1.08.2007

Peace Movement Kills Kids

Don Surber accuses the peace movement of killing nearly eight million people and that they are about to strike again.
Last time out, Cindy Sheehan and her ilk led to the Fall of Saigon on April 30, 1975. Michael Dickey put the carnage since 1975 by the North Vietnamese government and its proxies at 7.5 million people including up to 3 million in the killing fields of Cambodia.

The withdrawal of U.S. forces from Vietnam also cleared the way for the Hanoi-backed Pol Pot and his Khmer Rouge forces to win a 5-year civil war against a military coup.
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Turn the clock to 1991 when CNN’s “Highway of Death” footage stopped the Gulf War far short of Baghdad. Saddam Hussein followed with his own “drain the swamp” retaliation of draining the marshes of southern Iraq near the Kuwait border, displacing 200,000 Marsh Arabs[...]

There's more, but I think you get the point. I guess that I can accept the Republican argument that the anti-war crowd "lost" Vietnam and the first Iraq war. Whatever. It's a nonsensical argument, but I guess you could make it if you are a nonsensical person. But that doesn't even excuse the idea that the anti-war crowd is losing this war. The anti-war crowd does not have an army with guns and bombs. Bush does.

If he really, really believed that he could somehow win in Iraq then he would pull out everything, everything necessary to do it. Nothing comes easy in war, and if we could possibly do it then Bush would be doing it. It's not like Bush is sitting on a plan for absolute "victory" but is saying that it costs too much or takes too much time. If that was the case, then he'd make a case to the American people. Bush has a plan to raise the bet in the hopes that the other guy folds his hand.

It seems like Bush's most vocal supporters (like Don Surber) are now attempting to triangulate and strategerize the blame to the Left. Does anybody seriously think that hippies lost the Vietnam war? And is Bush really sitting in the White House and say, "Damn Cindy Sheehan! I would have beat Iraq if it weren't for her meddling ways!" Please. Give me a break. If Cindy Sheehan was really the wall standing between us and walking out of free, stable, Democratic Iraq (It's like a Utah in the Middle East!) then I would go out and take care of Cindy.

Don Surber & Co. will blame the Iraq war on the Dem minority in Congress during 2002-2006. They will then blame the post-invasion mess on hippies, the Dem majority, the Liberal Media, and Michael Moore. They forced this war down our throats, and now they are upset that it was a predictable quagmire. And yet it's Cindy's fault that her own son gave his life for it. Ohwait, I screwed up Surber's nonsensical argument. The future deaths of Iraqis will be the fault of Cindy Sheehan because her son died, she refused to accept it quietly, and her voice became so loud that it overpowered the voice of the President and the minds of the American people. (There, I just wanted to make sure I got it right.)

Ridiculous.

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