Jun 21 2008

Sweet Victory In Iraq Will Derail The ’08 Democrat Juggernaut

Which force in America is bigger, broader and more powerful: Victory or Defeat? We shall learn the answer in this year’s national elections.

The Democrat Party has had a running dialogue with America for years now about how we are such losers for trying to change humanity’s trajectory, why we cannot destroy the building hate in the Islamic states of the Middle East by replacing dictatorships and Islamo Fascism with democracy and freedom. We have been told America is not qualified to change humanity’s future (even though we have been doing just that for over 200 years now). This has been their story, and they are sticking with it.

The Surrendercrat Party, with their enablers in the SurrenderMedia, have been trying to stop all opportunities for success in Iraq because they see this as the one subject that could dramatically change the current support for President George Bush and the GOP. Their new standard bearer has stated he will retreat no matter what the conditions, not matter what damage and bloodshed would follow. There is no denying his position – which he clearly stated in one the last debates with Senator Clinton (who mirrored this self destructive plan for America):

Back in 2006 and early 2007, when the Democrats crawled out on this limb of defeatism, the chances were at best 50-50 we would lose Iraq. In reality, for those of us watching events on the ground closely, the seeds of victory were already sown in Anbar Province and beginning to grow. The Democrats were so obsessed with their Bush Derangement Syndrome the ignored the warning signs that things could very well end with victory in Iraq.

Now, in 2008, the Surrendercrats and SurrenderMedia are stuck out on their shaky, dying limb – still praying for defeat somewhere. They thought they had it when Prime Minister Maliki purged Basra of the Mahdi Militia – they were wrong. They thought they had defeat in Sadr City when US and Iraqi forces cordoned off that enclave of Mahdi Militia and Iranian weapons – they were wrong. They have expected to see al-Qaeda rise like a Phoenix from the ashes of their defeat in Iraq – to no avail.

What we have seen instead is a steady stream of successes by Iraqi forces and the dawning realization we have probably reached a successful conclusion in Iraq – though no one is willing to say we have yet crossed that threshold. The SurrenderMedia now has to report their worst nightmare as fact – success in Iraq:

Violence in all of Iraq is the lowest since March 2004. The two largest cities, Baghdad and Basra, are calmer than they have been for years. The third largest, Mosul, is in the midst of a major security operation. On Thursday, Iraqi forces swept unopposed through the southern city of Amara, which has been controlled by Shiite militias. There is a sense that Prime Minister Nuri Kamal al-Maliki’s government has more political traction than any of its predecessors.

Consider the latest caricatures of Mr. Maliki put up on posters by the followers of Moktada al-Sadr, the fiery cleric who commands deep loyalty among poor Shiites. They show the prime minister’s face split in two — half his own, half Saddam Hussein’s. The comparison is, of course, intended as a searing criticism. But only three months ago the same Sadr City pamphleteers were lampooning Mr. Maliki as half-man, half-parrot, merely echoing the words of his more powerful Shiite and American backers. It is a notable swing from mocking an opponent perceived to be weak to denouncing one feared to be strong.

While the increase in American troops and their support behind the scenes in the recent operations has helped tamp down the violence, there are signs that both the Iraqi security forces and the Iraqi government are making strides. There are simply more Iraqi troops for the government to deploy, partly because fewer are needed to fight the Sunni insurgents, who have defected to the Sunni Awakening movement. They are paid to keep the peace.

We are on track in Iraq for one of the lowest casualty months for Iraqi security forces and civilians of the war. And we will still be on track for one of the lowest months of US casualties (though last month was the record setter). The quagmire of Iraq is not coming.

The alliance of Shiite and Sunni Iraqi moderates who oppose and will fight Islamic Fascism with the US as ally has come into being. Sunni, Shiia and Kurdish Iraqis now stand opposed to Bin Laden and his brutish thugs. America has real allies in the heartland of Middle East Islam. And the story is just as positive in Afghanistan. The last remaining enclave for al-Qaeda is the tribal regions of Pakistan, where they are under continued pressure and are taking significant losses on a weekly basis.

