Thursday, August 02, 2007

Rooting against America - update

I wrote the other day that the recent encouraging news about the surge in Iraq has put the Democrats in a tight spot. They have to tread carefully not to appear as if they are hoping the report is not true.

Well, a highly placed Democrat congressman, House Majority Whip James Clyburn, came right out and admitted in a story in the Washington Post that Democrats are rooting for bad news from Iraq. Here's the money quote:

Many Democrats have anticipated that, at best, Petraeus and U.S. ambassador to Iraq Ryan Crocker would present a mixed analysis of the success of the current troop surge strategy, given continued violence in Baghdad. But of late there have been signs that the commander of U.S. forces might be preparing something more generally positive. Clyburn said that would be "a real big problem for us."

So there you have it. The Democrats' political interests require defeat in Iraq. And they actually admit it.

Terrific. What patriots.


Anonymous said...

They're so sure that nothing they say will come under any sort of media scrutiny, let alone skepticism, that this sort of stuff doesn't even register.

Unfortunately, they're right.

Anonymous said...

Plus, they have rooted against America for so long they think it is normal.

Anonymous said...

Is anyone rooting for the Iraqi people?