War funding is the big issue in Washington. The Democrat Party is in full retreat. Not politically, no they are launching their biggest assault yet against the big enemy of all left thinking Americans (George Bush). Militarily, they are in full retreat. The latest compromise between Democrats (Republicans need not participate) is an flabbergasting abdication of leadership. Moveon.org is now in charge of the Congress. General Petraeus' plan has not even been fully implemented, yet the Congress is ready to undercut the expert they demanded and approved without one negative vote. This is no way to win a baseball game, let alone a war. You demand a new manager and 10 games in you decide to give up and trade away every starter. We would wonder about that owner or GM's sanity. Yet the left has us believe Bush is the problem.
The so called war funding bill would cut off funding by April of next year except for training and fighting Al qeada if certain benchmarks are not met. Sounds good. If those Iraqi's don't get their act together, we are out of there. We are tired of spending our blood and treasury when they won't even try to sit down and work it out. How can we referee a civil war?
I will state something unpopular. The surge is working. The Democrats and Moveon.org so hate President Bush that they are unable to see any progress. One bad day and they pounce on it to leave. I imagine that is why Winston Churchill was so despised by the liberals of Great Britain. Like Bush he called upon our rugged determination. Churchill said, I can promise you nothing but blood, sweat, and tears. Bush said, we will not tire, we will not falter, and we will not fail. The Democrat mantra is no sacrifice is worth it and no victory is attainable. All is lost so why try?
I have heard that so many times. Doctors told us that my father was likely dead by morning. We prayed all night and he lived another 17 1/2 years. I am told that I have to jetison my deeply held beliefs on abortion and American security to be successful politically, I say why not just lose my soul--there no success if you don't accomplish something. I heard that I could not make the military at 33. I was told we would never get any pro-family legislation in Delaware; it happened. Excuse me for not accepting the defeatism of Ried and Pelosi. I hate defeatism. American can not afford the misleadership of the Democrats at this time. We are in a fight for civilization. The Europeans are failing and the Democrats are joining them.
Terrorists believe we are corrupt and decadent, and that with a few hard blows they can force us to retreat. They are mistaken," Bush remarked in a recent interview. Well if we don't, it will be because of his leadership. Just like Lincoln and FDR before Him, he is attempting to rally America to win a very winnable war.
We have made some grave errors under Sec. Rumsfeld. We did not restore our Armed Forces to a level sufficient to be the superpower. During a surge of interest after 9/11, Rummy insisted on a low military levels. He rejected calls to increase our military to fulfill the two front war. He thought technology could replace numbers. Sounds like a plant manager not a Sec. Def. We did not have enough troops to secure the peace. These and other errors have given the opposition ammunition to paint a fine war effort as a fiasco. Sen. John McCain is right. There is hope. Victory is not a dream; it is an objective we have to work to obtain. Unfortunately, it will take many more tears and American blood. We are indeed tiring, but we will not falter. We will dig deep and show we what makes Americans special. We have always risen to the call of history.
The problem is that the Democrat leaders are predisposed to accept American failure. Lincoln heard the same voices. He determined to win before the next election. President Bush must do the same because the next President will not be able to.