January 27, 2005
There once was a time in America when the party in opposition to the president did not criticize this country's foreign policy during a time of war.
Those days are gone.
Democrats embarrassed themselves and the country they are supposed to be serving when they called the war in Iraq a failure and the new secretary of state, Condoleezza Rice, a liar.
Some democrats have compared Iraq to Vietnam.
The comparison is correct in one respect.
Negative politicians and negative media gave aid and comfort to the communists in Vietnam to continue their efforts in spite of many victories by American forces on the ground.
Too many democrats are repeating that mistake.
We have invested lives and money in Iraq.
The election Sunday shows positive signs of coming off well.
All Americans should be hoping and praying for the best, not undermining the effort with their negative comments at home.
I'm Cal Thomas in Washington.
Cal Thomas is a nationally syndicated columnist based in Washington, D.C. Watch his television show, After Hours with Cal Thomas, on the Fox News Channel, Saturdays at 11 p.m. Eastern Time.