John Warner has gone traitor on us.
Sen. John Warner’s call for troop withdrawals from Iraq is likely to ratchet up pressure on President Bush substantially and lend momentum to Democratic efforts to end U.S. combat.
Warner, R-Va., former chairman of the Armed Services Committee and Navy secretary during the Vietnam War, said Bush should bring some troops home by Christmas. Doing so, he told reporters Thursday, would send a powerful message that the U.S. commitment in Iraq was not open-ended.
Sending the troops home at Christmas would indeed send a powerful message: to our enemies, it would send a message that America is now run by a bunch of cowardly, Frenchified surrender monkeys who don’t have the guts to see tough tasks through and can easily be frightened away from doing what it takes to keep this country safe, Christian and free.
We’re in a war, Senator Warner. There are only two sides in a war, and cowards who run away from the fight are no better than the evildoers shooting at our boys. Some of our enemies have already taken solace in Senator Warner’s words:
Democrats say the grim report and Warner’s conclusion bolster their position that Bush should change course and start bringing troops home this fall. Party leaders this year tried to pass legislation ordering troops home this fall, but repeatedly fell short of the 60 votes needed in the Senate to pass.
You reap what you sow, RINOs. Real patriots will not forget those who stabbed them in the back in their hour of desperation.