The Senate's anti-Bush resolution
Guest article by my well-respected and intellectual friend, Rusty S. (whose views only in part mesh the views of Rossputin)
I’m a death to the Jihadists kind of guy and I’m dismayed about the Senate's so-called “Not in our national interest resolution”. Trouble is, if I were a dovish, Bush-bashing, squishy, out-of-Iraq-now kind of liberal, I’d be even madder.
I mean come on! If they had any cajones at all, they would vote to stop the funding for the war and thereby force the President's hand to start withdrawing troops. Their approach is nothing more than the worst kind of political pandering. Hopefully it will backfire amongst their most left-leaning constituents.
The only effect that this will have, which is no doubt intended, is to embarrass Bush. It’s so Pelosi, Kerry Kennedy, etc. Can’t they see that if he is nothing else, Bush is a man who, at least in this area, remains true to his principles and he will not be cowed by such a transparent ploy?
But besides embarrassing Bush, it also sends a clear message to our current and future adversaries that we are indeed gutless and will not stay the course no matter how important it is. This new type of insurgent warfare will surely become the model for those who wish to harm us, especially when they come to realize that we simply do not have the will to win a long, drawn out struggle.
This resolution is tantamount to a pre-surrender surrender announcement. Our enemies must sense that their victory, precipitated by our pull-out, is but a couple of years away. This is a war we could have won that it now appears we will likely lose mainly because we, embodied in our politicians, do not have the national will to prevail.
One can blame Bush all you want and almost certainly there have been errors (although even this cannot be known 100% because there is no such thing as a parallel universe). But when history is written (in Arabic, in all likelihood), if from day one our country and particularly our politicians had been more united and supportive of the President and our military while they waged this war, I believe there is a significant chance that we might have had a far different outcome.
|Print article||This entry was posted by Rossputin on 01/26/07 at 03:03:51 am . Follow any responses to this post through RSS 2.0.|