Oops They Did It Again
How the Democrats can be on the right side of an issue and still lose the debate is a mystery. They certainly seem to have a knack for squandering opportunities even when spoon-fed to them from a silver platter. By not getting on the withdrawal of our troops from Iraq bandwagon, the only thing that Democrats are saving is Bush’s reputation. The debate over an Iraqi pullout is no longer a strategic one, but a political one, and the Democrats are losing. Whether we pull out tomorrow or in 18 months, we will be leaving behind the same god awful mess, the only thing that will be bright, shiny and new, is Bush’s poll numbers taking an upward turn.
I hear a lot of whining from Democrats about how we have broken Iraq, therefore it is ours to fix and pulling out prematurely would be the wrong thing to do. Of course it would, but does anyone really trust the Bush administration to do right by the Iraqi people? Simply proclaiming it so, won’t teach that pack of rabid dogs a new trick. Bush is an obstinate child and his only interest lies with his desire to go down in the history books as a “War President” who won the war.
Those who provided the intellectual thrust behind the neo-con agenda have all left the building. Wolfowitz is manning his dream post at the World Bank, talk about the fox guarding the hen house, Feith is already gone (no pun intended), Perle is eerily quiet and Rumsfeld is on his way out. All we have left are the political hacks, jockeying for position on a stage where the President will declare victory in Iraq yet again.
Of course we will have troops stationed in Iraq for the next twenty plus years, someone has to man all of those permanent bases. But the “conflict” in Iraq is on its way to being over and the Democrats have been had. By next Christmas, most of our troops will be home celebrating the holidays with their families, where they belong, and the likes of John Kerry, Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton and company will still be making public pleas to stay the course. In a word: pathetic.