Michael Barone notes today how reality has really shifted out from under the Democrats as they still sit out on that wobbly old branch of defeatism:

As we enter the second half of the campaign year, facts are undermining the Democratic narrative that has dominated our politics since about the time Hurricane Katrina rolled into the Gulf coast — most importantly, the facts about Iraq.

During the Democratic primary season, all the party’s candidates veered hardly a jot or tittle from the narrative that helped the Democrats sweep the November 2006 elections. Iraq is spiraling into civil war, we invaded unwisely and have botched things ever since, no good outcome is possible, and it is time to get out of there as fast as we can.

In January 2007, when George W. Bush ordered the surge strategy, which John McCain had advocated since the summer of 2003, Barack Obama informed us that the surge couldn’t work. The only thing to do was to get out as soon as possible.

That stance proved to be a good move toward winning the presidential nomination — but it was poor prophecy.

Being wrong is not a sin or a crime. But denying when your wrong, refusing to see the evidence smack-dab in front of your eyes, to be so deep in denial as to suspend all reality to hold onto a failed concept – that unnerves people. How is it Obama can change his position on FISA and Campaign financing but not make adjustments on Iraq – which clearly has seen much more dramatic change than those other two hot-button issues?

Given their current approach to Iraq, Obama’s and the Surrendercrat’s inability to adjust to reality will destroy their credibility with the American people as we move towards the 2008 Elections – and rightfully so. I don’t think this is as much a prediction as an unavoidable fact. We will be heading into the 2008 elections with Islamo Fascism on the run, with new Muslim allies in Iraq and Afghanistan to help keep Bin Laden at bay (he will be busy dodging his fellow Muslims, which leaves him little time to send attacks our way). The fact the left was willing to throw all this away less than a year ago will be something weighing heavy on every American’s mind as they head to the polls.

9 responses so far

9 Responses to “Sweet Victory In Iraq Will Derail The ’08 Democrat Juggernaut”

  1. crosspatch says:

    Someone has to keep the Democrats’ feet to the fire over the things they said in the not so distant past.

  2. kathie says:

    He can deny progress and bring the troops home now because getting the troops out of Iraq is the only way to fund his domestic programs. He has no intension of sending more troops to Afghanistan either. Reduce the size of the military and defense programs just like Bill Clinton did is the way to fund his programs and hope for the best. Obama has said this over and over again. The public needs to believe him and consider the consequences. Bill did ok dropping bombs from thousands of feet. Obama thinks he can do the same.

  3. VinceP1974 says:

    I have to have faith in my fellow citizens that they wont choose that man.

  4. MerlinOS2 says:

    Murtha and Hadita

    Harry Reid and the war is lost

    The Pelosi gas plan (Taco’s for a steady diet if they don’t turn all the corn into ethanol)

    The NutRoots feeling like they are under the bus with Obama’s vote on FISA and the Dems as a whole along with that as well on the war funding.

    The nutroots is getting ready to kick in more effort for their alternate slate of ‘progressive aka socialist’ dems to run against the ‘blue dog OR bush dog’ dems depending on where you read will help draw support, volunteers and money away from the dem effort for down ticket races.

    Add in the PUMA (Party of Unity My A$$) set of Hillary supporters and the big tent over there is getting a lot of rips in the fabric and a disturbance in the farce.

  5. stevevvs says:

    It’s great to know that in 2008 we will achieve VICTORY in Iraq!! What month will we start the pull out do you think?

    Will we also achieve Sweet Victory in Afghanistan in 2008? What month will we start the pull out there?

    Victory 2008! I like the sound of that!

    Since Victory has been assured by AJ in 2008, I can rest easy and not worry about McCain or Obama. Obama’s call for Troop withdrawls in 2009 will not be necessary, as Iraq will have been secured, and peace achieved. Christians, Jews, Kerds,Sunnies and Sheites all living in Harmony! Disney may want to open a theme park there! 2008 will be a great year!

    Thanks for reassuring me personally.

    This year, this will end:

    6/20/2008 Iraq, Baghdad- 3 killed, 8 injured in A Jihad car bombing

    6/17/2008 Iraq, Baghdad 63 killed 78 injured Shiite radicals bomb an open-air market, slaughtering over sixty shoppers and vendors.

