I honestly can't believe there are people seriously calling for a defeat in Iraq. A defeat! We're not even fighting an army! It's a bunch of terrorists!
But, of course, it's an unpopular war, because the media have done such a wonderful job of blaming Cheney and Halliburton, etc etc etc. Ninety percent of what's been run up the public flagpole in this country about Iraq is bullshit, but no one cares.
Now it's all about calling for defeat and pulling out. Every single Democrat candidate wants to cut and run, almost immediately, from Iraq upon their election. Every single one.
How shameful. In fact, it's easily the most shameful thing I've ever seen in my 36 years. And it's embarrassing. For the first time in my life, I'm embarrassed to stand as an American before the rest of the world. When we went into this war, we knew it was unpopular. We saw the demonstrators, heard the pundits. Everyone knew what we were getting into, and that many people around the world wouldn't like us. But, much like Hiroshima and Nagasaki, we decided that it had to be done, and in we went.
Now, though, we're getting our tails whipped, but not in Iraq. We're getting defeated by the most defeatist faction of the Party of Surrender, right here in the good ol' US of A. Right smack in the middle of Washington.
Evidently, American troops in harm's way won't be paid, clothed or fed until the full retreat is called. Is this how America is? Are we supposed to be using our soldiers for purposes of political blackmail, in the middle of a war?
I gotta tell ya, folks, I'm having a real hard time with this. I mean, I'm on the verge of accusing a group of American lawmakers and their accomplices of high treason. THIS COUNTRY IS AT WAR. This is not how we need to conduct ourselves right now.