Friday, December 02, 2005

Point to ponder

Ann Coulter brings up a good point at the end of her column. As you know, Democrat John Murtha (repeatedly referred to by the MSM as a "decorated Marine veteran from Vietnam"...and yes, I know he is and can respect that) recently called for an immediate withdrawal of troops from Iraq. Republicans showered him with praise for his service.

Jean Schmidt read a letter from a Marine colonel (Col. Bubp) who said that we should not withdraw because while cowards cut and run, Marines do not. Bubp wasn't implying (nor was Schmidt) that Murtha himself was a coward, though one could come to that conclusion if Murtha actually did support an immediate withdrawal. When push came to shove, Murtha apparently did not support surrender (therefore he must be posturing for some MSM love, which is working), seeing how he voted against doing that and thus reaffirming Col. Bubp's position that Marines don't cut and run! Anyway, Schmidt was ostracized for reading Col. Bubp's letter.

Coulter's observations:
What is this? Special Olympics for the Democrats? Can't Republicans disagree with a Democrat who demands that the U.S. surrender in the middle of a war without erecting monuments to him first? What would happen if a Democrat were to propose restoring Saddam Hussein to power? Is that Medal of Freedom territory?


Now Schmidt is Emmanuel Goldstein, subjected to the liberals' Orwellian two-minutes hate, and not one Republican will defend her. If Republicans were one-tenth as rough with the congressman who wants to withdraw troops in the middle of a war as they are on a congresswoman who calls it cowardly to withdraw troops in the middle of a war, we might have a functioning Republican Party.
Little wonder I'm a libertarian, when I look at such a dysfunctional GOP family.