Democrat Presidential Candidates Obama and Clinton
You’ve been back from your Camp Casey anti-war, anti-Bush stakeout down at the Crawford ranch for a while and you got some Cindy Sheehan memorabilia you want to sell on e-bay?
Just what was all that brouhaha all about down in Texas? You were against the war, or against Bush or something like that right?
You had all the Democrat politicans promising to end the war. They told you if you elected them the majority power in Congress they would end it. They’re now promising that if you give them the Whitehouse that they would end it. In addition to that, Hillary said that if President Bush didn’t end the war if elected President she would.
Code pink, Veterans against the war and John Murtha all want American soldiers home post haste al Qaeda do whatever you want to do and Iraqis be damned!
But not so fast, all of the promises that helped Democrats win majority Congressional power seem to be off of the table. Cindy Sheehan is challenging Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi because Pelosi won’t move to impeach President Bush over the war.
And now the closer we come to the 2008 elections a unique magical change as occurred. Chickhawks are being replaced with Dem-o-Hawks.
Democrats are seeking to position themselves as being more hawkish than the Republicans and Congress has just approved the biggest military budget ever.-- Gabor Steingart
The Democrats are still critical of what they’ve labeled a failed Iraq campaign, but they are no longer opposed to the "War on Terror" in general. It has been accepted so now they want to win it not end it?
What about all of that anti-war negative energy that Liberals and Democrats have expended in this Country for the last 4 years? Two words, opinion polls!
According to Der Spiegel’s Gabor Steingart very few Americans are opposed to the worldwide fight against terrorism. Most Americans believe that the campaign against al-Qaida and its ilk is the only conceivable -- in fact, the natural -- reaction against the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. The president is not faulted for his declaration of war against the terrorists Steingart believes that the polls indicate that most Americans fault President Bush for Iraq. Apparently Steingart hasn’t viewed ABC, CBS, NBC, MSNBC, or CNN whose broadcast News claims nightly that Americans tire of the war and want its end.
In spite of that claim Steingart says,
Ninety-two percent of Americans are opposed to an immediate withdrawal from Iraq, and a majority doesn't want to see the US's special detention camp at Guantanamo Bay closed. At the moment, the American electorate's biggest criticism of Bush is that he has "not been aggressive enough" in pursuing terrorist leader Osama bin Laden.
According to Steingart, America is ruled by a Mobtocracy mentality. If that be the case what the last 7 years of the Bush Presidency has shown is that Democrats and Liberals are at the vanguard in manipulating and controlling public opinion by polling. So it should not be surprising to anyone that 7 years of anti-war by Liberals and Democrats can be transformed into Democrat candidates who are Dem-o-Hawks if the polls indicate that the America people want to win the war in Iraq John Murtha be damned!
Since the Democrat field of Presidential Dem-o-Hawks are flexing their war muscles the obvious question is which of these candidates have actually put on the uniform in service to this country, or do they expect to be Pollster-in-Chief, any time there is a change in opinion that is how they will command U.S. forces? Don’t forget we spent eight years fighting about war qualifications in the 2000 and 2004 elections if Democrats are actually going to continue the war because of polling data favorable to winning the war just which one can win it?
One thing is for certain there is not much difference between a Chickhawk and a Dem-o-Hawk both will sent your children to do a job that they as Americans won’t and wouldn’t do!