Friday, June 24, 2005

Karl Rove's Direct Hit

It seems the Dems are a bit put out by Karl Rove's observations about their behavior concerning the ongoing war on terror. It brings to light a problem that dogs the loyal opposition: the persistent perception that they are guilty of sedition against the war as a result of their hysterical hatred of President Bush. Dubya cleaned their clocks in both the 2002 and 2004 elections exactly because of this and yet they continue. News reports yesterday indicated that Gen. Abizaid told Senate Dems the perception is growing among the troops in Iraq that they are not being backed by Congress. As a result, morale is beginning to decline. Achievement of objectives in the war is not only undermined by low morale but it is also easy to imagine that US casualties could be caused by reduced aggressiveness in suppressing the insurgency. Casualties that otherwise would not have happened. The behavior of the core of the Democrat party leadership (i.e., Dean, Kennedy, Durbin, Leahy, Clinton, is distressing. But at what point does Democrat behavior leave the category of anti-Bush and become anti-American?

Update: Check out for some examples. Kudos to Instapundit.

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