Five Not For Fighting

Willard-Mitt discusses the GWOT with Mary Katherine Mallrat:

MKH: One of the quotes of the week, which doesn’t even really need attribution at this point is, “The war is lost.” Your thoughts and what you’re hearing on the trail about that?

MR: Well, first of all it shows a remarkable lack of understanding by Harry Reid. The first phase of the war, the war to knock down Saddam Hussein was won by the United States, solidly, handily, decidedly, and Harry Reid is simply wrong. We won the war to take down Saddam Hussein, and to remove a sponsor of terror.

We’re now in a stage of conflict, which is to help the Iraqi people rebuild their own country. That’s a long process. The jury is out on that. But for him to come out and say we lost the war shows a lack of understanding of the fact that we won taking out Saddam Hussein.

And, secondly, it shows that he just doesn’t understand the nature of the conflict, which we currently are engaged in. And, I go back and think about George Washington. Can you imagine how different our nation would have been if, when the troops were having a tough time at Valley Forge, he just said, “well, we’ve lost.” Or, if Winston Churchill, when the British citizens were hiding in subway tubes, if he said, “Well, we’ve lost.” That is not the American way.

I’m afraid there are some Democrats who can’t get the word victory or success out of their lips. They see loss behind every corner, and instead of looking for our successes and our achievements, they’re always looking for the losses.

Shame on Harry Reid for saying something which will be dispiriting for our troops, and used as propaganda and rallying cries for jihadists around the world.

Since we are only midway through Dick Cheney’s IslamoWars Part II: The Existential Menace, we’re gonna need a bigger army to fight the somethingsomethingsomethingofacists who have sworn a blood oath to make Michelle Malkin pay for that Gwyneth Paltrow youtube video.

Maybe these guys will help out:

This is Tagg. Tagg is 37 and likes spending time with his wife and kids, baseball (go Sox), basketball (go Celtics), waterskiing, horses, travel, snow skiing, movies, trust funds, and not fighting in godforsaken hell-holes in the Middle East. Tagg is an Aries.

This is Matt. Matt is 35 and likes hanging out with family, basketball, Scuba diving, hiking, tennis, the remote control, trying new restaurants, trust funds, and not wearing forty pounds of kevlar in 110 degrees. Matt is a Scorpio.

This is Josh. Josh is 31 and likes surfing, waterskiing, snowskiing, reading, travelling (sic), playing with his three children, trust funds, and not dodging sniper fire in Fallujah. Josh is a Leo.

This is Ben. Ben is 28 and is somewhat private about what he likes, but his hero is his dad who has provided him with a trust fund. Ben is studying to be a doctor, but not one of those doctors who performs triage in Ramadi on soldiers with severe head trauma. Ben is a Gemini.

This is Craig. Craig is 25 and likes longboarding, Baseball, Volleyball, Surfing, Snorkeling, Lacrosse, Music, trust funds, wearing his trucker hat backwards and listening to The Whitest Boy Alive (which kind of goes hand in hand), and not having to wonder if second base is an IED when he plays baseball. Craig is a Taurus.

One might think “at this stage of the conflict” that Willard-Mitt might call his Osmond Bunch together and say, ” Boys. I’m going to need one of you to set an example for the country and enlis— godammit Craig! Would it kill you to turn that fucking hat around and turn off the iPod? Jesus, why can’t you be like Ben? Where was I? Oh yeah. Josh, Tagg, you guys are off the hook. The military doesn’t like crazy eyes. They’ve got enough problems with those Marines in Haditha and … oh fuck it. Craig, you’re the one. You’re the youngest so we’re not as attached to you and quite frankly, you’re a pain in the ass. Tell you what, go down to Texas and join the National Guard. I’ll get someone to pull some strings and get you sent to Germany or something. Now who’s up for some Postum and shooting at rabbits?”

Actually, I don’t think that’s how he would respond. More like this:

Gov. Mitt Romney, who has comforted the grieving loved ones of soldiers killed in Iraq and promoted National Guard recruitment, yesterday said he has not urged his own sons to enlist – and isn’t sure whether they would.

The Herald posed the question as Romney – a potential 2008 White House contender and backer of President Bush’s Iraq policy – was honored by the Massachusetts National Guard after he signed a bill extending pay for state workers on active duty.

“No, I have not urged my own children to enlist. I don’t know the status of my childrens’ potentially enlisting in the Guard and Reserve,” Romney said, his voice tinged with anger.

War: It’s for poor people without nice smiles… and crazy eyes.



Yeah. Like I would tell you....