Defeat At Any Price
by David Galernter - September 24th, 2007 Issue - The Weekly Standard
It's time for Americans to ask some big questions. Do leading Democrats want America to win this war? Have they ever?
Of course not -- and not because they are traitors. To leading Democrats such as Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, Al Gore and John Edwards, America would be better off if she lost. And this has been true from the start.
To rephrase the question: Why did Harry Reid announce months ago that the war was lost when it wasn't, and everyone knew it wasn't? The wish is father to the deed. He was envisioning the world of his dreams.
To objective observers it is clear that America still has the most powerful economy on Earth. The poor in America are better off than the middle class in most nations around the world. We enjoy more freedom and more universal freedom than any nation in history. However we do this through a rejection of the base belief of the Democrats. Free enterprise is the reason for our tremendous wealth.
The majority of the Democrat Party believes in socialism and government control. Until America gives up its support for free enterprise the largest part of the Democrat Party sees America as evil. They demand that Americans admire who they admire; the world's socialist believers.
However the European socialsts have not had it good the last couple of years. When the war against Islamofascism started, all the European countries were ruled by socialist believers. However as the fear that America, the bastion that supports European socialism by rejecting it here, might pull out and leave them if they embraced Islam, conservative free enterprise leaders have been elected in Europe and socialism is in retreat. The majority of Europeans realize that their economies (based on socialism) will go in the tank if America joins them in government control.
Why can't the Democrats see this? Their earlier statements that the world disagreed with America are being proved wrong. Much of the world appreciates our economic and military strength. In fact they depend on it.
David Galernter has written an important article. If Democrats get their wish the world is in trouble.