Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Irresponsibility Knows No Bounds

I don't know why I am always so amazed by the irresponsibility of the Democratic party. On the eve of one of the most important elections for the Iraqi people, the Dems have decided that they cannot allow themselves to be out of the lime light. What they don't seem to realize is that they are making fools of themselves and undermining their bid for power in DC and their hope for gaining seats in 2006. Jack Reed and Carl Levin proved this point once again by jumping in and publically submitting a letter to President Bush regarding their requirement for benchmarks for withdrawl from Iraq. They seem to think that by acting tough and demanding detailed answers they are being great leaders, but they are only proving their ignorance.

In their effort to try and paint Bush as a manipulator, a liar, and in their minds, an inadequate leader, they are showing that they have no idea, or possibly that they do not care, what their words and actions are doing to the troops they claim to support. In this way, they are also giving the likes of Zawahiri and Zarqawi ammunition to believe that we will cut and run if they just wait us out.

I am not a politician, but I can see and understand that there is a plan for victory. The Democrats want answers in black and white with benchmarks, times, and dates that we will be out of Iraq. That is asinine. That is playing into the hands of those who would have Iraq and their bid for democracy fail. That shows the insurgents that if they just wait until such and such a time, we will leave and they can take over again.

This election is important, but it is not the end, it is a strong next step toward Iraqi independence. Once this election is complete there is the necessity of setting up the details of their government and constitution. While the Iraqis attend to this, the American and coalition forces will continue training their army and police so that they can build their confidence and ability to protect themselves. We are not going to walk out on them and leave them to fend for themselves before they are ready.

As the government, army, police and leaders in Iraq become stronger, we will begin to pull our troops out, but under no circumstances will we leave them stranded because that will allow those who would have Iraq fail gain power again in the Middle East. This cannot be allowed to happen. Why is this so difficult for the Democratic party to understand?

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