Democrat Defeatism Concerning Iraq, a Man Named Webb
After hearing the State of the Union address, many people came away with very positive feelings. The president gave an excellent speech. Under the president's watch, the State of the Union is well.
Bush laid out a new paradigm strategy that will work if the people of the United States get behind him. Wars are won and lost right here at home. Either put up or shut up.
Democrats should remain silent if they have no new strategy for the war on terror. However, they have encouraged their constituents to protest at anti-war rallies. They are sending a message to the terrorists that America is weak.
What hypocrisy. In 2004, then-Minority Leader Pelosi called for increasing the number of troops. This proves once again that the Democrats only want what Bush doesn't. They have nothing but unwarranted and contemptuous disdain for the president.
It is interesting to observe that as soon as President Bush presents a comprehensive plan to win, we hear a counterpunch from Democrat Senator Jim Webb. Webb is an outspoken critic of the war. He has a son serving in Iraq and had recently quarreled with Bush at a White House reception.
Excerpts from Associated Press:
Democrats Slam Bush War Policy
"WASHINGTON — Democrats blistered President Bush's war policy Tuesday night, challenging him to redeem the nation's credibility _ and his own _ with an immediate shift toward a diplomatic end to the bloody conflict in Iraq.
"'The president took us into this war recklessly,' the Democrats' chosen messenger, Sen. Jim Webb of Virginia, said in response to Bush's State of the Union address Tuesday evening. 'We are now, as a nation, held hostage to the predictable _ and predicted _ disarray that has followed.'
"Webb, a Vietnam veteran who was Navy secretary during Republican President Reagan's administration, called for a new direction.
"'Not one step back from the war against international terrorism. Not a precipitous withdrawal that ignores the possibility of further chaos,' said Webb. 'But an immediate shift toward strong regionally based diplomacy, a policy that takes our soldiers off the streets of Iraq's cities and a formula that will in short order allow our combat forces to leave Iraq.'" (Full Article)
Americans should loathe the polarizing politics. It contributes to killing more of our troops and the Iraqi people. Terrorism spikes every time a Democrat speaks out to blasts the president. Are you getting the picture?
Senator Webb's rebuttal to the State of the Union address was one more opportunity to voice words of defeatism concerning Iraq. Some political pundits claim that the senator's remarks were brilliant. In actuality, here was another Democrat that wants to hang a newly-formed democracy out to dry. The senator's own words are damning. Quote: "I wanted to slug the Commander-In-Chief."
Months ago, during a private meeting on the Hill, President Bush asked Sen. Webb how his son, Jim, Jr., was doing in Iraq. The senator reacted to the president's caring words by becoming nasty and testy. He wanted to punch President Bush in the face. The unwarranted mean-spiritedness is way too prevailing within the DNC. Democrats need a time out. They are dividing our country. We need to work together.
Jimmy Webb, Jr., is in the Marine Corps, honorably serving his country in Iraq. President Bush asked Jim Webb, Sr. how his son was doing. The then senator-elect said he would like to see his son get home safely. Bush smiled and in a pleasant voice replied. "I didn't ask you that, I asked how he's doing." Then all hell broke lose as Jim Webb became enraged with anger. Surely, President Bush would like to see all of our troops come home safely, but there is a war to be won and a peace to prevail.
Our country is reaching a boiling point of hostility against a man that should be given a pat on the back for protecting our country during a time of war. Democrats have unleashed a dissident tone that could be construed as treasonous. Their words and despicable actions are no longer acceptable.
More than ever, it is time to stop the partisan politicking and support President Bush, our troops, and the Iraqi government.
In addition to having written for WEBCommentary, Marie's writings have appeared on many sites, including The New Media Journal, ChronWatch, and Commonconservative, to name a few. Marie is no longer writing online commentary.
Marie's refreshing and spirited point of view is reflected in her writings, genuine and spiritual opinions regarding God and his teachings. Marie is a practicing Christian, a nurse, a student of the Bible, and a patriot. Many of Marie's articles are a reflection of her great admiration for those who served in Iraq and Afghanistan. She is an advocate for the troops, as well as the Blue and Gold Star Mothers of America, and their families. Marie has appeared as a guest with political talk show host Bruce Elliott on WBAL-1090 AM.