"Well, even more than that, if you just wanted to look at it purely in terms of American national interest, if U.S. troops leave now, you’re giving Iraq to Iran, a member of President Bush’s ‘Axis of Evil,’ and al Qaeda.
Did anyone ask a Democrat about this? Frankly, I did not watch the MSNBC debate.
Read the article. It is very long. However, I can give you this advance information. If we leave, very bad things will happen!
Do the Democrats know this? Yes.
What are they so delusional behind the microphone?
The answer is that the Democrats are living in the land of political opportunism. They are trying to use the war to win the next election!
Also, Democrats are more and more dependent on the left wing groups for cash.
These groups want us out of Iraq today, regardless of the consequences.
Frankly, these groups don't care because they hate Pres. Bush. They want Pres. Bush to fail. What they forget is that you don't land the plane by blowing up the cockpit.
In private. Democrats understand what Ware is saying and the great report from StrategyPage--military news.
This is why they are not rushing to support Sen. Reid! (Dems fail to back Reid's 'Iraq war lost')
So what should they do? They should be serious but that translates into saying that Pres. Bush is right.
Unfortunately, they can't do that. It would take a "profile in courage" to put the nation first. There aren't a lot of such profiles on the donkey side!
So what are they doing? They are playing word games by passing legislation that will never become law. In other words, they are acting irresponsibly and playing politics! (Harry's War)
Nevertheless, the poll-reading Democrats should heed this advice from Brian Faughnan:
"When the decision to leave Iraq is presented as one without any costs--'leave now and Americans stop dying'--it sounds great.
But the real world ramifications are far deeper.
If advocates of an easy, pain-free withdrawal get their way, they may be shocked when they encounter the buyer's remorse that follows." (What Happens Next in Iraq)
We are witnessing an amazing political story. On one side, Pres. Bush is a realist and sees the big picture. On the other side, there are candidates who tell you what you want to hear.
Which one is history going to remember fondly? My money is on Pres. Bush!