They Can OWN This One...
When Congresswoman Pelosi referred to the war against terrorism as a “situation to be resolved,” it became clear to me that she will make sure that Democrats live up to the Democrat heritage of leaving the conflict in Iraq completely unresolved.
After World War I, President Wilson established their heritage by accepting an “armistice” to end the conflict, leaving Germany in a position to resume the conflict a generation later.
During World War II, presidents Roosevelt and Truman were encumbered by the constraint imposed when Churchill demanded “unconditional surrender” to totally end the conflict. As a result, both Germany and Japan gave political freedoms to their people and became allies and trading partners.
During the Korean War, President Truman fired General MacArthur, who, driven by his credo, “There is no substitute for victory,” waged the war to be won. Truman later accepted an armistice, leaving North Korea to fester and create problems for the world a generation later.
President Lyndon Johnson’s administration mismanaged the Vietnam war to prevent America from winning the war. He was aided and abetted by traitors like Hanoi Jane and John Kerry, who became heroes to the Communist government in Hanoi. As a result, America lost 58,000 troops in vain and abandoned an estimated eight million people to “re-education” (AKA: death) camps.
President Carter waffled when the Iranians invaded the U. S. Embassy in Teheran. This act of war was lead by the now current president of Iran. Carter accepted defeat rather than respond in an appropriate manner to this evil attack on America. As for the relationship with Russia, he preferred détente, while he decimated America’s armed forces.
President Reagan fought the Cold War over the objections of the Democrats in Congress, who seemed to prefer that millions of people remain prisoners of Communist regimes worldwide. The Berlin Wall fell and the Soviet Union disintegrated. His efforts on behalf of those oppressed by Communist regimes resulted in an unending series of useless inquests and congressional hearings aimed a discrediting his administration’s staff.
President Clinton did the most damage to America by decimating the armed forces and crippling the intelligence services. After the first attack on the World Trade Center, he waged war against Bill Gates and Microsoft. He neglected to capture Osama bin Laden, even when he was offered to him by the government of Sudan. He also gave idiotic orders that prevented ship-board Marine guards from having ammunition in their weapons with the pretense of avoiding an “incident,” thus leaving the U.S. Navy war ship Cole vulnerable to attack by the terrorists.
Clinton’s continued liaisons with Ms. Lewinski resulted in the stupid bumbling that prevented the U.S. military from taking appropriate action against the terrorists that bombed the American embassies in Africa and the U. S. military apartment complex in Saudi Arabia. The worst offense was to issue an order that the FBI and CIA could not share information on terror organizations. This opened the opportunity for the terrorists to destroy the World Trade Center, damage the Pentagon and kill more than 3,000 American citizens.
You can be sure that the current crop of Democrats in Congress will strive to maintain this heritage.
This is who, and what, they are.