On the list of simple, profound and sad observations, Strategy Page notes just how closely the efforts of our loyal opposition and their media organs mimic the Japanese during WWII. h/t as always
But recently, the troops
have been passing around an interesting discovery. Namely, that the Japanese
psychological warfare effort during World War II included radio broadcasts that
could be picked up by American troops. Popular music was played, but the
commentary (by one of several English speaking Japanese women) always hammered
away on the same points;
1 Your President (Franklin D Roosevelt) is lying to
2 This war is illegal.
3 You cannot win the war.
Both the media and the Democratic leadership have been relentlessly hammering this message for years and their efforts have borne the current 67% disapproval of the war. The sad thing is they have done better than the Japanese by leveraging their undeserved credibility as message bearers.
After the shameful and weak showing by the Democrats I hope all Americans will see that they have put politics above our security. A withdrawal from Iraq prior to finalizing security measures would be tragic for them, us and the entire region. The Dems care more about ensuring W is charged with a loss, than assuring our ability to maintain peace around the world. If they get their way, bin Laden gets a W against not just W but against the Great Satan against America, do you think that will be enough? HA! We know better, that bastard and Islamists worldwide are watching and if we cut and run we will prove (again) that we are incapable of a sustained effort anywhere.
Oh, and Dick Lugar ought to find himself a big glass of STFU! I have written off the left, but for someone nominally on the President's team to stab our troops in the front by saying an effort barely underway is lost, is a disgrace. I am constantly amazed by politician's ability to constantly find ways to lower themselves.