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Posted on 01/11/2006 4:32:21 AM PST by DogByte6RER
Those cut and run Democrats
By: RICK REISS - For The Californian
What happened to the Democratic Party? There is nothing intellectual or patriotic coming from the party that once hailed such great leaders as Jefferson, Roosevelt and Kennedy. Here are some words from today's Democrats on issues of war in the face of Islamic fascism:
-- "The idea that we are going to win this war is an idea that unfortunately is just plain wrong." ---- Howard Dean.
-- "And there is no reason, that young American soldiers need to be going into the homes of Iraqis in the dead of night, terrorizing kids and children, you know, women, breaking sort of the customs of the ---- of the historical customs, religious customs."Ý---- John Kerry.
-- "The U.S. cannot accomplish anything further in Iraq militarily. It is time to bring them home." ---- John Murtha.
In addition, the chairman of the Joints Chiefs of Staff publicly rebuked Congressman Murtha last week. Murtha disparaged our military by stating that he would never enlist in today's armed forces. Murtha is a retired Marine who claims to know what is best for our military.
Today's liberalism seems entrenched in instant gratification with no sense of history and no sense of consequences. Unfortunately, freedom cannot be ordered like a latte at a trendy coffee house. Yet the hard work of creating free and open societies in the heart of Islam is America's best insurance to prevent another 9/11 attack.
It would have been unimaginable to hear such defeatist rhetoric from America's political leaders during World War II. If the mindset of Dean, Kerry and Murtha had been alive back then, we might all be goose-stepping right now. Despite heavy American losses, our GIs vanquished European and Japanese fascism and made the world safe. Cutting and running was not an option.
This Dean-Kerry-Murtha rhetoric is snatching defeat from the jaws of victory.
This defeatism also plays out locally. Last year in National City anti-war activists vandalized a military recruiting station. The leftist women at Code Pink routinely hold anti-war demonstrations near the Balboa Naval Hospital. Nothing like rubbing some political venom into the wounds of our recuperating warriors, right ladies?
These theatrics sometimes play out here in Temecula, too. Leftist war protesters relish the irony in protesting at the Temecula Veterans Memorial, spouting messages like "Support the troops. Bring them home now." An upcoming demonstration in Temecula disguises itself as a vigil, but the message of "cut and run" rings loud and clear.
With this crowd, you wonder when the other shoe will drop. Perhaps Saddam Hussein will wise up and write a book telling kids to say no to genocide. Peace Prize nominations follow and Hollywood liberals climb aboard. Saddam claims redemption and compares himself to that other liberal saint, Tookie Williams. The media goes into a frenzy.
Far-fetched? Maybe. But I used to think that a decorated Vietnam swift boat veteran branding U.S. troops in Iraq as terrorists was far-fetched too. I was wrong.
Rick Reiss of Temecula is a regular columnist for The Californian. E-mail: RickReiss6@netscape.net.
A one-way ticket to Cuba for the liberal Dems would be most fitting. I am tired of the enemies that live among us, abusing American freedoms and protection, and America itself.
"There is nothing intellectual or patriotic coming from the party that once hailed such great leaders as Jefferson, Roosevelt and Kennedy."
Ahem, Roosevelt and Kennedy were not great leaders.