The Defeaticrats' Latest Outrage
|The idea that we are going to win this war is an idea that unfortunately is just plain wrong.
This, my friends, is the ostensible leader of the Democratic Party. And he thinks we're losing a war we're winning. Dean thinks our military is lying when they say we're winning the war on terror in its central front. That he is doing so strictly to score political points -- not because he's correct or it is the right thing for America -- is an outrage. And it is precisely why the Mediacrats can't be allowed anywhere near the levers of power in this country.
Mark Steyn says -- paraphrasing Peter Worthington -- that "'there's no such thing as an unpopular won war.' [But] the Democrat-media alliance are determined to make Iraq an exception to that rule."
Steyn calls them 'the Defeaticrats.' They are indeed, and in more ways than one. They are defeatists in every sense of the word. And they certain to be defeated at the polls in '06 and '08 and in every major election until they have a pro-American agenda worthy of JFK, Truman, or FDR.
Here's John Kerry on Face the Nation with Bob Schieffer last Sunday:
|[T]here is no reason, Bob, that young American soldiers need to be going into the homes of Iraqis in the dead of night, terrorizing kids and children, uh-uh-uh, you know, women, breaking sort of the customs of the -- of -- of -- of -- historical customs, religious customs, whether you like it or not. Iraqis should be doing that.
You heard that right. John Kerry is accusing the US military of terrorizing Iraqi kids (and children, for goodness sakes!). Never mind the car bombers. Or the head-choppers. Or the female suicide bombers. Or the evil criminals that shred children with explosives during toy hand-outs. It's the US military that's terrorizing the Iraqis!
After returning from Vietnam, Kerry fabricated stories of atrocities he'd never witnessed. He accused his comrades of committing those atrocities. Today, he's no more witnessed our military terrorize kids (or children, for that matter) in Iraq than I've dated Tyra Banks. But he is freely echoing the Howard Dean, Nancy Pelosi, Ted Kennedy Left Bank of today's Defeaticratic Party. And no one, least of all Bob Schieffer, voices even the slightest concern.
As Iraq turns into another Afghanistan -- another stepping stone on the road to victory in the war on terror -- the Democrats wail and gnash teeth. They accuse our military of terrorizing civilians. They claim defeat when victory is certain.
And that, my friends, is today's Mediacratic, Defeaticratic Party in action. Writing in yesterday's Journal, George Melloan notes:
|Mr. Bush made it clear at the outset that this war would be a long one... it is being fought in the shadows on many fronts... the strategy couldn't be clearer: defeat the fanatics and tyrants by promoting freedom and democracy. The strategy is in fact working...
Shhhh. Just don't tell the Defeaticrats.