Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Quiet Victory

Rich Lowry has a great column up on NRO regarding our success in the War on Terrorism. He calls it "quiet victory" for obvious reasons, the press's silence about it. The reason we're not seeing as much news from Iraq is because most of it is good news, and the seditious press in this country certainly doesn't want to print that. Lowry says ours might be the only country in the world that "reverse-propagandizes" itself, ..."magnifying its setbacks and ignoring its successes so that nothing can disturb what Sen. Joe Lieberman calls the “narrative of defeat.”

Isn't that pathetic? That the desire to elect Democrats is so great that the press cannot tolerate American success?

Seemingly every day brings a new encouraging number. The latest is that rocket and mortar attacks in Iraq have fallen to their lowest level in nearly two years. The Left’s initial reaction to the surge’s success in reducing violence in Iraq was to declare Gen. David Petraeus a liar. Now, a new tack has become necessary — finding creative ways to deny credit to the surge. Democrat Rep. David Obey from Wisconsin says insurgents are simply “running out of people to kill.”

Brilliant statement, huh? Unfortunately, this is typical of the Leftists in power today. They simply cannot allow people to realize how successful the surge is. No, better to leave Americans with the notion that America is in the wrong, America is losing, America is to blame.

Defeating the terror group has been a consensus goal of all sides in the Iraq debate. Now that some U.S. commanders consider al-Qaeda in Iraq all but routed, Democrats should be delighted. Instead they avert their eyes from the signal accomplishment of the U.S. military during the past year. Troops have never been so notionally “supported” by everyone, while having their accomplishments so ignored.

I think more people are waking up to the reality that the Democrats do NOT support the troops, and never have.