None Too Soon...
The Democrats' Death Wish
By Emmett Tyrrell
It looks like a death wish to me. The Democrats' recent all-night debate to confect legislation for pulling our troops out of Iraq immediately if not sooner suggests that they are, en masse, afflicted with a death wish -- and if their retreat gets more of our troops killed while transforming Iraq into bloody anarchy, they do not seem to care.
Hysteria has seized them. Not long ago most of them were prepared to give Gen. David Petraeus' new strategy a chance. After all, the Senate returned him to Iraq by an 81 to 0 vote. Now, the Democrats want the general to begin a retreat even before tendering his agreed-upon September report -- a death wish, I say.
The evidence is that the American people are watching this Congress and what they see they do not like. According to a recent Zogby poll, this Democrat-controlled Congress is now more unpopular than President George W. Bush, who, incidentally, will not be seeking re-election. Maybe many of these Democratic solons plan to retire, too.
According to the Zogby poll, 83 percent of the American people say the Democratic Congress is doing only a fair to poor job. Just 66 percent hold such a sour view of the president. In fact, this Democrat-controlled Congress is even more unpopular than the Republican-controlled Congress that it replaced. On its deathbed, the Republican-controlled Congress had but a 23 percent approval rating. Today's Democrats have a 14 percent approval rating. I say death wish!