Helping the Enemy

Cal Thomas | Syndicated columnist | Thursday, December 08, 2005

Helping the Enemy

December 8, 2005

Politics a contact sport, but even in contact sports there are rules. Apparently certain liberals are so desperate to grab power after failing in several elections that they are willing to sacrifice American troops and future American security.

Take Howard Dean…please! The chairman of the Democratic National Committee told a San Antonio radio station this week that the Iraq war cannot be won. He compared it to Vietnam.

Contrast this dangerous criticism which gives aid and encouragement to our enemies with the more measured approach of Senator Joe Lieberman and House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer. Both of these prominent democrats agree we cannot pull out of Iraq now.

There is nothing wrong with criticizing the Bush Administration, but in time of war when American lives are at stake, that criticism should be measured against the harm it might cause. Surely our enemies are taking great comfort in this and it can only encourage them to fight on, because they think we’ll quit. Only showing resolve and success will deter them. Remarks by the likes of Howard Dean are inappropriate, unhelpful and outrageous.

Cal Thomas is a nationally syndicated columnist based in Washington, D.C.