On January 6, the new Senate Majority Leader, Harry Reid, said: “In a letter to the President, the new Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and I expressed our hope the President will reject one idea he is reportedly considering – the so called ‘surge option,’ where thousands of additional combat troops would be deployed…. Based on the advice of current and former military leaders, we believe this tactic would be a serious mistake.”
On April 19, Sen. Reid declared: “The war is lost and the surge is not accomplishing anything.”
Now it’s August. The world is witnessing our military do the very thing Democrats declared impossible: Win the war against terrorists in Iraq – one block at a time, one day at a time. The nameless military experts Harry Reid cited are nowhere to be found. Democrat resolutions demanding our withdrawal – handing al Qaeda terrorists victory – are no longer hot news.
Instead, there are stories about the American public making the connection: that the terrorists we’re fighting in Iraq are kinsmen to the terrorists who attacked us on 9/11. As attitudes shift, Democrats are shifting the goalposts – focusing on “political unity” in Iraq as the sole objective instead of military victory.
When the history of our time is written, there will be a political story of winners and losers. But the larger story will be the “age of disgrace,” when Democrats used their surge of political power to demand defeat from our military and commander-in-chief – who waged a war that must be won, without Democrat help apparently.
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