Ralph Peters is well known for his experience, his wisdom and his blunt speak. His most recent article, 'Inviting Attack'
, is excellent in its' entirety, but the following excerpt pretty much sums up the whole picture...
Back in Iraq, the Dems’ “Contract With al Qaeda” undercuts the progress our troops have been making since the arrival of Gen. David Petraeus (the Dems tossed him the keys to the car, but won’t give him money for gas). For all too many politicians, our 2008 elections are more important than the fate of our soldiers or the Iraqi people.
They’re doing all they can to guarantee failure. After a year of tragic setbacks, our new tactics in Iraq have brought real signs of progress. Ultimately, of course, that progress may come to nothing. Sunni assassins may succeed in reinvigorating the religious war with the Shia - who’ve behaved with restraint for the past few months.
Success is never guaranteed in any war.
But that’s no reason to guarantee failure. Threatening to cut off funding for our troops is simply despicable.
The Republicans in this administration made unforgivable mistakes in the Middle East.
Now the Democrats appear determined to do even graver damage. And they utterly refuse to consider the consequences of their actions.
The Pelosi-Murtha Democrats won’t even confront the likely results within Iraq if we quit prematurely. As for considering the effect their duplicitous bills and votes have on the calculations of bad actors elsewhere in the Middle East, the Dems just shut their eyes and cover their ears.
We’re in an appalling position where our enemies in Tehran, Riyadh, Khartoum and Damascus, and in al Qaeda’s compounds in Waziristan, are thinking ahead with greater clarity than our elected officials in Washington. This isn’t about politics.
It’s about the fate of hundreds of millions of human beings. It’s about our national security. It’s about the defense of civilization.
It’s about the lives of our men and women in uniform. And it’s about the 15 Brits held somewhere in Iran because the U.S. Congress signaled that there will be no penalties for attacking those who fight in freedom’s cause.
It was bad enough years ago when liberals went out of their way to poo poo any verbalized notion by Conservatives that threats were real. Now we have been repeatedly attacked and the new big liberal obstacle is the rest of us trying to keep the cowards from running.
The Founding Fathers would be amazed... and shamed.
Meanwhile, the House has adjourned for their two week recess after demanding that we establish and adhere to a pull out date for withdrawal from Iraq (and attached millions of dollars of pork to the bill to insure proper impetus for passage). Jorge says he will veto it now that a similarly worded bill has also been OK'd by the co-squishies in the Senate. We shall now get to see if Jorge has yet become a full eunuch or not...
What did Queen Pelosi decide about commenting or forming a House Resolution denouncing the hostile act of war Iran has made by taking hostage 15 British sailors?
Pelosi's spokesman Brendan Daly said the speaker was reluctant to weigh in on the incident without knowing that such a message would do more good than harm. Daly said the British government had not asked Congress to try to pressure Tehran.
"The leadership discussed it and agreed that inserting Congress into an international crisis while ongoing would not be helpful," Daly said.
Oh sure!! ...She wouldn't want to do anything that might be detrimental to the troops or their situation now, would she?
That's why she is headed to Syria, against the direct, public request not to from the administration...
White House spokeswoman Dana Perino said the speaker "should take a step back and think about the message that it sends."
"This is a county that is a state sponsor of terror, one that is trying to disrupt the Senora government in Lebanon and one that is allowing foreign fighters to flow into Iraq from its borders," Perino said.
In Pelosi's empty cranium, this exhibits good and necessary appeasement characteristics that are important to impart to the enemy at each and every opportunity.
Actions speak in tandem with her words... Pelosi IS an extension of the ENEMY and should be treated as such. She and the Dems are in the process of flushing this country down the sewer system.