Message to America’s enemies: Don’t fear the M1 tanks, nuclear-powered aircraft carriers, and F-22 Raptor fighters of the US armed forces. Billions of dollars of military hardware run by America’s finest citizens can be defeated by overcoming a few two-bit politicians. If you need a method of delivering your knock-out punch, the media will serve for free.
Yesterday I noted that we cannot win without the will to win, and that we seem to have lost that will already in the very early going. We seem to prefer defeat. We apparently don’t have what it takes to compete in a Long Global Test of Wills.
Three points about this unsurprising yet shocking vote in the House of Representatives:
- The report from the military on progress isn’t due for 65 days. I guess since Harry Reid (Surrendacrat Senator from NV) said he will ignore any positive news the military reports, it doesn’t really matter if the House got a jump on things.
- That would be the same Surrendacrat Reid who refused three times to answer a question about whether the Iraqi people would be safe if the US withdrew too early. When told he hadn’t answered the question, Reid said “This is not a debate. We’re answering questions. (calling on someone else) Yes, young man? Anyone else have a question?” At least if he pretended that he thought the Iraqis would be okay, he’d look like he was trying something worth trying. But it appears that he knows what the result will be and he’s going to try it anyway. The House is game.
- Despite all these breathless news headlines about GOP Congressmen jumping off of Bush’s sinking Iraq ship, more Democrats (10 out of 229 – 4.3%) voted against the measure than Republicans (4 out 195 – 2.0%) voted for it.
Now seriously. Isn’t anyone just a bit leery about the fact that Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, and Moqtada al Sadr all demand the same thing?
UPDATE: I realized that I had listed the totals for each party in the House, not the number that actually voted. I adjusted the numbers in the post.