Rick Moran has gone granola:
Time enough for playing the blame game later. After all, we’re still a year and a half away from the 2008 elections – plenty of time for the Democrats to remind voters who got us involved in Iraq in the first place. For now, the imperative is preventing unmitigated disaster. It may involve giving in to the Democrats and withdrawing some of our troops and redeploying some others. Is the President a big enough man to do this? Or is he more in love with his legacy and would therefore resist changing course to reflect the reality of what is happening on the ground and in the councils of government in Iraq?
I have no confidence in either the Democrats or the Administration. Both parties have played politics with the war for so long that now that we have this disaster staring us in the face, it seems ludicrous to think that they could work together in the national interest to avoid the worst of it. And perhaps the absolute best we can hope for at this point; to take our lumps while still being able to keep Iraq from falling apart and descending into chaos while preventing the blood being shed there from spreading outward to affect the rest of the Middle East.
That’s right, folks. Rick Moran wrote those paragraphs, not the Daily Marxos guy or one of those traitors over at the Democrat Underground. Rick Moran, formerly a stalwart patriot and forthright American citizen, has now embraced the loons from ANSWER, the Cindy Sheehans of the Left, and the criminally deranged sociopaths who prowl the corridors of the madhouse otherwise known as the Left Wing Blogosphere. I hope you get a good look at the people you’re cozying up to, and rush home as fast as your legs can carry you, Rick.
For now, I find it hard to disagree with this commenter to Rick’s post:
Rick, I read your comment last night and closed down my computer in disgust. Compromise to the “surrender group” (democrats) for the good of the country
Did Lincoln compromise blunder after blunder Rick? He found his general and the rest is history. Will this happen in Iraq? I pray so. Bush hate should never prevail. Starting from the State Dept., CIA, Justice Dept.,etc. some of the high ranking officals including the outside saboteurs (we all know them including Powell, the main stream media) made it hard for Bush to have support to win the war. Rick, I pray we don’t surrender and that all Bush’s political enemies within give him the time and maybe his last chance. Let the historians write about it. It’s not easy to beat the enemies within- hate is evil and will compromise our future security.
The facts are, the surge is working, violence is down in Iraq, the Saudis have nabbed [Saudi in Focus] [BBC] some bad guys in their country, and things are going well in the Middle East. But the day you hear about that in the mainstream media will be the same day Hitler and Stalin get into a snowball fight with Judas Iscariot.
UPDATE: Sheer idiocy. Those morons at Balloon Juice never know when to quit, do they?
Update 2 (by Psycheout): CNN link dead. Added alternate links. BBC story is related.