Harry Reid Goes Down in Flames
The defeatist Democrat from Nevada tried to (unconstitutionally) tie the hands of the Commander-in-Chief today with a Senate resolution to force the withdrawal of American combat troops from Iraq by the end of March next year. He failed. Utterly and miserably...and thankfully.
In fact, his foolish and short-sighted plot received only 48 votes--even though his party holds the majority with 51 members (counting aligned independents). That's the good news. The bad news is that the result means 48 of our "leaders" are willing to openly call for our nation's defeat in a time of war. It's frankly hard to think of another time in American history when so many politicians have been on the side of the enemy. Even the Copperheads during the Civil War were not so numerous or so vocal. (Of course Lincoln was having them thrown in jail or kicked out of the country, which may have had something to do with it.)
I want to address the false claim of the Dems that they want to "end the war." We CANNOT end the war by coming home. Ending a war requires two sides to agree. We can end the Battle of Iraq part of the war by running home with our tail tucked between our legs. That is within our power. But it will not end the war. It will only embolden and empower our enemies.
And by the way, have you noticed how many fewer stories we're hearing in the news from Iraq now that the surge has started, and seems to be making things better? Mere coincidence I'm sure. After all there's Anna Nicole's death and Brittany's rehab to talk about--and those are so much more important.