The Democrats are almost a fifth column in this country.
I look at their talking heads on the various tv shows and think, "If these guys get their way, the US will be absolutely humilated. More painful than that, a large portion of my countrymen (IE the Democrats) will be clinking wine glasses like they just won an election. Their attitude is obviously, 'The country as well as the concept of freedom and human rights can be be damned, as long as Bush looks bad.'
Don't get me wrong. Bush is at fault, too. He is a terrible communicator in the crunch. The average dude doesn't follow all the news closely and Bush just can't reach that person with his glib remarks and off handed sayings. I wish to God he had Tony Blair's flair with the English language. He's a good man but, let's get some more prepared speeches in front of him, ok.
I also blame the Iraqi's. We've paid a huge price for their infant democracy. So many of us want it to succeed not only for the sake of them but, for the sake of freedom. While they certainly enjoy what they now have (75% voted, Saddam gone, free press, etc), their strange sense of pride and the ruthlessness of their politics makes them awkward partners. How about some thanks? We're hanging on a line out here with these Dems at our throats! Must you see every thing as a way to leverage President Bush into giving you more? Throw us a line, already!
Finally, and in addition to the above, the new Prime Minister (to be elected as a result of the December 15th elections) better give President Bush some props in public. He also better get his guys in place. Freedom needs him to be strong....which is what makes me very nervous right now. If he leaves President Bush hanging (figurative speaking), the new Prime Minsiter will certainly be left hanging (literaly speaking!).