THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY TREADS CLOSE TO TREASON
By Alan Caruba
In late May, 2004, U.S. Representative Nancy Pelosi, Minority Leader (i.e., Democratic Party floor leader) in the U.S. House of Representatives, said:
Without adequate evidence? Saddam Hussein's invasion of Kuwait? The dozen United Nations resolutions? The gassing of the Kurds? The eight-year war with Iran? The widely held belief, shared by members of the Clinton administration, that Saddam Hussein had or was manufacturing weapons of mass destruction?
Representative Pelosi could not have been more reckless. Her statement could only lend aid and comfort to the enemies of this nation, enemies who would love nothing more than to see the U.S.A. withdraw from Iraq. It would be a defeat that would destroy this nation’s reputation as a defender of liberty and it would doom the Middle East to the despotism that collaborates with and supports the worldwide Islamic Jihad.
To suggest President Bush is incompetent is also to ignore the way the previous occupant of the Oval Office utterly degraded it with his misbehavior involving a White House intern and his failure to address the growing menace of the Middle East as well as North Korea. Not surprising, a former Democratic president, Jimmy Carter, judged to have been the most incompetent president in modern times, is also reflecting Pelosi’s and other high ranking Democratic Party leaders' views being aired.
As Steven F. Hayward, a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, pointed out in The Washington Times:
This is the same man candidate John Kerry suggested he might select to be his official envoy in the Middle East. Kerry tried to back away from that trial balloon after Mr. Carter expressed blatant pro-Arafat sympathies.
Perhaps, though, the most reckless statements about President Bush and the invasion to liberate the Iraqis from a cruel, psychopathic dictator came from U.S. Senator Ted Kennedy (September, 2003):
In October, 2003, Kennedy said:
If this did not lend “aid and comfort” to those opposing the rise of a constitutional democratic Iraq, the provision of civil and human rights to a people who Saddam Hussein’s regime jailed, raped, and killed in vast numbers, then I don’t know how else to describe it. What is surely the most reckless statement to date, however, was Sen. Kennedy’s comment after the revelations about the Abu Ghraib prison mistreatment of some prisoners: “Saddam’s torture chambers have reopened under new management.” Kennedy literally equated George W. Bush with Saddam Hussein!
What have we witnessed from the leadership of the Democratic Party?
This goes far beyond mere partisanship, a disagreement over the reasons for the war. These statements and those that continue to be issued represent a vicious attack on the President during a time of war, when any such comments are sure to stiffen the enemy's resistance to U.S. objectives; primary among which is the extension of constitutional democracy throughout the Middle East.
The doctrine of preemptive war was established after the Islamic terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, decisively demonstrated that America was no longer safe from attack. Would we have asked less of our President than to take steps to protect us from the threat?
The House Minority Leader calls him “incompetent.” The Senate’s leading voice compares him to Saddam Hussein. A former president derides the need to exert our military power to protect this nation. And a former vice president, Al Gore, calls for the resignation of those directing the war and responsible for homeland security.
Treason? Maybe not, but perilously close to it. The Democratic Party, despite its members in Congress having voted to grant wartime powers to the President, is pursuing a self-serving political strategy, employing underhanded political tactics, and advocating a highly questionable and very dangerous foreign and national-security policy, all of which smell of retreat and defeat. Whether enough Americans will come to this conclusion and vote accordingly in the November, 2004, presidential election is the big question, tha answer to which will determine our future.
American Government & the U.S. Presidency
Disloyalty, Subversion, Sedition, & Treason
The Middle East & the Problem of Iraq
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The Problem of Rogue States:
Iraq as a Case History
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