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Monday, December 12, 2005

Only a Democrat

This link may not last, but here's a story Drudge broke about the latest GOP video that shows how the Democrats want to cut and run.

Sat Dec 10 2005 16:41:38 ET

Today, Senator Daniel Inouye, the Ranking Member of the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee and a recipient of the Medal of Honor for his service in World War II, released the following statement:

"As a Veteran of World War II, I know what it’s like to fight a war and put your life on the line every day. I also know what it takes to win a war, and I know that politics and an attack machine like the President’s plays no part in it.

"The Republican Party’s latest ad is a shameful and disgusting attempt to distract the American people from the problems in Iraq. It may improve the President’s political fortunes, but the American people and our troops will pay the price. I hope that President Bush realizes how shameful it is to play politics when what we really need is leadership, and that he will direct his Party to take down this ad immediately."


Only a democrat would consider a video quoting their policy as an "attack." No, Mr. Inouye, an attack would be more along the lines of pushing a false statement at the expense of another. For example, oh I don't know... saying the president lied to us to go to war?

June 2003. As reports began to surface that the Bush administration might have misled the country about the existence of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, many leading Democrats were hesitant to question the administration's probity. Republicans dismissed any doubts. Senator George Allen asserted, "It's not a question." But Dean said, "We need a thorough look at what really happened going into Iraq. It appears to me that what the president did was make a decision to go into Iraq sometime in early 2002, or maybe even late 2001, and then try to get the justification afterward."

Democrats have no moral high ground when it comes to this and I think they know it. Why else do you suppose they're trotting out their war heros (and let's be clear that I'm not disparaging their accomplishments) on their side? The Democrats' position on this is by its very nature, unpatriotic. Any message that says our troops should cut and run when they are doing great things and accomplishing the mission, is unpatriotic. Democrats, true to form, are all appearance and no substance. That's why their war heros are having to come out touting this view because most people recognize the message as being unpatriotic and so the Democrats are hoping the ethos afforded by war heros will negate the lack of logos in their message.

The problem is that I've read several accounts by those who are or have been in Iraq. The actual "boots on the ground" and they're all singing a different tune. Sure, they say it's hard, but they never say its impossible--or even that they're failing.

Inouye's current politics notwithstanding, I'm always interested in reading MoH citations. You can read his here.