Cemetery workers are the new victims in the war on terror. Oh, for the good old
days when bodies were piling up and they could feed their families.
Last week saw a dramatic drop in Iraqi death rates, a clear sign the surge is working.
America, the Iraqi people and the cause of freedom are prevailing against a foe
that would have the world regress to the 6th century. How does the media report
this spectacular news?
McClatchy newspapers on Tuesday reported:
As Violence Falls in Iraq, Cemetery Workers Feel The Pinch
"A drop in violence around Iraq has cut burials in the huge Wadi al Salam cemetery
here by at least one-third in the past six months, and that's cut the pay of thousands
of workers who make their living digging graves, washing corpses or selling burial
In an effort at balance and to remind the world that Bush's war is still, well,
pretty awful, the article continues, "Even with less violence, many of those buried
here are victims of the war, and the tragedy of each loss offers a counterpoint
to workers' worries about money."
This is what passes for fair and balanced in the mainstream media. Ya gotta admire
their consistency, if not their world view. Faced with the uncontrovertible fact
of progress in Iraq, the media still manages to make lemons from lemonade.
At least the media is so blatant in their bias that most Americans have caught on
(and moved-on to Fox News). Not so with our Democrat led Congress. Faced with the
possibility of success in Iraq, they have chosen to try to sabotage the war effort.
First came the spin: We may be prevailing militarily, but we're failing, and Iraq
is failing, in the political process. One can only thank God these guys aren't
members of the Iraqi Parliament.
When that sound-bite, endlessly echoed by the party faithful, didn't take, the Democrats
took more concrete steps to halt what they consider a Republican victory, meaning
American victory in the war on terror.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other Democratic leaders on Capitol Hill introduced
a resolution to condemn the World War I-era killings of up to 1.5 million Armenians
by Ottoman Turks. Redefining this slap at one of our most crucial allies as a 'moral
imperative,' Pelosi et al. set about alienating Turkey, and endangering the crucial
resupply line Turkey offers to U.S. troops.
Turkey was suitably outraged. And unlike the phony outrage ginned up by Pelosi,
this outrage is real and has already had real consequences. In response to last
week's approval of the resolution by the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Turkey
recalled its ambassador in Washington back to Ankara. In addition, Turkey's parliament
on Wednesday gave permission for the government to launch military operations into
Iraq in pursuit of Kurdish rebels, despite a personal plea from President Bush.
Explaining the timing of this Democrat resolution can be summed up in one word.
Sabotage. Intentional sabotage of the U.S. war effort, in a time of war, for purely
political purposes. As Thomas Sowell opined, It is hard to avoid the conclusion
that this resolution is just the latest in a series of Congressional efforts to
sabotage the conduct of that war.
Imagine. Instead of putting aside partisan politics in the interest of America,
these Democrats are instead intent on doing whatever they can to sabotage the war
effort. This is a fact, this is shameful and this should be shouted from the rooftops.
Even Pelosi pal and un-indicted co-conspirator, Rep John Murtha, sees this and recognizes
this won't play in Peoria. In an e-mailed statement on Tuesday, he said, "From my
discussions with our military commanders and foreign policy experts, I believe that
this resolution could harm our relations with Turkey and therefore our strategic
interests in the region,"
Other Democrat sponsors of this ill-timed, futile effort to sabotage our war effort,
are also abandoning ship. Leaving Pelosi to consider retreat. This time.
Though the left and some of the right have condemned author and pundit Ann Coulter
for daring to call these guys traitors, I have to say I agree with her. Traitors.
And, unlike Pelosi's outrage, mine isn't fake.
She lives in South Carolina