Today the Democrats passed a non-binding resolution condemning our troops' execution of the battle for Iraq. They rejected the plan of the man (Gen Petraeus) that the Senate just unanimously confirmed to run the new battle plan.
While Democrats hark back in outrage at Abu Ghraib or Guantanamo Bay, they ignore their own complicity in torture; torture of American troops. Vote by vote, step by step, the Democrat-led Congress continues a relentless psychological torture of your military men and women through their complete lack of faith in the soldiers’ ability to defeat terrorists.
America’s bravest, putting their lives on the line, fighting the evil of Al-Qaeda each day, hear the voices; voices far away from the real battles. Washington is no longer a fetid swamp, but foul and putrid offal still flows from the mouths of short-sighted power seekers; washing over the minds of the soldier.
It took just a little over five years for these Perfumed Princes and Princesses to forget the cowardice and brutality of the enemy. They, ruling from their pretentious fiefdoms, discount how they’ve been kept safe by better men and women. Intoxicated and blinded by their own power and thirst for more, they attack only those who do them no real harm. Attacking our soldiers for dying, other politicians for wanting this fight, but Al-Qaeda -- no, they cannot attack Al-Qaeda – Al-Qaeda might fight back.
In their blindness they cannot envision the greater stage on which this war is fought. They cannot grasp Hegel’s Cunning of Reason – the historic upheavals caused by nation-states that lead to progress for all Mankind. They are concerned with today, yet cannot understand how defeating terrorists today can improve the world tomorrow.
Instead they use hyperbole to denigrate our soldiers’ ability and competence. Make no mistake, when they claim the President is incompetent, they really speak about the performance of our troops. They declare that 3,000 American casualties over 4 years is failure. In this they ignore history. Since they often use Vietnam as their point of comparison, consider 1968, the year John Kerry claimed he fought the Viet Cong. In Kerry’s time, at 1388 casualties per month, four years of casualties would amount to 67,000 American dead. Are today’s troops incompetent? Hardly. Today’s troops are fabulously effective at protecting themselves and killing the terrorists that flock to Iraq.
The Pentagon doesn’t announce enemy casualties, but from my research and military experience (from 1979 - 2005), I conservatively estimate we are killing the terrorists at a 10:1 ratio. If we’ve lost 3,000 the terrorists have lost 30,000. Al-Qaeda sending more terrorists to Iraq can only benefit the entire world. Incompetent? No, our soldiers are valiant, effective, and changing the world. But what do the Democrats tell you and them?
Have you heard that Democrats support the troops but not the war? How is that done exactly? I can understand if you support a singular soldier that you personally know. But, when you state their efforts are collectively incompetent and don’t support their mission, you cannot support the troops as a body. If you really want to support the troops, increase their numbers. By doing so you reduce the number of times each individual soldier deploys away from their family. Reverse Clinton’s draconian cuts in manpower, today.
Instead, Jack Murtha is trying to pass legislation that would require units to prove they are trained, ready and have been back in the United States for at least one year before deploying to Iraq. Sounds sensible doesn’t it? However, the troops now in Iraq must be extended until Murtha thinks the proof is sufficient. Murtha (the Democrat seeking mainly to rebuke the President) will require troops to stay in the combat zone well past their return date. The Democrats are at war with Bush, not Al-Qaeda. Does this make you feel safer? Meanwhile our troops are left in Murtha-limbo, not knowing when they will return; not knowing when they may see their families.
Some believe that psychological torture is much worse than physical.
Stop the torture.