Saturday, November 04, 2006

A ringing endorsement

Despite the Democrat's consistently offering a clear cut strategy in the war on terror every chance they can, and making it clear that if/when they are elected they will more competently prosecute the war than the current administration...for some reason some terror leaders have the idea that the Democrats would withdraw from Iraq and the larger war on terror. In fact, most Americans think the same according to a recent NY Times poll.

"Of course Americans should vote Democrat," Jihad Jaara, a senior member of the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades terror group and the infamous leader of the 2002 siege of Bethlehem's Church of the Nativity, told WND.
"This is why American Muslims will support the Democrats, because there is an atmosphere in America that encourages those who want to withdraw from Iraq. It is time that the American people support those who want to take them out of this Iraqi mud," said Jaara, speaking to WND from exile in Ireland, where he was sent as part of an internationally brokered deal that ended the church siege.
Jaara was the chief in Bethlehem of the Brigades, the declared "military wing" of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah party.

On their website, the Democrats said, "We will protect Americans at home and lead the world by telling the truth to our troops, our citizens and our allies. We believe in a strong national defense that is both tough and smart, recognizing that homeland security begins with hometown security."
"Democrats have a plan that is comprehensive – from repairing our military, to winning the war on terror, to protecting our homeland security, to ensuring success in Iraq and freeing America of its dependence on foreign oil – and it will finally prepare America for the security needs of the 21st Century. And we honor the sacrifices our troops, their families and veterans by making sure we take care of them when they come home," the statement continued.

But for some reason, most Americans think that if Democrats were to win in the mid-terms--America would withdraw from Iraq more quickly--as suggested by a new NY Times poll.
The survey said Americans believe the Democrats "have coalesced around a general position of finding a way to reduce or end American involvement in Iraq" but it also noted "there is substantial disagreement among Democratic Congressional leaders and candidates about exactly how to accomplish that."
"Nearly 75 percent of respondents, including 67 percent of Republicans and 92 percent of Democrats, said they expected that Americans (sic) troops would be taken out of Iraq more swiftly under a Democratic-led Congress."

I'm not sure why they would think that: here is what soon to be house speaker Nancy Pelosi said recently: "The jihadists (are) in Iraq. But that doesn't mean we stay there. They'll stay there as long as we're there."
I think it is clear that she means no matter how tough the fight we will continue and not withdraw.
Abu Abdullah, a leader of Hamas' military wing in the Gaza Strip, told WND the policy of withdrawal "proves the strategy of the resistance is the right strategy against the occupation."
"We warned the Americans that this will be their end in Iraq," said Abu Abdullah, considered one of the most important operational members of Hamas' Izzedine al-Qassam Martyrs Brigades, Hamas' declared "resistance" department. "They did not succeed in stealing Iraq's oil, at least not at a level that covers their huge expenses. They did not bring stability. Their agents in the [Iraqi] regime seem to have no chance to survive if the Americans withdraw."
Abu Ayman, an Islamic Jihad leader in Jenin, said he is "emboldened" by those in America who compare the war in Iraq to Vietnam.
Bush's response is not hard to understand.
"As a matter of fact, I believe the only way we cannot succeed is if we leave before the job is done," he said.
Bush said Democrats have talked a lot about different plans to deal with terrorism.
"They've come up with a lot of creative ways to describe leaving Iraq before the job is done. Sometimes they say, 'immediate redeployment.' Sometimes they say they wouldn't spend another dime on our troops. Sometimes they say the idea that we're going to win this war is an idea that unfortunately is just plain wrong. However they put it, the Democrat approach in Iraq comes down to this: the terrorists win and America loses," he said.


Anonymous JW said...

America loses alright... all the oil profits.
I don't see how getting out of Iraq means America loses. King George loses maybe, but America regains the benefit of citizens currently in the cross hairs.

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Anonymous JW said...


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