Sunday, August 28, 2005

Iraq - The Left Creating Another Vietnam?

I read a good rebuttal to that a few days ago and it went something like this:

Yeah, Iraq is like Vietnam except that the US captured Hanoi, the Viet Cong leaders are in jail, the entire country is liberated, 8 million citizens voted in their first free elections, the country is freely writing its first constitution and the death rate of American soldiers is about 10% of what it was in Vietnam.

That doesn't stop the left from trying to turn another sure victory into defeat - again.

The left are trying to make anti-war protester, Cindy Sheehan, who lost a son in Iraq, into their new poster child.

Then you have Jihad Jane Fonda lending her support to terrorists supporter George Galloway.

The left are always quick off the mark with their "we support our troops but not the war" chant. But the evidence proves otherwise.

For example, there are the anti-war protests at Walter Reed hospital where our wounded troops are cared for. The left are trying to disguise this as a "vigil for our troops" but here is what some of the signs they carry say.

The “vigil” got out of hand when signs like “Maimed for a Lie” (pictured above), “Enlist here to die for Halliburton”, and “Impeach George Bush” were paraded in front of the hospital.

No mistaking the anti-war message there.

Just like there is no mistaking the call to kill our troops in this anti-war protest picture.

And the left have a stand in for them to protest at military funerals - Fred Phelps.

Phelpls is a Christian preacher that says our troops are being killed in Iraq because of America's tolerance of gays. The left latch on to this and say Phelps is a right wing nut while they secretly are glad he is protesting at military funerals.

But is Phelps right wing? Do all on the left support gays and therefore oppose Phelps?

Log Cabin Republicans, who bill themselves as "the nation's largest gay and lesbian Republican organization", report that Gore is no friend to Gays.

Gore, who was quoted by the Nashville Tennessean in 1984 saying homosexuality is not "an acceptable alternative that society should affirm" and said in his 1984 U.S. Senate race that he would not accept money from gay rights organizations and that he opposed a "gay bill of rights," reportedly sought the support of the Phelps family in his 1988 presidential campaign, and invited the Phelps' to the Clinton-Gore inaugurations of January 1993 and January 1997.

It would seem not. In fact, here are a few family photographs of the Gore and Phelps family together.

Did I mention that Phelps ran for govenor of Kansas in 1990 - as a Democrat.

Phelps, undertaking a run for governor of Kansas, begins disseminating flyers attacking his gubernatorial competitors and other state politicians in unusually personal terms. He loses the Democratic primary, but garners 11,634 votes, 6.7% of the total.

Seems like a lot of Democrats in Kansas supported Phelps too.

The left, adided by the leftist media in America, are once again trying to turn certain victory into defeat. That is why it is worth repeating what the North Vietnamese and Viet Cong had to say about them after Vietnam ended.

Even Giap admitted in his memoirs that news media reporting of the war and the anti-war demonstrations that ensued in America surprised him. Instead of negotiating what he called a conditional surrender, Giap said they would now go the limit because America's resolve was weakening and the possibility of complete victory was within Hanoi's grasp.

And they even praise by name those that aided their cause.

Bui Tin, who served on the general staff of the North Vietnamese army, received South Vietnam's unconditional surrender on April 30, 1975. In an interview with the Wall Street Journal after his retirement, he made clear the anti-war movement in the United States, which led to the collapse of political will in Washington, was "essential to our strategy."

Visits to Hanoi by Jane Fonda and former Attorney General Ramsey Clark and various church ministers "gave us confidence that we should hold on in the face of battlefield reverses."

America lost the war, concluded Bui Tin, "because of its democracy. Through dissent and protest, it lost the ability to mobilize a will to win."

And they're trying to do it again.

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