Carol Platt Liebau: Taking Advice from McGovern

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Taking Advice from McGovern

That's what the congressional Dems are doing today.

As this piece points out:

Senator George McGovern, who led the Democrats to a disastrous defeat in the 1972 presidential election with a platform of American withdrawal from Vietnam, will urge an immediate pull-out from Iraq at a meeting due to be attended by more than 60 senators and congressmen.

The defeat wasn't just McGovern's in the 1972 election. It led to the deaths of countless Vietnamese and Cambodians, and created an image of US weakness and failure that led our enemies to misjudge us until Ronald Reagan came along.

Today, as Cal Thomas notes,

The biggest winners in last week's election were the enemies of the United States, who see the results as confirmation of one of their doctrines: the United States is weak and does not have the commitment to fight a protracted war.

We survived having the Soviets misjudge us. Can we survive having the terrorists do so?


Blogger Greg said...

ARE the Islamic Fascists misjudging us?

I certainly hope so!

11:23 AM  
Blogger Editor said...

Since the subject is weakness of US foreign policy, I think Reagan and Bush(41)'s Iran/Contra deal of trading weapons to terrorists for hostages gets to award for weakness.

6:05 AM  

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