Howard Dean: US Can't Win in Iraq
By CK Rairden
Dec 6, 2005
Defeatism is rapidly becoming the mantra of the Democratic Party. The liberal side of the aisle was giddy once Democrat Representative John Murtha of Pennsylvania came out with statements calling for the withdrawal of US troops from Iraq and claiming that the war is not winnable.
Dean Implodes, Part II
Cue Howard Dean.
The left believed they could trot Murtha out as a decorated war veteran and folks like Dean could convince Americans to roll over and obey the man from Pennsylvania. The old media fell at his knees and worshipped the combat veteran and now it appears as if the left feels they have carte blanche to rip our soldiers, call them terrorists (See John Kerry) and cheer for defeat from the Islamofascists that wish to rule a stateless Iraq.
Not so fast.
While Murtha is indeed a veteran, his ideas are so defeatist, they cannot be taken seriously. Too much is at stake. But the left has found its new leader and is following his lead.
The head of the Democratic Party - Howard Dean - took his cue to the airwaves on Monday. I know few take Dean seriously, and he is considered a fringe moonbat by many, but he is the actual head of the DNC.
He even does interviews.
That's likely a mistake for the left. In an interview on WOAI Radio in San Antonio, Dean said, the "idea that we're going to win the war in Iraq is an idea which is just plain wrong." Ugh.
He then fanaticized about a Vietnam style defeat for US Troops and the American people:
"I've seen this before in my life. This is the same situation we had in Vietnam. Everybody then kept saying, 'just another year, just stay the course, we'll have a victory.' Well, we didn't have a victory, and this policy cost the lives of an additional 25,000 troops because we were too stubborn to recognize what was happening."
So much for - we support the troops, but not the war.
Howard Dean and many Dems have a lot invested in America pulling out of Iraq in defeat. Their political future depends on it and as sad as it may seem, they are willing to sacrifice American soldiers, and the American's safety they are fighting to secure - by telling them there is no way they are capable of pulling it off.
John Kerry, John Murtha and Howard Dean may wish to quit. This war is very difficult, and they may not have the intestinal fortitude to push towards victory. Unfortunately - no matter how much these folks wish to surrender - and wave the white flag - their dreams are meaningless.
Regardless of what America does in the war against radical Islam, even if Dean, Kerry and Murtha get their way and the US pulls out - the Islamofascists will not quit. They have resolve. If the US quits, terrorists will continue to plan attacks on America, continue to train terrorists from birth, and continue to fight America and its allies.
Like it or not -this war is in its infancy. Just four years in - many Democrats want to quit. Fifty years from now - if America follows the lead of the Dems, and goes wobbly and bails on freedom - the Islamofascists will continue to fight.
There is no surrender in these radicals. They only understand defeat.
It's a shame John Murtha and his new band of cronies are willing to sacrifice American safety for what they perceive as short-term political gain. But with the sad defeatists now calling American soldiers 'terrorists' advocating surrender and claiming that our war with radical Islam is unwinnable that is exactly what they wish to do.
The ruse is up. Too many on the left are now openly cheering America's defeat for them to get away with the 'support the troops' mantra. That's no longer a viable bumper sticker message.
No matter how they package it - they only support the troops defeat and surrender.
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