Thursday, March 29, 2007

Bush spanks the Democrats

From The Washington Post:

In his most combative comments yet, President Bush mocked Democratic lawmakers yesterday for including a deadline for troop withdrawals and "pork" projects in an Iraq spending bill, declaring that "the American people will know who to hold responsible" if funding for the war stalls.

It is good to see him get his back up, at last. If he had done this 5 years ago he would be higher in the polls today and it is possible that Republicans would still hold the legislature.

Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.) and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) shot back that Bush's vow to veto the spending bill carries its own cost. In a joint letter, they warned him against following "a political strategy that would needlessly delay funding for our troops."

This is rich. They pass a bill which is nothing more than an instrument of surrender and then claim that vetoing it would hurt the troops.

The lessons of history teach us that standing firm against evil is the only way to defeat it. When Hitler ordered his army to march into the Sudetenland he told the commanders to withdraw at the first sign that the French were crossing the border to confront them. When Stalin ordered the Red Army into Hungry he told them to stop advancing at the first sign of NATO forces. They were to attempt to hold firm, but to withdraw if pressed. They were under no circumstances to get into a shooting war with the West.

Mr. Bush should take these lessons to heart and stand firm against the Democrats. If he meets them with iron they will back down, but if he shows the kind of weakness that Chamberlain displayed before Hitler or that the West showed Stalin then the results will be tragic for the people of Iraq and the people of the United States as the kind of terrorism which Israel has been living with comes to our shores.

The Democrat Party is gone. They have proven themselves to be irredeemable. Even the so-called "Blue Dogs" revealed themselves to be as traitorous as Pelosi and Reid by voting for this shameful bill. It is time to write Ichabod on the entire party and leave it to stand as the mausoleum at the center of the unmarked graveyard of forgotten lies.