The Governor of Kansas has come out against the deployment of troops in Iraq.
This morning on CNN, Gov. Kathleen Sebelius (D) said that the state is missing vital National Guard equipment because of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Usually the state has approximately 70-80 percent of its equipment at any given time, but it currently has just 40-50 percent. She added that these shortages “will just make it [recovery] that much slower.”
This kind of talk emboldens our enemies, the terrorists. Who, but a terrorist or a Democrat, would think that abandoning the Iraqi people is a good thing for America?
Luckily, the White House retorted quickly:
White House press secretary Tony Snow said the fault was Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius’.
In a spat reminiscent of White House finger-pointing at Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Blanco after the federal government’s botched response to Hurricane Katrina, Snow rapped Sebelius for not following procedure to find gaps and then asking the federal government to fill them.
“If you don’t request it, you’re not going to get it,” he said.
Someday, Americans will learn not to elect Democrats governors of their states. Until then, they’re just going to have to get used to the fact that every once in a while the incompetence of those Democrats is going to affect them when catastrophe strikes. Elections have consequences, and foolish decisions can cost the people dearly.