Obama Chooses American Defeat

James G. Wiles
In April, 2007, at the height of American casualties during the Surge in Iraq, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D. Nev.) famously announced "the war is lost." His remark attracted national headlines - and a big push-back from Republicans, who, in the wake of the 2006 elections, controlled neither House of Congress. An American President - George W. Bush of Texas - had refused to accept defeat. He changed his military leaders, launched the Surge and victory followed. And, even though, the Republicans had lost control of Congress, President Bush's control of the Executive branch and the American people's refusal to accept defeat prevailed over leading Democrats' desire for American defeat.. It enabled the forces of the Sunni Awakening, General Petraeus and the coalition's troops to crush the Iraq insurgency. Over a thousand American soldiers died  in Iraq after Leader Reid's remarkable press conference. Democrats, like Reid, who'd predicted defeat, never changed their...(Read Full Post)

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