Dear American Leftists,
I also note the displays of support shown (by both Homegrown Leftists and the international wing of the movement) during and prior to General Petraeus's testimony in Congress.
We are a bit busy kicking al-Qaeda's ass. Or at least, converting their followers into local self-defense forces we can live with. Like in Ramadi, which most of you have completely forgotten about now that it's no longer in the news nightly. Of course, there's no way that could be because we're winning, right?
But I'm also noticing the polls showing the American people trust us more than they trust either you, or the politicos on the other side of the aisle.
This is not a healthy trend for America.
But it is far more unhealthy, and more immediately so, for the political party which has consistently opposed us and supported the enemy.
Don't get me wrong. We don't particularly _like_ Bush. Right-wingers misuse us plenty. Bush has screwed up lots.
That's what politicians do. They are human. And few of them ever were Soldiers, so they are idiots regarding military action.
But the Democratic Party has, since day one of this war, consistently sounded the drum for the enemy.
This country has survived one lost war. Lots of countries do not, at least with their constitution intact. Disgruntled veterans nursing stab-in-the-back syndromes are bad for democracies.
Think on it. The system can only take so much stress.