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Wednesday, November 16, 2005  

The end of the Republic or None Dare Call it Treason

A number of Republican senators declare surrender just as we have turned the corner in Iraq and are now certain to win -- that is, continuing to build the country into an independant democracy that can stand on its own. (For how long Iraqis can maintain their freedom remains to be seen, but the power to try it has largely been accomplished and the terrorists defeated.)

Bill Clinton and the Democrats declare defeat at every opportunity and insist that our sacrifices have been stupid and worthless undermining our troops morale and our sense of purpose at home.

I am beside myself in horror of a large population of citizens who seem to want to destroy my country in an insane desire for a political edge.

It is not simply a matter of division or disagreement. It is a matter of a large group of people who seem purposely bent on insuring the destruction of our security, defense, economy, and institutions.

It is as if a major American political party has declared itself the enemy of America. How else can you explain the fervor of the attacks against Bush, the Republicans, conservatives, and Christianity?

We are at war. I repeat. We are at war and one party wants to make certain that we lose. That our people not only die for nothing, but that we snatch victory from their hands at the very moment of their success and turn all their work into merde.

It is like Viet Nam all over in some respects; that is, that we are forced to lose a war we have clearly won against an enemy we must prevail against for our sake and that of millions (maybe billions) of others.

Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter -- we already know how history will judge these men and their party at this time. The first man is a preening narcissist and the second a fool. Both were incompetent except Clinton sounded good while doing nothing.

I had hoped that if we had learned one lesson from Viet Nam it was that we must never abandon our troops in the field and turn victory into defeat; that when we go to war we go at it wholeheartedly and don't quit until we have done what we intended to do: win.

I don't know what to say. How does a reasonable man respond to these attacks on the entire social fabric of a great nation? It is clear that nation divided against itself cannot stand. The Republic cannot survive these kinds of challenges.

What officer corps and army is going to continue to serve politicians who betray them at every turn when they try to do their jobs and defend America?


I keep hearing from the liberal/Left that polls show that Americans have turned against this war in Iraq. Today the hew and cry of the seditious and treasonous continues at full pitch and increasing hysteria, and yet I don't notice my fellow Americans showing any sense of frustration or anger over how things are going in Iraq. (Not that I'm polling my neighbors or man on the street.)

I could be wrong. Maybe the polls are right, but when you know how the MSM manipulates polls from the framing of the questions to the rigging of the samples, you have to be skeptical.

This has to be one of histories greatest tantrums of a spoiled class. The histrionic insanity of charges being made -- well, the grief of it, the shock of it to the body politic is simply staggering on the one hand, and yet, absolutely meaningless on the other.

Is America even listening to any of it anymore? Probably not which may explain the continual ratcheting up of crazy rhetoric. Yet, you can't help but think it damages civil discourse and patriotic feeling.


Michael Barone sees it, too:

The Democrats are trying to relitigate the prewar intelligence issue in the hopes of delegitimizing this administration. But in delegitimizing the administration, they also tend to delegitimize the efforts of the U.S. government, including military personnel, in Iraq and generally in the war against Islamic terrorism. To the extent they delegitimize the United States, they are hurting the cause of freedom for millions of people.

. . . The Democrats who are peddling the Big Lie of "Bush lied" are doing so either (a) deliberately to injure the cause of the United States and of freedom in the world or, as I think, (b) with reckless disregard of whether they injure the cause of the United States and of freedom in the world. What they are doing may suit their political needs, but it hurts our country.

posted by Mark Butterworth | 8:52 AM |