Monday, September 10, 2007

Windsock Democrats

A letter in the Northwest Herald says it all,
To the Editor:

First Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid asserted unequivocally that the “war is lost” when it fit conveniently with his view of the pop culture mindset. Now, sensing something less than a cakewalk in his 2008 re-election campaign, Sen. Dick Durbin quietly admits that the “troop surge is working.”

So which is it?

Undoubtedly, Gallup poll data continues to mold the chameleon-like souls of these pathetic elected officials, forever extending moistened digits into the meanderings of a highly fickle political wind. In the most revealing revelation, a U.S. House Democrat caucus leader begrudgingly conceded that American military success in the Middle East would prove to be “troublesome” for his party in the 2008 General Election.

Are these self-proclaimed Democrat “patriots” so deeply embedded in their visceral hatred of President Bush and abject lust for personal power that nothing short of an American defeat in Iraq and Afghanistan will serve to sustain their vacuous political careers?

By politicizing the troops with their self-absorbed rhetoric, they not only undermine the mission and deeply endanger those already in harm’s way, but most certainly expose themselves as pitiful empty suits and cheap imitations of that which constitutes real leadership.

William G. Parrot

McHenry

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