Red State feels the Democrats will now support America in Iraq, and we will now begin to win the war in the mainstream media. I now quote it in its entirety, due to the brevity of this optimistic report.
When the Democrats sent President Bush a war funding bill with no timetable for withdrawal, they did not cave. They simply realized that they did not get elected to pull the troops out of Iraq immediately, and that to do so would be political suicide. Sure, the nutroots are ballistic, including Mother Sheehan, but where are they going to go? Green Party? An independent Lamont candidacy for President? Does anyone care?
Realizing that it takes more than a few thousand fanatics to continue to hold onto power, the Dems found themselves in an untenable situation. Since they had the opportunity to stop the war in its tracks, and failed to do so, they are now in extremely uncomfortable and unfamiliar territory.
They need victory. They have gambled on victory. Now, in order for them to have any chance in 2008, we have to win the war in Iraq.
That’s right. They were put in a political box, and blinked. If the war goes badly, they will be blamed for not stopping it when they had the chance. If the war was built on lies, unwinnable and bad for America, they passed on their chance to shut it down. So it MUST go well from here on out.
The MSM will realize this too, and the coverage will shift in order to protect their own. We’ll hear more about the success of the surge, Iraqis working with the coalition, brave soldiers and evil enemy. All of a sudden, the war will be winnable, and we will be winning. Because Democrats are now, because of political necessity, where they should have been all along – behind the troops, and behind the mission.
So congratulations to the brave men and women in our armed forces. Tomorrow morning, it just so happens that the tide will turn. Instead of being ruthless killers and sadistic agents of the Bush torture machine, you will be brave and determined – and winning.
And to elected Democrats, welcome to the side of the good guys. We missed you.
I hope that they’re right. It would be nice if we only had to fight the terrorists, instead of their enablers in the media and the anti-war movement as well. We shall see. For now, I remain cautiously optimistic. Having backed themselves into a corner on Iraq, the Democrats now have nowhere to turn but toward America. They’ve flipped themselves out of flops, so the only way to remain a viable political party is to support their country and shut their mouths.