have never felt like a loser.

When “Jack” Murtha and John Kerry and the other anti-war voices in America rear their ugly heads and trash our noble effort to defeat the terrorists, they represent the very definition of what it means to lose.

To put it simply, they initially supported the war in Iraq by voting for the use of force there. And then, when the going got tough and the reports of bloodthirsty animals who enjoy torturing, detonating and beheading their way to Allah became more pronounced, they decided that it was time to change their minds. They began declaring the war to be “a serious mistake”, and “un-winnable.” They pounced on the Abu Ghraib prison scandal like vultures feasting on a carcass. One of them, the one who is the “highly decorated Marine veteran”, Rep. Murtha, even referred to some of our U.S. Marines as “cold-blood killers” in Haditha, evidently not taking that pesky little reminder about being innocent until proven guilty very seriously.

Osama must be so proud.

The rage and resentment over these anti-war voices in America has been slowly but steadily increasing. The torture killings of two brave U.S. Army soldiers might just bring that anger to a boiling point.

When I place the horrific story of the barbaric slaughter of Army privates Kris Menchaca and Tom Tucker next to the image of bloviating Democrats who want us to withdraw our troops from Iraq, I reach that boiling point quite easily. In fact, whether I’m reacting to the war opposition on radio, TV, or even writing this column, I have to choose my words carefully and precisely. What I’d like to say out loud isn’t fit for broadcast or print. I only wish these malcontents practiced such restraint before beginning one of their loser-friendly game plans for the war on terror.

Actually, the anti-war crowd doesn’t have much of a “game plan” at all. There aren’t any substantive ideas for defeating our enemy. They possess no tangible blueprint for keeping Americans here and abroad safe from evil terrorists. They have just decided it’s time to cut and run, to expect the mighty U.S. military to put its tail between its legs, whimper about how brutal the “insurgents” are, and come home.


Mike Gallagher

Mike Gallagher is a nationally syndicated radio host, Fox News Channel contributor and guest host and author of 50 Things Liberals Love to Hate.