DEMOCRATS VOW TO FIGHT ON AFTER ZARQAWI LOSS
(2006-06-09) — As Blackberry devices and cell phones on Capitol Hill hummed with news of the death of terrorist leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi yesterday, Congressional Democrats vowed that despite the loss they would fight on in “the war on the war on terror.”
"The war on the war on terror." That is so perfect.
Read it all because it is extremely funny; and sadly for this country, it is also a direct hit on the "patriotic" Democrats--whose definition of patriotism is reflexly opportunistic and mostly dedicated to tearing down this country for personal advantage.
I have to admit that Democrats are not the only party that is guilty of this behavior; but they have the distinction of being the only party that is determined to lose any war the U.S. is involved in, particularly if they are not the majority party.
Many seem completely incapable of appreciating this simple fact:
What matters at least as much as the killing of al-Qaeda top terrorist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi in Iraq is that we, in America, appreciate it for the important battlefield victory it truly is.
Dubbed "the prince of al-Qaeda" by Osama bin Laden, Zarqawi was the apparently invincible face of a campaign of hideous carnage in Iraq - a barrage of kidnappings, shootings, bombings, assassinations and beheadings. He had carried this bloodshed over into his native Jordan and threatened to expand well beyond.
Part of the battle against such enemies is simply to reduce them in the public imagination to mortal scale. It was a smart move when the U.S. military a few weeks ago released video footage ridiculing Zarqawi as a pudgy thug who did not know how to handle a gun. It is a much greater leap that, thanks to a combination of Iraqi intelligence and U.S. military forces, he has now been killed, along with seven of his aides, in an air strike Wednesday on a house where they were hiding north of Baghdad.
But that's the modern Democrat for you--always willing to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory ("the Murtha Option").