July 17, 2007

Scenes From Tonight's "Marathon Senate Debate" On Iraq

(My apologies to whoever put this together first, but I can't recall the link.)

"Ninety-nine little white flags on the wall,
Ninety-nine little white flags!
You take one down,
Waive it around,
Ninety-eight little white flags on the wall!

Ninety-eight little white flags on the wall....."

For what it's worth (which is exactly nothing), I begin to suspect that in their effort to take down Dubya at all costs, the Donks are seriously overplaying their Surrender First! hand, that much more progress is going to be made in Iraq than they anticipated, that the American people are going to notice this progress and rekindle their enthusiasm for victory, and that the Donks are going to get crushed politically for it. And serves 'em right, the bastards.

Oh, and as long as I'm at it, let me just say God Bless John McCain. I don't agree with a lot of his policies, but when it really counts the man stands tall:

General Petraeus has called al Qaeda “the principal short-term threat to Iraq.” What do the supporters of this amendment believe to be the consequences of our leaving the battlefield with al Qaeda in place? If we leave Iraq prematurely, jihadists around the world will interpret the withdrawal as their great victory against our great power. Their movement thrives in an atmosphere of perceived victory; we saw this in the surge of men and money flowing to al Qaeda following the Soviet withdrawal from Afghanistan. If they defeat the United States in Iraq, they will believe that anything is possible, that history is on their side, that they really can bring their terrible rule to lands the world over. Recall the plan laid out in a letter from Zawahiri to Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, before his death. That plan is to take shape in four stages: establish a caliphate in Iraq, extend the “jihad wave” to the secular countries neighboring Iraq, clash with Israel – none of which shall commence until the completion of stage one: expel the Americans from Iraq. Mr. President, the terrorists are in this war to win it. The question is: Are we?
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