Democrats: The Party of Appeasement
The Democratic reaction to President Bush's State of the Union speech last night said much about the state of the new majority party.
Senator Jim Webb's stilted and uninspiring official response was notable for hearkening back to the "end" of the Korean War. Right in a Left World sheds some light on the history involved and it isn't pretty. It seems Webb and his colleagues see that incomplete conclusion as the model for ending all wars. In other words, meaningless treaties, stalemates, continued hostility and aggression and above all, leaving intact a country that remains a threat both to its neighbors and to the entire international community. This must be what Webb meant when he called, not for victory in Iraq, but for bringing the war to a "proper conclusion."
When the majority of Democrats remained seated during President Bush's comments on "victory in Iraq" and "defeating our enemies," it said it all. Instead of victory, the Democrats apparently long for surrender and defeat. In other words, they are the party of appeasement.
Neville Chamberlain would have been proud.