Democrats- 143 years, and they still haven't learned.

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"I believe . . . that this war is lost, and this surge is not accomplishing anything, as is shown by the extreme violence in Iraq this week."--Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid, April 19, 2007

"Resolved, that this convention does explicitly declare, as the sense of the American people, that after four years of failure to restore the Union by the experiment of war, during which, under the pretence of military necessity, or war power higher than the Constitution, the Constitution itself has been disregarded in every part, and public liberty and private right alike trodden down, and the material prosperity of the country essentially impaired, justice, humanity, liberty, and the public welfare demand that immediate efforts be made for a cessation of hostilities, with a view to an ultimate convention of the States or other peaceable means, to the end that at the earliest practicable moment peace may be restored on the basis of the federal Union of the States."--1864 Democratic platform

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Submitted by DragNet on Mon, 04/23/2007 - 11:47pm.

We have lost the war in Iraq, just as we lost the war in Vietnam. It is over, American blood spilled in Iraq for nothing. The sooner we come to terms with this and get our boys out of that hell, the better.

Making you think twice......

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Submitted by maximus on Tue, 04/24/2007 - 3:49pm.

Not only do you look like Harry Reid, but you talk like him too. Hey, is that you Dingy?

Submitted by dollaradayandfound on Fri, 04/20/2007 - 5:26pm.

Do you suppose if England and France had bombed Washington, D. C., in 1864, landed thousands of troops, wiped out the federal government and dispersed the army, that the yankees and the rebels would have said, "well, ok, now what do you want us to do?" I think Savannah, Charleston, Atlanta, Richmond, and, the Southwestern states would have picked them off forever. Even the yankees would have pitched in while still killing rebels.
Wait! Isn't that what is happening in Iraq and Afghanistan?

Submitted by MIKEK on Tue, 04/24/2007 - 12:36pm.

In the upsurge of patriotism and the outcry for retaliation both the general populace and the US Congress deemed it in America's interests to commit the military in both Afganistan and Iraq. As a nation, did we feel further acts of violence against us would be curtailed by such action?--We obviously did as evidenced by our involvement. Whether or not it has worked, only history will tell--but we have not suffered another 9-11.
That said, it seems to me that when a country commits its military for whatever reason it must do so to win and nothing short of winning will do. Yes it's been four years and who knows how much longer it will take, we simply cannot afford to lose. The military is certainly capable of bringing this to a swift end if only we as Americans would stand with them and not rush to ridicule and second guess every detail. The fact that Members of Congress publicly decry our loss only to insure their reelection and for no other reason. If they truly were the patriots they pretend to be would not issues such as Social Security, Immigration, Deficit spending, and Tax Reform be somewhere other than on their "too hot to handle list" for how many decades.
Simply stated, when we commit to placing the uniformed of our great nation in harm's way, have the fortitude to give them the resources to get the job done, the backing and moral support required until they come home, and recognize them for the national heros that they are.

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Submitted by Mixer on Tue, 04/24/2007 - 12:47pm.

All true and well said.


Please help stop the genocide in Darfur

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