November 21, 2005


HOW TO LOSE A WAR (RALPH PETERS, November 21, 2005, NY Post)

The irresponsibility of the Democrats on Capitol Hill is breathtaking. (How can an honorable man such as Joe Lieberman stay in that party?) Not one of the critics of our efforts in Iraq — not one — has described his or her vision for Iraq and the Middle East in the wake of a troop withdrawal. Not one has offered any analysis of what the terrorists would gain and what they might do. Not one has shown respect for our war dead by arguing that we must put aside our partisan differences and win.

There's plenty I don't like about the Bush administration. Its domestic policies disgust me, and the Bushies got plenty wrong in Iraq. But at least they'll fight. The Dems are ready to betray our troops, our allies and our country's future security for a few House seats.

Surrender is never a winning strategy.

Yes, we've been told lies about Iraq — by Dems and their media groupies. About conditions on the ground. About our troops. About what's at stake. About the consequences of running away from the great struggle of our time. About the continuing threat from terrorism. And about the consequences for you and your family.

What do the Democrats fear? An American success in Iraq. They need us to fail, and they're going to make us fail, no matter the cost. They need to declare defeat before the 2006 mid-term elections and ensure a real debacle before 2008 — a bloody mess they'll blame on Bush, even though they made it themselves.

It's not really losable, but they could delay victory unnecessarily and the important point is that they'd prefer to lose.

Posted by Orrin Judd at November 21, 2005 10:18 AM

"Bushies got plenty wrong in Iraq. But at least they'll fight."

I was not aware that anyone in the Bush Administration had done any fighting in Iraq.

Posted by: Mark Bahner at November 21, 2005 12:24 PM

Unmentioned as a strong ally of the dems is the entrenched bureaucracy, CIA, State Dept, etc. Perhaps a return to the Spoils System would guarantee that the peoples' choice gets some cooperation from the (no longer) permanent government. Could a whole new team be any more incompetent?

Posted by: ed at November 21, 2005 12:28 PM

I don't know what to say that Mr. Peters hasn't already said.

Posted by: Bartman at November 21, 2005 12:31 PM

I was unaware until this moment that Mr. Bahner is not an American.

Posted by: jim hamlen at November 21, 2005 12:35 PM

Mr Bahner must think that the Marines are part of the legislative branch of gov't

Posted by: JonofAtlanta at November 21, 2005 12:38 PM

I don't think Mark has any opinion one way or the other about the Marines. It's just that it's fun to vent against Bush, and appears to be consequence-free, since everybody else is, and nobody's dropped a building on Mark's own head just yet. May Mark's good fortune continue, but with that sort of risk assessment the angels will have to keep smiling on him. "Example is the school of mankind, and they will learn at no other."

Posted by: joe shropshire at November 21, 2005 12:56 PM

I wonder why Peters thinks Lieberman is honorable? As soon as Gore selected him, he got amnesia about past statements and mouthed off the liberal line like the mealy-mouthed hypocrite he is.

Bush's "domestic policies disgust me"? I wish he had expanded on that a little. You might disagree, but disgust? That's what you feel when you observe the moonbats in action as we did last week. Thank God there's a recess coming up and perhaps the media will give a rest to Biden 24/7. He must be the only Dem still willing to repeat accusations already proven to lies.

Posted by: erp at November 21, 2005 2:25 PM

Not a new thing for Sen. Biden, erp.

Posted by: Mikey at November 21, 2005 3:56 PM

The Left's unhappiness with the USA and its performance is that the nation is way too insufficiently mediocre.

Posted by: John J. Coupal at November 21, 2005 5:37 PM

Peters is an old-fashioned Scoop Jackson style Democrat. That's the way he talks.

Posted by: joe shropshire at November 21, 2005 5:41 PM

Dirty rotten scoundrels who know no shame. They'd sell their country out for a soundbight.

Posted by: Genecis at November 21, 2005 6:18 PM

The ONLY WAY the Dems can get back into the oval office is if we lose the war. That is their ONLY CHANCE, and they're willing to sacrifice anything, even our integrity as a Nation, to do it. This makes me sick to my stomach. Keep going, Dems, the terrorists are cheering you on!

Posted by: Dano at November 21, 2005 6:25 PM

Sell out our integrity? Hell - they'd sell out our last soldier to get back in power!

Posted by: obc at November 21, 2005 6:40 PM

These modern-day Democrats make an old Copperhead proud of his party.

Posted by: Clement Vallandingham at November 21, 2005 8:12 PM

"The ONLY WAY the Dems can get back into the oval office is if we lose the war. That is their ONLY CHANCE,"

Au contraire, The Dems best shot would be a swift victory. Revies the events of 1992.

Posted by: Robert Schwartz at November 21, 2005 8:53 PM

I was surprised the average voter saw through John Kerry and connected with the message of the swift boat veterans. This betrayal is all the more obvious so I am starting to think it doesn't bode well for Democrats.

Posted by: Perry at November 21, 2005 8:55 PM