Sunday, February 1, 2009

Bush $51 billion - Democrats 0

In the aftermath of an extremely peaceful and well-engaged Iraqi election, we are due a respite to remind ourselves of how such an event - that would have seemed unlikely even five years ago - came about.

It is no understatement to suggest that it would not have happened under the auspices of liberals, as quick as they are now to leave even while the Iraqi people are reaping the harvest of our success. Despite their early bombast in support of military action against Saddam Hussein (see video below)
and their accolades as long as the Iraq War was going well, in time the Left proved that it does not have the stomach to confront determined enemies over an extended period.

It was only by God's grace and the iron will of President George W. Bush that America was able to "stay the course" to confront Baathism and Islamism in Mesopotamia. Had we listened to progressives when the going got difficult, the color that we would see on the fingers of Iraqis would be red, as in blood. The only blue to be observed would be on their bodies, doubtless bruised and battered under the tyranny of al-Qaeda in Iraq.

Apropos to the subject of Democrats being wrong, we are well served to remember that it was Democrats (Barney Frank chief among them) who rebuffed President Bush as he called for a new agency to provide stricter regulation for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, as discussed elsewhere. After the near-collapse and taxpayer bailout of both, we now learn that the American people will be on the hook for an additional $16 billion for Fannie Mae and $35 billion for Freddie Mac.

It's so reassuring to know that Democrats are in charge of everything now!

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