Cowards give up on GIS – and give in to evil

Ralph Peters, NY POST

February 17, 2007 — PROVIDING aid and comfort to the enemy in wartime is treason. It’s not “just politics.” It’s treason.

And signaling our enemies that Congress wants them to win isn’t “supporting our troops.”

The “non-binding resolution” telling the world that we intend to surrender to terrorism and abandon Iraq may be the most disgraceful congressional action since the Democratic Party united to defend slavery.

The vote was a huge morale booster for al Qaeda, for Iraq’s Sunni insurgents, and for the worst of the Shia militias.

The message Congress just sent to them all was, “Hold on, we’ll stop the surge, we’re going to leave – and you can slaughter the innocent with our blessing.”

We’ve reached a low point in the history of our government when a substantial number of legislators would welcome an American defeat in Iraq for domestic political advantage.

Yes, some members voted their conscience. But does anyone believe they were in the majority?

This troop surge might not work. We can’t know yet. But we can be damned sure that the shameful action taken on the Hill while our troops are fighting isn’t going to help.

And a word about those troops: It’s going to come as a shock to the massive egos in Congress, but this resolution won’t hurt morale – for the simple reason that our men and women in uniform have such low expectations of our politicians that they’ll shrug this off as business as usual.

This resolution has teeth, though: It’s going to bite our combat commanders. By undermining their credibility and shaking the trust of their Iraqi counterparts, it makes it far tougher to build the alliances that might give Iraq a chance.

If you were an Iraqi, would you be willing to trust Americans and risk your life after the United States Congress voted to abandon you? CONTINUE

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  1. Laura, that’s exactly it. In order to articulate the US government must “express their concerns” openly. That would mean being quite blunt about the Islamic threat… which would alienate them from their Islamic “friends” in Saudi Arabia, and of course in “Palestine.” These same people who respectively (a) provided the seed for the 9/11 terrorists (and the terrorists themselves) and (b) danced with joy at the announcement of the attack.

    Those Muslims who don’t like or want to be associated with Islamist crap (the “moderate” Muslims) should find themselves a more worthy religion. After all if there’s only one God, what difference the way you worship Him?

  2. Once again, a failure to articulate to Americans why they should support the Bush plan. Just the same accusations of treason, a strategy which failed in the last election because the voters didn’t buy it. And conservatives wonder why Americans have turned against the war.

    This ralph peters is the same guy that maligned other conservatives as bigots for expressing their concerns about the threat muslims pose to the west.

  3. There are many good people in the USA which are strong supporters of their nation and Israel. Nevertheless, ignorance has reached critical mass for the nation as a collective. Israelis should take note, for if the US will sell itself out, what will it do to Israel?

    Supposedly more than half of the people in the US have a favorable view of Israel – but does that mean that they will support the right things? How many times it has come to mind of late that the road to hell is paved with good intentions. In the end it doesn’t matter what intentions are.

    This is a symptom of something deeply wrong and it does not bode well fore the future.

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