A Lady's Ruminations

"Jane was firm where she felt herself to be right." -Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice


Monday, December 05, 2005

What does that say to our military?

WOAI (San Antonio): Dean: US Won't Win in Iraq---

(SAN ANTONIO) -- Saying the "idea that we're going to win the war in Iraq is an idea which is just plain wrong," Democratic National Chairman Howard Dean predicted today that the Democratic Party will come together on a proposal to withdraw National Guard and Reserve troops immediately, and all US forces within two years.

Dean made his comments in an interview on WOAI Radio in San Antonio.

"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."

Dean says the Democrat position on the war is 'coalescing,' and is likely to include several proposals. (emphasis added)
What does this sort of statement say to our military? We don't believe in you? We don't think you are competent? We don't think you can do the job?

This is not the time for statements like that. We have the greatest military the world has ever seen and they will always get the job done. If they can't, then we might as well kiss the United States of America, Bastion of Freedom and Land of Light, goodbye.

This is not Vietnam, which we really didn't win because of stupid politicians who didn't know how to win a war. We have a job to finish and we will do it.

Mr. Dean makes no friends in the military by saying such a thing. Good.