Saturday, February 24, 2007

Dick Cheney is my hero too

From The Washington Post:

In Washington, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi dismissed allegations that the resolution against the troop surge gives moral support to the terrorists: "We don't support America's enemies - we only support their mission!" she said. "In the interest of our children - and our children's children - we have a moral responsibility to do what appears easier in the short term."

Speaking with ABC News during a visit to Australia, the vice president addressed the criticism of Pelosi, who earlier this week said that Cheney's remarks were "beneath the dignity of the debate we're engaged in." She also spoke with White House Chief of Staff Joshua B. Bolten to register her complaint.

"She accused me of questioning her patriotism," Cheney said. "I didn't question her patriotism. I questioned her judgment."

"Al-Qaeda functions on the basis that they think they can break our will. That's their fundamental underlying strategy: that if they can kill enough Americans or cause enough havoc, create enough chaos in Iraq, then we'll quit and go home," Cheney added. "And my statement was that if we adopt the Pelosi policy, that then we will validate the strategy of al-Qaeda. I said it, and I meant it."

Let me ask a question. If Pelosi and her Democrats were not patriotic Americans who did not love their country and want to see it win its wars what would they be doing differently?

Think about it. The American people do not want to see their country lose a war. They do want the war to end as quickly as possible and they do want the troops to come home as soon as they can, but only within the context of victory. The people are unhappy with the way that the war has been managed, mainly because they have been fed a steady diet of defeatism by a media which is serving an agenda other than the truth, but this doesn't mean that they wan to lose.

The Democrats know this. They know that if they cut off funding for the war that they will lose the House, Senate and White House by landslides in 2008.

So given these factors assume, just for the sake of argument, that the Democrats were a bunch of traitors who hated the United States and wanted to see its enemies triumph in this war, but were unwilling to commit political suicide to achieve this goal.

What would they do differently than what they've already done?