May 10, 2007
Like children getting an allowance, congressional democrats have come up with a plan to fund American troops in Iraq two months at a time. The plan would force the president to abide by bench marks or no more money.
Is this any way to fight a war? Is the enemy required to have bench marks? If the terrorists are not making progress against American infidels and cross worshippers – as they call us – do they get their money and support withdrawn? Of course they do not because they are in it for the long haul and for victory.
What is our problem? Simply put, it is politics. Liberal democrats – with the lone exception of Senator Joseph Lieberman and a very few others – would allow the other side to win this war if they could use defeat as their ticket to the White House in 2008. How else to explain their policy of retreat and defeat?
If we had adopted this policy in world war two and quit when the going got rough – as it often did – we’d be speaking German. If we don’t win this war, we’ll be speaking Arabic soon enough, if we’re not dead first.
Cal Thomas is a nationally syndicated columnist based in Washington, D.C.