Now we all know that the democrats have been against this war from the beginning right? And that the President went to war without their approval. So it's obviously not 'their' war (are they American?) it's only the Republicans war.
It's a Republican War
Sun Dec 24, 2006 at 05:23:28 AM PST
Kevin Drum brings up a good point of discussion here:
Link-- There's no question that conservatives will try to hang our failure in Iraq around liberal peacenik necks, but that's not what's important. What's important is whether they succeed. Public opinion is key, and if they go ahead and do their surge, and it fails, it's going to make the conservative story a lot harder to tell. The public just isn't going to buy it.
One thing BushCo did and did well was in branding this war an exclusively Republican War and cutting Democrats out of what they thought was going to be the credit for it. So, my guess would be the public is already not going to buy any whining excuses that the media/hippies/bloggers/tree huggers lost the glorious GOP War. And any stragglers still shopping at Right-wingmart aren't going to let a little thing like reality disrupt their purchase.
Nevertheless, it wouldn't hurt to remind people every chance we get -- especially as revelations of fraud or profiteering come to light, more Americans die, and even politicians with a purple stain on their finger run away screaming from Bush and his war over the next year -- that this is a Republican War started by a Republican President managed by a Republican Cabinet enabled by a Rubber-stamp Republican Congress and cheered on by Republican media operatives. In short: Republicans Lost The War. (link)
link) link)By these votes on H J Res. 114 (To authorize the use of United States Armed Forces against Iraq) we see that indeed it was only the Republicans that voted to goto war. Of course, some of these people will be highly suprised that they are now Republicans (does this mean we still have majorities in both the House and Senate?). When people fall to saying that a war our country is involved in (that had bipartisian support and was voted legally by Congress on) is a 'Republican' war, then there are more problems than simply support for the war.
Support for the country may be an issue in and of itself. Of course you can't claim anyone is unpatriotic simply because they don't support the war (everyone has the right to support it or not), but you can infer what you want about people that don't support their country.
Reason amongst the dhimmikrauts