Tuesday, September 05, 2006

The Democratic Party's new plan for winning the war in "Shi'ite-nam"

Captain's Quarters comments on an open letter to President Bush from Democrats which states a set of policy points about what the United States should be doing in Iraq:
Therefore, we urge you once again to consider changes to your Iraq policy. We propose a new direction, which would include: (1) transitioning the U.S. mission in Iraq to counter-terrorism, training, logistics and force protection; (2) beginning the phased redeployment of U.S. forces from Iraq before the end of this year; (3) working with Iraqi leaders to disarm the militias and to develop a broad-based and sustainable political settlement, including amending the Constitution to achieve a fair sharing of power and resources; and (4) convening an international conference and contact group to support a political settlement in Iraq, to preserve Iraq's sovereignty, and to revitalize the stalled economic reconstruction and rebuilding effort. These proposals were outlined in our July 30th letter and are consistent with the "U.S. Policy in Iraq Act" you signed into law last year.
Captain's Quarters hits the target dead center when he concludes (author's italics):
This letter gives the perfect reason why Democrats can't be trusted with national security -- anyone's national security. They want the Middle East to dismember Iraq with our blessing instead of against our opposition. They want the peace of surrender ... or phased redeployment.
I think that Captain's Quarters is mistaken about the political subtext of some of the points. I think the real message that Democrats are trying to send is: (1) reduce U.S. casulties, hopefully to zero; (2) start removing troops from Iraq to jumpstart negotiations; (3) rewrite the Iraqi Constitution to give the insurgents a permenant position of power within the Iraqi government; (4) neogiate with the insurgents and with Iran over the future government of Iraq.

By the way, this is exactly the Democratic Party's position on the Vietnam war after 1968!

It seems that the Democratic Party leadership has become so delusional that 1968 and 2006 have merged into one; Iran and Iraq have now become "North and South Shi'ite-nam" as far as the Democrats are concerned.

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