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Friday, January 05, 2007
Dems To W – Cut And Run NOW!
by Cordeiro
With barely a calendar day under their belts as the leaders of the newly minted Democratic congress, Senate Majority Leader Dusty Harry (D-Circus Circus) and House Speaker Bella Pelosi (D-Frisco) have already begun to do what Democrats do best.

What is it Democrats do best you ask? Well, let me tell you something, that list is extremely short. Dusty Harry and Bella Pelosi have begun to complain and demand.

In a letter sent to W, Dusty Harry and Bella Pelosi have demanded a

…phased redeployment of our forces in the next four to six months, while shifting the principal mission of our forces there from combat to training, logistics, force protection and counter-terror.
There are many people from which W should take counsel. Dusty Harry and Bella Pelosi should not be numbered in that group. Anybody who takes strategy lessons from Michael Moore, Rosie O’Donnell, and Kos needs to have their head examined. Said examination would reveal little gray matter.

There is no easy solution for Iraq. The one sure fire way to make the situation worse is to heed Dusty Harry, Bella Pelosi and the rest of the Cut & Run Caucus and leave Iraq to become an unchecked source of terror in the mid-east. Re-deployment is a thinly veiled codeword for surrender. The Cut & Run Caucus dreams of seeing Saigon 1975 revisited in the coming months. They want America to fail. It really is that simple.

Memo to W:

Mr. President:

In the coming days you will face a nation whose psyche is under constant assault by defeatist liberals and their far too willing accomplices in the MSM. The American people are being conditioned to believe there is no way to win in Iraq. They are being conditioned to believe the use of the US Military has not prevented another 9/11 style attack on American soil. They are being conditioned to believe defeat is inevitable.

You have the power to change that conditioning.

The American people don’t like to lose. They don’t like losers. They don’t like seeing their sons and daughters come home wounded, or dead, for a cause they see as worthless. The circumstances surrounding the end of American involvement in Vietnam were billed as “Peace with Honor”, not as a lost war. Ask any Vietnam era veteran how he/she feels about that phrase and I’ll guarantee you they don’t feel any sense of honor about losing a war that should have been won.

“War,” as Sherman so eloquently put it, “is hell.” There is no way to sugarcoat the costs and effects of war. The left in this country, and indeed in most of the world, would have you believe there is nothing worth going to war for. They will tell you diplomacy can solve all the world’s problems. They have a naïve understanding of history and their naïveté will kill more people than any military operation ever could.

The war in which this nation finds herself is not one of our making – no matter what the Islamofascists and their propaganda departments at al Jazeera and the Council for American Islamic Relations may say. Our enemy in this war has been fighting us in one form or fashion for over thirty years. The defeatist left would have you believe this enemy can be dealt with – can be negotiated with. There is no diplomatic solution to a war of ideologies. One side wins – the other loses. This war is not one America can afford to lose.

I’m not telling you anything you don’t already know.

In the coming days you will face threats from the Democratic Congress. They will scream, yell, and hurl demands at you about Iraq, Afghanistan, and other fronts on the Global War On Terror. This is what the Congress does. Our Founders, in their wisdom, saw fit to give the right, power, and responsibility of waging war to the Chief Executive and not the Congress. No successful war strategy has ever come from Capitol Hill.

Near the end of The Untouchables, as the Irish Cop Jimmy Malone lay dying, he asks Elliot Ness a single question – “What are you prepared to do?” You are no doubt being presented with many different options where Iraq is concerned. You need to make it clear to the American people that you are prepared to do what is necessary to achieve victory in Iraq. Anything short of victory cheapens the sacrifice made by so many Americans and the families they leave behind.

It is time, Mr. President, to take the fight to those who want to lose. If Dusty Harry and Bella Pelosi really want to force a re-deployment surrender, let them introduce legislation cutting funding for the troops. It doesn’t take a brain surgeon to figure out how the American people would react to that.

Take time to listen to those who have solutions for Iraq. Listen to the field commanders – give them what they need. Ask the hard questions. The American people will rally around a strategy aimed at victory. Dusty Harry and Bella Pelosi et al have no such strategy - only demands and complaints. They end their letter to you with the phrase “We appreciate you taking these views into consideration.” Take their views and give them a passing glance on the way to a three point paper basketball shot from the corner.

So, Mr. President, as one of your strongest supporters, I have to ask this question of you - What are you prepared to do?

Here endeth the lesson.
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