Just Don't Root Against Us
I don't mind people who still question whether we did the right thing by going into Iraq. I wondered about it as well, when we did it. Despite the lack of mass quantities of WMD found (I use this term b/c we did find WMD, just not the stockpiles the media insists we should have), I think we made the best decision given the information at the time.
But despite reasonable questioning and discussion to improve our situation, I am so tired of the Left (and that means, primarily, Democrats) rooting against us. The Left did this in Vietnam, and they are doing it again.
The Left's leaders openly proclaim that we will not achieve victory in Iraq. Although they usually qualify it with "I support the troops" they are back to calling our troops baby killers and war criminals, and criticizing their integrity and mission all over again.
The latest example of "rooting for defeat" is not even capable of being hidden by the "I support the troops" recorded message. This week, the House of Representatives took a vote on a resolution to state the House's "Commitment to Achieve Victory In Iraq."
It passed 279-109. Yep. 109 voted "no."
Commie Bernie Sanders and 108 Democrats (no Republicans) voted against the commitment to achieve victory in Iraq. They are willing, yay even happy, to lose. That was their vote. Only 59 Democrats voted in favor of the resolution, so 65% of the Democrats in the House who weren't too chickenshit to vote (32 Dems and 2 Reps voted "Present") are against commiting to achieving victory in a war the U.S. is waging in Iraq.
It is one thing to seek a better policy and disagree. It is another to openly root against your own country, especially when it is on a moral mission with a moral goal.
I am disgusted.