Leftist US politicians in concert with some of our international, so called, "friends" are redoubling their disreputable efforts to discredit, undermine and damn US success. They don't like the outcome of Operation Iraqi Freedom because US Forces did not get decimated, thousands of civilians were not killed, and once they realized that Saddam was done, Iraqis greeted US Forces as liberators. Having supported the Hussein regime, blocked US post 9/11 efforts to force that "regime" to come clean through the auspices of the UN, Iraqi blood is on France, Germany, Russia and leftist liberals' hands. Those pathetic excuses for civilized nations want to keep the sanctions on a country whose former, despotic, totalitarian regime is dead. Did the US put sanctions on Europe at the end of WWII? Or did the benevolent US spend billions on Europe's reconstruction?
One nationally syndicated writer wrote a whining piece about not challenging the patriotism of those who were opposed to the war. What is one supposed to do? Praise them while they call for our men and women to lay down their arms? Applaud them for their civil disobedience and impedance of law enforcement? Alas, their behavior should not be surprising. For they were successful during the Vietnam War and for eight years of the too recent past, most corrupt, socially destructive Administration in US history.
Given the outcome of events to date, the "left" should realize that each time they open their duplicitous mouths, they further remove doubt about their patriotism. How utterly disgusting that leftist have the audacity to call themselves patriotic. They wouldn't know a patriot if one were to appear directly in front of them, and they certainly won't see one when looking in the mirror. Political liberals have the most twisted minds in existence. They label good as "bad," and bad as "good." The irony is that there are liberals that fall for it.
In the first 120 hours of Operation Iraqi Freedom, the "left" said the "plan was a failure." Their spokesman, Peter Arnett, told the world that US military had failed, that they had not anticipated the "strong resistance" put up by Saddam's fighters, that the planners had to redo the war plan. Arnett licked their filthy boots, groveled for their approval and prostituted himself for their pleasure; then to their credit, he got fired by National Geographic, and to the writer's amazement, CNN.
A few days later the US, 3rd Infantry Division occupied Baghdad International Airport, the following day it made an incursion through Baghdad and the third day thereafter had occupied the entire western bank of the Tigris River. Within two more days the First Marine Expeditionary Force linked up with the 3rd Infantry Division. From it's beginning on March 20th Operation Iraqi Freedom was all but over on April 9th, one day after "Baghdad Bob" announced to the world that US Forces were committing suicide outside the walls of Baghdad. That day Saddam's statue came crashing down in ignominy and with it, so did Senators Daschle, Kennedy, and Kerry. Some failure.
Clinton/Gore's approach after 9/11 would likely have been to grandstand whilst "feeling our pain," then intone, for the umpteenth time, "we will hunt down the perpetrators and bring them to justice." Following that Clinton would fire a few Tomahawks to appease the public, and then he would proceed to do what he had done before, nothing.
Under present leadership the US will not be a tyrant, will not occupy Iraq, will "kiss and make up" with its "friends," but in the process has sent an unmistakable message to them and the world that when "GW" Bush speaks, they'd better listen. With a single "shot" President Bush removed an evil regime, changed the international political landscape, shamed France, Germany, and Russia, as they should be; tamed Iran, Syria, and North Korea; and let the world know that if they don't like it, they can, to quote that unseemly, former White House occupant, "go to hell." Methinks the "world" might just be getting the message, even if Clinton doesn't.