Wednesday, March 28, 2007
Triangulating Military Surrender Into Victory at the Polls
By John W. Lillpop
In their bitter hatred for George W. Bush and unquenchable desire to do real harm to the man, regardless of any impact on America, Congressional Democrats appear to be receiving their legislative marching orders directly from Osama bin Laden.
Both the U.S. House and Senate have now passed Democrat initiated legislation that would effectively tell terrorists to cool their heels until March or September of 2008.
In other words, Osama et al., we surrender but we want to manage the timing of the physical withdrawal so as to make it an integral part of our political campaigns in 2008.
After all, on November 4, 2008, voters will elect a new president, decide all 435 seats in the U.S. House, and vote on a significant number of seats in the Senate.
Given the dynamics of the 2008 elections, why not choreograph the withdrawal so that Katie Couric, Brian Williams, Charles Gibson, and all the rest can devote nightly news segments to the joy of American heroes arriving home safely and being welcomed into the arms of loving family?
Throw in staged clips of Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, and John Murtha, sobbing hysterically with joy as they welcome American soldiers back home, and you have the potential to move five percent of the undecided vote toward Democrats.
So what if the American withdrawal is seen by America's enemies as a sign that America can be defeated provided one has the guts to fight them in a long, drawn out ground war?
So what if Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad threatens to fill the vacuum left by withdrawing Americans with Jihad throughout the middle east?
So what if the violence in Iraq escalates out of control and threatens the supply of oil to America and her allies?
So what if retreating American armies signal that Israel can no longer count on the U.S. and is now fair game?
Such eventualities can be easily blamed on the stubborn refusal of the Bush administration to cooperate more fully with Democrats. That message would be joyfully delivered by the liberal media without even the slightest hesitation or reality check for objectivity.
The only thing that can sabotage the Democrat plan is something Democrats will work 24/7 to prevent: American victory.
Indeed, the very worse case scenario for Pelosi and Reid would be for the surge to succeed, resulting in an end to the violence, and the stabilization of Iraq.
Victory would validate the policies of George W. Bush and would wreak havoc on Democrats' plans for 2008.
Victory in Iraq is the last thing Democrats want to see happen.
Sad to admit, but Islamofascists appear to have found American politicians whom they can work with to destroy America.
All but a few of those politicians have a D next to their names.
John Lillpop is a recovering liberal.