Democrats duped half the country into believing we should get out of Iraq. Now, they are singing, “Stay the course” praises:
President Jalal Talabani said Thursday that he had been assured by Democrat congressional leaders during a recent visit to Washington that they had no plans for a quick withdrawal of U.S. forces.
One of them (a Democrat leader) told me that any early withdrawal will be a catastrophe for the United States and the world,” Talabani, speaking from his northern hometown of Sulaimaniyah, told the Dubai-based Al-Jazeera satellite broadcaster.
This is so if they fail, while in power, they can simply blame Bush. Nice work, Dem’s. Start your majority off by being exposed as liars before and after the election. Talabani didn’t speak until after the election.
So, we have the ACLU’s giddiness over the Dem’s victory, and now al-Qaeda concurs:
A purported audio recording by the leader of Iraq’s al Qaeda wing said outgoing U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld quit to flee the Iraqi battlefield.
Abu Hamza al-Muhajir, also known as Abu Ayyub al-Masri, said in the recording posted on the Internet that the group has 12,000 armed fighters and 10,000 others waiting to be equipped to fight U.S. troops in Iraq.
“I swear by God we shall not rest from jihad until we … blow up the filthiest house known as the White House,” he said.
The Democrats’ victory at Tuesday’s Congressional elections were a step in the right direction, the speaker said.
“I tell the lame duck (U.S. administration) do not rush to escape as did your defense minister … stay on the battleground,” the speaker said. “The American people have taken a step in the right path to come out of their predicament … they voted for a level of reason.”
“The (U.S.) enemy is now wobbly. Today they are loading their gear to flee,” the speaker said.
Not really. They still see us as an obstacle to worldwide Muslim domination. But they challenged us to stay on the battlefield because with Democrats fighting a war they criticized is bound to lead to discouragement and withdrawal much faster than if Republicans held power and the same challenge was put forth.
Iran’s Supreme Leader is calls the Dem’s victory a victory for Iran:
Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Friday called U.S. President George W. Bush’s defeat in congressional elections a victory for Iran.
Bush has accused Iran of trying to make a nuclear bomb, being a state sponsor of terrorism and stoking sectarian conflict in Iraq, all charges Tehran denies.
“This issue (the elections) is not a purely domestic issue for America, but it is the defeat of Bush’s hawkish policies in the world,” Khamenei said in remarks reported by Iran’s student news agency ISNA on Friday.
“Since Washington’s hostile and hawkish policies have always been against the Iranian nation, this defeat is actually an obvious victory for the Iranian nation.”