Tuesday, July 25, 2006

The past is another country. . .

Thomas Sowell asks a good question. He is talking about the situation in Lebanon, but his comments apply to the war in Iraq as well:

Those of us old enough to remember World War II face many painful reminders of how things have changed in Americans' behavior during a war. Back then, the president's defeated opponent in the 1940 election -- Wendell Wilkie -- not only supported the war, he became a personal envoy from President Roosevelt to Britain's Prime Minister Winston Churchill.

We were all in it together -- and we knew it. People who had been highly critical of American foreign policy before we were attacked at Pearl Harbor now fell silent and devoted themselves to winning the war.

What if the people, institutions, and attitudes of today were somehow taken back in time to World War II? What would have been the result? Would we have ended up winning or losing that war?

Can anyone imagine John Kerry or Al Gore serving as an envoy from George W. Bush to the new government of Iraq?

To ask the question is to answer it. There is no way that the Democrat Party will do anything to help America to win it's war as long as a Republican in the White House.