Originally Posted by Bruce R.
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In some places, and certainly in some points in time in this country, Reid's remarks would have been considered to give aid and comfort to the enemy. That is what mose people call treason.
Does anyone here truely believe that comments like this from the hierarcy of the Democrap Party don't help and support the enemy? Give them the will to fight on?
At NO POINT in this countries history has public discussion of war policy been considered treason. That is just absurd. That freedom to discuss and oppose it what separates us from other countries.
And really, to what enemy would it give aid and comfort to? We are in a policing action in Iraq, â€śtrainingâ€ť Iraqi forces to â€śstep up so we can stand downâ€ť. There is no real enemy there that we would be giving comfort to. And Al Qaeda? Iraq was not their turf. It still is not. Any bases there are only there AFTER we opened up the borders and popped the vacuum. Al Qaeda is everywhere they want to be. Whether we win or lose in Iraq matters ZERO to our fight with Al Qaeda. All a pull out in Iraq does is let the mechanisms of the civil war that we triggered continued go on to its ugly conclusion. The conclusion is going to occur whether we are there or not or whether we pull out in five years or five months.
Al Qaeda is a fundamentalist splinter sect of Islam, and not a nation, our fight with them is going to be â€śhearts and mindsâ€ť, not â€śstreets and blocksâ€ť. That has been Bushieâ€™s biggest stumbling block. He appears to not understand that he cannot put his finger on a map and â€śattackâ€ť Al Qaeda.
Do our comments give the enemy the will to fight on? YES. They hate us for what we have done to their people for centuries. They hate us for trying to Christianize their culture. They hate us because we support Israel. They hate us because we are, by their religion infidels. They hate us because we have abused them and their land for our purposes. The words of the Democratic leadership have very little meaning to them. They do not need additional incentive to have the will to fight on.