Just about the time the first troop crossed into Iraq from Kuwait the anti-war democrat leadership was intent on failure of the mission.
We heard about quagmires just days into the adventure and then sometime in 2003 the call for troop withdrawl came from Kennedy, Kerry, Pelosi, Reid, Murtha and just about every democrat in the US Congress.
The appeasers talking points were "Iraq needs to stand on their own two feet", "It's time for Iraq to stand up for Iraq" and the most recent version of this line (which also came from Obama as President) is "It is time for Iraqi's to take control of their own destiny"!
Barack Obama (2009) - CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C., Feb. 27 -- President Obama called on Iraqis to take control of their own destiny when American forces withdraw, mapping out plans on Friday for a dramatic reduction of U.S. troops by the end of August 2010.
Paul Hodes (February 28, 2008) - Democrat Paul Hodes said Friday “it's time for the Iraqis to step up and take control of their own destiny”!There you have it, democrats want the iraqi people to be in control of their own destiny!
Let's talk now about this concept of one being in control of their own destiny and the policies coming out of the democratic side as well as the White House here in America that are by their very nature the antithisis of controlling ones own destiny.
Universal Health Care - taking away individuals right of doctor choice and treatments
Americorps - the forced servitude of young adults in the "volunteer corps"
President firing of GM CEO (private company)
Bailout of private banks and insurersObama's Israel policy
I could sit here and go on and on about just anything Obama has touched and the end result is the eroding of personal control of ones own destiny.
The hypocricy, when it is politically expedient, is depressing. It is like when the liberal environmentalists deny the Americans the right to nuclear power for energy purposes yet believe Iran has every right to do so.