Friday, January 12, 2007

Michael Moore: "Cut and Run, the Only Brave Thing to Do"

Is he insane? Okay, silly question. But what about all the other Democrats?

"We can't afford to leave" - Silvestre Reyes, Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee.

Sen Carl Levin, who will lead Armed Services Committee, is among some key Senate Democrats who say they could consider supporting short-term increase in American troop levels in Iraq. - New York Times, January 4th, 2007

"But I think more people are now saying that we need to send more troops in Iraq. I can't be quiet and say, 'Where are you going to get these troops? Are you going to come back to neighborhoods like mine?' " - Boston Globe, November 21, 2006

The Washington Monthly notes via Jonah Goldberg that: "For the record: Many Democrats, along with plenty of conservatives, have noted that the initial invasion of Iraq didn't have enough troops to successfully occupy the country."

Democrats get the treatment in Cryptogon, too.

But the Democrats (and some Republicans) shouldn't feel too bad, they do have an ally in Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.


In his grand treatise entitled, literally: "Cut and Run, the Only Brave Thing to Do ...a letter from Michael Moore," Mr. Moore notes the following:

Monday, November 27th, marked the day that we had been in Iraq longer than we were in all of World War II.


How about these statistics? In World War II, the United States had 407,300 combat casualties versus 3,018 dead in Iraq to date. The World War II deaths, which Moore lauds, are 135% worse than we've suffered in Iraq, during the same time period, as Michael Moore points out.

Is his impish, self-defeating title of his article even worth discussing? No.

It is better to refer you to this piece on' s HamNation, which superbly points out the Democratic hypocrisy, much like Jon Stewart has done so effectively on The Daily Show.

Here are some excerpts:

We need more troops on the ground. -Nancy Pelosi, May, 2004

"If it's for a surge, that is, for two or three months and it's part of a program to get us out of there as indicated by this time next year, then, sure, I'll go along with it," - Senator Harry Reid, December 17th, 2006

"Not enough troops. Not enough people. And the inability to seal the border with Syria." - Senator Joseph Biden, June 22nd, 2005

The list goes on.

Let's stop the hypocrisy and give this last surge in forces a chance. At the very least, we should avoid creating a political spectacle and media frenzy that the terrorists will feed on and exploit.

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