Wonderment and surprise turn naturally to resignation as the results of the November 2006 elections are tallied and the Democrats win strongly across the country. Hope lives on as Republicans have worked well in the past as a minor party, keeping the Democrats on their toes to an adaquate extent at least. Then hope turns surprise and disgust as the leadership of the Republican party in Washington appears to lose its head, with members siding with disengagement and isolationist ideologies of the left. Not only are these ideas wrong-headed and without merit, they are deadly, for us and all our allies and ours and their children.
How many 9/11’s will need to occur after we’ve left Iraq before we regret our decision? How many innocents lives will be sacrificed at the altar of partisan pride and spineless survivalism. It was not four short months ago that the Democrats were avidly supporting the idea of sending massive amounts of troops into Iraq, they were the prime adherents of the idea that the necessary strategy for victory required boosting the number of soldiers on the front line. Now it is merely the fact that President Bush has accepted their idea and made it his own belief that requires the basely partisan Democrats to shift and turn 180 degrees calling for immediate and complete troop withdrawals while the poltroons in the Republican party yap along after them like so many toy poodles following their masters down the block.
It is time that those who despise that animating contest of freedom be left in the trash heap of history to be forgotten by all who call freedom their own. Any leader anywhere who does not support the defeat, eradication, and complete anhiliation of those who would destroy our way of life and that of our allies and all our children must be sent down in flames. There is no room for compromise with an uncompromising enemy. Our lives are at stake.