    Peace in our time, praise Allah!

    No need to worry about a Constitution based in Islamic Law Either! Praise Allah!

    Awesome news, awesome post, thanks again!

  6. stevevvs says:

    I just wonder though, if we leave, will violence go up do you think?

    If we don’t leave, is that Victory?

    Has anyone ever read what Bin Laden said? The reason he has declaired war on us is not because of WHO we are, but WHERE we are.

    Have you taken the time to read his writtings from 1991 till the present? It might be worth your time.

    Have you studied the Qur’an at all?

    Read any good books on Islam lately?

    Is it necessary to study what motivates the Enemy in a war?

    Do either McCain or Obama have a good understanding of Islam?

    Should they?

    What did our Founding Fathers think of Nation Building?

    Were they for it?

    Did they believe in spreading Democracy?

    In 1821 John Quincy Adams said: ” She (America) well knows that by once enlisting herself under other banners than her own, were they even the banners of foreign independence, she would involve herself beyond the power of extrication, in all of the wars of interest and intrigue, of individual avarice, envy, and ambition, which assume the colors and usurp the standard of freedom.
    The fundamental maxims of her policy would insensibly CHANGE from Liberty to force. She might become Dictatress of the world. She would no longer be the Ruler of HER OWN SPIRIT.

    In trying to instill America’s system in devoutly Islamic lands, U.S. Leaders display an arrogance derived from an odd combination of ignorance an naivete. Ignorance, in not recognizing America’s uniqueness or accepting that our political experiance is not reproducible in a society characterized by the powerful pervasiveness of the Islamic Faith, a creed whose believers hear a recommendation that they adopt secular democracy as an urging that they turn their back on God (Allah). Page 269 of Marching Towards Hell, America and Islam After Iraq.
    I highly recommend it, along with Willful Blindness.

  7. WWS says:

    Steve: if you hadn’t noticed, the Iraqi’s are doing their own nation building now.

    Maybe you should take this up with Maliki and the Iraqi Army. Explain to them that since they are only devout lifelong Shiites, they don’t have nearly the depth of understanding of Islam that You Do. Teach them that their belief that they can control their own destiny is completely wrong, since You, Steve, are the True Mahdi and only Mahdi Steve can proclaim What Will Work.

    I’m sure they will be very receptive.

  8. VinceP1974 says:

    stevevvs: Did the Founders ever imagine that an enemy from the other side of earth could sneark into a city and activate a device that could totally destroy it?

    Obviously not. So your Ron Paulian Isolationism won’t do anything towards defending us.

    Based on what John Quincy Adams wrote below, do you think he would advocate puting his head in the sand?

    In the seventh century of the Christian era, a wandering Arab of the lineage of Hagar [i.e., Muhammad], the Egyptian, combining the powers of transcendent genius, with the preternatural energy of a fanatic, and the fraudulent spirit of an impostor, proclaimed himself as a messenger from Heaven, and spread desolation and delusion over an extensive portion of the earth. Adopting from the sublime conception of the Mosaic law, the doctrine of one omnipotent God; he connected indissolubly with it, the audacious falsehood, that he was himself his prophet and apostle. Adopting from the new Revelation of Jesus, the faith and hope of immortal life, and of future retribution, he humbled it to the dust by adapting all the rewards and sanctions of his religion to the gratification of the sexual passion. He poisoned the sources of human felicity at the fountain, by degrading the condition of the female sex, and the allowance of polygamy; and he declared undistinguishing and exterminating war, as a part of his religion, against all the rest of mankind. THE ESSENCE OF HIS DOCTRINE WAS VIOLENCE AND LUST: TO EXALT THE BRUTAL OVER THE SPIRITUAL PART OF HUMAN NATURE (Adams’s capital letters)… Between these two religions, thus contrasted in their characters, a war of twelve hundred years has already raged. The war is yet flagrant… While the merciless and dissolute dogmas of the false prophet shall furnish motives to human action, there can never be peace upon earth, and goodwill towards men.”

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