Monday, November 06, 2006

The Only Issue This Election Day

Orson Scott Card, a Democrat, explains why it's important his party loses tomorrow:
There is only one issue in this election that will matter five or ten years from now, and that's the War on Terror.

And the success of the War on Terror now teeters on the fulcrum of this election.

If control of the House passes into Democratic hands, there are enough withdraw-on-a-timetable Democrats in positions of prominence that it will not only seem to be a victory for our enemies, it will be one.

Unfortunately, the opposite is not the case -- if the Republican Party remains in control of both houses of Congress there is no guarantee that the outcome of the present war will be favorable for us or anyone else.

But at least there will be a chance.

I say this as a Democrat, for whom the Republican domination of government threatens many values that I hold to be important to America's role as a light among nations.

But there are no values that matter to me that will not be gravely endangered if we lose this war. And since the Democratic Party seems hellbent on losing it -- and in the most damaging possible way -- I have no choice but to advocate that my party be kept from getting its hands on the reins of national power, until it proves itself once again to be capable of recognizing our core national interests instead of its own temporary partisan advantages.

To all intents and purposes, when the Democratic Party jettisoned Joseph Lieberman over the issue of his support of this war, they kicked me out as well. The party of Harry Truman and Daniel Patrick Moynihan -- the party I joined back in the 1970s -- is dead. Of suicide...


Anonymous said...

The War on Terror and the quagmire in Iraq are not the same thing.

zaphod said...
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zaphod said...

Well, you've certainly memorized the Democratic talking points, Dexter. I'll give you that much. You might want to flesh out your claims a bit with an actual argument, though.

There is simply no question that Saddam supported terrorism. Abu Abbas, Abu Nidal, Abdul Rahman Yasin, Abu Musab al Zarqawi are a few of the terrorists who found safe haven within Iraq. If Iraq had nothing to do with the War on Terror, how do you explain away all those checks from Saddam to families of Palestinian suicide bombers? or why was Iraqi diplomat Husham Z Hussein expelled from the Phillipines in early 2003? (Hint: you'll find the story in the Christian Science Monitor.) In 1999 both CNN and The Guardian reported that Iraq even offered bin Laden asylum! As for Iraqi WMDs Janet Reno said at the time "There's a threat, and it's real..."