Ok, Howard, Enough Already
Howard Dean has really gotten out of hand. Seriously. If he has a leash and a muzzle, will someone courageous at the DNC (is that possible) put it back on him??
"Bring the 80,000 National Guard and Reserve troops home immediately. They don't belong in a conflict like this anyway."
Having been an Army Reservist and a current National Guardsman, he insults me and every citizen soldier who has or is wearing the uniform. He does not understand the structure of the United States Armed Forces and how our force works. Furthermore, his thinly veiled assertation that somehow the National Guard or the Reserve may not be 'up to snuff' enough to do the job correctly is downright incredulous. Every NG and AR unit has performed quite well over in Iraq and Afghanistan.
"I've seen this before in my life. This is the same situation we had in Vietnam. Everybody then kept saying, 'just another year, just stay the course, we'll have a victory.' Well, we didn't have a victory, and this policy cost the lives of an additional 25,000 troops because we were too stubborn to recognize what was happening."
Somehow, Howard thinks that we will have 12 times the casualties in the coming years than we have had in the past three and a half.
Staying the course is the only option. The cowardly thing to do is to cut and run, to let the Iraqis take off in a plane with only half the rivets fastened and half the wires connected.
Does anyone else feel like I do on this subject?? The worst thing is that this man thinks that he speaks for America.
I believe that the anti-war, anti-Bush folks see that when we are successful in Iraq, that they will look like morons. They are now trying to make it so that we pull out of Iraq without finishing the job we have started, without completely defeating the terrorists and ensuring that the ISF can secure their own country, and if Iraq, after our pull-out, devolves into a civil war or similar totalitarian regime, they will say 'Look, we were right all along.'.
The democrats and the anti-war folks are seeing that we are going to win. When we do, they will have lost whatever credibility they might have now. They want us to fail, because success will invalidate every word that has come out of their mouths in the last 5 years.
I believe that many people oppose this war and this President for the simple fact that it is 'politically fashionable' or 'socially fashionable'. Honestly, who can think that freedom in not worth fighting for?? Do they seriously believe themselves?? Or are they saying sensational things to turn the spotlight upon themselves??
One more thing:
Howard Dean, you make me sick.