Skip to comments.The Stab That Failed
Posted on 11/24/2007 9:43:27 PM PST by krogers58
Eagerly anticipating the defeat in Iraq to which they are so much attached, some on the left have also been preparing for another contingency: the assault that they think they see coming, a drive to pin the whole wretched failure on them. Apparently, this will be "stab in the back" redux, a new iteration of the theme deployed so successfully in interwar Germany by a resourceful, ambitious Austrian corporal, who managed to propel his rise to power with the claim that World War I would have been won by his country, if not for sinister forces at home. Then, it was subversion by Jews and other disloyal elements. This time, in the left's imagining, the blame will fall on the press and the Democrats who, by pulling the plug at just the wrong moment, caused the loss of Iraq. "Nobody I know in a rational condition believes that the United States is going to have any kind of a military victory," Mark Shields said in August. "So the idea is going to be, 'We were on the cusp of victory and the rug was pulled out from under us by these willy-nilly, weak-kneed, nervous Nellies back home.' "
The problem with this is (1) that we may really win, and have no failure to blame upon anyone, and (2) that the nervous Nellies really did try to keep us from winning, indeed fought fang and claw to derail our best efforts. If they had had their way, Iraq would still be the quagmire they are so fond of invoking, and the United States--or George W. Bush, which may be the more relevant factor--would have incurred a definitive and, at least in his case, legacy-blasting defeat. It is unfair of course to call this a stab in the back, as the Democrats have been engagingly open about their intentions. In the course of the past year, they have gone from attacking a plan that had not been effective to attacking one that hadn't been tried yet, to attacking one that exceeded all expectations, while in the process ignoring reality, slandering a commanding general, and denying American forces in battle due credit for what they had done. If not backstabbing as such (see above), it is diverting enough a spectacle to merit a replay. Let us look back at this last year of battle and see how the story played out.
But it will be all over talk radio.
Save it for the upcoming Presidential Election where it will expose the left's candidate.
Balls? They don’t even have sacks.
“Stabbed in the back” is effective rhetoric. It should be repeated endlessly during the debate on war funding.
It could be broadened as well. Afterall, Dems stabbed the Black Hawk Down boys the back during the 90s, Nicaraguan Contras in the 80s, South Vietnamese in the 70s, Cuban Freedom fighters in the 60s, and the nationalist Chinese in the 50s.
Iraqis will be their latest victims.
The Democrats' tactics in 2007 have been less like the mythical "stab in the back" of 1918 and more like the 23 stabs in the front, back, and sides Julius Caesar experienced on the Ides of March.
Well, he who laughs last, laughs best!
I think you are absolutely right. And generations will study how this man from Texas withstood the plethora of talking heads and media darlings, elite professors, famous actors and brilliant writers and laid the groundwork for all future administrations to defeat Islamofascism by having a powerful ally in the middle east.
He may not be able to pronounce nuclear but he can command the armed forces without sticking a wet finger in the air to guess whether the polls are with him.
You and me make a majority!!
Sorry for coming late, I was out all day today. The traitors bet on America’s defeat in Iraq and they lost very badly, they are going to pay a very heavy political price for their treason for the next 30 years.
‘History will get it right, and we’ll both be dead’.
Afraid of moving directly to defund the armed forces, Democrats decided on a series of steps that would have the same effect without saying so, i.e., putting so many restrictions and regulations on troop deployments that the number available would in effect be greatly reduced.
These would be sponsored by veterans (James Webb and John Murtha), and the stated goal would be to help the armed forces.
The real goal, however, was to strangle the surge in its crib.
I LOATHE these traitorous scumbags.
Seldom before in the annals of governance have so many politicians fought so long and so hard to completely screw up a winning strategy being waged on their country's behalf.
She sure nailed it by saying the above and the traitorous Dems are still
misrepresenting lying about what is taking place in Iraq.
The section you chose to highlight was the next one I was going to do...before my 'puter decided to shut down. I do not like Vista!
Astounded turned me onto it, I turned Rush onto it, Sandrat will turn EVERYBODY onto it.
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