"How did it come to pass that an opposition's measure of a president's foreign policy was all or nothing, success or "failure"? The answer is that the political absolutism now normal in Washington arrived at the moment--Nov. 7, 2000--that our politics subordinated even a war against terror to seizing the office of the presidency." - Daniel Henninger - WSJ 11/18/05
"the slovenliness of our language makes it easier for us to have foolish thoughts." - George Orwell

Friday, February 16, 2007

What is Victory?

This question has gone around quite a bit at The Victory Caucus, as well as in the media.

Hugh Hewitt this morning did not refer to “victory” at all when he said:

Today’s vote in the House will be significant only for the light it will cast on the Republicans. We know the Democrats are committed to defeat in Iraq, and Congressman Murtha is the gift of clarity that keeps giving.

Nor did N.Z, in regard to the vote today, which he referred to as:

(The) “Democrats defeatist resolution.”

Earlier in the week, N.Z. brought our attention to the planned Appropriations Committee strategy session, which was posted at MoveCongress.org as, Chairman Mao….my bad,

“Chairman Murtha will describe his strategy for not only limiting the deployment of troops to Iraq but undermining other aspects of the president’s foreign and national security policy;”
which they have since modified.

The actions and words of groups and people on this side of the war do not so much define “victory,” differently; although many arguments can be made that they do, in fact have that they have an entirely different view on what “victory,” is. “Victory,” for the Democrats is a “victory” against the wrong enemy. “Victory” is hammering away with rhetoric, regardless of damage to home and hearth for their ultimate desire; power. That is the ultimate “victory” they seek, in the only war that truly has mattered to them since Nov 7, 2000. (Although in all honesty, they did try their damnedest to avoid defeat in that one (admirable?).

As many if not all of us, at The Victory Caucus are concerned with, (N.Z), “the reality is that the Democrats control the House, and there is almost no possibility that they will lose the vote.”

Let’s allow them their Victory on this one; as we are fighting for that which is much more. In view let’s make sure that this “peace of paper,” being no more effective or realistic than Neville Chamberlain’s “peace of paper,” does not effect the greater war overall.

Patriots, they are not, regardless of how people couch it or by what they actually say; they’re thinking it. To me, one must speak the truth in argument or debate to apply for the mantle of “patriot.”

To my fellow patriots, VICTORY!!!!

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