Friday, April 20, 2007

The war in Iraq and Harry Reid

And so it begins. “The war in Iraq "is lost" and the US troop surge is failing to bring peace to the country”, Harry Reid, announced Thursday, the leader of the Democratic majority in the US congress. This is the beginning of the dismantling of the War in Iraq and the US defeat.

We already know the analogies to the 1930s. Hitler walked into the Sudetenland and Czechoslovakia virtually unopposed beginning the war in Europe. The world was too cowardly to confront Hitler. It was only until December 7, 1941 when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor that prompted the United States to enter the war. By that time Hitler had amassed a huge military machine in direct violation of the Versailles Treaty. The war in Europe had already been waging in Europe for four years. The US had to ally herself with Russia (an alliance of convenience) in order to defeat a determined enemy. The war ended in August 1945 and caused an estimated 50 million deaths, 20 million of those deaths were civilian. To put that in perspective that is 1/6 of today’s population in the United States. The huge casualty losses were a direct result of ignoring the warning signs Hitler gave in the 1930s.

The Democrats love to compare Iraq with Vietnam. If they return to power in 2008, it will be a self-fulfilling prophecy. The war in Iraq will turn into another Vietnam, not as it is now, but as it will be with the Democrat’s defeatist attitude. When we left Vietnam, it caused South Vietnam forced to capitulate. Our so-called defeat gave rise to Pol Pot.and his Khmer Rouge in Cambodia who exterminated 1 to 2 million people. Hundred of thousands of South Vietnamese were also enslaved. We were not affected much when we left Vietnam, because we were separated by an ocean. That ocean however no longer exists in this age of long range missiles. History repeats itself; Reid calls the war lost, Pelosi cozies up with President Bashar Assad, and the Democrats stop funding the war. Who in their right mind does not think the Democrats will not give up and just leave if they are in power? Iraq will become a breeding ground for Al-Queda and all other forms of terrorists. The Democrats will still use their policy of appeasement while Iran prepares for its bloody assault on the state of Israel. Iran will become a Nuclear Power with hegemony over the entire region. In all likelihood, Iran will attempt to annihilate Israel, and that will be the beginning of the elimination of the Infidel. If you are unfamiliar with the Infidel, that is anyone who is not Muslim, (sounds like us).

By this time, a draft will definitely be necessary, and full mobilization of the economy to the war effort will occur again. This is what happened in World War 2 because the warning signs are not being heeded, and there is no reason to think it will not happen again. Radical Islam already believes it has won, and as the propaganda from the left here is disseminated throughout the Middle East, the average person on the street also believes it.

I fear for our country especially if the Democrats regain power.

At this writing, President Bush is speaking about Harry Reid’s comments. It’s about time he countered such ridiculous assertions as those made by Reid immediately instead of waiting. Bush says the surge is working. Baghdad where most of the sectarian violence was occurring has diminished because of the brigades and force level increase in the area. Bush is showing maps to where the Brigades were and what they are doing now. They are receiving tips from locals on where to find insurgents. Bush says Al-Queda is the greatest threat to peace in the United States (Al Gores says its global warming.) Day by day Bush Says Iraqi and U.S. troops are making incremental gains since the new strategy. They have captured car bomb squads. The violence has dropped by half.

The Democrats would have you believe otherwise. All is lost. The United States is evil. The Virginia Tech massacre was nothing compared to the murderous rampage Bush is engaged in. Islam is a religion of peace. Global warming is the greatest threat to mankind, not terrorism. God help us all!!!!


sims said...

I don't think we're allowed to do Saddam/Hitler analogies anymore, now that Hussein is dead. The no-fly zones were not a Middle Eastern Sudetenland, and for the thousandth time, Iraq had not one single thing to do with 9/11.

It may be of comfort to you that the Democrats will be running the White House when this war draws to an ignominious close. "See who lost the war?" you'll say sorrowfully, all the while gleefully forgetting who hyped, started, mismanaged, and in fact lost the war through his own cowardice and inability to ask Americans to sacrifice.

Some wars need to be fought. This was not one of them. In a fight for anything less than our survival, a warrior dilettante like George W. Bush will always lose the war he chooses to start. The far-right fringe will spin this administration for decades, but even the president knows that his presidency will be considered throughout history as one of the absolute low points in the American timeline.

Harry Reid is merely stating the obvious: Iraq under the current plan is unwinnable. We can bleed off another 1000-1500 American lives before Bush goes away, or we can start the process of getting the hell out of there now.

You laughingly write that Al Gore thinks that global warming is a larger threat to us than al-Qaeda (and thank you for mentioning them. I suppose you have move the blame off of Saddam now.), as the President says. We could look at some numbers, I suppose.

Al Qaeda killed 3000 people on 9/11. If they managed to pull off an attack like this once a month, they would murder 36000 Americans per year. That's actually less than die in car crashes. Deaths are tragedies, and not one is more tragic than any other. Loved ones are left to grieve, whether you die on a plane, in a skyscraper, in a car, or in a classroom.

Your supposition that according to Democrats the "Virginia Tech massacre was nothing compared to the murderous rampage Bush is engaged in" is actually true, and it's unfortunate that you don't understand that. In the previous 10 days prior to Monday, exactly 32 Americans died in Iraq. Do you really believe that the people who died in Blacksburg are more important than our brave fighting men and women?

Stop with the talking points and ask yourself, why do you hate our troops?

Angel said...

Quote your sources. You make an awful lot of comments about figures here, but I've seen absolutely nothing to back them up beyond rhetoric and talking points one can pick up from certain tv networks and papers (some of which have a nasty habit of not actually having proper sources for the things they comment on).

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