There’s nothing quite like seeing the Kossacks in a frothing rage (which granted, often seems to be their natural state). After all this time working to
achieve victory for al-Qaeda “end the war,” the Kossacks didn’t get their way. Poor children.
Unless you care more about George W.’s ego than the safety and welfare of our troops, you are pissed right now.
This is classic projection. The opposition to the war is the side that constantly drags the President into this. To be clear, I don’t care about George W. Bush at this point. Politically, he’s the lamest of lame ducks. At this point, he’s let himself become a liability to the war rather than an effective advocate of it.
I support this war because we are in Iraq fighting al-Qaeda, the same group that started this war in the first place. More that that, we’re making an effort to fix the problems that created al-Qaeda in the first place, and that means that we have to ensure that the state of Iraq is able to defend its nascent democratic values. For that matter, why we’re doing the same for our allies in Lebanon.
It’s the left who has made this personal, and that’s why they’ve effectively become advocates for the enemy. Al-Qaeda wants us to withdraw. Iran wants us to withdraw. The Democrats want us to withdraw. All of them have different reasons for doing so, but they all want to achieve the very same ends.
But there is productive pissed, and destructive pissed.
I’m guessing they’re going for the latter…
he productive stuff has us redoubling our efforts to clean house in Congress, clearing out the dead weight, the corporatists, and the Republicans. There’s the taking over our local parties, bringing new blood and a cohesive sense of purpose to often moribund organizations.
And then we’ll purge the Party of the kulaks and the counterrevolutionists too! Welcome to the face of the Democratic Party circa 2007 — now that the Kos Kids think they’re entitled, they’re going to turn the Democratic Party into their party, and they won’t take no for an answer.
There’s an Orwellian irony that they’re calling this bill, which gives our troops the funds they need to hunt down al-Qaeda in Iraq, “the Capitulation Bill” — because it’s the opposite of that. It’s the left that wants us to surrender in Iraq, to hand over that country to al-Qaeda, to erase the progress that has been made. To “end the war” is to give the advantage to Iran, to al-Qaeda, and against the democratic peoples of the Middle East who are hoping for something better.
I’m glad that the left didn’t get the capitulation they wanted — not because it helps George W. Bush (which it won’t), but because it ensures that there’s still a chance for something better in Iraq. To the Kossacks, the enemy isn’t al-Qaeda, Iran, or the murderous barbarians who behead hostages and blow up children, it’s the other side of the domestic political aisle. That kind of myopia is not only sad, it’s dangerous. Seeing that side lose out and the people of Iraq win is a victory, if only a small one.