Thursday, January 17, 2008

Bush Beats

Sphere: Related Content entered 2007 feeling they had a mandate even though they weren't elected. They read the tea leaves after the Democrats November 2006 victories and thought that it signaled that the country wanted the war to end and that Bush wouldn't be strong enough to stop them.

Several things happened that rained on their parades: first the incoming Congress selected Nancy Pelosi Speaker and second, the President appointed a man named Petraeus to lead the "surge". In other words, the anti-war groups thought they had their moment; an ineffectual leader and a new majority in the House. That's all they would need or so the thinking went. Fortunately, they discovered that the ineffectual leader was Pelosi and the new House majority couldn't coalesce enough to pass anything that would force Bush's hand.

Like most liberals, instead of fighting and persevering like our troops do, they've retreated with their tails between their legs:

After a series of legislative defeats in 2007 that saw the year end with more U.S. troops in Iraq than when it began, a coalition of anti-war groups is backing away from its multimillion-dollar drive to cut funding for the war and force Congress to pass timelines for bringing U.S. troops home.

In recognition of hard political reality, the groups instead will lower their sights and push for legislation to prevent President Bush from entering into a long-term agreement with the Iraqi government that could keep significant numbers of troops in Iraq for years to come.
The point that lost in all this is that the American public wants to win and not suffer the humiliation we did after the Dems forced us out of Vietnam. We want to finish the job and the anti-warriors wanted us embarrassed. They lost and the American spirit won.

Don't let the door hit you in the ass on your way out Medea Benjamin and and take the other defeatist losers with you.

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