When discussing another war some thirty years ago, John Kerry asked a very interesting question: “How do you ask a man to be the last man to die for a mistake? ”
He was referring, of course, to Vietnam. Kerry had concluded that the Vietnam war was a mistake and a failure, and he urged that Congress bring it to a quick conclusion. “We think this thing has to end,” he said.
After listening to a series of Democrats over the past few months, one wonders why John Kerry’s question ought not to be posed to Nancy Pelosi and her colleagues in the House. After all, according to the Democrats, the war in Iraq is a “failure” (John Dingell), a “flawed policy wrapped in an illusion” (John Murtha), and a “grotesque mistake” (Nancy Pelosi).
If that’s true, how is it possible that these individuals can countenance allowing one more soldier to die for what they believe is a failed policy? After all, if they truly believed that the war is lost, then oughtn’t they be doing everything they can to get America’s soldiers out of Iraq immediately?
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