Thursday, July 24, 2008

Anti War hypocrisy

Ralph Peters on a point I made earlier this week.

How is it that Obamamania's proposal to move troops from Iraq to Afghanistan, hasn't been met with condemnation from the anti war left?

AM I the only one who's noticed the silence? Mere months ago, left-wing bloggers and demonstrators were wailing Support our troops, bring them home! seven days a week.

Now their presidential candidate has announced that he won't bring all those troops home, but will simply transfer combat forces from Iraq to Afghanistan - expanding that war. (He's discussed possibly invading Pakistan, too.)

And the left's quiet as a graveyard at midnight.

Where are the outraged protests from MoveOn or the DailyKos? I thought the extreme left felt sorry for our service members in harm's way and wanted to reunite them with their families.

What happened?

We all know exactly what happened. The left has nothing against foreign wars (as long as they don't have to fight in person). They just want to pick our wars themselves.

The problem with Iraq wasn't that America toppled Saddam Hussein, but that George W. Bush did it. I've been saying it for years: Had Bill Clinton done the job, the left would've celebrated him as the greatest liberator since Abraham Lincoln.

Maybe a "progressive" out there can set me straight. In my mind, the rationale for increasing our presence in Afghanistan is worse than keeping troops in Iraq.

But if The Messiah calls us to it, I guess that makes it all right.


Anonymous said...

Your last sentence said it all...

gordon gekko said...

In most of these democrats minds, as long as it's not Bush is good rationale for anything.