The comments made by Sen. John Kerry this week, disparaging the intelligence and abilities of U.S. troops serving in Iraq, were revolting. But they hardly were surprising.
The latest remarks by Kerry follow those by his colleague, Democrat Sen. Dick Durbin in June 2005 when he compared American troops to “Nazis, Soviets in their gulags or some mad regime – Pol Pot or others – that had no concern for human beings.”
There are two motivations for cut-and-run Democrats to make outrageous comments like these.
One is that they are so unprincipled in their quest for power that they will stoop to any level to undermine the war in Iraq so as to use it as a political issue to reclaim control of Congress. Compare that to the Republicans who Democrats have criticized for running ads warning of the dangers of Islamic terrorism.
The Democrats have campaigned against President Bush, comparing him to Hitler, and openly hoped for bad news from Iraq to boost their political standing. (Remember the morbid glee they expressed in their countdowns to the 1,000th and 2,000th American fatalities in Iraq?)
Republicans campaign against Islamic terrorists and get criticized by the media and Democrats alike. Oh – and they also get attacked for being “too patriotic.” Shame on those flag-waving Republicans and their pro-troop rallies!
There is another reason, though, that Democrats have increasingly hoped for failure in Iraq: For some of the more liberal elements of the Democrat Party, a military victory in Iraq would run counter to the notion of pacifism that their core base embraces.
Democrats who want your vote for Congress next Tuesday are caught between a rock and a hard place.
They want you to look at them as tough-on-terrorist patriots who will ensure this country’s safety. But many liberal Democrat activists despise the military, and so Democrat candidates can’t appear to be too gung-ho about American military success stories.
This explains the dichotomy of Democrats who celebrate any declines in the enlistment rate as examples of a failed foreign policy by Bush and the Republicans – but who then also go and do all they can to kick military recruiters out of towns and away from colleges.
They insist that if people love this war so much they should go fight in it, but then they try to stop people from enlisting!
In 1972, John Kerry was campaigning and attacked the composition of an all-volunteer military when he wrote, “I am convinced a volunteer army would be an army of the poor and the black and the brown.”
Interesting. So if we are following this correctly, the draft is bad, but so too is an all-volunteer military.
If we were to inject the truth serum sodium pentathol into Kerry’s arm we’d see the truth that Democrats have worked so actively to hide from the American people.
Most of the Democrats in leadership positions frown upon the military. They look at it as an unseemly collection of the underprivileged who fight unjust wars as part of the imperialist drive by the military industrial complex.
These Democrats trust the corrupt United Nations more than they do the administrations of Ronald Reagan or George W. Bush.
That’s something that Americans must come to understand between now and Tuesday’s elections. No matter how much you may be mad at the Republicans for their shenanigans with the immigration issue or federal spending or even how they are prosecuting the war on terrorism, it is absolutely unacceptable to give Democrats control of Congress at a time like this.
Those of you who want to teach the Republicans a lesson do so at the risk of your own country – and deep down inside you know that to be true.
A note from Melanie Morgan: I will have some big news to share with you Saturday, Nov. 4, including a major announcement related to foreign affairs. Please check back at WorldNetDaily and the website for Move America Forward beginning at 7 a.m. Pacific/10 a.m. Eastern.